2010 in British music

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2010s in music in the UK
Number-one singles
Number-one albums
Best-selling singles
Best-selling albums
Summaries and charts
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
2009 2020
Top 10 singles
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,
2016, , 2017, 2018, 2019
2009 2020

This is a summary of 2010 in music in the United Kingdom.

Events[edit]

UK charts[edit]

Groups reformed[edit]

Groups disbanded[edit]

Classical music[edit]

New works[edit]

Opera[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Nicola Benedetti - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto op35; Bruch: Violin Concerto 1
  • Tasmin Little - Elgar: Violin Concerto / Polonia / Interlude from the Crown of India
  • Bryn Terfel - Carols & Christmas Songs
  • Roderick Williams - Butterworth: Shropshire Lad (Songs From A Shropshire Lad/ Folk Songs From Sussex)

Musical films[edit]

British music awards[edit]

BRIT Awards[edit]

The 2010 BRIT Awards were hosted by Peter Kay on 16 February 2010.

Classical BRIT Awards[edit]

The Classical BRIT Awards were hosted by Myleene Klass on 13 May 2010.

Ivor Novello Awards[edit]

The 55th Ivor Novello Awards were held on 20 May 2010 at Grosvenor House, London.[13]

Mercury Prize[edit]

The 2010 Mercury Prize was awarded on 7 September 2010 to The xx for their album xx.[14]

Popjustice £20 Music Prize[edit]

The 2010 Popjustice £20 Music Prize was awarded on 7 September 2010 to Example for his song "Kickstarts".

British Composer Awards[edit]

The 8th British Composer Awards were held on 30 November 2010 at Stationers' Hall, London. BBC Radio 3 presenters Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Andrew McGregor hosted the awards, which were presented by Jude Kelly.

Record of the Year[edit]

The Record of the Year was awarded on 10 December 2010 to Owl City for their song "Fireflies".[15]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jessen, Monique (11 January 2010). "Jamie Cullum and Sophie Dahl Marry in England". people.com. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Charlotte Higgins (March 30, 2010). "Arts Diary". The Guardian. UK. Archived from the original on 5 April 2010. Retrieved April 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ 2010 Festival
  4. ^ BBC - Proms - 2010 Season. Accessed 14 April 2013
  5. ^ BBC - Proms - Archive. Accessed 14 April 2013
  6. ^ Chester Novello: a table of noises, Simon Holt. Accessed 14 April 2013
  7. ^ Three Choirs Festival website
  8. ^ Schott Music
  9. ^ BBC 2010 Proms Composer Portraits
  10. ^ BBC - The Proms - Last Night of the Proms 2010. Accessed 14 April 2013
  11. ^ "Suede to Reunite for Benefit Show". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  12. ^ "Prince Charles commissions classical concert to celebrate Highgrove gardens", The Telegraph, 10 April 2010. Accessed 19 April 2014
  13. ^ "2010 Ivor Novello awards: The winners". BBC News. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "The xx win the Mercury Prize for debut album". BBC News. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Fireflies Wins Record Of The Year". MTV. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  16. ^ Alistair Hulett, 1951–2010: musician, activist, socialist Socialist Worker, 2 February 2010. Accessed 4 February 2010.
  17. ^ "Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable 'choked to death on his own vomit' | News". Nme.Com. 2010-10-19. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  18. ^ Dave Davies (25 June 2010). "Dave Davies Message Board/Peter Quaife-Dave Davies". Retrieved 29 June 2010.