2014 BRIT Awards

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34th BRIT Awards
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Date 19 February 2014
Venue The O2 Arena
Host James Corden
ITV2: Rizzle Kicks and Laura Whitmore
BBC Radio 1: Greg James and Alice Levine (Reporter)
Television/Radio coverage
Network ITV (Television coverage)
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The 2014 Brit Awards were held on 19 February 2014. It was the 34th edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The awards ceremony was held at The O2 Arena in London, presented by James Corden for the fourth consecutive year.[1] Leading the nominations was Ellie Goulding with five nominations. Arctic Monkeys and One Direction both won the most awards, winning two awards each.[2][3][4][5]

A new glossy black finish design statue designed by fashion designer Philip Treacy was presented for the first time.[6]

Statuette design[edit]

The statuette for the 2014 BRIT Awards was designed by Irish milliner Philip Treacy. Taking the form of Britannia (the national personification of Britain), the trophy has been redesigned by various artists since the BRIT Awards revamp in 2011.[7][8] Treacy stated that music has always been his inspiration, with the 2014 trophy being inspired by "a uniquely British genre of music, Punk."[9] It was unveiled on 28 November 2013.[10] The statuette has a glossy black finish, with a black and white circular hat that represents a mohawk, which sits atop the helmet at the apex of the trophy.[11]

Performers[edit]

Main show performances[edit]

The following performances took place during the live broadcast on 19 February 2014.[12][13][14]

Artist Song UK Singles
Chart Reaction[15]
UK Albums Chart Reaction[16][17]
Arctic Monkeys "R U Mine?" 55 (re-entry) AM – 2 (+11)
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not – 40 (+71)
Favourite Worst Nightmare – 84 (re-entry)
Katy Perry "Dark Horse" 6 (+4) Prism – 27 (+37)
Bruno Mars "Treasure" 61 (+99) Unorthodox Jukebox – 14 (+16)
Doo-Wops & Hooligans – 56 (+61)
Beyoncé "XO" 23 (+26) Beyoncé – 7 (−4)
Disclosure
Lorde
Aluna Francis
"Royals"
"White Noise"
36 (+7)
67 (re-entry)
Settle – 3 (+32)
Pure Heroine – 9 (+12)
Ellie Goulding "I Need Your Love"
"Burn"
did not chart
35 (+18)
Halcyon – 4 (−2)
Bastille
Rudimental
Ella Eyre
"Pompeii"
"Waiting All Night"
20 (+41)
42 (+64)
Bad Blood – 1 (+10)
Home – 5 (+19)
Pharrell Williams
Nile Rodgers
"Get Lucky"
"Good Times"
"Happy"
47 (+16)
did not chart
2 (+1)
Random Access Memories – 36 (+78)

Select performances were made available for purchase on iTunes following the ceremony, and "Pompeii/Waiting All Night" by Bastille, Rudimental and Ella Eyre debuted at number 21 on the UK singles chart, whilst Lorde and Disclosure's "White Noise/Royals" debuted at number 72.[15][18]

The BRITs Are Coming: Nominations Launch Party[edit]

Artist(s) Song(s) UK Top 40
Reaction
Tinie Tempah "Children of the Sun"
"Lover Not a Fighter"
did not chart
42(+78)
Pixie Lott[19] "Nasty" 9
Sam Smith[19] "Money on My Mind" 1 (debut)
Rudimental[19] "Not Giving In" 84(−17)

Nominees and winners[edit]

The nominations were revealed on 9 January 2014,[20][21] with winners announced at the ceremony on 19 February 2014.[14][22]

British Male Solo Artist
(presented by Noel Gallagher)
British Female Solo Artist
(presented by Prince)
British Group
(presented by Lily Allen)
International Group
(presented by Cesc Fàbregas and Nicole Scherzinger)
British Breakthrough Act
(presented by Tinie Tempah and Fearne Cotton)
Critics' Choice[23][24]
MasterCard British Album of the Year
(presented by Emeli Sandé)
British Single of the Year
(presented by Katy Perry)
International Male Solo Artist
(presented by Pharrell Williams and Kylie Minogue)
International Female Solo Artist
(presented by Nick Grimshaw)
British Producer of the Year[25][26] British Video
(presented by Jimmy Carr)
BRITs Global Success
(presented by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James Corden to quit hosting the Brit Awards after 2014". Digital Spy. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Brit awards 2014 – as it happened". Guardian. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Arctic Monkeys and One Direction are the big winners with two gongs each as Ellie Goulding is crowned Queen of the BRITs". Daily Mail. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brits 2014: The real winners and losers". BBC News. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Brit Awards 2014: as it happened". Daily Telegraph. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brit Awards 2014: See the new statue". Digital Spy. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Topping, Alexandra (16 February 2011). "Brit awards 2011: Take That win best British group 21 years after their debut". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group (Scott Trust Limited)). Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Brit Awards 2014: Philip Treacy designs trophy". BBC News (British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)). 28 November 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Hirschmiller, Stephanie (28 November 2013). "Philip Treacy designs 2014 BRIT Awards trophy". The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Corner, Lewis (28 November 2013). "Brit Awards 2014: See the new statue". Digital Spy (Hearst Magazines UK (National Magazine Company Ltd.)). Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Hirschmiller, Stephanie (28 November 2013). "Philip Treacy Designs Brit Award Trophy". Women's Wear Daily (WWD) (Fairchild Fashion Media (Condé Nast)). Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  12. ^ Hogan, Michael (19 February 2014). "Brit Awards 2014: Live". The Telegraph. 
  13. ^ Sherwin, Adam (19 February 2014). "Brit Awards 2014: Lorde and David Bowie among surprise winners as One Direction take Best Video". The Independent. 
  14. ^ a b "Brit Awards 2014: David Bowie wins best British male award". BBC News. 19 February 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart UK Top 100 – 1st March 2014". Official Charts Company. 23 February 2014. Archived from the original on 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Official Albums Chart UK Top 100 – 1st March 2014". 23 February 2014. Archived from the original on 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  17. ^ Myers, Justin (23 February 2014). "Bastille back on top of Official Albums Chart thanks to the BRITs effect". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "2014-03-01 Top 40 Official Singles Chart UK Archive". Official Charts Company. 1 March 2014. 
  19. ^ a b c O'Mance, Brad. "Bruno Mars, Bastille and Rudimental are also performing at the Brits". Pop Justice. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Brit Awards: Bastille and Disclosure lead nominations". BBC News. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "What a comeback! David Bowie is nominated for two Brit Awards as Ellie Goulding is up for three prizes...including two for Best Single". Daily Mail. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Brit Awards 2014: the winners in full". The Telegraph. 19 February 2014. 
  23. ^ Evans, Denise (29 January 2014). "Sam Smith to play Parklife Weekender 2014". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  24. ^ Copsey, Robert (17 February 2014). "Sam Smith charges to number one on iTunes with 'Money on My Mind'". Digital Spy. 
  25. ^ "Foals producers Flood and Alan Moulder win Brit award". BBC News. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  26. ^ "Foals 'Holy Fire' producers win Brit Award". NME. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 

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