List of awards and nominations received by Blur

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Blur awards and nominations

Blur performing at Rock in Rome Festival in July 2013.
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
Brit Awards
5 19
Grammy Awards
0 1
Ivor Novello Awards
1 1
MTV Europe Music Awards
1 2
NME Awards
10 17
Q Awards
6 10
MOJO Awards
0 1
PRS for Music
1 1
Mercury Prize
0 2
South Bank Show Awards
1 1
MTV Video Music Awards
0 3
Smash Hits
2 2
UK Festival Awards
2 3
GQ
1 1
Music Week
1 1
British Animation Awards
1 1
D&AD Awards
2 5
The Best Awards
0 1
Danish Music Awards
0 1
Edinburgh Film Festival
1 1
FOCAL Awards
1 1
Gaffa Awards
2 3
Totals
Awards won
Nominations

Blur are an English rock band formed of singer–keyboardist Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. The band are best known for popularising the Britpop movement. However, their later material was more influenced by Indie Rock, Electronic and Hip Hop music. After a hiatus, the band reformed in 2009.

The band released seven studio albums: Leisure (1991), Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994), The Great Escape (1995), Blur (1997), 13 (1999) and Think Tank (2003). Out of 17 nominations, Blur have won 5 Brit Awards, making them one of the most successful acts at the ceremony. Four of Blur's Brits were received in 1995: the most any artist has won in a single ceremony. The other was received in 2012 for outstanding contribution to music. Blur have also been nominated twice for the prestigious Mercury Prize.[1]

Artrocker Awards[edit]

[2]

Year Recipient Award Result
2012 Blur 21 REISSUE OF THE YEAR Won

The Best Awards[edit]

The Best Awards celebrate the very best of British marketing.[1][3]

Year Recipient Award Result
1996 "The Universal" Best Video Nominated

BRIT Awards[edit]

The BRIT Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. Blur have won 5 Brits out of 17 nominations, making them one of the most successful winners at the ceremony. Four of Blur's Brits were received in 1995: the most any artist has won in a single ceremony.[1][4][5][6][7][8] Nominations for production work are also featured on this list.

Year Recipient Award Result
1995 Blur British Group Won
Parklife Mastercard British Album Won
"Parklife" Best British Single Won
"Girls & Boys" Best British Single Nominated
"Parklife" Best British Video Won
Stephen Street Best Producer Nominated
1996 Blur British Group Nominated
The Great Escape Mastercard British Album Nominated
"Country House" Best British Single Nominated
"Country House" Best British Video Nominated
"The Universal" Best British Video Nominated
Stephen Street Best Producer Nominated
1998 "Song 2" Best British Single Nominated
"Song 2" Best British Video Nominated
Stephen Street Best Producer Nominated
2000 Blur Best British Group Nominated
"Tender" Best British Single Nominated
2004 Think Tank Mastercard British Album Nominated
2012 Blur Outstanding Contribution to Music Won

British Animation Awards[edit]

[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 "Good Song" Best Video Won

D&AD Awards[edit]

[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
2000 "Coffee & TV" Pop Promos / Best Direction (Silver) Nominated
2004 "Good Song" Best Animation (Silver) Won
Best Direction (Silver) Won
"Out of Time" Best Cinematography (Silver) Nominated
Best Editing (Silver) Nominated

Danish Music Awards[edit]

[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 Think Tank Best Album Nominated

Edinburgh Film Festival[edit]

[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 "Good Song" McLaren Animation Award Won

FOCAL Awards[edit]

[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 "Out of Time" Best Use Of Footage In A Pop Music Promo Won

Gaffa Awards[edit]

[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 Blur Best International Band Won
Damon Albarn Best International Singer Won
Blur Best Live Act Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the record industry. Blur have received one nomination.[1][9]

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 "No Distance Left to Run" Best Long Form Music Video Nominated

GQ Awards[edit]

[1][10]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 Blur Band Of The Year Won

Ivor Novello Awards[edit]

The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the Cardiff born entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards for songwriting and composing. Blur have received one award.[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
1996 Damon Albarn Songwriters of the Year Won*

Mercury Prize[edit]

The Mercury Prize is an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom or Ireland. Blur have received two nominations.[1][11]

Year Recipient Award Result
1994 Parklife Mercury Prize Nominated
1999 13 Mercury Prize Nominated

MOJO Awards[edit]

[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Blur Inspiration Award Nominated

Music Week Awards[edit]

[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
2000 "Coffee & TV" Best Pop Video Won*

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA's) were established in 1994 by MTV Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. Blur have received one awards from two nominations.[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
1994 "Girls & Boys" Best Song Nominated
1999 "Coffee & TV" Best Video Won

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards (VMA's) were established in 1984 by MTV to honor the best in music videos. Blur have received three nominations.[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
1997 "Song 2" Best Alternative Video Nominated
Best Group Video Nominated
2000 "Coffee & TV" Best Breakthrough Video Nominated

NME Awards[edit]

The NME Awards are an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine NME. Blur have won 10 awards.[1][12][13][14]

Year Recipient Award Result
1995 Parklife Best LP (voted by NME readers) Won
"Girls & Boys" NME Single Of The Year Won
Blur Live Act Of The Year Won
Blur Best Band Won
"Parklife" Best Video Won
1998 Blur Best Band Nominated
Blur Best Album Nominated
"Song 2" Best Video Nominated
2000 Blur Best Band Won
13 Best Album Nominated
Blur Best Live Act Nominated
"Coffee & TV" Best Video Won
"No Distance Left to Run" Best Video Nominated
"Tender" Best Single Won
2010 Blur - Hyde Park Best Live Event Won
2013 Blur 21 Best Re-Issue Won
Blur Best Live Band Nominated

PRS for Music[edit]

[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Blur Heritage Award Won

Q Awards[edit]

The Q Awards are the UK's annual music awards run by the music magazine Q.[1][15][16][17][18]

Year Recipient Award Result
1994 Parklife Best Album Won
Stephen Street Best Producer Won
1995 The Great Escape Best Album Won
1999 Blur Best Act in the World Today Won
William Orbit Best Producer Won
2000 Blur Best Act in the World Today Nominated
2003 Think Tank Best Album Won
Blur/Ben Hillier Best Producer Nominated
Blur Best Act In The World Today Nominated
2009 Blur Best Live Act Nominated
2012 Blur Best Live Act Won
Best Act In The World Today Nominated

Smash Hits Awards[edit]

The Smash Hits Poll Winners Party was an awards ceremony voted by the readers of Smash Hits magazine. Blur have receive two awards out of two nominations.[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
1994 Parklife Best Album Won
1994 Blur Best Alternative Band Won

South Bank Show Awards[edit]

The South Bank Show Awards are given to achievements in the arts. Blur have received one award.[1] [19]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 Think Tank Best Album Won

UK Festival Awards[edit]

[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 "Tender" Anthem Of The Summer Nominated
Blur Best Headline Performance Won
Damon Albarn Festival Fitty Of The Year - Boys Won

Recognition[edit]

In July 2009, "Song 2" was voted #12 in Triple J Hottest 100 of All Time.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w The awards Blur have won or got nominated for
  2. ^ "Artrocker Awards 2012 Winners announced!". Artrocker. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.bestawards.co.uk/About.aspx
  4. ^ "The BRITs 1995". brits.co.uk. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "The BRITs 1996". brits.co.uk. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "The BRITs 1998". brits.co.uk. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "The BRITs 2000". brits.co.uk. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "The BRITs 2004". brits.co.uk. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "53rd Annual Grammy Awards - 2011". Rock on the Net. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  10. ^ http://www.vblurpage.com/news/2003/0903.htm
  11. ^ "Nationwide Mercury Prize". Nationwide Mercury Prize. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  12. ^ NME Awards History
  13. ^ "Blur's award hat-trick". BBC News. 1 February 2000. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "The Rolling Stones, Tame Impala, Haim and MIA lead NME Awards nominations – vote now!". New Musical Express. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "The Q Awards". everyHit.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  16. ^ Frith, Holly (22 October 2012). "Blur Join Kylie Mingoue At Q Awards 2013 In London". Entertainment Wise. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  17. ^ Savage, Mark (22 October 2012). "Muse, Pulp and Blur win Q Awards". BBC News. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  18. ^ Q Awards winners revealed: Emeli Sande wins best solo artist. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  19. ^ http://www.vblurpage.com/news/2004/0128_1.htm
  20. ^ "Hottest 100 of All Time". Triple J. Retrieved October 2012.