Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act

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Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act
Country United Kingdom
Presented by British Phonographic Industry (BPI)
First awarded 1988
Currently held by Lana Del Rey (2012)
Official website www.brits.co.uk

The Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act was an award given by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), an organisation which represents record companies and artists in the United Kingdom.[1] The accolade used to be presented at the Brit Awards, an annual celebration of British and international music.[2] The winners and nominees are determined by the BRIT Awards voting academy with over one-thousand members, which comprise record labels, publishers, managers, agents, media, and previous winners and nominees.[3]

The award was first presented in 1988. The accolade was not handed out at the 2008 and 2009 ceremonies.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Year Recipient Nominees
1988 Terence Trent D'Arby
1989 Tracy Chapman
1990 De La Soul
1991 MC Hammer
1992 P.M. Dawn
1993 Nirvana
1994 Björk
1995 Lisa Loeb
1996 Alanis Morissette
1997 Robert Miles
1998 Eels
1999 Natalie Imbruglia
2000 Macy Gray
2001 Kelis
2002 The Strokes
2003 Norah Jones
2004 50 Cent
2005 Scissor Sisters
2006 Jack Johnson
2007 Orson
2008 Not Awarded
2009 Not Awarded
2010 Lady Gaga
2011 Justin Bieber
2012 Lana Del Rey

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the BPI". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "BRIT Awards". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "And the nominees are...". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014.