BRIT Award for British Breakthrough Act

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BRIT Award for British Breakthrough Act
Country United Kingdom
Presented by British Phonographic Industry (BPI)
First awarded 1977
Currently held by Bastille (2014)
Official website www.brits.co.uk

The BRIT Award for British Breakthrough Act is an award given by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), an organisation which represents record companies and artists in the United Kingdom.[1] The accolade is presented at the BRIT Awards, an annual celebration of British and international music.[2] The winners and nominees are determined by the BRIT Awards voting academy with over one-thousand members, which comprise record labels, publishers, managers, agents, media, and previous winners and nominees.[3]

The award was first presented in 1977 as two awards as "British Male Newcomer" and "British Female Newcomer" which they was won by Graham Parker and Julie Covington.[4] When the Brit Awards was held for the second time in 1982, the awards "British Male Newcomer" and "British Female Newcomer" became joint as one award for both male and female acts as well introducing groups acts to award, The first award for the joint "British Newcomer" was won by The Human League.[5] In 2003 the award was renamed to "British Breakthrough Act".[6]

Year Recipient Nominees
1977 Graham Parker & Julie Covington N/A
1982 The Human League
1983 Culture Club
1984 Paul Young
1985 Frankie Goes to Hollywood
1986 Go West N/A
1987 The Housemartins
1988 Wet Wet Wet
1989 Bros

N/A

1990 Lisa Stansfield
1991 Betty Boo
1992 Beverley Craven
1993 Tasmin Archer
1994 Gabrielle
1995 Oasis
1996 Supergrass
1997 Kula Shaker
1998 Stereophonics
1999 Belle & Sebastian
2000 S Club 7
2001 A1
2002 Blue
2003 Will Young
2004 Busted
2005 Keane
2006 Arctic Monkeys
2007 The Fratellis
2008 Mika
2009 Duffy
2010 JLS
2011 Tinie Tempah
2012 Ed Sheeran
2013 Ben Howard
2014 Bastille

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the BPI". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "BRIT Awards". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "And the nominees are...". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "The BRITs 1977". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "The BRITs 1982". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "The BRITs 2003". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014.