2011 in British music

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Number-one singles
Number-one albums
Best-selling singles
Best-selling albums
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2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
2009 2020
Top 10 singles
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2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
2009 2020

This is a summary of 2011 in music in the United Kingdom.

Events[edit]

UK Charts[edit]

Classical music[edit]

New works[edit]

Opera[edit]

British music awards[edit]

BRIT Awards[edit]

The 2011 BRIT Awards were hosted by James Corden on 15 February 2011. The most notable winners were Tinie Tempah and Arcade Fire, both winning two awards.[7][8]

Classical BRIT Awards[edit]

The 2011 Classical BRIT Awards were held on 12 May 2011 at the Royal Albert Hall, London and hosted by Myleene Klass.[9]

Ivor Novello Awards[edit]

The 56th Ivor Novello Awards were held on 19 May 2011 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.[10][11]

Mercury Prize[edit]

The 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize was awarded on 6 September 2011 to PJ Harvey for her album Let England Shake. Harvey became the first artist to win the Mercury Prize twice.[12][13]

Popjustice £20 Music Prize[edit]

The 2011 Popjustice £20 Music Prize was awarded on 6 September 2011 to The Saturdays for their song "Higher".[14]

British Composer Awards[edit]

The 2011 British Composer Awards were held on 30 November 2011 at Stationers' Hall, London and hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenters Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Andrew McGregor, with the awards presented by Michael Berkeley. There was no award in the Sonic Art category in 2011.

  • Instrumental Solo or Duo: Sonata for Cello & PianoWilliam Sweeney
  • Chamber: String Quartet No. 2Anthony Payne
  • Vocal: Five Larkin SongsHuw Watkins
  • Choral: AlleleMichael Zev Gordon
  • Wind Band or Brass Band: In Pitch Black – Lucy Pankhurst
  • Orchestral: FantasiasJulian Anderson
  • Stage Works: A Ring A Lamp A ThingOrlando Gough
  • Liturgical: Bell Mass – Julian Anderson
  • Contemporary Jazz Composition: The Green Seagull – Tommy Evans
  • Community or Educational Project: Consider the Lilies – John Barber
  • Making Music Award: I can't find brumm... – Richard Bullen
  • International Award: La MattinaBent Sørensen
  • Outreach: PKGraham Fitkin

The Record of the Year[edit]

The 2011 Record of the Year was awarded on 10 December 2011 to Lady Gaga for her song "Born This Way".

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mail on Sunday review by David Mellor. Accessed 14 April 2013
  2. ^ BBC Two - BBC Proms, 2011. Accessed 14 April 2013
  3. ^ "Sir Paul McCartney marrying for the third time". BBC News. 9 October 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  4. ^ ITV (2011). "Little Mix". The X Factor. ITV. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hommage à Liszt". Gasteig. 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Daily Mail review of the River Cam. Accessed 14 April 2013
  7. ^ "Brit Awards 2011: Winners". BBC News. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Topping, Alexandra (15 February 2011). "Brit awards 2011: Take That win best British group 21 years after their debut". The Guardian (London, England: Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Violinists dominate Classic Brit Awards". BBC News. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Allen, Liam (19 May 2011). "Plan B wins three awards at Ivor Novellos". BBC News. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Topping, Alexandra (19 May 2011). "Plan B aka Ben Drew takes top honours at Ivor Novello awards". The Guardian (London, England: Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "PJ Harvey wins Mercury Prize for second time". BBC News. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  13. ^ Topping, Alexandra (6 September 2011). "PJ Harvey wins Mercury music prize for the second time". The Guardian (London, England: Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "2011 Twenty Quid Music Prize: Congratulations to The Saturdays". Popjustice. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Amy Winehouse found dead, aged 27". BBC News (BBC). 23 July 2011. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2011.