2010 in British music

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2010s in music in the UK
Number-one singles
Number-one albums
Best-selling singles
Best-selling albums
Summaries and charts
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
2009 2020
Top 10 singles
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
2009 2020

This is a summary of 2010 in music in the United Kingdom.

Events[edit]

UK charts[edit]

Groups reformed[edit]

Groups disbanded[edit]

Classical music[edit]

New works[edit]

Opera[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Nicola Benedetti - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto op35; Bruch: Violin Concerto 1
  • Tasmin Little - Elgar: Violin Concerto / Polonia / Interlude from the Crown of India
  • Bryn Terfel - Carols & Christmas Songs
  • Roderick Williams - Butterworth: Shropshire Lad (Songs From A Shropshire Lad/ Folk Songs From Sussex)

Musical films[edit]

British music awards[edit]

BRIT Awards[edit]

The 2010 BRIT Awards were hosted by Peter Kay on 16 February 2010.

Classical BRIT Awards[edit]

The Classical BRIT Awards were hosted by Myleene Klass on 13 May 2010.

Ivor Novello Awards[edit]

The 55th Ivor Novello Awards were held on 20 May 2010 at Grosvenor House, London.[13]

Mercury Prize[edit]

The 2010 Mercury Prize was awarded on 7 September 2010 to The xx for their album xx.[14]

Popjustice £20 Music Prize[edit]

The 2010 Popjustice £20 Music Prize was awarded on 7 September 2010 to Example for his song "Kickstarts".

British Composer Awards[edit]

The 8th British Composer Awards were held on 30 November 2010 at Stationers' Hall, London. BBC Radio 3 presenters Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Andrew McGregor hosted the awards, which were presented by Jude Kelly.

  • Chamber: Northwest WindRaymond Yiu
  • Community or Educational Project: James Watt: Head of Steam – Karen MacIver
  • Vocal: AugenliederRyan Wigglesworth
  • Contemporary Jazz Composition: The Causeway Suite – James Hamilton
  • Instrumental Solo or Duo: Lieux RetrouvésThomas Adès
  • Sonic Art: Installation for 300 Speakers, Pianola and Vacuum CleanerJohn Wynne
  • Choral: Psalm No 140 "Deliver me, O Lord" – Sasha Siem
  • International Award: Concerto for Cello and OrchestraUnsuk Chin
  • Stage Works: Kaspar Hauser – Rory Boyle
  • Liturgical: Psalm No 1 "Blessed Is the Man" – Cheryl Frances-Hoad
  • Wind Band or Brass Band: Cloud AtlasPhilip Grange
  • Making Music Award: FallKerry Andrew
  • Orchestral: DoublesBrian Elias

Record of the Year[edit]

The Record of the Year was awarded on 10 December 2010 to Owl City for their song "Fireflies".[15]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jessen, Monique (11 January 2010). "Jamie Cullum and Sophie Dahl Marry in England". people.com. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Charlotte Higgins (March 30, 2010). "Arts Diary". The Guardian. UK. Archived from the original on 5 April 2010. Retrieved April 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ 2010 Festival
  4. ^ BBC - Proms - 2010 Season. Accessed 14 April 2013
  5. ^ BBC - Proms - Archive. Accessed 14 April 2013
  6. ^ Chester Novello: a table of noises, Simon Holt. Accessed 14 April 2013
  7. ^ Three Choirs Festival website
  8. ^ Schott Music
  9. ^ BBC 2010 Proms Composer Portraits
  10. ^ BBC - The Proms - Last Night of the Proms 2010. Accessed 14 April 2013
  11. ^ "Suede to Reunite for Benefit Show". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  12. ^ "Prince Charles commissions classical concert to celebrate Highgrove gardens", The Telegraph, 10 April 2010. Accessed 19 April 2014
  13. ^ "2010 Ivor Novello awards: The winners". BBC News. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "The xx win the Mercury Prize for debut album". BBC News. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Fireflies Wins Record Of The Year". MTV. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  16. ^ Alistair Hulett, 1951–2010: musician, activist, socialist Socialist Worker, 2 February 2010. Accessed 4 February 2010.
  17. ^ "Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable 'choked to death on his own vomit' | News". Nme.Com. 2010-10-19. Retrieved 2012-01-02.