Brit Awards 2006

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Brit Awards 2006
Date14 February 2006
VenueEarls Court
Hosted byChris Evans
Most awardsKaiser Chiefs (3)
Most nominationsJames Blunt and Kaiser Chiefs (5)
Television/radio coverage

Brit Awards 2006 was the 26th show of the Brit Awards, an annual pop music awards ceremony in the United Kingdom. It was organised by the British Phonographic Industry and took place on 14 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 Brit Awards 2005. 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, James Blunt and Green Day all 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. last present year in British Pop Act, British Rock Act and British Urban Act.


Artist(s) Song(s)
Coldplay "Square One"
KT Tunstall "Suddenly I See"
Kaiser Chiefs "I Predict a Riot"
James Blunt "You're Beautiful"
Kanye West "Diamonds From Sierra Leone"
"Gold Digger"
"Touch the Sky"
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"
"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)

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Three-time winner Kaiser Chiefs as most nominations and awards
Artists that received multiple awards
Awards Artist
3 Kaiser Chiefs
Green Day
James Blunt


  • 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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