Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act
|Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act|
2012 Winner Lana Del Rey
|Awarded for||Achievement in Excellent International Breakthrough Act|
|Country||United Kingdom (UK)|
|Presented by||British Phonographic Industry (BPI)|
|Currently held by||Lana Del Rey (2012)|
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. The accolade used to be presented at the Brit Awards, an annual celebration of British and international music. 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.
The award was first presented in 1988 as awards as "International Newcomer" which were won by Terence Trent D'Arby. In 2003 the award was renamed to "International Breakthrough Act". The accolade was not handed out at the 2008 and 2009 ceremonies and has been defunct as of 2013.
Winners and nominees
- Tracy Chapman (1989), Björk (1994, 1996, 1998, 2016), Natalie Imbruglia (1999), Macy Gray (2000), Lady Gaga (2010), Lana Del Rey (2013) Also Win Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist
- Neneh Cherry (1990) Also Win Brit Award for International Solo Artist
- Scissor Sisters (2005) Also Win Brit Award for International Group
- Scissor Sisters (2005), Lady Gaga (2010) Also Win Brit Award for International Album
- Justin Bieber (2016) Also Win Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist