BRIT Award for International Female Solo Artist

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BRIT Award for International Female Solo Artist
Country United Kingdom
Presented by British Phonographic Industry (BPI)
First awarded 1989
Currently held by New Zealand Lorde (2014)
Official website www.brits.co.uk

The BRIT Award for International Female Solo Artist 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 1989 as Best International Female. The accolade was not handed out at the 1990, 1992 and 1993 ceremonies, with the award for Best International Solo Artist (given to a male or female artist) being awarded instead.[4][5] The award for Best International Female Solo Artist was reinstated in 1994, and has been given since.[6]

International Female Solo Artist has been won Björk the most times, with three wins. Kylie Minogue has received the most nominations, with eight. Artists from the United States have won the accolade eleven times, more than any other country.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Year Nationality Recipient Nominees Ref.
1989  United States Tracy Chapman
1990 Not awarded
1991  Ireland Sinéad O'Connor
1992 Not awarded
1993 Not awarded
1994  Iceland Björk
1995  Canada k.d. lang
1996  Iceland Björk
1997  United States Sheryl Crow
1998  Iceland Björk
1999  Australia Natalie Imbruglia
2000  United States Macy Gray
2001  United States Madonna
2002  Australia Kylie Minogue
2003  United States Pink
2004  United States Beyoncé
2005  United States Gwen Stefani
2006  United States Madonna
2007  Canada Nelly Furtado
2008  Australia Kylie Minogue
2009  United States Katy Perry
2010  United States Lady Gaga
2011  Barbados Rihanna
2012  Barbados Rihanna
2013  United States Lana Del Rey [7]
2014  New Zealand Lorde [8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the BPI". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "BRIT Awards". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "And the nominees are...". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "1992 Brit Awards". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "1993 Brit Awards". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Rogers, Simon (12 February 2012). "Brit awards winners list 2012: every winner since 1977". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "BRIT Awards 2013: Lana Del Rey Wins International Female Solo Act". Capital. February 20, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Brit Awards 2014: the nominations in full". The Independent. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Mokoena, Tshepo (19 February 2014). "Lorde wins international female solo artist award at 2014 Brits". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 February 2014.