Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist

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Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist
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2018 Winner Kendrick Lamar
Awarded forAchievement in Excellent International Male Solo Artist
CountryUnited Kingdom (UK)
Presented byBritish Phonographic Industry (BPI)
First awarded1989
Last awarded2018
Currently held byKendrick Lamar (2018)
Most awardsBeck, Eminem and Kanye West (3)
Most nominationsBeck (10)
Websitewww.brits.co.uk

The Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist is an award given by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), an organisation which represents record companies and artists in the United Kingdom.[1] The accolade is 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 1989 as International Male Solo Artist. The accolade was not handed out at the 1990, 1992 and 1993 ceremonies, with the award for International Solo Artist (given to a male or female artist) being awarded instead.[4][5] The award for International Male Solo Artist was reinstated in 1994, and has been given ever since.[6]

International Male Solo Artist has been won by Beck, Kanye West and Eminem the most times, with three wins. Artists from the United States have almost exclusively won the award, aside from one Australian win (Michael Hutchence), one Jamaican win (Shaggy) and two Canadian wins (Justin Bieber and Drake).

Winners and nominees[edit]

Inaugural winner Michael Jackson
Three-time recipient Beck
Three-time recipient Eminem
Three-time recipient Kanye West
Two-time recipient Bruno Mars
Two-time recipient Justin Timberlake
Two-time recipient Prince
2016 winner Justin Bieber previously won the only Breakthrough award wining international male solo artist
Year Recipient Nominee
1989 Michael Jackson
1990 Not Awarded
1991 Michael Hutchence
1992 Not Awarded
1993
1994 Lenny Kravitz
1995 Prince
1996 Prince
1997 Beck
1998 Jon Bon Jovi
1999 Beck
2000 Beck
2001 Eminem
2002 Shaggy
2003 Eminem
2004 Justin Timberlake
2005 Eminem
2006 Kanye West
2007 Justin Timberlake
2008 Kanye West
2009 Kanye West
2010 Jay-Z
2011 CeeLo Green
2012 Bruno Mars
2013 Frank Ocean
2014 Bruno Mars
2015 Pharrell Williams
2016 Justin Bieber
2017 Drake
2018 Kendrick Lamar
2019

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

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.
  4. ^ "1992 Brit Awards". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  5. ^ "1993 Brit Awards". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  6. ^ Rogers, Simon (12 February 2012). "Brit awards winners list 2012: every winner since 1977". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 3 March 2014.