34th Brit Awards

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34th Brit Awards
Date19 February 2014
VenueThe O2 Arena
Hosted byJames Corden
Most awardsArctic Monkeys and One Direction (2)
Most nominationsEllie Goulding (5)
Television/radio coverage
Viewership4.56 million[1]

The 2014 Brit Awards were held on 19 February 2014. It was the 34th edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The awards ceremony was held at The O2 Arena in London and was presented by James Corden for the fourth consecutive year.[2] Leading the nominations was Ellie Goulding with five nominations. Arctic Monkeys and One Direction both won the most awards, winning two awards each.[3][4][5] For the first time ever, a backstage livestream was broadcast on the internet, via YouTube. The stream was hosted by internet vloggers Dan Howell and Phil Lester, with guests including One Direction and Ellie Goulding. 67-year-old David Bowie became the oldest winner to date of the British Male Solo Artist award.[6]

A new glossy black finish design statue designed by fashion designer Philip Treacy was presented for the first time.[7]

Statuette design[edit]

The statuette for the 2014 BRIT Awards was designed by Irish milliner Philip Treacy. Taking the form of Britannia (the national personification of Britain), the trophy has been redesigned by various artists since the BRIT Awards revamp in 2011.[8][9] Treacy stated that music has always been his inspiration, with the 2014 trophy being inspired by "a uniquely British genre of music, Punk."[10] It was unveiled on 28 November 2013.[11] The statuette has a glossy black finish, with a black and white circular hat that represents a mohawk, which sits atop the helmet at the apex of the trophy.[12]


The Brits Are Coming: Nominations Launch Party[edit]

Nick Grimshaw hosted the launch show inside the ITV Studios in London on Thursday 9 January.

Artist(s) Song(s) UK Singles Chart reaction
Tinie Tempah "Children of the Sun"
"Lover Not a Fighter"
did not chart
42 (+78)
Pixie Lott[13] "Nasty" 9 (debut)
Sam Smith[13] "Money on My Mind" 1 (debut)
Rudimental[13] "Not Giving In" 84 (−17)

Main show performances[edit]

The following performances took place during the live broadcast on 19 February 2014.[14][15][16]

Artist Song UK Singles
Chart reaction[17]
UK Albums Chart reaction[18][19]
Arctic Monkeys "R U Mine?" 55 (re-entry) AM – 2 (+11)
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not – 40 (+71)
Favourite Worst Nightmare – 84 (re-entry)
Katy Perry "Dark Horse" 6 (+4) Prism – 27 (+37)
Bruno Mars "Treasure" 61 (+99) Unorthodox Jukebox – 14 (+16)
Doo-Wops & Hooligans – 56 (+61)
Beyoncé "XO" 23 (+26) Beyoncé – 7 (−4)
Aluna Francis
"White Noise"
36 (+7)
67 (re-entry)
Settle – 3 (+32)
Pure Heroine – 9 (+12)
Ellie Goulding "I Need Your Love"
did not chart
35 (+18)
Halcyon – 4 (−2)
Ella Eyre
"Waiting All Night"
20 (+41)
42 (+64)
Bad Blood – 1 (+10)
Home – 5 (+19)
Pharrell Williams
Nile Rodgers
"Get Lucky"
"Good Times"
47 (+16)
did not chart
2 (+1)
Random Access Memories – 36 (+78)

Select performances were made available for purchase on iTunes following the ceremony, and "Pompeii/Waiting All Night" by Bastille, Rudimental and Ella Eyre debuted at number 21 on the UK Singles Chart, whilst Lorde and Disclosure's "White Noise/Royals" debuted at number 72.[17][20]

Winners and nominees[edit]

British Album of the Year
(presented by Emeli Sandé)
British Producer of the Year[21][22]
British Single of the Year
(presented by Katy Perry)
British Video of the Year
(presented by Jimmy Carr)
British Male Solo Artist
(presented by Noel Gallagher)
British Female Solo Artist
(presented by Prince)
British Group
(presented by Lily Allen)
British Breakthrough Act
(presented by Tinie Tempah and Fearne Cotton)
International Male Solo Artist
(presented by Pharrell Williams and Kylie Minogue)[23]
International Female Solo Artist
(presented by Nick Grimshaw)
International Group
(presented by Cesc Fàbregas and Nicole Scherzinger)
Critics' Choice Award[24][25]
Global Success Award
(presented by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)
Icon Award
(presented by Rod Stewart)

1 Harry Styles went late after other One Direction members have been ended, during Global Success Award.

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Two-time winner Arctic Monkeys
Artists that received multiple awards
Awards Artist
2 Arctic Monkeys

Brit Awards 2014 album[edit]

Brit Awards 2014
2014 BRIT Awards cover.png
Compilation album / Box set by
Various Artists
Released31 January 2014
Various Artists chronology
''Brit Awards 2014''
Brit Awards 2015

The Brit Awards 2014 is a compilation and box set which includes the "62 biggest tracks from the past year".[26] The box set has three discs with a total of sixty-two songs by various artists.

Track listing[edit]

The set has three discs; the first disc includes twenty-one songs, the second disc includes twenty songs and the third disc includes twenty-one songs. Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris are the only artists to have more than one song in the album.

Brit Awards 2014 – disc 1
1."Waiting All Night"Rudimental featuring Ella Eyre3:34
2."Roar"Katy Perry3:43
5."Let Her Go"Passenger4:11
6."Burn"Ellie Goulding3:52
7."La La La"Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith3:40
8."Thrift Shop"Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz3:58
9."Counting Stars"OneRepublic4:17
10."Go Gentle"Robbie Williams3:40
11."Wake Me Up"Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc4:09
12."Applause"Lady Gaga3:32
13."Wild"Jessie J featuring Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal3:54
14."Just Give Me a Reason"P!nk featuring Nate Ruess4:03
15."Hold On, We're Going Home"Drake featuring Majid Jordan3:48
16."Animals"Martin Garrix2:46
17."Feel This Moment"Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera3:19
18."I Need Your Love"Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding3:45
19."You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You"James Arthur3:21
20."Grow Old with Me"Tom Odell3:05
21."Best Song Ever"One Direction3:24
Brit Awards 2014 – disc 2
1."Do I Wanna Know?"Arctic Monkeys4:34
2."White Noise"Disclosure featuring AlunaGeorge3:38
3."Love Me Again"John Newman3:36
4."Strong"London Grammar3:59
5."Where Are We Now?"David Bowie4:10
6."Reflektor"Arcade Fire5:01
7."Retrograde"James Blake3:44
8."The Wire"Haim4:06
9."Chocolate"The 19753:46
10."Lost & Not Found"Chase & Status featuring Louis M^ttrs3:58
11."Lightning Bolt"Jake Bugg2:25
13."Indian Summer"Stereophonics4:27
14."Black Chandelier"Biffy Clyro3:45
15."High Hopes"Kodaline3:50
16."Bonfire Heart"James Blunt3:58
17."Antenna"Fuse ODG3:04
18."Booyah"Showtek featuring We Are Loud & Sonny Wilson3:37
19."Get Up (Rattle)"Bingo Players featuring Far East Movement2:46
20."Children Of The Sun"Tinie Tempah featuring John Martin3:53
Brit Awards 2014 – disc 3
1."Get Lucky"Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers4:09
2."Treasure"Bruno Mars2:57
4."Blurred Lines"Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams3:51
5."We Can't Stop"Miley Cyrus3:51
6."Talk Dirty"Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz2:57
7."Scream & Shout"will.i.am featuring Britney Spears4:14
8."Dear Darlin'"Olly Murs3:26
9."What About Us"The Saturdays featuring Sean Paul3:42
10."Dance Apocalyptic"Janelle Monáe3:26
11."Look Right Through"Storm Queen2:28
12."Summertime Sadness"Lana Del Rey vs Cédric Gervais3:36
13."I Love It"Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX2:35
14."Hey Porsche"Nelly3:29
15."Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat"Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr featuring Beardyman vs Calvin Harris4:43
16."Need U (100%)"Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E2:55
17."Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)"Klangkarussell featuring Will Heard3:59
18."So Good to Me"Chris Malinchak2:40
19."Green Garden"Laura Mvula4:10
20."Lay Me Down"Sam Smith3:22
21."Somewhere Only We Know"Lily Allen3:30

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
Irish Compilation Albums[27] 4
UK Compilation Albums[28] 1


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