2012 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
Events
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Charts
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
2015, 2016, 2017
2009 2020
Top 10 singles
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
2009 2020

This is a summary of 2012 in music in the United Kingdom. In 2012, dance music continued to dominate the charts.

Events[edit]

UK Charts[edit]

Artists/groups reformed[edit]

Classical music[edit]

New works[edit]

Opera[edit]

British music awards[edit]

BRIT Awards[edit]

The 2012 BRIT Awards were held on 21 February 2012 at The O2 Arena, London and hosted by James Corden. The most notable winners were Adele and Ed Sheeran, both winning two awards.[7][8]

Ivor Novello Awards[edit]

The 57th Ivor Novello Awards were held on 17 May 2012 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.[9][10]

Classical BRIT Awards[edit]

The 2012 Classic BRIT Awards were held on 2 October 2012 at the Royal Albert Hall, London and were hosted by Myleene Klass.[11]

Mercury Prize[edit]

The 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize was awarded on 1 November 2012 to Alt-J for their album An Awesome Wave.[12][13]

Popjustice £20 Music Prize[edit]

The 2012 Popjustice £20 Music Prize was awarded on 1 November 2012 to Will Young for his single "Jealousy".

British Composer Awards[edit]

The 10th British Composer Awards were held on 3 December 2012 at Goldsmiths' Hall, London and hosted by Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Andrew McGregor.

  • Instrumental Solo or Duo: Learning Self-Modulation – Christian Mason
  • Chamber: The Four QuartersThomas Adès
  • Vocal: No Man's LandColin Matthews
  • Choral: Airplane CantataGabriel Jackson
  • Wind Band or Brass Band: A Symphony of ColoursSimon Dobson
  • Orchestral: Concerto for Violin and OrchestraHarrison Birtwistle
  • Stage Works: DESHJocelyn Pook
  • Liturgical: Missa BrevisFrancis Grier
  • Sonic Art: The Ethometric Museum – Ray Lee
  • Contemporary Jazz Composition: Sailing to ByzantiumChristine Tobin
  • Community or Educational Project: The Chimpanzees of Happytown – Paul Rissmann
  • Making Music Award: Mesmerism for Piano and Chamber OrchestraEmily Howard
  • International Award: Concerto for Violin, Cello and OrchestraThomas Larcher

The Record of the Year[edit]

The 2012 Record of the Year was awarded to "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra. This was the final year that The Record of the Year was awarded.

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Times Feb 7, 2012". Radiotimes.com. 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Digital Spy Elton John, Paul McCartney, Jessie J for Diamond Jubilee Concert". Digitalspy.co.uk. 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  3. ^ "That'll relight one's fire". The Sun. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Telegraph, Take That's Gary Barlow promises night to remember at Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert". Telegraph.co.uk. 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  5. ^ "2012 Olympics closing ceremony: 'A symphony of British music'". The Voice of Russia. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Neil Hannon's Sevastopol - OperaShots 2012". ROH.org.uk. 10 April 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Brit Awards 2012: List of winners". BBC News. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Topping, Alexandra (22 February 2012). "Brit awards: Adele takes away two awards on a triumphant return". The Guardian. London, England: Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Adele wins Ivor Novello Awards double". BBC News. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Brown, Mark (17 May 2012). "Adele, PJ Harvey and Ed Sheeran triumph at Ivor Novello awards". The Guardian. London, England: Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Hart, Tina (3 October 2012). "Classic BRIT awards 2012: all the winners". Music Week. London, England: Intent Media. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  12. ^ Griffith, Sarah Jane (2 November 2012). "Mercury Prize: Alt-J album An Awesome Wave wins award". BBC News. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  13. ^ Topping, Alexandra (2 November 2012). "Mercury prize celebrates 20 years with award for Alt-J's debut album". The Guardian. London, England: Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "IAN PARROTT : Obituary". BMDs Online. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  15. ^ "George Hurst". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  16. ^ Czech News Agency (16 October 2012). "Geraldine Mucha dies at 95". 
  17. ^ "Sir Philip Ledger". The Telegraph. 2011-10-21. Retrieved 2012-11-19.