2007 Brit Awards

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27th Brit Awards
Date14 February 2007
VenueEarls Court
Hosted byRussell Brand
Most awardsArctic Monkeys and The Killers
Television/radio coverage

The 2007 Brit Awards was the 27th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry and took place on 14 February 2007 at the Earls Court in London. The show, when broadcast, attracted 5.43 million viewers. The ceremony was hosted by Russell Brand, with Fearne Cotton interviewing winners backstage, and the voiceover by Tom Baker. The show was supposedly being broadcast live for the first time since 1989, on ITV1; however, it was revealed to have been on a 30-second tape delay.[1] The sound occasionally dropped out, apparently in an attempt to censor strong language ("fuck" was always censored), although swearing by Liam Gallagher, Simon Pegg, Mark Owen and host Brand was nonetheless audible on the broadcast. The pre-show was called The BRITs Red Carpet, and was hosted by Lauren Laverne, Matt Willis, Alesha Dixon and Russell Howard. The show that followed was called The BRITs Encore.

Live performers

The awards

MasterCard British Album (presented by Sean Bean) Best British Single (presented by Alan Carr)
Best British Male (presented by Joss Stone) Best British Female (presented by Jo Whiley)
Best British Group (presented by Anthony Head) Best British Breakthrough Act (presented by Jarvis Cocker)
Best British Live Act (presented by Keith Allen) Best International Album (presented by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg)
Best International Male (presented by Erin O'Connor and Roland Mouret) Best International Female (presented by Ricky Wilson)
Best International Group (presented by Steve Tyler and Sophie Ellis-Bextor) Best International Breakthrough Act (presented by Toni Collette)
Outstanding Contribution to Music


Russell Brand

Some controversy was caused by the host of the 2007 Awards ceremony, comedian Russell Brand, who made several quips relating to news stories of the time including singer Robbie Williams' entering rehab for addiction to prescription drugs, the Queen's 'naughty bits' and a fatal friendly fire incident involving a British soldier killed by American armed forces in Iraq. ITV1 received over 300 complaint calls from viewers.[2] He would again instigate controversy the following year at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.


  1. ^ ITV Teletext news story, 16 February 2007
  2. ^ "Viewers complain over Brits jokes". BBC News. 15 February 2007. Retrieved 23 February 2008.

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