2006 Brit Awards

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26th Brit Awards
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Date 14 February 2006
Venue Earls Court
Hosted by Chris Evans
Most awards Kaiser Chiefs (3)
Television/radio coverage
Network ITV

The 2006 Brit Awards were the 26th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry and took place on 15 February 2006 in Earls Court in London. It attracted 4.70 million viewers, one of the lowest viewed ceremonies. 2007's show went on to pass the 5 million barrier again.

The ceremony was hosted by Chris Evans, who also hosted the 2005 Brit Awards. It lasted about three hours, and the alcohol ban of the previous year had been relaxed. The biggest surprise performance was that from Prince, who reunited with Wendy and Lisa from The Revolution, together with Sheila E. for the performance. 2006's biggest winners were the Kaiser Chiefs, who came away with three awards. Coldplay and Green Day both came away with two awards, Coldplay collecting their sixth overall. Other winners included the Arctic Monkeys for their only nomination, and acts such as KT Tunstall and Kanye West. Arcade Fire were the most unsuccessful act, being nominated for three awards but winning none of them.

Performances[edit]

Artist(s) Song(s)
Coldplay "Square One"
KT Tunstall "Suddenly I See"
Kaiser Chief "I Predict a Riot"
James Blunt "You're Beautiful"
Kanye West "Diamonds From Sierra Leone"
"Gold Digger"
Kelly Clarkson "Since U Been Gone"
Gorillaz "Dirty Harry"
Jack Johnson "Better Together"
Paul Weller "Come On/Let's Go"
"The Changingman"
"From the Floorboards Up"
"Town Called Malice"
Prince "Te Amo Corazón"
"Fury"
"Purple Rain"
"Let's Go Crazy"

Winners and nominees[edit]

British Album of the Year
(presented by Madonna)
British Single of the Year
(presented by Morten Harket)
British Male Solo Artist
(presented by Wayne Coyne)
British Female Solo Artist
(presented by Jo Whiley)
British Group
(presented by Debbie Harry)
British Breakthrough Act
(presented by Chris O'Dowd)
British Pop Act
(presented by Harry Hill)
British Urban Act
(presented by Jamelia)
British Rock Act
(presented by Tamsin Greig)
British Live Act
(presented by Thandie Newton)
Outstanding Contribution to Music
(presented by Ray Winstone)
International Album
(presented by Paris Hilton)
International Male Solo Artist
(presented by Boy George)
International Female Solo Artist
(presented by Neil Tennant)
International Group
(presented by Kelly Osbourne)
International Breakthrough Act
(presented by Beth Orton)

See also[edit]

Controversy[edit]

  • Some of the more famous British pop acts failed to get a nomination. Bands like Girls Aloud and McFly both had top 10 hits in both the single and album charts but neither were nominated, and Oasis who were eligible, but were snubbed in the category of Best Album, only had 2 nominations.

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