The BRIT Awards 2020 with Mastercard - Show Programme

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The BRIT Awards 2020 Show programme was distributed to guests and performers at The O2.
A snapshot of the very best of british music, including all the nominees and performers.

TUESDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2020

London’s O2 Arena : Live on



CONTENTS

05 Chairman’s welcome

07 Mastercard celebrates 22 years!

09 Eating and Seating

11 Here, Share, Everywhere - Go Social

13 Get The 70s Party Started

15 Exclusive! Host Jack Whitehall

18 BRITs Launch

25 NOMINATIONS: THE BIG REVEAL

TONIGHT’S PERFORMERS & MASTERCARD

BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

28-42 Dave, Lewis Capaldi, Stormzy,

Harry Styles & Michael Kiwanuka

45-50 Billy Eilish, Mabel, Lizzo &

Celeste (BRITs Rising Star winner)

THE 2020 NOMINEES

55 British Male Solo Artist of the Year

55 British Female Solo Artist of the Year

59 British Group

61 New Artist of the Year

62 Song of the Year

65 International Male Solo Artist of the Year

67 International Female Solo Artist of the Year

69 Producer of the Year? It's Fred again..

MORE…

71 Forty Fabulous BRITs Shows Revealed

88 BRITs Week 2020

91 The Best of The BRIT School

95 BRIT Trust - Our Friends Eclectic

99 The BRIT Awards Voting Academy

103 VIP beauty at BRITs Spa

104 The BRITs Green Team

105 Thank you and goodnight!

Jorja Smith: The BRIT Awards 2019

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WELCOME TO

THE BRIT AWARDS 2O2O

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So much has changed in our industry

since the first BRITs in 1977, a

musical lifetime ago when Shirley

Bassey and Simon & Garfunkel were

among the winners. But there’s one

thing that is as true today as it was

back then - however seismic the

shifts in the business, nothing is ever

more important than the artists.

Returning to the Chairman’s seat this

year, the key challenge in my mind

was to create a show that is as much

about tomorrow as it is today. After

discussions with many of you who are

here tonight, the direction was clear

in my mind: The BRITs needed to be

reinvented with artists at the front and

centre. The performers at tonight’s

40th celebration are all incredible

artists who are shaping culture.

My first thanks goes to the 2020

Official Voting Academy - over 1,400

music industry experts including

artists, retailers, promoters, agents,

publishers, labels, producers and

media from across the UK - who have

selected the nominees and winners

in all of the revamped categories.

It’s been said you can’t have change

without continuity. So I’d like to say

thank you to the BPI led by CEO Geoff

Taylor, Director of Events Maggie

Crowe and their team who have

once again done a fantastic job in

keeping the show on the road. A huge

thanks too to this year’s exceptional

creative team: Exec Producer Sally

Wood, Director Hamish Hamilton and

Production Designer Misty Buckley.

Thank you also to ITV who backed

our creative vision, Mastercard whose

enthusiasm and support is as strong as

ever 22 years on, and of course Dawbell

and all the media teams who have again

done a brilliant job in telling the story

of The BRITs. I am also delighted we’ve

been able to bring back the excellent

Jack Whitehall to be our host tonight.

This year The BRITs also welcomes

Amazon Music as its digital music

partner for the first time. We’ve already

seen the fruits of this partnership

and there is much more to come to

ensure the show is accessible to as

many as possible across the globe.

As with any production of this magnitude

there are simply too many individuals

to name everyone to whom the show

owes a great deal of gratitude. The

BRITs would simply not be possible

without the hundreds of unsung

heroes who pull together behind

the scenes to ensure the successful

delivery of a night like tonight. This

year more than most because change

is never easy to implement. But

the way in which the changes have

been embraced is testament to the

professionalism and skill of every

single person involved behind the

scenes. I can’t thank them enough.

Congratulations to the winners who

have already been announced

including Fred again.. who has

been named Producer of the Year

for his work on some of the biggest

hits of the year. Celeste, winner of

The BRITs Rising Star award, will be

performing tonight in a BRITs first; it

is right that the main show provides

a platform for exciting new talent.

I wish the very best of luck to all the

acts nominated and their teams who

work tirelessly behind the scenes.

And a warm welcome to all the artists’

families so many of whom are here

to share the moment. Tonight is your

show. I hope it’s a memorable one.

Finally, it’s important to remember that

The BRITs has a very proud tradition

of giving. In fact, it is the only major

music awards ceremony in the world

which sees any profit donated to

good causes. I’m proud that this year

we will continue to support the much

needed funding for the BRIT School,

Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy plus

charities supporting young people

in music, education and wellbeing.

David Joseph,

BRIT Awards Chairman

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We’re excited to be

at the biggest event

in British music,

The BRIT Awards

with Mastercard.

We believe that music has the power

to bring us together every day. From

Britpop to grime, it can lift us out of our

every day. Transporting us anywhere

and defining and empowering

generations. That is why we are proud to

say we have been the official sponsor of

The BRIT Awards for the past 22 years.

So, as millions of people gather to

watch the show, we’ll be celebrating

music’s connective power and shining

a light on all the ways that music

brings us together. From everyday

performances in streets, bars and

pubs to the biggest stars on The BRIT

Awards stage, music can lead us all

to Start Something Priceless.

Have a fantastic evening; sit back,

get ready for some electrifying

performances and enjoy the show.

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CONGRATULATIONS

TO ALL THE

WINNERS AND

NOMINEES OF THE

BRIT AWARDS 2020

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SCOFF, THEN

WE’RE OFF!

HERE’S THE PLAN FOR THE NIGHT

FOR OUR LUCKY BRITs DINERS…

Hugh Jackman opens The BRIT Awards 2019

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Don’t miss your moment!

The BRIT Awards kicks off at

8pm sharp. It’ll be broadcast

on ITV1 with catch-up and

online services available.

Everyone attending The BRITs is in

for an enjoyable evening. If you are

lucky enough to join us for fine dining,

there is an even bigger treat in store.

Dinner service takes place ahead of

The BRIT Awards, with guests seated

in three areas. Hello to everyone

on the Arena floor tables, in the

VIP suites, and in Diamond Dining,

situated at the Intercontinental

Hotel. Menus vary by venue.

Diamond Dining patrons should allow

20 minutes to transfer to allocated arena

seats for the show. Please liaise with

your server as you cannot take your

drinks from one venue to the other.

Your meal tonight is a Jubilee

celebration of time travelling treats.

We celebrate the 40th BRITs show

with a nod to our first outing back

in 1977 – a time when the British

cooking tradition began to take its

first tentative steps toward more

cosmopolitan feeds. In homage to The

BRITs’ dinner served at the Grosvenor

House Hotel on that day, there is a

distinctly retro 70s flavour to the meal.

This year, we offer two main food

options. Alongside our meat-eaters

feast there is a wholly vegan choice

to preorder for the first time.

All Arena guests begin dinner with

Coronation Cauliflower. It’s a zeitgeisty

2020 vegan twist on Coronation

chicken, a dish named in 1953 and

re-discovered in 1977 honouring HRH

Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee year.

The main course for carnivores is

mouth-watering coq au vin. It is hale

and hearty locally-source fare, just like

your mum used to do. What a treat.

And for dessert we have chef’s

special version of a multi-layered

delectation comprising festooned

ice cream waves mingling with the

thinnest slivers of mint and chocolate.

Life Water have generously placed

complimentary bottles of water on

every table. Servers are on hand to take

additional drinks orders. The Heineken

group has supplied an excellent range

of beers, lagers, ales and ciders. The

wine list is refreshing and a wide

range of spirits is also available.

Table guests who have pre-ordered

drinks will find orders already prepared

and set aside for your table.

Last year The BRITs introduced

stackable and reusable drinks glasses.

We continue to put sustainability at

the core of our planning (see page

104). All Level 1 and Level 4 drinks

will be served in reusable cups for

which a small charge is payable.

MENU

STARTER

Coronation cauliflower – charred

and spiced Lincolnshire cauliflower,

curried mango mayo, coconut chips

VEGAN STARTER

Coronation cauliflower – charred

and spiced Lincolnshire cauliflower,

curried mango mayo, coconut chips

MAIN

Coq au vin – Corn fed Goosnargh

chicken breast cooked in red wine, turnip

puree, carrots, woodland mushrooms,

chicken bacon, Anna potatoes

VEGAN MAIN

Beetroot and chickpea Wellington with

horseradish potatoes, roasted carrots

and carrot puree, turnips, beetroot sauce

DESSERT

Vanilla mousse, dark chocolate cake,

mint choc chip ice cream, mint gel

VEGAN DESSERT

Spiced poached Conference pear,

chocolate crumble, blackberry custard

Menus for Sapphire Suites and

Diamond Dining guests will vary.

Please ask your servers for details.

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LIVE NATION WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE

THE BRIT AWARDS 2020 NOMINEES


HERE, SHARE…

EVERYWHERE!

MAKE THE MOST OF THE BRITs.

TAKE IN ALL THE ACTION

ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Dua Lipa The BRIT Awards 2019 Red Carpet

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Whether it’s a sneaky selfie or a

‘See who I spotted!’ snippet of news,

your friends and followers can share

your BRITs excitement via TikTok,

Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

The BRITs partners with all major

social media platforms, enabling

you to enjoy an access all areas

experience, including a whole heap of

exclusive content for you to explore.

Yasmin Evans will be live on TikTok from

the Red Carpet, giving you the first look

as the biggest names in music arrive,

while the Awards show is streamed for

fans outside of the UK on YouTube.

Meanwhile, the ever-ready Somethin’

Else crews are backstage, serving

up the most delicious tidbits to our

official feeds and news page!

Fresh for 2020, we’ve teamed up with

Amazon Music. Exclusive recordings

of tonight’s performances as well as

playlists covering the very best of

BRITs history are available to stream.

Remember, a big shake-up in

voting means there are no public

votes to decide on the night. The

pressure’s off, so sit back, relax,

and take in the sights and selfies!

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Congratulations to

all the nominees.

Here’s to a great night.


MERRYMAKING

AT MY PLACE

WE’VE INVITED LOADS

TO OUR HOUSE!

The BRIT Awards 2019 Official After Show Party

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Are you a BRIT Awards VIP? Yes?

Then, wristbands at the ready!

When the on-stage action is

over, you know what to do.

Follow the signs from the O2

auditorium straight to the famous

annual BRIT Awards Aftershow Bash.

If you enjoyed a pre-show meal in our

Diamond Dining celebration space, you’ll

see the remnants of our Silver Jubilee

street party have been swept away. The

streamers have gone and the cobbles

are cleared! If your invite permits, we’d

love you to come to our party. We’ve

stocked the bar and dusted down the

hostess trolley. Put the Demis Roussos

on. Welcome to our 1970s house.

Step over the threshold and you’ll

know this is an evening unlike

any other. For starters, we’ve two

options to get your groovy looks

on. There’s the professional gang

from Sebastian Professional who’ll

fix a fallen up-do or carefully coiffeur

your locks till you have a look you’ll

love – Farah Fawcett anyone?

Or if you’d rather go full Dave From

Slade, knock on the door of our older

sister’s room and say we sent you. She’ll

soon have you wigging out like Noddy

Holder or sporting a manly Magnum

P.I. moustache. Just like that; she’s

transformed your look to comedy gold

quicker than you can say ‘Shang-a-lang’.

Mind the shag pile, we’ll tip-toe over

to mum and dad’s bedroom next –

and as long as you promise not to

tell, we can raid the wardrobes to go

all-out glam, punk or disco. Here, you

can borrow insta-ready outfits for the

ultimate photo booth souvenir of your

trip back in time. Hey, we’ll even take

the pics - seventies style! Here tonight

to celebrate New York’s disco style are

the crew from Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

Indeed… coming through! There’s also

a Studio 54-themed, showgirl parade!

If you’re the kind who hangs out in

the kitchen, here’s the news – you’ll

share the space with the BRITs cake

makers supreme. This is where they

turn the confectionary world ‘Upside

Down and Inside Out’ with their sweet

treats and sugary confections.

We’ve served up forty BRITs shows

since 1977. If teleporting back to our

beginnings has made your head spin,

see a medic. Sure, celebrating your

40th can bring on a bad bout of mid-life

crisis – but there’s a cure for those ills.

Ask your doctor about our garden

sanatorium. A picnic seems just what

the doctor ordered, but be warned – life

looks a whole lot different out there!

Lastly, when you’re ready to dance,

we’ve pushed back the sofas to make

a space in the living room. Take part in

our silent disco or see our flashmob,

who’ll throw some shapes on the

Saturday Night Fever dance floor. Let’s

see what happens when house DJs

Robber Ron and Siggy Smalls pop by

to take a turn on wheels of steel. But

don’t be stuck in the queue for the

loo when its time for our star guest

to appear. We can’t tell you who it is

till the party – but just think! You’ll be

able to say you saw ‘em perform – a

performance of BRITs legend (right

here in our very own living room)!

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AM I ABOUT TO DO

A RICKY GERVAIS?

‘DANGEROUS’ JACK WHITEHALL IS BACK,

AND HE’S GOT A SHARP TONGUE.

Let’s see now. I’m thinking of a

sarcastic Englishman with a quick

wit, who loves poking fun at the

A-list guests in his audience. He’s

back for a third successive year

hosting a world famous award

show. The spotlight is on him and

he has nothing to lose. Admit it, it

would be quite a temptation if you

had a few scores to settle. But that

wouldn’t happen… would it? Helen

Lamont chats to Jack Whitehall, The

BRIT Awards’ “I hope I don’t push

the self-destruct button!” host.

Jack got through 2019 – just about –

without facing the wrath of his A-lister

guest list. Many a quip was delivered

at the expense of Simon Cowell, Piers

Morgan, Ed Sheeran, Niall from One

Direction (Little Niall!), Little Mix, and

George Ezra. But it wasn’t intentional;

Jack shrugs guiltily, before an admission.

“It can be dangerous. I just say

whatever comes into my head.”

“No matter how much I tell myself to

behave, at the last minute I end up

putting my foot in it. I’m sure there

will be a moment of madness.”

“I will always sail as close

to the wind as I can.”

Two other elements affect how the

evening progresses. The first is the

talent - will they behave? “People do

use it as a platform…

I shan’t stop them.”

The other’s just fate.

“Things will always go

wrong, or deviate during

the night, I get that. Just make

sure you have something up

your sleeve for those moments.”

For example, “when Kendrick

Lamar was on with his chainsaws

(in 2018) - I thought there had

been a malfunction. I was like,

“Am I about to have to do a Ricky

Gervais dance, from The Office?”

“Getting away with it –

that’s all I can aim for.”

“If I can do that it will have

been a success.”

Of course, this time around, there has

been a lot of on-stage preparation.

The 31 year-old actor/comedian

has a good idea what he’s in for.

He knows the ropes and as far the

jokes go, he’s put the prep in.

There’s hardly a city that Jack hasn’t

been to this winter as his standup

tour snaked the whole country,

before heading off to Australia, New

Zealand, the back of beyond.

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“My schedule is quite intense,” he

admits, “but that’s the way I like to do

it, zipping about from city to city”.

“The last couple of years, I’d

not done stand-up in ages, so

I definitely felt a bit rusty.

“The first time around, I did a few gigs

beforehand, just to remind myself

what it was like up on stage!”

mean, 28 weeks with a big No.1 album,

you might need your own moment?

“Well, I will be trying to crowbar any kind

of performance I can into the show. It’s

a big part of it, for me, to try to see what

showmanship we can wedge in there.”

“I just need to get those elbows

a bit sharper so I can put myself

front and centre of whatever

performance opens the show.”

(Looks like at The BRITs 2020,

Lewis Capaldi, it’s your turn

to get the drinks in).

The BRITs is delighted that Jack

Whitehall accepted the invitation to

present his third BRITs celebration.

He’s been a busy lad, filming dogtastic

kids movie Clifford alongside John

Cleese: “He’s eighty this year!

One of my comedy heroes…”

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That’s not a problem likely to

affect 2020 proceedings.

“Oh no, I’m loving the tour…

and The BRITs is the perfect

way to round it all off!”

So what can we expect from The BRITs’

greatest showman on stage in 2020?

Certainly more spangly outfits (“I had

fittings for this back in December!”)

and yeah – as soon as the spotlight

is on, he’ll tap-dance his way onto

stage centre, jazz hands a go-go.

At one point, it looked like he might

wrestle the mic from Hugh Jackman

during last year’s big opening number.

Jack harrumphs loudly. “Well.

Yeah. I thought I might be singing

alongside him. But it became very

clear, very quickly that was not going

to be the case on this show. I got

demoted to backing dancer.”

Big fella, some people are not keen

you share the spotlight, you know? I

Luckily Jack – who previously revealed

that Elton John, Stormzy and 5ive

were among his all-time favourite

performers, reckons we’ve had a

great year for exciting new music.

In fact, “So many great artists had

big albums out in the last 12 months

we’re almost kinda oversubscribed

in terms of working out who

will do the performances”.

He doesn’t want to pick favourites,

oh no, but when pushed he admits,

“I love Billie Eilish. And Sam Fender,

the lad who won Critics’ Choice

last year, is a lovely kid. His album

was great so it would be good

if he got some recognition”.

Who else?

He ponders. “Well Lizzo, of course, who

I met on a chatshow. She was amazing!”

“And Lewis Capaldi. I love him. I met him

at the after party after Glastonbury. He’d

just been on the main stage. Came off,

bought a massive round for everybody…

“And then his card got declined and my

sister’s fiancé bought the round for him!”

He’s also completed filming on

Hollywood flicks Silent Retreat,

alongside Isabella Rossellini, and Jungle

Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson -

“although I don’t want to tempt fate, you

never know what might happen (sighs)”.

“I know I’m in The BRITs, they

can’t cut me from that!”

Jack will be mindful that while here

at The BRITs, we can have fun – but

some parts of the world face times of

remarkable challenge. It’s been a helluva

year and we’re only seven weeks in.

We come together to celebrate

musical achievements - while

remembering The BRITs is, first and

foremost, a fundraising event.

Revenue from tonight’s show

goes to good causes - and our

donations are very much needed.

So the show must go on. Nothing

will stop Jack being part of

proceedings. Well, probably. “Who

knows though – maybe I’ll have to

stay in Australia and Skype it in!”

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THE BRITs

ARE COMING

RIDE THE WAVE OF

EXCITEMENT ALL THE

WAY TO THE BRITs


We don’t want to go overboard,

but there’s a lot to be excited

about in the run up to the nation’s

biggest Awards ceremony.

After the host is announced in December

(Hello, Jack Whitehall!) the next big news

is, of course, the Nominations Reveal.

The 2020 announcement took

place at the swish Riverside Studios

in Hammersmith, London.

Alice Levine, BBC Radio 1 afternoon

host (and a very glamorous lady), kept

the atmosphere at fever pitch - and

the mood among the BRIT School kids

in the front row was certainly wavy!

Main image: Mabel

Inset: Aitch

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The very thought of the party and the

popstars meant the excitement among the

crowd was growing. So when Liam Payne,

the first guest to take to the stage arrived,

the audience really went crazy. The former

One Directioner performed a relaxed Live

Forever, as a thumping calling card for his

debut album LP1, with guest star Cheat

Codes joining him in vocal endeavor.

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CONGRATULATIONS

to all of this year’s winners and nominees

Celebrating 10 years

as the home of The BRIT Awards


‘I’m in shock and genuine awe at finding out

I’ve been nominated or Best Female at

The BRIT Awards 2020. Watching my female

heroes on The BRITs every year was by far my

biggest inspiration for dreaming of becoming

a singer/songwriter as a little girl. Being

nominated is such an honour and I can’t

wait to bring my mum to the show!’

Freya Ridings

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Liam has had a whole career worth

of solo songs since his One Direction

days, with eight hits and host of sizzling

collaborations spanning the threeyear

window since the split. Alice

was quick to congratulate him on his

success to date, paying homage to the

Wolverhampton wanderer: “I should be

being welcomed to The BRITs by you –

you already have seven BRIT Awards!”

Liam revealed that on the day of

a previous triumph, his sister got

a new pet, so “we now actually

have a dog named BRIT”!

And boom! Another BRIT to

his name, (and what a way to

celebrate the occasion)!

The next performer on stage was

Freya Ridings. She swapped Liam’s

live band and funky beats for a grand

piano and sweeping soaring vocal.

Lost Without You was where it all

began for this genuinely self-effacing,

enchanting girl, who was able to

tell Alice she’s been to this event in

the past – as part of BRIT School.

“I lost my glasses and I kept my

backpack on the whole time. But I

had the best time!” she beamed.

And Freya has so much goodwill

toward the BRIT organisation thanks

to the experience she had at the

school. While there, she kept a diary.

“It was the beginning of a new

chapter, writing in the diary, writing

new songs every day”. Look how

far she’s come to perform here to

day! “Sigh! It’s been a journey.”

Now there’s a chance she

could win British Female.

Freya giggled again. “You don’t

even think of these things when

you’re a little chubby ginger kid

at school. It blows my mind!”

Another performer – and New Act

nominee - who honed his skills in

the playground is Aitch. Just turned

20 he’s one of the biggest success

stories of the year. Taste (Make It

Shake), the track he’s performing, made

No.2, and judging by his BRITs Are

Coming experience, strutting across

the stage while grinning from ear to

ear, he’s loving his adventure: “It’s a

sick energy, The BRITs, man. You can’t

really feel the same anywhere else.”

If you were to win a BRIT Award, Alice

asked Aitch, “where would it live?”

“Don’t worry,” Aitch grinned, despite his

usual too-cool-for-school demeanor.

“I can always make room for a BRIT”.

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We proudly congratulate our

BRIT AWARDS

2020 NOMINEES

Best Group

Bring Me The Horizon

Foals*

Song of the Year

AJ Tracey ‘Ladbroke Grove’*

Dave feat. Burna Boy ‘Location’**

International Male Solo Artist

Burna Boy

Post Malone

*North America representation only

** Featured artist

Los Angeles New York London Nashville Miami Malmö

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If you’re wondering how to follow that

performance, the answer was Dermot

Kennedy, of course. Alice seemed quite

beside herself with excitement as she

made the introductions (although we’re

sure the bit about peering through his

bedroom window with a telephoto lens

was a joke). Dermot’s up for International

Male Solo Artist, thanks to his unique

blend of acoustic guitars and electronic

beats, all topped off by his unmistakable

Irish accent. As he performed Power

Over Me, an insistent push of mood

music, he seemed lost in emotion.

But he assured us, if a BRIT win were

in the offing, he’d remain “um… fairly

calm”. Hmmm, let’s wait and see.

The last act of the night to perform

was Mabel. She took part this time last

year, when she and Notes performed

My Lover. Well, a lot can change in

twelve months, her 2020 performance

swapped urban cool for dayglo green

hair, a zebra print basque and dance/

pop fun! Don’t Call Me Up, her biggest

hit to date, was the track that made all

the difference (and her rendition tonight,

complete with full dance troupe and

flashing zoetrope backdrop, would have

been oh-so-at home on the big stage)!

Mabel acknowledged the step-change.

“It’s crazy how a song can grow wings

and fly you anywhere”. She joked

that if any of her three nominations

transformed into awards to take home

she’d change her name to “BRIT

Award winner Mabel”… “Everywhere

I go… especially my Uber”. Imagine

that flashing up on your screen!

Before the show ended, Alice found

time to reveal every nomination,

flashback to BRIT winners of old, and

remind us how what we can expect

when Jack Whitehall rules the roost

on BRITs night (as long as there are

no naughty popstars, who disappear

like Foo Fighters, when he tried to

interview them at their table).

The BRITs 40th Show is almost upon us.

BRITs Are Coming host Alice – who did

most of her to-camera links fronting

a screen backdrop showing a metal

army of close formation classic BRITs

statuettes – signed off, signaling the

countdown toward the big show itself.

Time has marched on toward

The BRIT Awards 2020. Tonight,

as always, the cream of musical

talents will be on parade. Eyes front,

Ladies and Gentlemen. And can

we have your attention, please.

Mian Image Liam Payne.

Inset: Alice Levine with Aitch

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Dermot Kennedy performing at

The BRITs Are Coming! 2020 Show

JM Enternational

The BRITs has ripped up the

rulebook for 2020, promising

an event that’s more slick and

streamlined than ever before.

The Britannia trophies have returned

to their classic silvery shape for

the new era. Ant tonight’s focus is

on music – and music alone.

Fewer category groups means

there are only ten chances to win

a coveted prize at The BRITs 2020

(and just eight acts will have wins

announced at The O2 tonight).

Meanwhile other shortlists have

been revamped, including Critics’

Choice, which is renamed as Rising

Star. British Single is replaced

by British Song, recognising the

ubiquitous role of streaming.

Talent is talent, of course, no matter

how you define it. And British music

is in rude health judging by the

amazing sounds being nurtured,

consumed then exported worldwide.

Lewis Capaldi and Dave lead the

nominations with four nods apiece.

Each could win big in British Male

Solo Artist, British Album, New Artist,

and British Song of The Year.

Highly prolific artists Mabel and Stormzy

feature in shortlists for the third year.

Each could take home three trophies,

if their stars were to align. Meanwhile

Harry Styles and Michael Kiwanuka

feature on two shortlists each.

The most striking theme linking the

nominations pack for 2020 is that this

is the year of the British Male Solo

Artist, so well done to the fellas.

The British Male shortlist is identical to

the one for the prestigious Mastercard

British Album: Dave, Harry Styles, Lewis

Capaldi, Michael Kiwanuka and Stormzy

– no girls, and no groups feature there.

Mabel is the only female artist

powering her own way to a British

Song Nomination (although Miley

Cyrus and Normani appear as

featured artists). The 23 year-old is

also flying the flag for the girls as she

competes for New Artist of the Year.

Of course the strength of breadth of

female talent is shown in the British

Female Solo Artist category. Mabel,

Freya Ridings and Mahalia sit alongside

the more experimental Charli XCX and

FKA Twigs. The International Female

category couldn’t be more diverse,

with Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Camila

Cabello, Lana Del Rey and Lizzo

singing loud and proud over there.

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If British music is ruled by stylistic

waves, riding the crest in 2019 was

rap music, dominating great swathes

of youth culture. Dave and Stormzy

represent here, but the Official Chart

was chockablock with tunes ranging

from Aitch and Burna Boy to Ed

Sheeran and Dermot Kennedy, proving

even guitar tracks are influenced by

a more urban chorus these days.

You may remember that in 2016 The

BRIT Awards made constructive moves

to level gender numbers. Efforts are

made to welcome diverse industry

experts to the academy every year.

In 2020, The BRITs has never been

more diverse, with broadly half of

the acts in UK categories having

BAME heritage – that’s quite a feat

considering only 15% of the population

identifies as BAME heritage in the UK.

As we ring the changes, a few legendary

acts remain steady on The BRITs’

shortlists. Coldplay have more BRITs

in the trophy cabinet than any other

act in the running. A triumph tonight

would take their win tally to ten. Harry

Styles, who has seven One Direction

wins plus one solo gong, could claim

award number nine. And Ed Sheeran,

with six BRITs from 16 nominations,

could take home BRIT seven.

Over in the International categories,

our Yoda figure is Bruce Springsteen,

receiving his tenth nomination at

70 (he previously won in 1986).

And the youngest BRITs nominee

is Bond Theme singer Billie Eilish,

who celebrates four years in the

charts at just-turned-eighteen.

The two BRIT Award winners already

announced are Celeste and Fred again..

British Producer of the Year Fred again..

lent his magic touch to albums by

Stormzy and Ed Sheeran, among others,

in 2019. See page 69 for his story.

The inaugural BRITs Rising Star

winner is Celeste (see page 50), who

shared her shortlist spotlight with

Beabadoobee and Joy Crookes. If the

trend for BRITs Critics’ Choice artists

transferring early success to the main

category noms continues, we expect

to hear a lot more from these ladies –

and many more new faces – soon.

The British Video Vote, International

Group, Global Success, and Outstanding

Contribution to music categories have

been retired in 2020, and some voting

mechanisms have been updated.

Please see the info displayed on each

nominations page for information.

THE BRIT AWARDS 2020

NOMINATIONS LIST IN FULL

MALE SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

In association with Amazon Music.

Dave Neighbourhood. Universal Music

Harry Styles Columbia. Sony Music

Lewis Capaldi Virgin EMI. Universal Music

Michael Kiwanuka Polydor. Universal Music

Stormzy Merky/Atlantic. Warner Music UK

FEMALE SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

In association with Amazon Music.

Charli XCX Asylum. Warner Music UK

FKA Twigs Young Turks. XL/Beggars

Freya Ridings Good Soldier. Kobalt Music Group

Mabel Polydor. Universal Music

Mahalia Asylum. Warner Music UK

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Bastille Virgin. Universal Music

Bring Me The Horizon RCA. Sony Music

Coldplay Parlophone. Warner Music UK

D-Block Europe D-Block Europe. Universal Music

Foals Warner Records. Warner Music UK

SONG OF THE YEAR

The top ten identified by chart eligible sales

success in the calendar year then voted for

by The Academy. Supported by Capital FM.

AJ Tracey Ladbroke Grove

AJ Tracey

Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man

Giant Columbia. Sony Music

Dave ft Burna Boy Location

Neighbourhood. Universal Music

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber

I Don’t Care

Asylum. Warner Music / Def Jam. Universal Music

Lewis Capaldi Someone You Loved

Virgin EMI. Universal Music

Mabel Don’t Call Me Up

Polydor. Universal Music

Mark Ronson ft Miley Cyrus

Nothing Breaks Like A Heart

Columbia. Sony Music

Sam Smith & Normani

Dancing With A Stranger

Capitol. Universal Music

Stormzy Vossi Bop

Atlantic/Merky. Warner Music UK

Tom Walker Just You And I

Relentless. Sony Music

BRITs RISING STAR

Identified by a panel of critics,

influencers, writers and composers.

Beabadoobee Dirty Hit

WINNER Celeste Polydor. Universal Music

Joy Crookes

Insanity/Speakerbox Recordings. Sony Music

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Supported by BBC Radio 1

Aitch Since ’93. Sony Music

Dave Neighbourhood. Universal Music

Lewis Capaldi Virgin EMI. Universal Music

Mabel Polydor. Universal Music

Sam Fender Polydor. Universal Music

MASTERCARD ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Dave Psychodrama

Neighbourhood. Universal Music

Harry Styles Fine Line Columbia. Sony Music

Lewis Capaldi

Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent

Virgin EMI. Universal Music

Michael Kiwanuka Kiwanuka

Polydor. Universal Music

Stormzy Heavy Is The Head

Merky/Atlantic. Warner Music UK

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

Bruce Springsteen Columbia. Sony Music

Burna Boy Atlantic. Warner Music

Dermot Kennedy Island. Universal Music

Post Malone Republic Records. Universal Music

Tyler the Creator Columbia. Sony Music

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Ariana Grande Republic Records. Universal Music

Billie Eilish Polydor. Universal Music

Camila Cabello Epic/Syco Music. Sony Music

Lana Del Rey Polydor. Universal Music

Lizzo Atlantic. Warner Music

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

10 British Producers identified by chart eligible

sales success of the Album and/or Single where

Producer is credited. An expert judging panel

then identifies a shortlist of 3. From that judging

process - the winner will be identified.

WINNER Fred again..

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“ Four BRITs?! No way!!!

What an honour,

and what a way to end

the most incredible

year. I’m very grateful.

Thank you, THANK YOU!”

DAVE

DAVE

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Dave

Psychodrama

NEIGHBOURHOOD. UNIVERSAL MUSIC

JM Enternational

If its therapy you’re after, you’ve

come to the right place. Dave

released his No.1 debut solo

collection - a concept album -

in March 2019. Split into three

acts - dealing with themes of

environment, relationships and

social compass respectively - it

is what its creator hopes will

become “a potent time capsule”.

“The kind that captures the age, my

generation and the conditions of my life.”

Inspired by the talking therapies his

brother experienced in prison, it is

bookended by the soothing voice

of a psychoanalyst, encouraging

our now 21 year-old protagonist

to examine his darkest thoughts,

to go deep inside himself.

Working alongside producers 169

and Fraser T Smith (Adele, Stormzy)

Dave spent twelve months creating

it. He says, “Psychodrama allowed

me to get a lot off my chest”.

“It allowed me to become the person

that I wanted to live up to being. It

allowed me to fulfil my potential,

changing the way people see

me, and the way I see myself.”

It can be heavy stuff but its clever,

concise, hard-hitting. He dissects the

external environment he grew up in, as

well as personal and family pressures;

the result is a stunning and insightful

critique of some young London lives

today. It’s a hard place to be for a young

man whose peers are often steeped

in bravado, so he traces his journey of

self-discovery through a progression

of “gold or silver, something rare or

precious” tracks - “from the start, when

I was more reluctant to speak, to the

end, which is embracing the idea that

it’s OK to find out a bit about yourself”.

“What’s important is the flow; how

words fit together with the tempo.”

The first three songs are a distilled

version of what defines him Psycho,

(“I’m not Psycho, but my life is”)

Streatham, and Black. The latter

is an uncompromising blast about

belonging, race and Empire.

“That track is my experience,”

says Dave. “Me being south

London, black, Nigerian… but I

don’t think that it’s universal for

the whole black experience”.

The middle section is catchy,

containing the summery Location,

Then as the end draws near there is

social commentary on the cinematic

Lesley (with themes of domestic

violence), the metaphorical Voices,

which is “a constant chase for

happiness,” and Drama. Drama

features the voice of Dave’s brother

Christopher, serving time for murder,

speaking from his prison cell.

Some of the album’s lyrics - including

“forget the other brother that was even

bigger, we were figures just trying to

figure out if we could be a figure” - are

snippets from visit and phone call

conversations between the pair.

As a teen, says Dave, “in my

life nothing was rosy“.

“I didn’t know what I was going to do

with my feelings. My (two) brothers

were both in different prisons — I just

had to express myself, and when I got

onto that mic, I let everything out.”

That’s how he found his way forward,

in music. Still doing visits, he says

the inmates now like his music.

“It’s something different to the status

quo”, he says, putting it mildly.

“It had a positive impact on everyone.”

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Lewis

Capaldi

Divinely Uninspired

to a Hellish Extent

VIRGIN EMI. UNIVERSAL MUSIC

You kind of get the impression

that Lewis Capaldi hasn’t really

taken everything in yet.

From his seven weeks at No.1 with

single Someone You Loved to the six

weeks at No.1 with his debut collection,

he’s had no time to take stock,

understand what those numbers mean.

“Either these people all have horrible

taste in music or I must be OK,” he jokes.

Because, suffering from an insanely

bad case of imposter syndrome,

Capaldi’s easy charm means he’s

self-deprecating to a fault.

“You’re like - what the f*** is going on

here? Surely people must have better

taste in music than to listen to me?”

There’s no doubt it’s been a year of firsts

for the 22 year-old from Bathgate. And

it’s all down to the first time he got his

heart broken, fuelling an album full of

easy-to-identify-with heartbreak songs.

Out of twelve tracks, only one - Grace

- is actually happy, while Someone

You Loved is open to interpretation.

Otherwise, he says, it is “jam-packed

with big, sexy sad-bangers”.

“I never set out to make an album

full of ‘em but it just transpired

that way. When you’re sad, you

think about it, you get into your

feelings - you’re wallowing in it”.

Even the pleasure - and pressure

- of writing in California didn’t

distract his attention.

“LA? Loved it.” But “I was in LA and six

months before that I was sitting in my

house playing PlayStation in my pants”.

“I [felt] this would all be better

if I could share that with her…

being in that simpler time”.

After the writing, the album had to be

structured. “I wanted to keep it mostly

new, and I wanted people to hear

variety. I’d written about 400 piano

ballads, so there was a conscious

effort not to stick them on there”.

He says, “Now that the album is out,

it’s amazing to see the reaction”.

The tracks that did make the cut

include, as well as the singles, Capaldi

favourites Hollywood and Headspace.

“I wrote Headspace when I was 17;

I’ve always had this special feeling

about it. Hollywood is jaunty - it’s a

change of pace for the album, and

people really seem to enjoy it.”

It’s fair to say, as its title reflects, the

album had a difficult birthing process.

Enjoyed isn’t a word he’d use, to be fair.

“The actual writing of the songs?

Loved doing. The arrangements of

the song? Loved doing. But when it

comes to the actual recording process

where you sit there playing the

same guitar part 47 f***ing times?”

“Putting an album together was the

most stressful and boring thing I’ve ever

done in my entire f***ing life. Everyone

will tell you about this f***ing mad little

journey they went on with recording

the album, and for me, I was like f***ing

hell, I want this to be over so I can

just play these f***ing songs live.”

But, “It’s nice to know that people

enjoyed [the album], it’s nice to

know that people bought it.”

“It’s nice to know that I’ve got a

job for another year and a bit.”

JM Enternational

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“ I wouldn’t miss

performing at The BRITs,

because usually when

people perform, their

album and single sales

go way up the chart, so

looking forward to that

especially...I’ll be there

with bells on x”

LEWIS CAPALDI

LEWIS

CAPALDI

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STORMZY

ED SHEERAN

LIZZO

CHARLI XCX

MAHALIA

COLDPLAY

FOALS

BURNA BOY

GOOD LUCK

TO ALL OUR

TALENTED

ARTISTS



“ I appreciate every single one

of you more than you know.

Thank you @BRITs, feeling

very blessed and proud!”

STORMZY

TORMZY

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Stormzy

Heavy Is The Head

MERKY/ATLANTIC. WARNER MUSIC UK

JM Enternational

There was point in December

2019 that Stormzy describes as

“a really proud moment”.

He revealed, “I’ve locked myself away

for two years, and dedicated myself to

the art. I’ve made a body of work I’m very

proud of, and that people can listen and

connect to in many different ways”.

Three years after the maelstrom release

of his 2017 debut Gang Signs & Prayer,

with all that disc did to grow his profile, he

knew its follow-up - which turned out to be

the No.1 Heavy is The Head - should be

louder, sharper, stronger, more insistent.

““This time around, it was all about

pushing the boundaries...”

“I felt like a new artist…[with] new

truths and stories to tell.”

When Stormzy made GSAP, he

proclaimed its success was for “all his

young black kings” - his South Norwood

neighbours and others like them.

“Even with the distance that inevitably

happens from my community, I was

making sure I was talking to my people.”

Now with success, he advocates for

them, he’s a leader. He’s out to make

a space for them on the national

stage. This is his manifesto.

He sighs. “I’m so used to it, being the

only black face in mainstream culture.”

So Stormzy’s plan is to be joined by

so many more. The track Superheroes

is a rallying cry to black British talent,

mentioning everyone he can think of

from Malorie Blackman to Dave. There

are collaborations. Burna Boy, Dave,

Headie One, Her, Yebba, and Thiana

Major9 appear on the album, which

mixes grime with soul, R&B dreams.

The space between grime and blues and

gospel is not always an easy place to

inhabit. Vossi Bop and Pop Boy explain

why. And “sometimes music can be a bit

sexist or like using women as objects,” he

says. “I was like, no, forget all of that, I want

a woman to be able to play this before

she’s going out for drinks with her girls.”

Disappointment and Wiley Flow

got caught up in a feud with Wiley,

who reportedly disapproves of his

Ed Sheeran soujourns on Own It

and Take Me Back To London.

But yet the testosterone-packed

bravado of Big Michael and Crown

sits cheek by jowel with the break-up

love letter Lessons (the most tender

track on the record). That’s what you

get when you let your guard down.

And all of those facets are, somehow,

Stormzy: “I’m a complex human. [This is] 16

truths from a man. So it’s like 16 chapters.”

“Making this album helped

me realise who I am.

“It was me understanding that every

emotion I’m feeling is valid. My sadness,

my vulnerability is as important as

my kingship and my confidence.”

But still, ‘kingship’ is important. Stormzy

would not have got where here

is today without his self-confident

swagger. He’s been anointed.

He reveals, “It’s been a proper slow

realisation, in naive way, as well”.

“Maybe up until this year I underestimated

who I had become, my voice, my

reach, and all of that,” he reasons.

“I’m at peace, I understand it

now, and I embrace it all.”

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Harry Styles

Fine Line

COLUMBIA. SONY MUSIC

There’s one line in particular that

seems to sum up the process of

making the second Harry Styles

album. The former One Direction

superstar, alongside spells in

Nashville and London, holed up

in Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La studio

in the oh-so-warm Malibu swelter,

telling Rolling Stone magazine of

his method to making Fine Line

(his second solo No.1 album).

Frozen Margheritas in hand, “we’d turn

the speakers out into the yard… “

“We’d do mushrooms, lie down

on the grass, and listen to Paul

McCartney’s Ram in the sunshine”.

As well as love, loves lost and

redemption, one of the overarching

themes of the record is a sigh of relief,

of freedom. Having proven himself

on his debut the creative juices are

flowing. “I’m really enjoying making

music and experimenting,” he said.

He told Zane Lowe, “making an

album, I feel like is the most selfindulgent

time you can think of, really”.

“Because you’re just like, ‘how do I

feel about this?” He’s tried therapy,

but prefers making music. “I think

with the therapy thing, I just realised

I was just getting in my own way. It’s

been a thing where I’ve definitely

felt it have an impact on my life.”

The open roads and open hearts of

California play a part in proceedings.

So too does his eclectic band of

rockers and folk hearts - including

songwriting partner/producer Kid

Harpoon - with whom he excels.

Although most tracks are open to the

listener’s interpretation, a break up

makes its presence felt on the anxious

To Be So Lonely, and again on Cherry,

where a relationship soured. There are

sonic nods to Joni Mitchell, Vampire

Weekend, plus strings, Gospel choirs

and the ghosts of rock’n’roll heroes.

After teasing that the LP was “all about

having sex and feeling sad” (and

Watermelon Sugar, if the rumours

are true, provides the former) the

process was surprisingly upbeat. “It

was so much fun’, he says, “much

more joyous than last time”.

“Even coming into this record

I wanted to feel less guarded,

free-er and more honest.”

So Golden, written early, was always

the show opener: “It feels so Malibu,

driving down the coast,” and there

are show-stopping singles Adore You,

Watermelon Sugar and Lights Up.

In Falling, he touches on his own

personal journey - could he become

someone he’s really no fan of? It seems

self discovery has brought white-knuckle

moments when the safety net slips.

“I think it was something I hadn’t

really experienced before, the

times when I felt good and I felt

happy were the happiest I ever

felt in my life… and the lowest was

the lowest I ever felt in my life.”

Finally, when the record was almost

finished, Styles slipped off to Japan

to take stock of it critically.

“I needed time to get out of that album

frame of mind,” he told The Face.

He was reading Haruki Murakami,

and writing in his hotel room,

showing up at karaoke.

“It impacted the album in a big way.”

“It was just a positive time for my head.”

JM Enternational

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HARRY

STYLES

“Thank you for the support.

Thank you @BRITs for the nominations.

Love you. H!”

HARRY STYLES

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MICHAEL

KIWANUKA

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“I’m so excited and humbled to have

been nominated at this years

BRIT Awards, what a way to start

the decade! So proud to be a part

of the vibrant and forward thinking

movement that is British music!!”

MICHAEL KIWANUKA


Michael

Kiwanuka

Kiwanuka

POLYDOR. UNIVERSAL MUSIC

JM Enternational

The most talented beings

among us are often the ones

most plagued by doubt.

That holds true for Michael Kiwanuka.

At times it has crippled his creative

process, postponing the release

of his second 2018 album Love &

Hate. The album’s success, (it was

a No.1 and a BRITs British Album

nominee) brought about a bad case

of imposter syndrome. What could

be done about 2019’s album three?

Kiwanuka worried that what

audiences liked about Love & Hate

was the polished production talents

of now-returning collaborators

Dangermouse and Inflo.

He’s explained, “I was overwhelmed

by the response to the record”.

“I started to really get scared”.

“In the studio I would cower:

Somebody’s going to find me out.”

“But about a year-and-a-half ago,

I got tired of that way of thinking.

I just went, ‘This isn’t helping

anyone, least of all me.’

“I’m living my dream. I’m in the

room. And I was wasting it with

thoughts of inferiority. I’ve always

had that annoying voice and after

30 years you’re like, ‘Shut up”.

The result was the self-titled Kiwanuka,

says the Muswell Hill singer. “It’s

a reaction against this fast-paced,

throwaway, machine-led world”.

He’s tossed aside expectations, instead

declaring, “Take me as I am - a mix

of anxiety, spirituality, wisdom, talent

and self-doubt. I’m proud of all of it”.

The choice of name is in itself a political

statement - a big ‘no, thank you’ to those

who wanted him to change his name

to something more Western, before he

was known to the world. That subtle

racism is challenged on Hero, and on

the in-for-the-kill opener, You’re Not The

Problem. It’s there again in Rolling, and

on Interlude (Loving The People) where

civil rights leader John Lewis is sampled.

“It sounded beautiful and moving over

these chords, so we put it here.”

It seems that Final Days is an about a

fine as it can be when one is pondering

a shapeship crash apocalypse, (albeit

a multi-textured, almost tactile one).

And throughout, like a soulful storm,

here’s where moods close in, then

clear. The album invites its audience

to remain engaged for all the drama,

transfixed as thunder rumbles, electricity

spikes and time passes. “You won’t

even know the song has changed,”

says Kiwanuka, “If you press play when

you’re cleaning the house, you get

sucked in for the whole duration”.

Of course among the melancholy

there are joyful moments. The sun

breaks through with the gospel choir

on I’ve Been Dazed, where, “it just

came out almost hymn-like”. And there

are shards of dazzling positivity in the

show-closing Light. “You end on this

peaceful note… whether it’s obvious

things like the light at the end of the

tunnel or just a light feeling in my heart.”

It is the work of someone who

has found his way forward.

Says Kiwanuka, “This is who I am, rain

or shine. I am completely myself”.

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“I think everyone

deserves an equal

amount of appreciation,

[no matter] how old they

are. But I mean,

I’m cool with the praise.

I’m good with it!”

BILLIE

EILISH

BILLIE EILISH

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BMG CONGRATULATES

FKA TWIGS LEWIS CAPALDI MABEL

NOMINATION

FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

OF THE YEAR

NOMINATIONS

MASTERCARD ALBUM OF THE

YEAR + MALE SOLO ARTIST

OF THE YEAR + NEW ARTIST OF

THE YEAR + SONG OF THE YEAR

NOMINATIONS

FEMALE SOLO ARTIST OF

THE YEAR + NEW ARTIST OF THE

YEAR + SONG OF THE YEAR

AJ TRACEY

NOMINATION

SONG OF THE YEAR

BRING ME THE HORIZON

NOMINATION

GROUP OF THE YEAR

JOY CROOKES

SHORTLISTED

BRITs RISING STAR


JM Enternational

“So excited to perform at

this year’s BRIT Awards.

So many legendary people have

performed at The BRITs, so it

really is an honour and

a dream come true!”

MABEL

MABEL

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WE PROUDLY CONGRATULATE OUR FRIENDS AND CLIENTS

ON THEIR BRIT AWARDS NOMINATIONS

MASTERCARD ALBUM OF THE YEAR

DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A

HELLISH EXTENT

LEWIS CAPALDI 1

KIWANUKA

MICHAEL KIWANUKA 1

MALE SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

LEWIS CAPALDI 1

MICHAEL KIWANUKA 1

FEMALE SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

FKA TWIGS 1

SONG OF THE YEAR

GIANT

CALVIN HARRIS

RAG’N’BONE MAN 1

SOMEONE YOU LOVED

LEWIS CAPALDI 1

DON’T CALL ME UP

MABEL

DANCING WITH A STRANGER

SAM SMITH 12

FREYA RIDINGS 1

MABEL

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

CAMILA CABELLO

LIZZO

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

TYLER, THE CREATOR

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

LEWIS CAPALDI 1

MABEL

1 DENOTES SHARED REPRESENTATION

2 DENOTES SHARED NOMINATION


LIZZO

“ Eight years of touring, giving out

free tix to my undersold shows,

sleepless nights in my car, losing

my dad, and giving up on music,

playing shows for free beer & food

with -32$ in my bank account,

constantly writing songs, hearing

‘no’ but always saying ‘yes’.”

“ Glad I never gave up.”

LIZZO

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“It’s a huge honour to be the

recipient of the BRITs Rising Star

Award 2020. Like many others,

I grew up watching the The BRITs and

have been continually inspired

by its nominees, winners and the

performances. I hope to make the

most of this incredible opportunity

and I can’t wait to perform on

the The BRITs next this year.”

BRITs RISING STAR: CELESTE

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OF

REVELATION AND LIGHT

CELESTE EPIPHANY WAITE IS A SIX-FOOT TALL

SUPERSTAR. SHE AIN’T WAITING TO SHINE…

CELESTEA MOMENT

JM Enternational

The inaugural BRIT Awards Rising

Star Award winner is 25 year-old R&B

singer Celeste. Born in LA but raised

near Brighton, she writes tunes that

hark back to Hollywood’s headiest

days - but her twist is fresh, jazz-tinged

and exciting. First signed to Lily Allen’s

Bank Holiday Records following the

breakout Daydream, she moved to

Polydor, releasing the EP Lately,

singles including Strange, Father’s

Son and Coco Blood, as well as a

collaboration You Do Something To Me

alongside Paul Weller. Helen Lamont

asks just what it’s like to be on the

cusp of going supernova with old soul.

Congratulations on your

BRITs Rising Star Award!

Thank you! Honestly, I’m so pleased - it

meant so much. It makes me feel like the

hard work this year has been worth it.

How did you find out?

I was coming back to England, after

touring [with Michael Kiwanuka]. We

were on a plane, and after we landed

my manager showed me the email,

and I was like, ‘Are you 100% sure’?

You’re in good company

on the shortlist…

It’s absolutely amazing, especially

when the top three are all female.

I felt that was really quite rare.

You were the first performer

announced for BRITs night…

Yes, oh my gosh! I have thought about

it every day since! I’ve never done a

show on this scale before [but] I’ve

been mentally preparing for a bigger

show. I have folders of drawings,

plans, and lighting ideas. I’ve found

the right things to be inspired by -

hopefully I’ve equipped myself well!

Do you get nervous?

I get this little adrenalin buzz, which I

can’t really control - but I like that feeling!

If it ever goes away I’ll be disappointed.

Did you grow up watching The BRITs?

Everyone watched The BRITs, didn’t

they? It’s one of the things you looked

forward to every year. I remember

seeing Misteeq perform, and So Solid

Crew. I was completely obsessed

with Misteeq. I put my hands on the

TV and started screaming! I also

remember Mark Ronson perform

[with] Daniel Merriweather, Adele and

Amy Winehouse. There is something

candid about those performances,

so in the moment, they seemed

excited to be there. That’s when all

of those things began to happen

for those people in their career.

Who were your other influences?

I listened to whatever the adults were

playing. My mum’s friend played garage

like Sweet Like Chocolate, my mum

liked M People and dance tracks, my

granddad and nan would play stuff

they danced to, a celebratory thing -

listening to The Platters, The Flamingos,

Johnny Ray and Frank Sinatra.

You’ve put your own spin

on that old-time vibe…

I grew up listening to traditional

song structures and that carried

into my songwriting. I’ve always

had that appreciation. I love to

listen to crooners. And at three I

was listening to Aretha Franklin!

Everything’s based on my instincts

and what I listened to growing up.

What was the Celeste

in that childhood like?

When I was a kid I was hyperactive.

At twelve, my mum said, you really

need to calm down. I never did what

anyone told me to do, which, actually,

was helpful. I didn’t get involved in

stuff teenagers can feel pressurised

to do, it wasn’t all about fitting in.

When did you decide to be a performer?

At nine, I had singing lessons, then

stopped. Tried again at fourteen -

stopped. At fifteen I began to take

it seriously. At sixteen, I was curious

about whether I really could become

a musician or a singer. My family said,

well if this is something you want to do,

we will try to support you. But I didn’t

have any idea of the mechanics of how.

I just did what teenagers did, uploading

songs onto YouTube and SoundCloud.

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CONGRATULATIONS

CELESTE

YOUR HARD WORK, TALENT

AND GRACEFUL APPROACH

TO YOUR CRAFT IS BEING

RECOGNISED AND

REWARDED.

HERE’S TO A SUCCESSFUL

2020 AND BEYOND.

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DUNCAN, BEN AND THE

ATLAS ARTISTS FAMILY.

THE ATLAS ARTISTS FAMILY...

CELESTE

SKINNY LIVING

RACHEL CHINOURIRI


Life could have turned out

differently after being born in LA…

Yeah, but my mum moved back to

England when I was two, so I never grew

up as an American. I think it is tough to

grow up in LA, especially if you don’t

have money. I’m glad I’ve grown up here.

But now you travel there a lot

Yeah, I went for a month in October.

Actually I first went back when I was

sixteen. My [Jamaican] dad was

diagnosed with cancer so we went

over there to visit him then, before

he passed. Obviously my memories

weren’t positive, so when I went

back with my manager at 23 I wasn’t

keen! That visit changed my outlook.

I’ve got good friends there now.

Your singing took off

amongst the heartbreak…

Yeah the idea is that its good to set

your sights on something. Don’t let

anyone or anything stand in your way.

I had a lot of things happen when I

was about sixteen – things I hadn’t

experienced before, like people

passing. I could have become down

but I used it to spur me on. My mum

was a single mum but she always had

her own motivation. Anything you want

or need find a way to get it yourself.

How is 2020 shaping up for you?

Six weeks of writing in January into

February, before big headline shows,

including Shepherds Bush Empire, April

into May. I have a lot of festivals, and

hopefully more new music, from June

onwards. I love playing new songs to

the crowd to see what the reaction is.

TWO MORE GREAT ACTS MADE THE

2020 BRITs RISING STAR SHORTLIST.

BEABADOOBEE

Nineteen-year-old beabadoobee

– Beatrice to her friends – grew up

listening to lo-fi indie rock and Filipino

music. The 90s inspired songwriter, who

only wrote her first song, Coffee, in 2017,

is now a prolific producer of earwormladen

atmospheric EPs including

Patched Up, Loveworm, and Space Cadet.

JOY CROOKES

A jazz-loving, Irish dancing Joy

Crookes grew up in the shadow of

Elephant and Castle, leaving school

early to concentrate on soulful music

intertwining Billie Holliday, identity,

and WB Yeats. Now 21, she spent 2019

wowing Glastonbury, and helping the

world hear her songs Mother May I Sleep

With Danger, Early, and London Mine.

How will you know you’ve

hit the big time?

I want to have an album out, and feel

proud. And get the chance to make a

second album. And a third! I’ll know if

I can relax, waking up knowing this is

my permanent job! But I might be 50

before I feel like that…

But you’re already hanging

out in showbiz circles…

I met Mick Jagger the other night!

Amazing, because I love the Rolling

Stones! I wish I met him fifty years ago. I

really fancied him when he was younger.

(Sighs) I’m glad there are people that I

idolise that are still alive.

Make the most of it

with a collaboration…

I’m thinking I need to make this happen!

I’m excited! Because, y’know, most of

my heroes aren’t alive any more.

JM Enternational

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CELESTE

2020 BRITs Rising Star Award Recipient


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It’s a young man’s game, being in on the British

Male Solo Artist shortlist. Now, as they get these

early albums in, everyone’s star is burning bright.

Stormzy released a second album Heavy Is The

Head in December 2019. It made No.1 as did

three of its tracks: Own It (alongside Ed Sheeran

and Burna Boy) Take Me Back to London (with Ed

Sheeran) and the album’s first single, Vossi Bop.

The star wore a bulletproof vest to play at Glastonbury; this

watershed moment made him the festival’s first headline

grime star. All this came after his 2017 debut No.1 Gang

Signs & Prayer won him two BRITs and earned him a

platform to speak on political causes. He also founded a

Cambridge scholarship for BAME-only artists. Stormzy was

named a Next Generation Leader by Time Magazine.

Like Stomzy, Harry Styles is an old friend of The BRITs.

The One Direction frontman has seven 1D trophies and

one solo BRIT from 13 previous nominations. At 25, he’s

recognised for his second solo collection, Fine Line. Styles

previously celebrated one self-titled solo No.1 album,

and four 1D No.1 albums Take Me Home, (2012), Midnight

Memories (2013), Four (2014) Made in the AM (2015) as

well as the No.2 Up All Night, 1D’s 2011 debut. Since the

2017 release of the million-selling solo debut Harry Styles,

he’s appeared in the movie Dunkirk, modeled for Gucci,

hosted SNL and exec produced a sitcom based on his

life Happy Together. His Love on Tour begins in April.

Lewis Capaldi is a man of contradictions. His social media

boasts milliions of fans of his cheeky one-liners. His

music is a different affair. The 22 year-old Glaswegian

staked his claim with big ballads of heartwrenching

heartbreak. (On Insta he mostly talks about Greggs).

Capaldi’s overnight success is ten years in the making. He

released a series of EPs: Bloom (2017), then Breach (Nov

2018, which contained Someone You Loved and saw him

recognised on BRITs Critics’ Choice shortlists,) and Bruises

(2019, which saw his success skyrocket). Someone You

Loved then topped the chart for seven weeks in early 2019

while a debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent

was the biggest selling collection in Britain for five years.

Dave wasn’t allowed out after school as a teen in case

he got into trouble. The hours spent rising to Grade 7

on the piano was time well spent. He rejected a place

to study law at university and now 21, he’s seen the hard

work he’s put in since the age of 16 lead to this year’s four

BRIT nominations. His first full-length LP Pyschodrama

topped the chart in March 2019; it followed the 2017 EP

Game Over in a stellar creative period. His breakout

came in 2016 when Drake remixed the track Wanna

Know. Three years on, the Canadian exec produced

Top Boy, the drama showcasing Dave’s acting debut.

Michael Kiwanuka returned in November 2019 with a third

self-titled album, and a second shot at doing the British Male

Artist/British Album double. The former session musician found

fame in 2012 with his debut Home Again collection before

Love & Hate topped the chart in 2016. His third collection –

including lead single You Ain’t The Problem - made No.2. It’s

an increasingly confident statement of identity and belonging,

enveloped in psychedelic soul. Kiwanuka tours in spring 2020

including a headline Alexandra Palace date next month.

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Make space on the shelf! Someone is

bringing home their first BRIT Award.

With three nominations to her name in 2020, all

eyes are on Mabel. Although she was previously

nominated in British Breakthrough in 2019, this is her

first shot at British Female Solo Artist, thanks to her

No.3, debut LP High Expectations. The album was

well named, given Mabel’s musical pedigree. With

mum Neneh Cherry and dad Cameron McVey, she’s

been around music forever. But thanks to singles like

big hit Mad Love, and recently, the Tiesto collab God

Is A Dancer, she’s making a name all of her own.

Quite a few careers have sprung from Love Island

by now – but usually the star has to appear on

the show. BRIT School graduate Freya Ridings’

penchant for a melancholy piano-led love song

saw a breakthrough third single Lost Without You

provide the soundtrack to Laura and Jack’s breakup

in 2018. Shazam searches spiked and the song

went platinum. Freya’s self-titled album, released

in August 2019, made No.3. It included all of the 25

year-old’s singles to date, including You Mean The

World To Me and Castles. Not bad for a girl who

describes herself as “a zebra in a horse race”.

One woman artwork FKA Twigs knows what its like

to be different. Cheltenham’s Tahlia Barnett was

a dancer for Jessie J and Ed Sheeran by 17, but

she’d soon announce herself in an avant-garde

blaze on the i-D magazine cover. Twigs’ first album

LPI came out in August 2014 and she followed it

with an EP M3LL155X and two BRIT nominations in

2015. A second LP, the otherworldly Magdelene,

didn’t emerge until November 2019. It included

singles Cellophane with its mesmerizing video,

Holy Terrain (ft. Future), and Home With You.

Charli XCX is a popstar of the classic sort. She was

singing at raves and warehouse parties before making

it to No.1 with the Icona Pop collaboration

I Love it in 2013. Three albums have followed –

True Romance (2013), the punk-influenced Sucker

(2014) and Charli (2019), and in between there has

been hit after banging hit including Boom Clap,

Doing It, Girls and 1999. She also featured alongside

Iggy Azalea topping the Billboard Hot 100, with

Fancy. Charli XCX has written multiple hits for

other artists, including Iggy Azalea, Selena Gomez,

Blondie, and Shawn Mendez & Camila Cabello.

The year 2016 was a big one Mahalia. The

Leicester soul singer released her debut LP Diary

of Me, and nabbed a key role in the seminal

drama Brotherhood. A string of collaborations

and then solo singles followed - some from the

atmospheric 2018 Seasons EP. Mahalia had another

big year in 2019. She released her butter-voiced

debut album Love and Compromise, seven years

after she first signed a record deal aged 13. It

included standout duets with Burna Boy (Simmer)

and Ella Mai (What You Did), plus fan favourites

Do Not Disturb and I Wish I Missed My Ex.

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GROUP OF THE YEAR

BASTILLE

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They just don’t make ‘em like they used

to… and the British Group shortlist is full

of bands who deliver year after year.

Coldplay’s relationship with The BRIT Awards is

long and fruitful. The band has scooped nine BRITs

to date; in fact they’ve won British Group four times

since 2001’s debut Parachutes. This year’s nod

sees the four piece celebrate their 28th nomination.

Last year saw Coldplay return with Everyday Life,

an eighth No.1 album. It is the follow up to 2015’s

A Headful of Dreams, despite fears they might’ve

split in 2017 not long after their Something Just Like

This Chainsmokers’ collaboration. Everyone’s happy

they’ve returned to the chart with singles including

Orphans, Arabesque, Everyday Life, and Daddy.

Bastille’s front man Dan Smith has popped up in

unexpected places of late – as well as a BRITs duet

with last year’s Outstanding Contribution winner

P!nk he provided the I Can’t Fight This Feeling

soundtrack to the John Lewis Christmas advert;

the band also features on Happier, the Marshmello

smash No.2. Bastille burst onto the scene in 2003

with No.1 debut Bad Blood, before the follow-up

Wild World and mix tape of collaborations, Other

People’s heartache Pt. IV. June 2019 release Doom

Days is their third studio collection. It reached

No.4, and prompts their sixth BRITs nomination.

Foals have been around for a good long while as

well. They formed in 2005 and released albums

Anecdotes (2008), Total Life Forever (2010), the darkly

hypnotic Holy Fire (2013) before hard rock favourite

What Went Down (2005). The Oxfordshire indie pop

art rockers brought out the synth-heavy exploration

of dystopia Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Parts 1

and 2 seven months apart in 2019. The latter topped

the album chart, one better than its predecessor’s

chart placing. This is Foals’ third BRITs nomination.

Sheffield rockers Bring Me The Horizon celebrated

fifteen years in the music business with the release of

fourth album Amo in February 2019, which knocked

The Greatest Showman OST off No.1 after 28 weeks

at the top spot. Its electronica/ hip hop sound was a

departure for the band who’d previously released the

death metal collection Count Your Blessings (2006),

before Suicide Season (2008) and There Is A Hell…

in 2010, which won international acclaim. Sempiternal

came in 2013 before That’s The Spirit (2015), which

included their biggest single to date, Throne, and

won new fans with a lighter, classic rock sound.

D-Block Europe are a South London rap collective,

bringing their ‘UK Rap Wave’ sound to the streets.

Former schoolmates Young Adz and Dirtbike LB

struck a chord with their explicit lyrics and their

shocking street tales, wrapped up in thumping

beats and vocoder vocals. After impressing with

tracks Large Amounts and The Shard, they found

greater success from 2018 onwards with successive

mixtapes, Any Minute Now, Home Alone, PTSD,

and Street Trauma. They first made the Top 20

with single Gucci Mane feat. Yxng Bane. More

followed including Kitchen Kings, Nookie feat.

Lil Baby, and Playing for Keeps feat. Dave.

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Jump In Together

@lewiscapaldi


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

SUPPORTED BY BBC RADIO 1

There’s been a shake up at The BRITs,

and you’ll notice British Breakthrough has

been replaced by New Artist of the Year.

AITCH

SINCE ’93. SONY MUSIC

DAVE

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LEWIS CAPALDI

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MABEL

POLYDOR. UNIVERSAL MUSIC

SAM FENDER

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That switch paved the way for Mabel’s airy pop/R&B

to make it onto the shortlist two years on the

trot – and why not? Fans will remember 2015’s

breakthrough, Know Me Better, while 2017 brought

the catchy Finders Keepers and collaborations

Cigarette and Ring Ring. In 2019, she released a

No.3 album, High Expectations, which included

Top 10 singles Don’t Call Me Up and Mad Love.

Her tunes remain on everyone’s lips thanks to

their radio-friendly, easily streamable pop.

It’s hard to believe that only last year, Lewis Capaldi

and Sam Fender were fighting out to be Critics’

Choice winner. Capaldi, now 23, was pipped at

the post, but the ensuing twelve months have

turned the droll Scotsman into a global star. He’s

built his enthusiastic following through a neverending

tour schedule, plenty of social media japes,

and – oh yes – the tracks Bruise (which made him

the fastest-ever unsigned artist to reach 25 million

Spotify plays) and please make it Someone You

Loved, which topped the charts worldwide. In May

2019, he released the unspeakably successful

Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent.

Sam Fender won The BRITs’ Critics’ Choice award

in 2019. Although a vocal chord haemorrhage took

the wind out of his sails last summer, (forcing him to

cancel many a festival shindig), his music itself did

the talking. He released the No.1 album Hypersonic

Missiles in September 2019, which included singles

Play God, Hypersonic Missiles, Can We Talk?

and The Borders. By December, he’d moved on,

bringing out fresh work in All Is On My Side. Sam

also supported legends Bob Dylan and Neil Young

at their Hyde Park extravaganza, and kept it real as

the star attraction at his hometown Mouth of The

Tyne Festival. He was their fastest-selling (ever) act.

Next up, it’s Dave. The prolific Streatham rapper

mixes political verse with emotional candour. He first

broke through aged 16, when Drake remixed his track

Wanna Know, and his output has been relentless

since. Back then, Dave (otherwise Santan Dave)

also released Thialgo Silver with AJ Tracey, from the

Six Paths EP; In 2017, there was Samantha (a J Hus

collab), and the Game Over EP featuring singles No

Words and Question Time. His first No.1 came with

the 2018 Fredo collaboration, Funky Friday. In March

2019, Dave released the disaffected concept album

Psychodrama. The No.1 collection included Top 10

singles Black, Streatham, Location and Disaster.

Manchester rapper Aitch is another man on Grime

Artist speed dial. The 20 year-old – a.k.a. Harrison

Armstrong – caught Stormzy’s attention with his

first track Straight Rhymez which gained 12m

views on YouTube. He’s had two Top 10s – Taste

(Make It Shake) and Buss Down, ft. ZieZie. And

he’s lent his Manc machinations to tracks by Ed

Sheeran, Stormzy and Jaykae (Take Me Back

To London), Stormzy (Pop Boy), Bugzy Malone

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SONG OF THE YEAR

THE TOP TEN IDENTIFIED BY CHART ELIGIBLE SALES

SUCCESS IN THE CALENDAR YEAR THEN VOTED FOR

BY THE ACADEMY. SUPPORTED BY CAPITAL FM.

Song Of The category is, of course, what

used to be known as British Single.

Music consumption is up overall and streaming

is now the world’s favourite way to listen, with

114 billion streams in the last twelve-month

period. Top tunes are just as likely to be

treasured album tracks as lead promos. And

so, the category is retitled as Song of the Year.

In commercial terms there were two clear

leaders in the fight to be biggest single

(finding the best is a more nuanced affair).

Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved spent

seven weeks at No.1 in March and April,

chalking up 2.33 million sales in 2019. It

was also the most streamed song across

multiple platforms. The single also made

No.1 in America. That Billboard chart-topper

made him the first solo Scot to complete

that feat since Sheena Easton in 1981!

The video for Capaldi’s breakout, breakup

smash featured his second cousin and

namesake Peter Capaldi. The plaintive

piano track was one of four big hit

compositions. Hold Me While You Wait,

Bruises and Grace also made Britain’s

Top 40 biggest songs of the year.

Ed Sheeran was Britain’s other big seller.

Suffolk’s finest teamed up with Justin Beiber

for their fourth collaboration in May. I Don’t

Care was an ode to anxiety but there was

little to worry about in terms of chart sales.

Its eight-week chart-topping reign totalled

1.43m units and 240 million YouTube views of

the very odd promo, where the guys dressed

as ballerinas, bananas cowboys and more.

Like Capaldi, Sheeran had a raft of huge

sellers. Tracks Beautiful People feat.

Khalid, and Take Me Back to London,

alongside Stormzy, held their own.

One of music’s enduring trends is

collaboration. Half of our shortlisted acts

appear with a pal. Wanna cross over and

chart Stateside? Like Ed (not that he needs

to), team up with a North American mate.

Sam Smith impressed on the topic of

international relations. The January duet with

former Fifth Harmony singer Normani got us all

on the dance floor! Their thumping ‘get over

you’ No.3 anthem garnered the most YouTube

views by a British Artist. Count ‘em, Sam –

that’s a cool 500 million. All eyes on you!

Mark Ronson also looked west for inspiration,

finding Miley Cyrus and her back-to-her-roots

Tennessee drawl. Their outing was reportedly

a work of homage to Miley’s Godmother, Dolly

Parton. Mark took a back seat for the roadchase-on-the-highway,

much-viewed video.

But the driven producer went all out for this

half-dance, half-country hit. This modernday

Jolene peaked in February at No.2.

The producer-as-popstar vibe continues with

Calvin Harris. This is his 17th BRIT nomination.

His January No.2 release alongside another

BRITs favourite Rag’n’Bone Man was a

grand and foreboding epic dance track

with hints of gospel. More than 230 million

people on YouTube watched the clip.

Triple passport holder Mabel hooked

her biggest hit to date with Don’t Call

Me Up, the flick-him-off anthem. She

turned heads with January’s No.3 tale

of a gal who has had enough of her

lackluster beau. It’s catchy dance groove

and cool moves upped the glamour!

There was a tip for every suburban dweller

in Just You and I, Tom Walker’s No.3 hit, and

that tip was, ‘be thankful’. Originally released

in 2016 it received a reggae makeover and

charted in January 2019, almost three years

later. The track is an ode to Tom’s nowfiancé

Annie. The video features a young

couple running down Southend Pier.

It’s London that features slap-bang in the

lyrical landscape elsewhere. Our boys from

The Endz are keeping it real. Dave teamed

up with Burna Boy in July; the Location in

question was an ‘all boys on tour’ trip to Ibiza.

The No.6 song a hot and heavy, bravadopacked

boast about women and deals.

Streatham’s top boy went on tour, having a

blast in the sunshine. On his biggest hit to

date, AJ Tracey took a trip down memory

lane. Having grown up nearby, Ladbroke

Grove was the sounds and vibes of his teen

years. Sampling Jorja’s Smith’s Wandering

Romance, the track made No.3 in February,

an evocative snapshot of London days.

Stormzy, meanwhile, directs the world’s gaze

on his hometown, and the Vossi Pop video

features an iconic Thames-side landscape.

The track’s title came from a video the

rapper found on YouTube; it’s a not-so-gentle

put-down to haters who might besmirch

his now-famous name. Vossi Pop says he’s

riding the wave, having fun, and rising above

petty fights and troubles. He blasts, “This is

London city. We the hottest in the world!”

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INTERNATIONAL

MALE SOLO ARTIST

The International Male Solo Artist category includes

four twenty-something, first-time nominees -

and one certified septuagenarian legend.

Dublin singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy blends

a time-honoured singer-songwriter vibe with

influences stretching from 50 Cent to Stormzy.

The classically trained former busker had toured

extensively before releasing his breakthrough

hit Power Over Me, which became the biggest

selling single of last year in his homeland. He’s

nominated for his first major label collection, 2019’s

melancholy No.1 Without Fear, and for its preceding

single, Outnumbered, which made UK No.2.

New Yorker Post Malone’s crossover magic made

him Spotify’s most streamed artist of 2019. After

emerging in 2015 steeped in the hard-edged rap and

trap scenes, he’s now ‘genre-less’, blending hip-hop,

rock and country. Certainly his second UK No.1 album,

Hollywood’s Bleeding, featured more sing-along riffs and

choruses than the fizzing excitement of Stoney (2016)

or Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018). The No.1 record was

rewarded with three Top Ten singles Wow, Goodbyes

and Hollywood’s Bleeding, plus a cameo roll call

stretching from Ozzy Osbourne to Travis Scott. It also

includes the huge Swae Lee collaboration, Sunflower

from the Spider-Man – Into The Spiderverse film.

One-man creative powerhouse Tyler The Creator

has given new meaning to the phrase Do It Yourself.

He first rose to prominence as the co-founder of

hip hop collective Odd Futures, and since then has

amassed one mixtape, five studio albums, a clothing

collection, a streaming app, an annual music festival

and a whole heap of video production credits to

his name. He’s recognised here for his fifth studio

album Igor. Slower and more soulful than previous

works, it’s famous for its love triangle narrative,

singles Earfquake, I Think and Igor’s Theme, plus

contributors including Kanye West and Solange.

London’s melting pot welcomed Burna Boy to its heart at

the start of his musical career but the artist remains true

to his Nigerian afro-fusion core. The African diaspora

were among the first to know his name but his influence

is now global. Since 2012, he has released albums L.I.F.E

(2012), On a Spaceship (2015) and the 2018 mixtape

Outside featuring the standout single Ye and vocals

by Mabel, Lily Allen, and J Hus. The African Giant LP

came later in 2019, alongside collaborations with Dave,

Mahalia, Jorja Smith, Stormzy and Ed Sheeran, as well as

standout track Ja Ara E on the Lion King: The Gift OST.

Bruce Springsteen, of course, has little to prove – but

the creative fires burn brightly. His tenth International

Male nomination (he previously won in 1986) comes

after 55 years in music; it’s 45 years since Born To

Run made his name further afield than Astbury Park.

After a stage show Springsteen on Broadway in 2017,

Bruce’s rule of the rock world continued with his 19th

studio album Western Stars. He describes the solo UK

No.1, his first in five years, as a ‘jewel box of a record”

with sweeping American themes. It was followed by

an acclaimed self-directed movie of the same name.

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REPUBLIC RECORDS. UNIVERSAL MUSIC

BILLIE EILISH

POLYDOR. UNIVERSAL MUSIC

CAMILA CABELLO

EPIC/SYCO MUSIC. SONY MUSIC

LANA DEL REY

POLYDOR. UNIVERSAL MUSIC

LIZZO

ATLANTIC. WARNER MUSIC

INTERNATIONAL

FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

The women nominated in the 2020

International Female Solo Artist category are

the vanguard of the next generation.

It’s true – two have triumphed before. Ariana

Grande won twelve months ago and Lana Del

Rey - the most established artist on the shortlist –

received the International award in 2013 as well

as International Breakthrough the year before.

Indeed, this is Lana Del Rey’s fifth nomination; across

20 UK hit singles, and a ten-year chart career. Her

fourth No. 1 album (from six in total), is entitled Norman

F***ing Rockwell. It came out last September, all of a

cinematic shimmer with piano ballads and classic rock

sounds. She also released Doin’ Time, and Don’t Call

Me Angel, alongside Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande.

A poetry book, Violet Bent Backwards Over The

Grass, companion audiobook, and seventh album

White Hot Forever are slated for 2020 release.

Ariana Grande is Spotify’s most streamed female

artist of the decade. She is as prolific as she is

popular. Ariana, former Nickelodeon star now 26

year-old pop/R&B Queen, followed LPs Yours Truly,

My Everything, Dangerous and Sweetener with

her fifth studio album, Thank U, Next. The title track

became YouTube’s most watched video within 24

hours; next she became the first female artist to

replace herself at No.1 in the UK, swapping 7 Rings

for Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.

Camila Cabello began her musical career in the

American X Factor in 2012, finding fame with girl group

Fifth Harmony. A 2015 duet with Shawn Mendes, I Know

What You Did Last Summer, proved a springboard to

a solo career which exploded with the 2018 song of

the summer, Havana, featuring Young Thug, from her

self-titled album Camila. December 2019 brought a

second album, Romance, preceded by a second Shawn

Mendez chart-topper Senorita and collabs with Pitbull

& J Balvin (Hey Ma), Pharrell Williams (Sangria Wine)

and Ed Sheeran & Cardi B (South of The Border).

Lizzo and Billie Eilish have a whole heap of attitude

between them – but they are so different. Lizzo -

That’s Detroit Michigan’s Melissa Viviane Jefferson to

you – secured her place on the world stage with her

third album Cuz I Love You (May 2019). The 31 year-old

rapper/singer/classically trained flautist had her first

UK hit with Juice in February 2019, before audiences

played catch-up discovering the sassy greatness of

2017’s Truth Hurts and the 2016 banger Good As Hell

which charted in May and October respectively.

Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish is the youngest nominee

on our list – something the baggy-shirted phenomenon

is more than used to! She had a lot to celebrate

in 2019 for as well as turning 18 she claimed the

accolades of ‘most streamed female artist of the year’

and ‘most streamed album of the year’ on Spotify.

Less than two years after the release of her debut EP

Don’t Smile At Me, she became the youngest female

ever to scoop a UK No.1 in April with When We All

Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, her debut album.

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Thank you

for the music.

A huge congratulations to

The BRIT Awards 2020 nominees.


FUN LEADS TO

INSPIRATION

CONGRATULATIONS

TO BRITISH PRODUCER

WINNER FRED AGAIN..

Record producer Fred again..,

A.K.A. Fred Gibson, is the wind

beneath the wings of many a

chart-topper. He produced Ed

Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations

Project, Stormzy’s Heavy Is The

Head, and the No.1 Shotgun by

George Ezra. Don’t

forget tracks for Eminem,

Octavian, Charli XCX and

others. Helen Lamont

wanted to know more...

How do you describe your job?

I just say I write songs.

The next question would be,

‘Have you written something I’d know?’

That’s my uber driver conversation!

I say, ‘hip-hop, dance music, pop’.

Once, bizarrely, a driver asked, and

then three of my songs came on

the radio. I didn’t tell him though!

How did you get your first break?

Brian Eno, by some kind of bizarre

serendipity. He’s very much the Gandalf

in my life. My lovely neighbour, Mel,

introduced me. He has a singing group

on Tuesdays - his neighbour, Annie

Lennox - Paul McCartney came one time.

We sing country songs and have a glass

of wine. I went along when I was sixteen.

You were already doing music.

I started playing piano at seven,

then percussion, Xylophone,

orchestral stuff. I went to Trinity to

study composition but left because I

started making albums with Brian.

And you keep in touch?

Most days! He’s like my Shaman. As

I get older I realise he’s someone

I am immeasurably grateful for.

How do you hook up with other artists?

Pretty organically, it’s a small world.

But my brother/manager is genius at

finding people early, like Steffie (Steflon

Don), and J Hus. So thanks to him!

And then there’s Ed Sheeran…

We’re a good match in the studio and

we’re friends. People like doing stuff

that’s fun. Fun leads to inspiration,

inspiration leads to good songs

(laughs). Thank God, with Ed, I had a

couple of good one-liners early on!

What is Ed’s studio process?

Comes along at 9am with no

entourage. Every day we’ll write two

or three whole songs. Just keep your

head down, always finish it, move

on. It’s instinct. He’s disciplined,

but he makes music he loves.

What about Stormzy?

It’s effortless working with someone who

knows himself as truly as Stormz does.

There’s never any aim or intention. We

just go, and wait ‘til something sticks -

and it always does, cos he’s the truth.

You guys recorded Own It together.

I love this tune! We honed the melody

then he laid down a sketch of the

verse. When I was in Nashville with

Ed, we did his verse, then got in with

Burna in London. It’s three of my

best friends in music on one song.

What is Burna Boy like?

Well, the second day I worked with him

I invited a bunch of friends, saying “you

gotta see this guy”. He’s like Ed, he

follows his gut, and you capture him.

Only difference, he’ll smoke 50 blunts

more than Ed, who’ll smoke none.

Who would you love to work with?

My all-time favourite musician is Bon

Iver, Justin Vernon. But I don’t know

how I could be in a studio with him

and try to help, because everything

he’s done is perfection. Can I make

this perfect thing more perfect?

I’d have an existential crisis.

And you make your own music…

Actual Life is a load of songs made from

real things. it’s an aspect of humanity

that isn’t sufficiently documented in

songs. I’m the guy who films stuff,

catching the sentences people

throw out. You can put the sound,

the sentence, into the song. There’s

something beautiful to that as well.

Is it great to hear crowds

singing your songs?

It’s good, but the big win for me is

simple, the day I make the song.

I’m excited to make another. That’s

the happiest thing in my existence.

Just walking home from the studio,

headphones on, playing the song.

Congratulations Fred.

Enjoy your BRITs win!

Thank you, it’s cool isn’t it? I’m

going to bring my granny along.

Fred again..’s single Mani (Wish

I Had You) is out this month.

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1977: The first-ever BRIT Awards was a right

royal knees-up, introduced and televised to

celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. While Her

Maj didn’t make it to the Wembley Conference

Centre venue, she probably watched winners

drawn from the 25 years of her reign rock up

including Sir Cliff, Simon and Garfunkel and

Procol Harum on telly. The Beatles received

the Outstanding Contribution to Music gong.

1982: Good things come to those who wait, and

five years after the first BRITs, a Grosvenor House

shindig welcomed a waft of New Romantics and

Synth Rockers including Human League, Soft Cell

and Adam and The Ants to represent the real

music du jour. Sir Cliff still won Best Male though

(well, he was Wired For Sound back then).

1983: Host Tim Rice took charge in 1983,

but it was Sir Paul McCartney’s night. As

well as winning Outstanding Achievement

again as part of The Beatles, he nabbed Best

British Male and a special Sony trophy. Pete

Townshend accepted a Lifetime Achievement

award for “20 years of behaving like a prat”.

Best British Female Kim Wilde burst into

tears of emotion – so Angela Rippon gave

an acceptance speech on her behalf!

1984: Everything Must Change sang Paul Young,

Best British Newcomer in 1983, but by now The

BRITs was getting into a groove. A Who’s Who of

80s music – Bowie, Annie Lennox, Culture Club,

and Spandau Ballet swept the awards boards

and Michael Jackson took Best-Selling Album

for shifting 25m copies of Thriller worldwide.

1985: In 1985 the show returned to the telly!

Wham! became Best British Group, The

Police brought a l’il police dog to collect

Outstanding Achievement, and Bob Geldof

and Midge Ure picked up a Special Award

for Band Aid’s efforts. “Just give me the effing

award!” said St Bob (maybe). Prince didn’t

say much when Elaine Paige presented his

award - but he did wear a nice feather boa.

HAPPY

40 TH

BIRTHDAY,

BRITs!

IT’S GIVEN US GLAMOUR, IT’S GIVEN US GLITZ

– AND SOME OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT

MOMENTS IN UK MUSIC. FROM ITS EARLIEST

INCARNATION TO THE EVENT IT IS TODAY,

WE CELEBRATE THE RICH AND SOMETIMES

RAUCOUS HISTORY OF THE BRITs!

1985

1977

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CONGRATS!

Dave. Stormzy.

Michael Kiwanuka.

Celeste. Foals. Lizzo.

Rag’n’Bone Man.


1986: An IRA bomb scare caused havoc,

but the 1986 show did go on, featuring

Thatcher cabinet member Norman Tebbit,

who confessed to ‘knowing absolutely nothing

about pop music’. He did give Outstanding

Contribution awards to Elton John and Wham!,

just returned from China, and in recognition for

the stunning export value of the music (but did

they discuss the DHSS as per Wham Rap)?

1992

1993

1987: “This award will have a respected place

with all my garden gnomes” joked 1987’s Best

British Male Peter Gabriel, while Eric Clapton won

Outstanding Contribution: ‘The dinosaur award”.

Other big beasts celebrating included Phil

Collins, Kate Bush and Dire Straits. Meanwhile

Pet Shop Boys were mildly amused when

West End Girls scooped Best British Single.

1988: It was off to the rather glam Royal Albert

Hall where Bananarama performed with boys in

budgie smugglers. Spare a thought for British

Single winner Rick Astley, whose British Single

acceptance speech was suddenly shelved, in

order to increase the allotted screen time for

Outstanding Contribution winners The Who.

1989: Uh-oh, it’s time for a Sam Fox and Mick

Fleetwood moment. The mismatched pair landed

in BRITs legend as they tried to keep things

together when all around them was falling apart.

It’s got to be Perfect, trilled Fairground Attraction,

the British Single and British Album winners

from the stage. But if we’re honest, it was not.

1990: Off to the Dominion Theatre in 1990,

where International Newcomer Neneh

Cherry and Rod Stewart performed, and

Outstanding Achievement went to Queen.

The award allowed an ailing Freddie Mercury,

in a powder blue suit, to cradle his award and

say simply, ‘Thank You and Goodnight’.

1991: British Music was Rockin’ All Over The

World, so it was only fitting that Outstanding

Contribution Award winners Status Quo

included the legendary track in a medley.

Elsewhere, the ladies were loving it with Lisa

Stansfield and Betty Boo topping category

polls. Sinead O’Connor was less chuffed,

as she fell out with organisers - so the show

played a clip of Whitney Houston instead!

1992: Seal scooped a hat trick of wins in 1992,

but it was The KLF who hit the headlines with

a terrifying stunt. Instead of celebrating their

joint British Group win, the art-house pranksters

finished a mix of 3am Eternal brandishing AK47s,

and firing blank rounds at the audience. Their rep

shouted “Ladies and Gentlemen, the KLF have

now left the Music Business”. And they had.

JM Enternational

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1995

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1993: Over to Ally Pally for the 13th

show, where Crystal Maze host

Richard O’Brien welcomed show

openers Madness, Suede, and

U2, riding high on the success

of the Zoo tour. Highgate

son Rod Stewart took the

very short trip to Muswell

Hill to collect his Outstanding

Contribution. But who’s that

hiding behind the Britanniathemed

podium? It’s only those

young British Single winners, Take That.

1994: Hosts Elton John and Ru Paul kicked

off their evening with Don’t Go Breaking My

Heart. And the duets kept coming - Bjork and

PJ Harvey singing I Can’t Get No Satisfaction,

Bon Jovi plus Dina Carroll (what?) on I’ll Sleep

When I’m Dead, and Pet Shop Boys plus a

Welsh Male Voice Choir on Go West. Take

That were on the crest of a wave with their

Beatles medley, and Van Morrison scooped

Outstanding Contribution to Music.

1995: Britpop has landed! Blur owned the

evening, scooping a record four awards for

themselves, but in an unexpected moment

of bonhomie, Damon explained, the British

Group Award “should have been shared

with [British Newcomer winners] Oasis’.

Stuck in dispute, Prince scrawled the word

Slave on his cheek, and Blur’s Mr. Rowntree

went one better, cheekily etching Dave.

1996: Here’s a night of BRITs legend, in

which Michael Jackson brought in busloads

of waiflike ‘refugee’ children to join him on

stage for a messiah-like rendition of Earth

Song, prompting Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker

to get his bum out to moon the ‘King of Pop’.

Watching, all agog, were the triple awardwinners

Oasis, Outstanding Contribution victor

David Bowie, plus Neil and Chris from the Pet

Shop Boys. Jarvis was quickly arrested - but

he was let go without charge pretty quick.

1997: Girl Power! In 1997, Spice Girls Sporty,

Scary, Baby, Ginger and Posh scorched the

image of Geri Halliwell’s knicker-flashing

tea-towel Union Flag dress - worn for a showopening

rendition of Wannabe - onto our

retinas. The Bee Gees picked up Outstanding

Contribution, and Jamiroquai and Diana Ross

turned Earls Court Upside Down in their duet.

1998: National treasures Tom Jones and

Robbie Williams performed a tight-trousered,

stomping duet when the show moved onto

London Arena in 1998. Texas and Method

Man brought extra edge to Say What You

Want, and, unfortunately, Chumbawamba

realised they could thump more than just tubs,

enraging a suddenly soaking Deputy Prime

Minister, John Prescott, who faced an icebucket

challenge, decades ahead of the rest.

1995

1996

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Glasgow’s SSE Hydro and The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) attract some of the world’s

greatest musicians to take centre stage. From one-off music spectacles to a year-round

programme of events including the Celtic Connections and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, the

“UK’s biggest street party” - Scotland’s music scene continues to be as vibrant as ever.

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1999: Yep, Fatboy Slim thought he was being

funny when he held up the A4 with speechless

penned on it. But there was Let Me Entertain

You wag Robbie, who thanked the academy

for his win by writing ‘legless’ instead. remove

admitting altogether. Robbie was packed off

to rehab by Elton John pretty soon after. But

not before Bille/B*Witched/Steps/Cleopatra/

Tina Cousins celebrated ABBA, and Boyzone

performed the Comic Relief single When The

Going Gets Tough with boxers Chris Eubank

and Barry McGuigan and Nigel Benn.

2000: The 20th BRIT Awards planned

unforgettable duet moments, including

Queen’s pressurised collaboration with

boyband 5ive, and Welsh teamwork from

Tom Jones and The Stereophonics. But Geri

Halliwell’s leggy stageset may have captured

the nation’s attention instead. Elsewhere,

Robbie Williams challenged Liam Gallagher

to a fight, and drunk DJ Brandon Block

squared up to Rolling Stone Legend Ronnie

Wood, after going to ‘collect’ an award that

wasn’t his! BRITs Behaving Badly, indeed.

2001: A fresh-faced Ant and Dec arrived in

an Ice Cream Van to present The BRITs 2001,

hosting a show that saw pop battle rock for

our favours. Coldplay, Oasis and Outstanding

Contribution winners U2 strummed their way

to success while A1 picked up Best Newcomer

and Hear’say - big new band of the day –

performed Pure and Simple. However, 2001

is remembered as the year Craig David didn’t

win (despite six nominations), or the one where

Eminem came in with a mask and chainsaw

and we were all too scared to enjoy the ‘bants’.

2002: Can’t Get You Out Of My Head

prophesised Kylie, while the double

international award winner, in her silver thigh

boots, pulsed in front of a huge silver record

set. Elsewhere there was a live performance

by cartoon act Gorillaz, a comedy showcloser

It Wasn’t Me/ Me Julie by Shaggy

and Ali G, and a cash-flinging calling card

by So Solid Crew. In the middle, a paredback

Sting won Outstanding Contribution.

2003: The BRITs liked Kylie so much they

invited her back the next year to duet on

Rapture with Justin Timberlake, who would

get into a lot of trouble if he tried this kind

of tomfoolery nowadays. International

Female Pink kicked everything off with

Get The Party Started/ Just Like A Pill and

Tom Jones closed it with a rafter-raising

Outstanding Contribution medley.

2000

1999

2001

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2009

2004: Champagne anyone? Cat Deeley

announced the return of rock and, with

three awards, The Darkness ruled the roost.

This show was one big wonderful mash-up;

with OutKast and Beyoncé duetting, Katie

Melua and Jamie Cullum doing Love Cats,

and Stefani & co giving a fresh take on the

Prince favourite Kiss. Missed your BRITs

afterbash invite? Fear not. International

Newcomer 50 Cent and his crew made

sure he was In Da Club, up on stage.

2005: The BRITS marked its 25th birthday.

Robbie’s song Angels was named the Best

Song of 25 years. Franz Ferdinand and

Keane grabbed two gongs apiece, and the

night’s biggest winners were Scissor Sisters

who won International Album, International

Breakthrough, and International Group.

Frontman Jake Shears thanked “the British

people for embracing us and giving us the

best year of our lives”, before performing

in a wonderfully hallucinogenic farmyard

alongside Jim Henson’s puppet pals.

2004

2006: Kaiser Chiefs opened the show with

I Predict A Riot and there nearly was one

when Kanye West brought a bevvy of 77 goldpainted

ladies to sashay along the walkways

during his jaw-dropping performance of

Diamonds From Sierra Leone/Golddigger. After

that, we had a stellar Outstanding Contribution

performance. Prince and his Revolution

bandmates, dropping two new tunes from 3121

alongside Lets Go Crazy and Purple Rain.

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2007: Rock‘n’roll was the

name of the game at Russell

Brand’s 2007 Earls’ Court show.

There was West Coast rock, from The

Killers, there was Northern Rock, from Arctic

Monkeys who scooped British Album and

British Group, and then rock‘n’roll behavior,

from British Female winner Amy Winehouse

who sent us to Rehab. Topping it off was

classic rock. Outstanding Contribution winners

Oasis delivered eyebrow-singeing favourites

Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rock‘n’roll Star.

2008

JM Enternational

2008: Collaborations ahoy! 2008 was an

all-killer, no filler delight from start to finish, set

in the throne room of the night’s host family,

the Osbourne clan. There were three mashup

moments – Mika and Beth Ditto on tracks

including Grace Kelly, Rihanna and the Klaxons

delivered a once-is-not-enough jawdropping

Umbrella, and Mark Ronson got his groove

on with unforgettable duets with Daniel

Merriweather, Amy Winehouse and Adele.

2009: The wonderful Kylie helped Gavin and

Stacey’s Matthew Horne and James Corden

present this year’s extravaganza with theatre

to the fore with Pet Show Boys’ highly stylized,

highbrow Outstanding Contribution medley

setting the tone. Welsh singer Duffy scooped

three trophies, a newly reformed Take That

performed comeback track Greatest Day, while

reality show newcomers Girls Aloud performed

a teasing track Promise Me featuring copious

featherography from Mr. Ostrich and co.

2004

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2010: Woo-ha! Another anniversary show.

Oasis grabbed a special award for the Best

British Album of 30 Years and the Spice

Girls’ Wannabe was rewarded as Best

Live Performance of 30 years. Robbie won

Outstanding Contribution and his medley

was so long, to be fair, the other acts

could have thought twice about being on.

Triple award winner Lady Gaga ensured

all eyes were on her Alexander McQueen

tribute of Telephone/ Dance Into The

Dark while wearing a remarkable whitepowdered

make-up and wig combo in the

style of Dangerous Liaisons gone mad.

2010

2011: All Change! The whole BRITs kit and

caboodle up sticks and moved across

London to a new venue, the O2, led by

solo host, James Corden. Although the

sheer scale of the venue was intimidating,

Adele showed how these shows should

be done – just a voice and a piano on

the ballad, Someone like You. The whole

place went silent. People will still be

talking about it in another forty years.

2012: Yep, its true - 2012 will forever be

remembered as the one where Adele

flipped the bird at returning host James

Corden. After winning two awards – British

Female and, near the end of the night,

British Album, Adele was all ready to say

her ‘thank you’s’ when Corden ushered

her off stage to make way for the eleven

minute medley of hits from Global Success

winner Blur. Among the acts who did get

time to play was Rihanna who performed

We Found Love. Might have been better to

find a couple of spare minutes, to be fair.

2013: The BRIT Awards celebrated its

biggest TV audience in a decade in 2013.

Probably because the laser and lights show

provided by Muse at the top of the show for

Supremacy was an amazing sight. But there

was other eye-popping moments too. Taylor

Swift in a wedding dress. Justin Timberlake

doing Mirrors. And One Direction standing

atop a giant pinball machine blowing

the minds of teens everywhere with

One Way Or Another/Teenage Kicks.

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2014: If there are three concepts you’d

choose to round off your evening’s

entertainment with, they’re Happy, Good

Times, and Get Lucky. Handily that’s what

BRIT audiences got from the Pharrell

Williams and Nile Rogers’ Daft Punk

medley at the end of the BRITS 2014.

There were so many big names on stage

that night – Beyoncé with XO, Katy Perry,

Bruno Mars with Treasure – but Arctic

Monkeys set an awards record none of

the rest could beat – scooping Best Album

and Best Group for the third consecutive

time of asking. Those guys were on fire

(no really. Health and safety, please)!

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2015: Welcome back Ant and Dec!

We see you’ve invited some American

friends. First, Kanye came with his rapper

pals, including Skepta and Stormzy, to

shine a light – or scary flame-thower

torch-thing - onto the UK grime scene.

Sam Smith sang Lay Me Down and

Paloma Faith weathered a stage storm

to perform Only Love Can Hurt Like

This. Unfortunately, falling backwards

down a flight of stairs is pretty painful

too as trouper Madonna discovered

by tripping over her cape during her

first BRITs performance in 20 years.

2016: Ant and Dec again hosted an outof-this

world evening of entertainment,

interrupted only by the whirl of a

zoetrope light show and a quick flash of

a Pam Hogg-inspired crasher. Rihanna

twerked with rumoured beau Drake

on Work, Little Mix bewitched us with

Black Magic, and Justin Beiber sent

out voodoo-esque rays from his onstage

Sorry campfire. Adele blazed

the biggest trail, however, winning

Global Success, British Album, British

Single and British Female – the latter

delivered, from the International

Space Station by astronaut Tim Peake.

“Not bad for a girl from Tottenham

who don’t like flying,” she shrieks.

2017: The BRIT Awards 2018 were

tinged with sadness; we’d lost ‘family

members’ George Michael, George

Martin, Prince and David Bowie the

previous year. As well a tear-jerking

tribute from Wham! bandmates,

Chris Martin delivered You Have

Been Loved for George, and David

Bowie was remembered via British

Album and British Male wins for his

final record. Katy Perry kept things

current with giant Trump and Theresa

May puppet heads, and Robbie

celebrated his BRITs ICON win with a

medley from Heavy Entertainment.

2018: No, Stormzy isn’t a sweaty fella.

He got drenched with sheer emotion

– plus lots of ‘rain’ from above during a

highly charged, politician-bashing Big

For Your Boots. Also acting out were

Kendrick Lamar and his grumpy pal

Rich Kid, who trashed a Lamborghini,

in a box, with a chainsaw. Setting

temperatures to high were Dua Lipa,

Little Mix and Liam Payne with Rita Ora.

In the midst of it all, Liam Gallagher

quieted the room with The BRITs’

tribute to the Manchester Arena attack

victims, Live Forever. Sometimes

the simplest setting says it all.

2019: This Is The Greatest Show!

blasted Hugh Jackman in an allsinging

all-dancing silver screen-style

opener (and he wasn’t wrong). 2019

saw Scots DJ Calvin Harris scoop two

awards after fourteen nominations,

and double award winners The 1975

sauntering across the stage in Sincerity

is Scary. The Carters accepted their

BRIT in front of a Meghan Markle

portrait, and Outstanding Contribution

winner Pink ended the evening in

fiery excitement. We had a blast!

2020: What does the 2020 chapter

hold for The BRIT Awards? A note to

our performers, if you want to mark

these moments forever – it’ll have

to go really badly, or incredibly well!

After all, anything can happen. Who

will provide tonight’s most exciting

moments? Only time will tell!

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SMALL SHOWS,

BIG DIFFERENCE

BRITs WEEK RETURNS, INCLUDING

A VERY SPECIAL EVENT BY BASTILLE

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Fans of live music in London

have been in seventh heaven this

month, thanks to twelve generous

music acts, and BRITs Week.

Catfish and The Bottlemen kicked

things off with a rip-roaring show held

at West London’s newest venue, the

2000 capacity Exhibition London.

Gigs by Yungblud, Louis Tomlinson

and Tom Walker proved just how

eclectic the line-up is at this, the

sixth annual fundraiser held in

aid of the charity War Child.

And Jack Savoretti, Declan McKenna,

Sigrid, Bombay Bicycle Club and

Gang of Youths were also among

those who gave the time and

talent to support the cause.

There’s even a trio of events still to

go, while we all recover from tonight’s

celebrations. You can see Tom

Grennan and Nothing But Thieves

doing their thing before Bastille

deliver a must-see show, the exciting

Bastille Reorchestrated, at the London

Palladium on Saturday February 22.

Tickets for the Bastille and Catfish

& The Bottlemen shows sold out

within minutes after going on sale

via britsweekwarchild.co.uk

Although most events offered a strictly

limited number of tickets to buy, only

a lucky (and incredibly quick off the

mark) few secured them this way. The

majority were distributed via a highly

successful raffle. Each donation of £5

secured one raffle entry, the fairest

way to distribute tickets for these

over-subscribed, must-see shows.

The small capacity venues add

to the exclusivity and unique

atmosphere of the events.

Visit amazon music, the

official BRITs Week partner, for

exclusive content and more.

BRITs Week is run in association

with The BRITs and The O2, in

support the charity War Child.

And BRITs Week shows, along with

the successful BRITs All Back To Mine

strand they replaced, have raised

a massive £4.5m since 2009.

War Child works to improve the lives

of children living in the world’s many

conflict zones. Currently the charity

has NGOs on the ground in Syria,

Iraq, Afghanistan, Central African

Republic, Burundi, the Democratic

Republic of Congo, South Sudan and

Yemen. The also operate in refugee

camps in Palestine and Jordan.

The charity was founded in 1993 by

documentary makers David Wilson

and Nick Leeson who were prompted

to act when they witnessed firsthand

the devastation wreaked upon

children in the Balkan conflict.

As well delivering aid in situ, the charity

advocates for child-centred UK policy

such as prioritising children’s human

rights above “national economic and

security interests…post Brexit” and

lobbying for the humanitarian return of

the displaced children of IS personnel.

The work of War Child continues

as more kids are sadly caught

up in conflict every year.

FEBRUARY 2020

SATURDAY 8

CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN

EXHIBITION LONDON

MONDAY 10

YUNGBLUD

CAMDEN ASSEMBLY

TUESDAY 11

JACK SAVORETTI

OMEARA

WEDNESDAY 12

DECLAN MCKENNA

ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL

THURSDAY 13

LOUIS TOMLINSON

SCALA

FRIDAY 14

TOM WALKER

OMEARA

SUNDAY 16

SIGRID

OMEARA

SUNDAY 16

BOMBAY

BICYCLE CLUB

BUSH HALL

MONDAY 17

GANG OF YOUTHS

OMEARA

WEDNESDAY 19

TOM GRENNAN

BUSH HALL

FRIDAY 21

NOTHING BUT

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THE DOME

SATURDAY 22

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LONDON PALLADIUM

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TIMES…

… AT THE BRIT SCHOOL

Libby Cooper

Staff and students at the BRIT School

are rarely fazed by a famous face.

But they certainly were last autumn

when a certain big star stopped by

its Selhurst campus. In September,

Nile Rodgers came to unveil a

music wing named in his honour.

A couple of months later, YouTube

Music unveiled a state of the art

Film and TV studio facility for the

school to train the next generation

of film makers and original artists.

The Nile Rodgers Music Suite and

YouTube Music Studios sit alongside

another high-profile facility, dedicated to

Beatles producer Sir George Martin. Says

Rodgers: “When I look at it like that then I

feel pretty humbled and overwhelmed - I

never got into this business expecting

my name to be anywhere… except on

the back of an album in very small print!”

The legendary music producer, who has

sold more than 500 million albums and

75 million singles worldwide, has forged

a fruitful relationship with BRIT. Alongside

manager Merck Mercuriadis, he has

added £250,000 to its coffers, mostly

through 2019’s ‘BRIT Awards Viewing

Party’. It was a fabulous fundraiser reprised

tonight as the 2nd Annual Nile Rodgers

BRIT Awards Viewing Party at The Ned.

Nile was excited to see the project

come to fruition, revealing, “It’s a great

honour… I’m very proud of what Merck

and I have accomplished thus far”.

The New Yorker’s own childhood

was marred by struggle, so key to

his involvement is the BRIT School’s

determination to deliver gold-standard

arts education for 14-19 year-olds; it’s a

successful, unique and free-to-access

model which welcomes 700 students

each year through an applications process

that is always - always! - open to all.

You probably know the BRIT story by

now. Founded in 1991 as a unique joint

project between the BRIT Trust (the

fundraising arm of the BPI) and the

Department of Education, it was based

on New York’s High School of Performing

Arts. Almost 30 years later, BRIT has

grown to be an ambitious state school;

built on dreams and achieving them all.

Just look at BRIT alumni, who continue

to succeed in every sector. Recently,

we’ve seen Paralympian Will Bayley

MBE swapping table tennis for Strictly;

and Milly Zero and Clay Milner Russell

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moving into Albert Square as Eastenders’

Dotty Cotton and Bobby Beale. Freya

Ridings, black midi, Jade Bird and Rex

Orange County are admired by music

critics while, through Britain’s Got Talent,

Khronos Girls and Twist and Pulse

made themselves household names.

The list goes on – alumni including Jessie

J, Amy Winehouse, Katie Melua, Loyle

Carner, Ella Eyre, Raye, FKA Twigs and

Adele have sold more than 175 million

albums between them. Never forget

the creative industries as a whole are

among Britain’s biggest exports, worth

over £100 billion to the UK economy and

forecast to expand a further 50% by 2023.

In acting, Tom Holland, Cush Jumbo,

Ashley Thomas and Archie Madekwe

have become screen stars; meanwhile

Cleve September, Tarinn Callender, Shan

Ako and Dan Gillespie Sells lead an

ever expanding team of #AlwaysBRIT

talent bringing theatre alive on the

stage in London’s West End.

And it doesn’t stop there. The ambitious

attitude nurtured by BRIT has seen

graduates rise to the top in every

creative sphere including dance, where

the magnificent Alleyne Dance twins

excel, and production - Percelle Ascott

and Jovian Wade are rising stars in that

sphere. Gemma Cairney continues on

BBC Radio while Kiera-Nicole Brennan

is now the youngest presenter ever

on Channel 5’s Milkshake. Behind the

scenes, promoters, photographers,

press officers, theatre managers, games

designers, arts administrators, graphic

designers – you name it – have been

educated at BRIT, where, alongside topnotch

GCSE and A Level tuition, each

student will specialise in one of nine key

practical strands: Community Arts Practice,

Dance, Film and Media Production,

Interactive Digital Design, Music and Music

Tech, Musical Theatre, Theatre, Production

Arts, and Visual Arts and Design.

To many, the entertainment industry can

seem like a world just out of reach of the

‘everyday’ person. That’s where BRIT has

broken down barriers in an incomparable

manner. Now, invaluable relationships

exist between education and industry,

via a raft of internships, apprenticeships,

#BRITTalks masterclasses and mentoring

programmes. Simon Cowell’s SYCO,

ITV, and PRG offer student placements,

while Accenture, The Utley Foundation,

Sir Cameron Mackintosh and the

BRIT Trust ‘Obie’ scheme provide

financial bursaries to sustain ambitions

as students pursue their goals.

Meanwhile Andrew Lloyd Webber

and his Foundation continues to

nurture the wonderful Bridge Theatre

Company, bringing talented theatre

graduates into the world of work for a

year-long rep role (critics are always

first in line for show tickets, knowing

these guys are truly ones to watch)!

Alongside the nuts and bolts of their

craft, BRIT students learn a key life skill

for any creative – that of resilience. Nile

Rodgers explains, “If you’re pursuing

your career in the music industry, if

you are dedicated, you will probably

get tons of things wrong… but at some

point, the planets will start to align”.

The hard work will pay off. The

skill base will be set. The audition

pieces are polished. And to innovate

becomes second nature. That’s when

self-belief begins to take hold.

There’s no better place to lay creative

foundations. That’s why The BRIT

School is where Get Happy begins.

See brit.org for further info.

Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee

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THE BRIT TRUST HELPS A DIVERSE

MIX OF CHARITIES & ORGANISATIONS,

SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE IN THEIR

EDUCATION AND EMPOWERING LIVES

THROUGH MUSIC.

The BRIT Awards, in all of its

shimmer and shining glory, may look

like a glamorous event. And it is!

But underneath its glittery showbiz

veneer, this shindig also has a

different and more powerful story.

to the hardworking BRIT Trust to be

distributed to a range of great causes.

As the charitable arm of the BPI (the

music industry’s governing body), the

BRIT Trust, since its 1989 creation, has

donated over £25 million pounds to date

– and that figure increases year-on-year.

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The BRIT Trust is a registered

charity (Charity No. 1000413)

The BRIT Awards is a fundraising

event, the biggest night of The

BRIT Trust’s jam-packed year.

Donations made by The BRITs and

its sister celebrations, The Classic

BRITs and The MITS Award Dinner go

As well as supporting two longterm

beneficiaries Nordoff Robbins

and The BRIT School, the BRIT

Trust makes numerous one-off

and smaller community grants.

Who has benefitted from BRITs

donations this year?

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The UK’s Armed Forces continue to

serve our country without fear or favour,

and our debt of gratitude is immense.

As a token of our respect, The BRITs

donates 200 tickets per annum to

Tickets For Troops, who distribute

them to current servicemen or veteran

personnel injured in conflict since 2001.

The BRITs also gladly donates tickets to

reputable charities.

MENTAL HEALTH CHARITIES

The BRIT Trust continues to grow

its commitment to the mental health

of our nation. The BRIT School now

benefits from the rollout of a robust

programme centred on student wellbeing

and pastoral care. The BRIT

Trust also supports multiple other

mental health initiatives, including

charity projects run by Music Support

and Music for Mental Health.

Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI

& BRIT Awards, said: “The work of

The BRITs and The BRIT Trust to

promote education and wellbeing

through music has never been

more important. We need to help

address the treatable causes of poor

mental health rather than deal with

their damaging consequences.”

brittrust.co.uk

NORDOFF ROBBINS

Nordoff Robbins is the world’s foremost

music therapy provider. The charity,

founded fifty years ago, works handin-hand

with educators and the NHS

but receives no government funding;

instead it relies on public donations to

continue in its mission – to transform

the lives of vulnerable children and

adults through the power of music.

Music therapy provides immeasurable

support for people with complex

communication issues, which often

stem from autism, dementia, brain

injury, stroke, plus mental health

issues including depression. The

charity helps more than ten thousand

UK residents annually, in outreach

or at fifteen partner centres, as well

as leading research and education

to improve provision worldwide.

Nordoff Robbins’ excellence leads the

world: training future practitioners with

a two year Master of Music Therapy

(Nordoff Robbins): Music Health, Society

course, plus other shorter courses.

In addition, the Nordoff Robbins

Graduate/Partnership Development

Scheme supports newly qualified

music therapists in their careers.

nordoff-robbins.org.uk

BRIT SCHOOL

The BRIT School is a unique state

school providing a free and unparalleled

arts-focused education for 14-19 yearolds.

Situated in Selhurst, Croydon,

it combines an excellent academic

record with wonderful vocational

training across nine different strands

including Interactive Digital Design,

Community Arts Practice, Musical

Theatre and Music & Music Technology.

BRIT students benefit from unique

entertainment industry partnerships

while enrolled, and very close to 100%

of BRIT graduates go on to training,

employment or higher education. In

work, they can be found at the highest

levels across the creative spheres. They

are employed by many companies

including Apple, BBC, Facebook,

ITV, Sky, Sony Music, and SYCO.

Since its 1991 inception, The BRIT

School has welcomed over 9,000

students. All benefit from its unique joint

funding model, which is split between

the BRIT Trust and the Department of

Education. The BRIT Trust has donated

£13.4m to The BRIT School to date.

brit.croydon.sch.uk

BRIT Trust grant recipients over the

yearsinclude the following organisations:

Access To Music, Arts & Kids/London, Sinfonietta,

Avenues Youth Project, Bigga Fish, Black Arts

Alliance, Blackheath Halls, Blantyre Music Project,

Glasgow, British Performing Arts, Medicine

Trust, Canford Summer School, Charterhouse in

Southwark, Chicken Shed, Community Music,

Commission for Racial Equality, Community Music

East, Dame Vera Lynn Trust, Drugscope, ELAM,

Global Rock Challenge, Heart’n’Soul, Heathfield

Community College, Irene Taylor Trust (Music in

Prisons), Key4Life, Lenton Community Association,

LIPA, Making Music, Mencap, Midi Music Company,

Music & Sound Experience, Wales, Music and the

Deaf, Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, Musicians In

Focus, Musicians Union, National Foundation for

Youth Music, National Music Day, Pimlico School,

Portishead Youth, Princes’ Trust, Raphael Walters,

Release, Rock School, Roundhouse Trust, Royal

Commonwealth Society, Save The Children, St

David’s Hall, Cardiff, St Luke’s School, Terrence

Higgins Trust, Tim Macbeth Two Moors Festival,

West Lothian College, Young Persons Concert

Foundation, Youth Music Theatre UK

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INGREDIENTS: Cheese INGREDIENTS: (Milk) (66%), Cheese (Milk)

Cream (Milk), Water, (71%), Chilli (1%), Water, Egg Cream (Milk), BBQ, GRILL BBQ, OR GRIDDLE GRILL OR GRIDDLE

White Powder, Salt, Modified Egg White Maize Powder, Starch, Butter

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NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION DO NOT REHEAT

Typical values per 100g: NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION NOT SUITABLE DO FOR NOT REHEAT

Typical values per 100g: MICROWAVE COOKING NOT SUITABLE FOR

Energy kJ/kcal 1337kJ/322kcal

MICROWAVE COOKING

Fat

Energy kJ/kcal 1242kJ/299kcal

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OLLIE JACOB • NADIA JAE • KILO JALLOH • BETHAN JAMES • IAIN JAMES • NATALIE JAMIESON • SARAH JAMIESON • FRANCESCA ANNA JANNETTA • TRE JEAN‐MARIE •

LAUREN JEFFERYS • SARAH JEFFRAY • JOSH JENNINGS • KAREN JENNINGS • NATALIE JENNINGS • JIN JIN • SHABS JOBANPUTRA • BRYAN JOHNSON •

CALLUM JOHNSON • GEORGE JOHNSON • MELANIE JOHNSON • PETER JOHNSON • TAISHA JOHNSON • KATHLEEN JOHNSTON • ADRIAN JOLLY • DAVID JONES •

EMMA JONES • JULIA JONES • KATE JONES • MICHAEL JONES • P.A. JONES • PAUL JONES • SAMMY JONES • SIMON JONES • LUCY JORDACHE • ALAN JORDAN •

FAYE JORDAN • LAWRIE JORDAN • ANGELLE JOSEPH • DAVID JOSEPH • HANNAH JOSEPH • TARA JOSHI • KAROLINA JOYNATHSING • RAMI KADRI • AMMAR KALIA •

JOANNA KALLI • EMMA KAMEN • KAN D MAN • ANNA KARATZIVA • NEAL KARIA • NATTY KASAMBALA • ALEX KATTER • BOBBY KAUR • HARPZ KAUR • CORRINA KAVANAGH •

JESS KEELEY‐CARTER • EMMA KELLY • GRACE KELLY • EMILY KENT • JOE KENTISH • TED KESSLER • ROB KHAN • SEMERA KHAN • ALIM KHERAJ • MORAD KHOKAR •

ELEANOR KIFVEL • DARA KILKENNY • JULIA KILLER • LUCY KILNER • KANYA KING • KARLYN KING • OLIVER KING • SIMON KING • CRAIG KINNEAR • ELLA KIRBY •

CHRIS KOEGEN • OLIVIA KOLO • JAZMIN KOPOTSHA • JESSICA KORAVOS • SOPHIE KOSTROWSKI • LOUISE KOVACS • SABRINA KRISTIANSEN • DARREN KRUSE •

DAYALAN KULENDRAN • HEMAH KWAKYE • KWAME KWATEN • ISAAC KYEREMATEN • ANTONIA KYTE • LEE LABORDE • GRACE LADOJA • LAIA LAFUENTE •

JOHN LEAHY • JORDAN LEE • ORLA LEE‐FISHER • TOBY LEIGHTON‐POPE • ABI LELAND • MIRIAM LESSAR • NICKY LESSWARE • YASMIN LEUNG • NICK LEVINE •

BEN LEWIS • LEAH LEWIS • MEL LEWIS • ROB LEWIS • TOM LEWIS • GINTARE LILEIKYTE • ALMA LILIC • PETER LINNEY • DANIEL LISTER • STUART LITTLEWOOD •

SARAH LIVERSEDGE • HAYLEY LLOYD • DAVE LOADER • ANTHONY LOCKWOOD • RYAN LOFTHOUSE • REMEL LONDON • JANICE LONG • JEN LONG • PAULETTE LONG •

STEVE LONG • MAX LOUSADA • TIM LOVEJOY • EMMY LOVELL • CASS LOWE • JO LOWE • LOUIE JOHN LOWIS • MAX LUTKIN • MERVYN LYN • NATASHA LYNCH •

DORIAN LYNSKEY • WILL LYONS • FAYE LYONS WHITE • ANNIE MAC • KATE MACDONALD • PAUL MACK • TOBY MACKENZIE • SEAN MACKEY • MARK MACKIE •

AVRIL MACKINTOSH • TOM MACKLIN • SCOTT MACRAE • NATALIE MADDIX • LUCY MADGE • DAVE MAGEE • RIME MAHDI • LINDA MAITLAND • PAUL MALONE •

COLLEEN MALONEY • ANDY MALT • FRAN MALYAN • NATASHA MANN • HOLLY MANNERS • JAMES MANNING • JAMES MANNION • ROZ MANSFIELD • CHIMENE MANTORI •

AWARDS

TOM MARCH • JASON MARCUS • ANN MARIE SHIELDS • KATERINA MARKA • CATHERINE MARKS • JEREMY MARSH • HOLLY MARSHALL • JOHN MARSHALL •

JULIAN MARSHALL • KORDA MARSHALL • RICKY MARSHALL • ELIZABETH MART • STEPH MARZIANO • BEVERLEY MASON • LIZ MASON • SHEENA MASON • GUY MASSEY •

ANTHONY MATCHETT • VICKKI MATHURIN • CHRISTINA MATTEOTTI • SARAH MATTHEWS • TINA MATTHEWS • OLIVIA MATTHIAS • TAPONESWA MAVUNGA •

JIM MAWDSLEY • BEN MAWSON • SAM MAYERS • IAN MCANDREW • ABBIE MCCARTHY • STEVE MCCARTHY • NEIL MCCORMICK • ALLY MCCRAE • KATH MCDERMOTT •

PAUL MCDONALD • LYNNE MCDOWELL • HELENA MCGEOUGH • WILL MCGILLIVRAY • MARY MCGOVERN • DEBI MCGRATH • NESTA MCGREGOR • JAMES MCGUINNESS •

KIERAN MCGUINNESS • PETE MCINTOSH • SAMANTHA MCKENNA • FARON MCKENZIE • ALEC MCKINLAY • KAYLEIGH MCLAUGHLAN • CRAIG MCLEAN • PADDY MCLEAN •

JO MCNALLY • KIM MCNALLY‐LUKE • IAIN MCNAY • BEN MCOWEN WILSON • NOREEN MCSHANE • MICK MEADOWS • RADHA MEDAR • JOCELYN MEEK • KIRSTY MEHTA •

JACK MELHUISH • LIANA MELLOTTE • JENNY MENSAH • MERCK MERCURIADIS • ANNA‐SOPHIE MERTENS • JOSEPHIN MEYER • MICHAEL MICHEL • KAIYA MILAN •

TIM MILES • RACHEL MILLAR • GLENN MILLER • LAUREN MILLER • ED MILLETT • SCOTT MILLS • BETHANY MINELLE • ALEX MITCHAM • MARK MITCHELL • LAURA MOAT •

CHARLIE MOCK • DAVID MOGENDORFF • TSHEPO MOKOENA • JANELLE MONÁE • CARLY‐ANN MOND • PHIL MONGREDIEN • GUY MONK • LAURA MONKS •

SUSAN MONTGOMERY • LILY MOON • ANTHONY MOOREY • SIMON MORAN • BRUNO MORELLI • SARAH MORGAN • CARLENE MORLESE • KEVIN MOROSKY •

YASMIN LAJOIE • DREW LAM • NIKKI LAMBERT • SAFIYA LAMBIE‐KNIGHT • EBONI LAMINE • MARK LAMPO • SOPHIE LANE • EMMA LANSDOWN • REBECCA LAPORTA •

CHARLIE LARBY • JEREMY LASCELLES • LISA LAUDAT • ASHLEY LAUDER • KEN LAWLOR • ADAM LAWRENCE • JAY LAWRENCE • AMY LAWSON • GREG LAWTON •

SHONA MORRIS • ZOSIA MORRIS • BEN MORTIMER • HARRIET MOSS • MAGGIE MOUZAKITIS • EMILY MOXON • SAMANTHA MOY • LAURENCE MOZAFARI •

ESKA MTUNGWAZI • CLAIRE MULLORD • RUBY MULRAINE • WAI MUNDIA • COLLEEN MURPHY • ALEX MURRAY • NICOLA MURRAY • ROBIN MURRAY • SAM MURRAY •

MOJAM MUSIC • NANA MUYOVWE • NICK MYERS • LIZO MZIMBA • JAMILA NABUKEERA • PREVIN NAIDOO • DIANA NAN • NINA NANNAR • PHILIP NASH • DARA NASR •

MELISSA NATHOO • NICK NEADS • ANNA NEALE • HANNAH NEAVES • MICHAEL NEIDUS • IAN NEIL • JAMIE NELSON • JENNY NELSON • PHILIP NELSON • ROBBIE NELSON •

CIARA NEWELL • JOSH NEWIS‐SMITH • JAMES NEWMAN • RYAN NEWMAN • VICTORIA NICHOLLS • ERIK NIELSEN • ANNIE NIGHTINGALE • NICHOLA NITM •

CIARA O CONNOR • CRAIG O SULLIVAN • DAN O’CONNELL • FRANCES O’CONNOR • ROISIN O’CONNOR • ALASTAIR O’DONNELL • O’DONOGHUE O’DONOGHUE •

MIKE O’KEEFE • DERMOT O’LEARY • PARRIS O’LOUGHLIN ‐ HOSTE • LAUREN O’NEILL • PADDY O’NEILL • SCOTT O’NEILL • SHANE O’NEILL • EUNICE OBIANAGHA •

JAMIE OBORNE • DUMI OBUROTA • OKSI ODEDINA • MEENAL ODEDRA • ANTONIA ODUNLAMI • CHARLIE OGBECHIE • ABISOLA OKE • TOBI OLADIGBOLU • MJ OLAORE •

SINEAD OLDNALL • SAGE OLITO • KOYEJO OLOKO • ISH OLOKUNBOLA • PRECIOUS OMOREGIE • SULINNA ONG • TOBE ONWUKA • ALEX OSBORNE • MATT OTT •

RAY OUDKERK • HANNAH OVERTON • CHARLOTTE OWEN • DANIEL OWUSU • ADETOKUNBO T OYELOLA • PAUL PACIFICO • THARA PACKIAHRAJAH • MALVIKA PADIN •

GRACIE PAGE • MEGAN PAGE • JULIAN PALMER • MARIA PANAYI • ADRIANA PANOVA • LUCIE PANTON • ANNA PAPASAVVA • RICHARD PARK • JULES PARKER •

JO PARKERSON • REECE PARKINSON • STEVE PARKINSON • BENJAMIN PARMAR • DANIEL PARMAR • DIPESH PARMAR • NINA PARNABY • RUTH PARRISH •

HANNAH PARTINGTON • ROB PASCOE • JAY PATEL • COLIN PATERSON • JAMES PATERSON • NICK PATRICK • JOSEPH PATTERSON • STEFANIA PAVLOU • CHLOE PEARSON •

ED PEARSON • HATTIE PEARSON • IAIN PECKHAM • KELLIE PEGG • MICHAEL PELL • MONIQUE PENNIE • JACK PEPPER • ALEXANDER PEPPIATT • CHERI PERCY •

ANDREW PERRY • DANIELLE PERRY • JASON PERRY • JONATHAN PERRY • JUSTIN PERRY • MAISIE PETERS • ROBYN PETERS • OLIVIA PIENAAR • ELIZABETH PIKE •

NAOMI PIKE • EMILY PILBEAM • HARRY PINERO • ABBIE PINK • STEVE PITRON • KATHRYN PLATT • DANIEL POKU • JEROME PORRITT • SIMON PORTER • DORIS PORTERFIELD •

ED POTTON • CHRIS PRICE • MALCOLM PRINCE • SARAH PROBERT • ELLIE PROHAN • COOKIE PRYCE • LUIS PULIDO • WILL PUXLEY • JOEL QUARTEY • MADDY RADCLIFF •

MARK RADCLIFFE • JAMES RADICE • ASHLEIGH M RAINBIRD • DAVE RAJAN • MARK RALPH • GUILLERMO RAMOS • SOREN RAMSING • NICK RAPHAEL • SIMON RAYMONDE •

ANTHEA XTRA RECORDINGS • KIRSTY REDFEARN • DAVY REED • THOMAS REEVE • GEMMA REILLY • NICK REILLY • RENE RENNER • DAVID RENSHAW •

DAMARIS REXTAYLOR • MISS REYNOLDS • JACQUELINE RICE • OLIVER RICE • PATRICE RICHARDS • ZEON RICHARDS • LEE‐ANNE RICHARDSON • TARA RICHARDSON •

CHARLIE RICKARD • JACOB RICKARD • JORDAN RILEY • SHARON RILEY • MICHAEL RIVALLAND • CALLUM ROBERTS • COLIN ROBERTS • DAN ROBERTS • PAUL ROBERTS •

SAM ROBERTS • MARC ROBINSON • MICHAEL ROBINSON • CATHERINE ROE • DR PAUL ROGERS • SAM ROMANS • KERRI‐ANN ROPER • JB ROSE • NINA ROSENBERGER •

OLLIE ROSENBLATT • AARON ROSS • CHARLOTTE ROSS • KATE ROTHSCHILD • MEL ROUND • DAVID ROWE • STEPHEN ROWE • TIANN ROWLAND‐DIXON •

HENRIETTA ROWLATT • DAVID ROWNTREE • JENNIFER RUBY • LIAM RUDDEN • MATTHEW RUMBOLD • SCARLETT RUSSELL • MATT RYAN • RIC SALMON • MARTA SALOGNI •

EBI SAMPSON • DARI SAMUELS • PAUL SAMUELS • GEMMA SAMWAYS • WHITNEY SANCHEZ • DANIELLE SANDERS • JAMES SANDOM • RAG SATGURU •

AMELIA SAUNDERS • LOUISE SAUNDERS • MARK SAVAGE • MICHAELA SAVAGE • PHILIP SAVILL • NITIN SAWHNEY • CHRIS SAWYER • NEIL SAXBY • PAUL SCAIFE •

CARLO SCARAMPI • DUNCAN SCOTT • JAMIE SCOTT • JUSSY SCOTT • PHOEBE SCOTT • SANDRA SCOTT • KOMALI SCOTT ‐JONES • ANNABELLE SCOTT CURRY •

SAM SEAGER • DUNCAN SEAMAN • ADRIAN SEAR • HELEN SEARLE • DJ SEMTEX • SARA SESARDIC • SAMANTHA SEWELL • TALIA SHABATAI • YARA SHAIKH •

VOTING

ZAYNA SHAIKH • SHAHESTA SHAITLY • PROFESSOR JONATHAN SHALIT • AUTUMN SHARKEY • NIK SHARMA • KIRSTEN SHARP • DAVID SHARPE • HILLARY SHAW •

CHARLIE SHAWCROSS • HANNAH SHEEDY • PAUL SHEEHAN • SALEEM SHEIKH • JO SHEINMAN • LISA SHENTON • ARRAN SHEPHERD • KATE SHEPHERD •

JAZMIN SHERMAN • ADAM SHERWIN • ANDY SHIER • HIROKI SHIRASUKA • SNOOCHIE SHY • IAN SILLETT • CRAIG SILVEY • CAROLINE SIMIONESCU‐MARIN •

SEBASTIAN SIMONE • ARLEY SIMPKINS • DAVE SIMPSON • GEORGE SIMPSON • LAUREN SIMPSON • REBECCA SIMUYEMBA • DAVID SINCLAIR • PHOEBE SINCLAIR •

CLAIRE SINGERS • ASHLEY SINGH • SAM SINGH • SUNIL SINGHVI • BEN SKERRITT • KATHERINE SKINGSLEY • HAYLEY SKUES • DAN SLATTER • CLAIRE SLEVIN •

JENNIFER SMALL • DAN SMEE • PAUL SMERNICKI • AL SMITH • CARL SMITH • CAROLE SMITH • CHRISTIAN SMITH • DAN SMITH • ED SMITH • JASON SMITH • JEFF SMITH •

JENNIFER SMITH • JO SMITH • MIKE SMITH • PATRICK SMITH • PAUL SMITH • PHIL SMITH • CHARLOTTE SMITH‐OATES • DAVID SMYTH • JOHANNA SODERBERG •

Cromwell Road

Wisbech

STE Cambridgeshire SOFTLEY • KATE SOLOMON • KOSI SOMPETA • JESSICA SPAINE • WILL SPEER • MIKE SPENCER • SAM SPENCER • JAMIE SPINKS • HANA STADDON • LISBEE STAINTON •

PE14 0SN Tel: 01945 427 400

CRAIG STANLEY • CAMERON STANTON • EMA STAPLETON • GARY STEIN • ELLIE STEPHENS • HOLLY STEVENS • WILLIAM STEVENS • FIONA STEWART • JAMES STIRLING •

Eurilait

LEAH STOCKFORD • NATHAN STONE • LEA STONHILL • SOPHIE STOTT • CRAIG STRACHAN • KATIE STRACHAN • CHRIS STRAW • GEORGIA STRAWSON • JACK STREET •

Cheese Sausages Sleeve

MARK STRIPPEL • WILL STROUDE • DARREN STRUWIG • CLAIRE STURGESS • JADE STYLE • JAYNE STYNES • CLAIRE SUGRUE • CAROLINE SULLIVAN • KEMI SULOLA •

WIS-NPD-2421Z

MIKE SUMPTER • DANTON SUPPLE • MARK SUTHERLAND • JOEY SWARBRICK • VICKI SWEENEY • ADRIAN SYKES • PAUL SYLVESTER • LINZI SYMONS • ASHLEY TABOR‐KING •

Tambrite 220g/m² 400µm

PHILIP TAGGART • DEVLIN TAGOE • JASMINE TAKHAR • MARTIN TALBOT • JIMMY TAM • CHRIS TAMS • STACEY TANG • ALI TANT • MAZIN TAPPUNI • DJ TARGET •

Grain:

306.00 x 202.00

horizontal

MATT TASKER • CHRISTIAN TATTERSFIELD • STEPHEN TAVERNER • KATIE TAVINI • REBEKAH TAYLER • ELLIOT TAYLOR • GEOFF TAYLOR • IVY TAYLOR • JAMES TAYLOR •

16/11/18

JOE TAYLOR • PETER TAYLOR • PIPPA TAYLOR • SAMANTHA TAYLOR • LUKE TEMPLE • SUNTA TEMPLETON • KATIE TETLEY • BRIDGITTE TETTEH • AMY TETTEY •

JERRY THACKRAY • THE INVISIBLE MEN • CHRISTINA THEODOROPOULOU • BEE THOMAS • DOMINIC THOMAS • HELEN THOMAS • RICHARD THOMAS •

Print Side View/Outside View

ANDREW THOMPSON • CARROLL THOMPSON • NATHAN THOMSON • TOM THOROGOOD • JULIE THORP • JAMES THORPE • BEN THRASHER • ADRIAN THRILLS •

WIS-NPD-2421Z JANE THURLOW • STEVE TILLEY • TMS TMS • KRIS TOMKINSON • CARA TOPPING • ELIZABETH TOWNSEND • SHARON TRACEY • CANDICE TRIMINGHAM •

CAROLINE TROUT • JOHN TRUELOVE • NATALIE TRUELOVE • DAVID TRUEMAN • ADAM TUDHOPE • NICOLA TUER • IAN TUNSTALL • KATHLEEN TURNER • HUGO TURQUET •

VERSION

LEE TYLER • CLAIRE UMNEY • TERRY UNDERHILL • FERDY UNGER HAMILTON • BENGI UNSAL • GEORGINA UPTON • DINA VAN DER ELST • DUTCH VAN SPALL •

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ACADEMY

ANDY VARLEY • SOFIA VARONA • SVETLANA VASSILEVA • ALICE VAUGHAN • ADAM VELASCO • DONNA VERGIER • ALAIN VERHAVE • PHIL VERNOL • BARNABY VERNON •

DESIGN LEAD

SI ELLIS

TIM VERNON • LISA VERRICO • INDUNIL VIDYALANKARA • VANGEL VLASKI • MARTIN VOVK • NATALIE WADE • TONY WADSWORTH • DIANE WAGG • BEN WALKER •

EJ JOB REF

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CHRIS WALKER • LINDA WALKER • OLIVIA WALKER • ALEX WALL • SARAH WALL • ANNIKA WALSH • MIKE WALSH • RYAN WALTER • OLIVIA WALTERS • MARC WARD •

PRODUCT

Cheese sausages plain

CHRIS WAREING • SARAH WAREING • HANNAH WARNER • GEORGINA WARREN • LEE WARREN • SASSY WARREN‐THOMAS • ADEM WATERMAN • JOS WATKIN •

CLIENT

EURILAIT

ELLY WATSON • IAIN WATT • HALINA WATTS • RAJU WATTS • LAUREN WEBB • SELINA WEBB • SELINA WEDDERBURN • OLIVIA WEST • ALEX WESTON • AMY WHEATLEY •

SPECIAL COLOURS FINISHES CMYK

KATY WHEELER • CHRISTY WHELAN • COREY WHELAN • ADELE WHITE • BRYONY WHITE • JACK WHITE • KATIE WHITE • JORDAN WHITMORE • AMARU WILCOX •

ESTELLE WILKINSON • TOM WILLERS • BECKY WILLIAMS • HOLLY WILLIAMS • JOHN WILLIAMS • NAOMI WILLIAMS • NICOLE WILLIAMS • RODNEY WILLIAMS • TODD WILLS •

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METALLIC

VARNISH

BIANCA WILSON • HANNAH WILSON • JOANNA WILSON • LIBERTY WILSON • PETE WILSON • SHASHI WILSON‐JOSHI • AYANNA WITTER‐JOHNSON • PHIL WITTS •

BENJAMIN WOLFORD • ALYSHA WOOD • CHARLES WOOD • ROB WOOD • SALLY WOOD • MATTHEW WOOLLISCROFT • LOUISE WOOLSEY •

YELLOW BLACK

DAN WOOTTON • BOB WORKMAN • RACHAEL WORSLEY • ALISON WRESSELL • DOUGLAS WRIGHT • KATE WRIGHT • MARTIN WRIGHT WRIGHT •

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Julie’s Bicycle is proud to be working once again with

The BRIT Awards 2020 with Mastercard.

We are the charity at work behind the scenes to make

your music industry greener.

Congratulations to all of tonight’s nominees and winners.

Powering creative climate action since 2007

juliesbicycle.com @juliesbicycle juliesbicycle info@juliesbicycle.com


SPA

QUALITY

There’s a

secret oasis

backstage

at The BRITs

Even the biggest stars in the world need

a little extra sparkle from time to time.

And when an audience of

millions is waiting, you really

need to look your best.

Hidden away backstage at the O2

is the BRITs Artist Lounge and Spa,

where VIPs can relax before their

big performance. It’s also the place

to trust for a last minute beauty fix.

The BRITs top-tier team are ready and

waiting to help VIPs with all kinds of

make-up emergencies. Experts are on

hand to help with manicures, hair styling,

plucking, tanning and facials as well.

There’s something for everyone

from a whole new look, to a dab of

concealer. And there are tips and tricks

aplenty for VIPs to learn from grooming

professionals at the top of their game.

The BRIT Awards would like to thank all

of our wonderful Spa partners for their

hard work, expertise and generosity.

You guys really help our stars to shine!

Intro: Helen Lamont

Product Info: Jo Tutchener-Sharp

LAB Series is delighted to be the

Official BRITs backstage Men’s

Skincare Partner at this year’s

Awards. We will be offering a range

of grooming treatments from quick,

refreshing facials to pre-show

beard tidy ups. Professional

consultants will be on hand to

offer some expert advice and

will be showcasing some of our

best-selling products, including

the Age Rescue Face Lotion.

A global leader and authority in

men’s skincare, Lab Series is solely

dedicated to men and their skin’s

unique needs. Since 1987, the

elite team of doctors, scientists

and skincare specialists of the

LAB Series Research Centre has

developed high-performance,

technologically advanced skincare,

hair and shaving essentials

to keep men looking healthy,

comfortable and well-groomed.

At The BRIT Awards 2020,

Red Carpet Manicure will be

back stage offering gel manicures

in hot-off-the-Paris-Fashion-

Week-Runway shades.

Red Carpet Manicure is an

at-home gel polish brand, which

launched the world’s first at-home

gel manicure starter kit. Starting

in the USA, the brand went

global and has been seen on

celebrities such as Idina Menzel

and Rhianna, Adele, Pixie Lott,

Jessie J, Selena Gomez, P!nk and

Margot Robbie. Each Manicure

is powered by professional

technology and has a simple three

step easy-to-follow system, with

all our shades being Vegan.

We are thrilled to be backstage

as the Official BRITs Backstage

Nail Partner at this year’s Awards.

We’ll be offering gel manicure

treatments, with get-the-looks,

showcasing our best-selling

and newest shades!

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IT’S SO EASY

BEING GREEN

MEDIA PARTNERS

BRITs SPA

CHARITIES & INITIATIVES

The BRIT Awards puts environmental

sustainability at the front and centre of

its entire programme. Each aspect of

production has been reviewed, striving

to be as green as it can be. Many

thanks to sustainability partner Julie’s

Bicycle, which offers expertise and

education as well as an unwavering

ambition to become carbon-free.

While The BRITs still shimmers and

sparkles (of course!), things have

changed behind the scenes. Armchair

viewers may think of the show as the

120 minutes on our screens. But visitors

to The O2 can see this is much bigger,

many-tentacled, operation.

All of the food for 3,800 diners,

alongside all the drinks, the merch stall,

the stage sets, production teams and

media operations all need to be green.

Diners tonight tucked into a feast without

realising the effort that’s gone into their

meal. The food is overwhelmingly British;

ethically produced and locally sourced

fare. For the first time, 25% of meals

served were vegan. The main menu has

a carbon footprint of 2.417kg of CO2e

per meal with the cream in the dessert

having the biggest impact. The vegan

menu has a carbon footprint of 1.663kg

of CO2e per meal with the puff pastry

in the main course and the sugar in the

dessert having the biggest impact.

All food waste is carefully collected and

sent to make green gas, we have no

single use plastic and even the wine

corks are sent for reuse by charities

working in craft projects. This menu is

printed on recycled paper and will be

recycled again at the end of the night!

Production offices backstage and all food

concession outlets are single-use plastic

free. That means no straws, sachets or

cutlery. Supplies arrive in reduced-plastic

or compostable packaging. And easy-tocarry

Stack Cups are back for 2020, now

in every location! For a £1 charge, these

refillable cups can be used all night then

exchanged for a souvenir version at the

end of the evening.

The BRITs stage sets are made, where

possible, from sustainable materials

such as recycled metal or FSC timber.

Many are stored while others are sent

to the BRIT school for repurposing.

Even the arena event signage ends up

as traffic barriers and road cones - some

could even become tourist yurts in Greece.

The BRITs event partner, the O2 Arena,

has its own wide-ranging sustainability

programme called AEG 1EARTH which

maximizes energy efficiency and

reduces whole-venue waste. Its remit

includes the Intercontinental Hotel (the

Diamond Dining location).

The O2 began current sustainability

programmes in 2010. The venue has

reduced CO2 emissions by 4% annually

and water use by 4.4% annually.

Crucially, it has exceeded these targets

in each of the last ten years. Tucked

away behind the scenes you’ll find an

onsite wormery and eco-digester, which

helps to the venue to commit just 1%

of waste to landfill. Even lost property

found at The O2 is recycled, so if you

don’t claim that left-behind item, it will

be sent charity partners for re-use.

WHAT IS JULIE’S BICYCLE?

Launched twelve years ago, Julie’s

bicycle is a London-based charity that

works within the creative industries to

hasten action on climate change and

environmental sustainability.

It quickly broadened its focus

from music industry clients to the

wider creative sphere and now

works alongside a diverse range of

partners including local government

organisations to ensure sustainability is

at the heart of plans for the future.

Julie’s Bicycle also seeks to raise

awareness of climate and sustainability

issues by mentoring organisations

and individuals to make the necessary

changes. The charity empowers artists

and tastemakers to speak confidently

to influence others, ensuring

environment issues remain at the

forefront of every conversation.

For info, see juliesbicycle.com

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THE BRIT AWARDS

COMMITTEE 2020

Committee Chairman David Joseph (Universal),

Committee Charlene Grant (BMG),

Phil Christie (Warner), Nicola Tuer (Sony),

Ted Cockle (Universal), Geoff Taylor (BPI/BRITs),

Maggie Crowe OBE (BRITs), Sally Wood (BRITs TV),

Stuart Bell, Richard Dawes, Kate Etteridge (DawBell PR),

Ged Doherty (BPI/BRITs)

Digital Committee Chairmen Tony Barnes (Universal),

Giuseppe De Cristofano (BRITs)

For The BPI, OCC & Voting Academy

Kiaron Whitehead, Chris Austin,

Chris Walker, MJ Olaore

EVENT AND SHOW

BAL Event Director Maggie Crowe OBE

Event Manager Adrian Carter

Director of Digital Giuseppe De Cristofano

Business Development and Partnerships Manager

Lucy Bannatyne

Accreditation and Transport Co-ordinator

Dina Van der Elst

Ticketing Rachel Bentley

Event Assistant Hannah Denchfield

Event Co-ordinators Ashley Read, Ollie Paxton

Finance Dominic Thomas

Legal Christy Whelan, Verity Hunter

Technical Support Alan Brindley

BRITs Digital Somethin’ Else

Media Relations DawBell PR

National TV & Radio Promotion

LD Communications

International TV Sales ITV Global

Catering Payne & Gunter/Levys Restaurants,

Bethan James, Lucy Fulford

Design & Photography JM Enternational

Venue Danielle Kennedy-Clark,

James Clarke, Rachel Hardman, Octavia Harwood

Mastercard Kirsty Redfern, Alanna Blake,

Andy Wise

Television Show Produced by BRITs TV

ITV Katie Rawcliffe, Lily Wilson

BRITs TV

Executive Producer Sally Wood

Director Hamish Hamilton

Production Manager Rebecca Hutchinson

Band Production Maggie Mouzakitis

VT Producer Camilla Cheales

Music Producer Caroline Cullen

Award Presenter Producer Louise Clay

Production Co-ordinator Katherine Skingsley

Camera Supervisor Rob Sargent

Programme Sound Toby Alington

OB Facilities CTV

ITV2 RED CARPET SHOW

Producer Dan Rooke

Director Tony Grech-Smith

Production Manager Natalie Truelove

Assistant Producer Rachel Helsby

Production Co-ordinator Zoe Nicholson

BRITs 40 TH DOCUMENTARY

Producer/ Director John Williams

Assistant Producer Nicky Lessware

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STAGE PRODUCTION

BRIT Awards Productions

Kate Wright, Tony Wheeler,

Lisa Shenton, Malcolm Birkett,

Julie Chennells, Yvonne Ryan,

Amanda Crane, Chris Caddy,

Nancy Skipper, Lily Graham,

Freya Newland, Ciara White

Stage Management Mike Grove

Production Design Misty Buckley

Art Director Matt Rees

Lighting Designer Al Gurdon

Lighting Crew Boss Richard Gorrod

Lighting Company PRG Europe

Rigging Outback Rigging

Sound Designer Colin Pink

PA Supplier Britannia Row Productions

Crew Catering

The Bleeding Hearts Catering Company

Staging StageCo

Set Steel Monkey

Screens Ogle Hog

Local Crew Showstars

Site Crew Bizmonkeys

Stage Crew Stage Miracles

Dressing Room/Press Monitors

Soundbite Productions

Furniture & Backstage Lovely Things

Draping Blackout Limited

Health & Safety J-EMSS Limited

Backstage Security Show & Event

Security

Power Templine

Cabins Qdos Event Hire

Structures Neptunus

BRITS VIP CLUB

Production BRIT Awards Productions

Production Manager Chuck Crampton

Event Production Keeley Wills, Kaz Hill,

Paul Bissoni, Jason Burridge

Designer Bruce French

Art Director Mick Pirie

Lighting Designer Stuart Pring

SHOW PROGRAMME

Editorial Helen Lamont (Editor),

John Marshall (Art Editor),

Will Amery (Design & Production)

Jan Burdge (Proofreading)

Advertising Leppard & Rivers Associates

Judith Rivers, Kathy Leppard

Advertising Marshall Harrison

Stephen Laffey, James Rolph,

Zina Crosse

Publisher JM Enternational

Printer Fingerprint

Please be reminded that you are not

permitted to record or film any part of The

BRIT Awards 2020 event without a specific

licence from BRIT Awards Limited.

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