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Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also the mid-period stuff most people dismiss. As I got older, those last two very underrated albums were special to me, too. I sought out all sorts of Oasis minutiae, from… More »

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheon… More »

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Watch Madonna Fall Off The Stage At The BRIT Awards

Why does Europe get all the good award show moments? Aside from Kanye West debuting his long-awaited new song "All Day" at the BRIT Awards…
Caitlin White | February 25, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Watch Kanye West Debut “All Day” At The BRIT Awards

After hearing various snippets and unreleased, rough versions of "All Day" Kanye has finally blessed us with the full version. He just debuted it by…
Caitlin White | February 25, 2015 - 5:01 pm

Livestream The BRIT Awards Right Here

The BRIT Awards are the UK's answer to the Grammys, and just like the Grammys, the BRITs love Sam Smith. Smith led this year's nominations,…
Chris DeVille | February 25, 2015 - 3:02 pm

Guess Who Hates The Brit Awards. (Hint: Rhymes With Borrissey)

Remember when Kanye West said all that stuff about the Grammys yesterday? No? You might have missed it. I'll recap: Kanye shared some choice words…
Michael Nelson | February 10, 2015 - 7:12 pm

Watch FKA Twigs’ Hypnotic Performance Of “Hide” & “Pendulum” At The Brit Awards Nomination Ceremony

If you've ever seen FKA Twigs do her thing live, you know that it's pretty magical, oftentimes even better than what she put out on…
James Rettig | January 16, 2015 - 9:10 am

Sam Smith Leads 2015 Brit Award Nominations, The War On Drugs & 5 Seconds Of Summer Vie For Best International Group

The nominations for the 2015 BRIT Awards were just announced, and the field is led by home-bred crooner Sam Smith. He picked up nominations for…
James Rettig | January 15, 2015 - 6:01 pm

Watch Lorde Perform With Disclosure At The BRIT Awards

Disclosure and Lorde tag-teamed at the 2014 BRIT Awards earlier today, introduced as two popular acts that came into the industry over the past year.
Taylor Law | February 19, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Arctic Monkeys, One Direction Win Big At 2014 BRIT Awards

The BRIT Awards are Britain's answer to the Grammys, and they're going down live from London's O2 Arena at 8 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, otherwise…
Chris DeVille | February 19, 2014 - 2:57 pm

BRIT Awards Tease Lorde/Disclosure Collab

Just one day after we all lived through the endless Grammy Awards, the organizers of the BRIT Awards, the UK’s equivalent, have made it clear…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Disclosure, Bastille Lead 2014 Brit Award Nominations

Just this afternoon we were asking "Who is Bastille?" after the British pop-rockers (pictured) were announced as SNL's musical guest for 1/25. Here's more Bastille…
Chris DeVille | January 9, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Watch Blur Play The Brit Awards

Blur's big festival-circuit reunion tour came three years ago, and the group has mostly been inactive since then, though co-leaders Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2012 - 9:03 am

BRIT Awards 2011 Winners

Underdog Justin Bieber finally picked up a big award this season, grabbing the International Breakthrough Act award at last night's BRIT Awards. Arcade Fire took…
jessica | February 16, 2011 - 9:28 am

Winners Florence Welch, Dizzee Rascal Perform Together At 2010 Brit Awards

London hosted the BRIT Awards last night, which offered some nice firsts: Lily Allen won her first award as Best British Female Solo Act and…
jessica | February 17, 2010 - 11:56 am

The 2009 BRIT Awards Looked Like This

Tonight the British music industry packaged their self-image for all to YouTube. The nominations were very Duffy with a side of Coldplay, and Duffy wound…
Amrit Singh | February 18, 2009 - 6:25 pm

2009 BRIT Award Noms Feature A Lot Of Duffy And Coldplay

Radiohead, Elbow, and the Ting Tings join Viva La Vida and Rockferry in the Best Album categories, but otherwise it looks like Coldplay and Duffy…
Amrit Singh | January 20, 2009 - 3:34 pm

Rihanna And Klaxons’ “Umbrella” Collaboration Is MDMAzing

No, we didn’t expect to engage in so much midnight Brit blogging, either. But after teasing the award show’s most headscratchingest song-meld (“Umbrella” + “Golden
Amrit Singh | February 21, 2008 - 1:00 am

2008 Brit Awards Like 2008 Grammys, But With More Mika

Amy Winehouse and Rihanna performed, Foo Fighters and Kanye West won, and the show was "was largely free of surprises" according to AP. Sounds like…
Stereogum | February 21, 2008 - 12:00 am

Lily Tackles BRIT Politics

Winners were announced for the 2007 BRIT Awards, and despite the media and MySpace love, field-leading nominee Lily Allen (with 4 nods) went home empty…
Stereogum | February 15, 2007 - 11:51 am