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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 today, Madonna also took quite a tumble during her live performance. More »

By: 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 performing it live for the BRIT Awards after being introduced by his wife Kim Kardashian. The track reminds me more of Watch The Throne material than anything he’s done recently,… More »

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, which also include the likes of Damon Albarn, Jessie Ware, FKA twigs, Chvrches, Coldplay, Alt-J, Charli XCX, One Direction, Beck, Pharrell, Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent, Foo Fighters, Sia, Beyoncé,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 25, 2015 - 3:02 pm

Q&A: Noel Gallagher On Kanye, Beck, Beyoncé, Moz, Jack White, Black Keys, & More

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / February 23, 2015 - 2:41 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 and strong opinions about the Grammys. In an interesting bit of “coincidence,” today, Morrissey offered a 1300-word diatribe of his own about music award shows — specifically “the British Phonographic… More »

By: 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 her terrific LP1. It’s pretty hard to capture the environment she creates during her live performances on video — take her debut Tonight Show performance from last year, which I… More »

By: 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 Best Album Of The Year, Best Male Solo Artist, Breakthrough Act, and Best Single and Best Music Video for “Stay With Me.” FKA Twigs got noms for Best Female Solo… More »

By: 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. Lorde sang “Royals” over Disclosure’s futuristic spin on the track. After the 17-year-old New Zealander left the stage, Disclosure took the lead and played “White Noise” featuring AlunaGeorge. Check out… More »

By: 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 known as 3 p.m. EST. Some of the most notable performers include Arctic Monkeys, Beyoncé, Pharrell, and a collaboration between Lorde and Disclosure (UPDATE: watch that here). Disclosure also lead… More »

By: 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 that they intend to put together a much cooler show. That image up there, posted on the BRIT Awards Twitter, means what you think it does: Lorde and Disclosure will… More »

By: 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 news for you: The band behind the breakout hit “Pompeii” matches Disclosure for the most Brit Awards nominations with four. The two groups are up against each other for all… More »

By: 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 did get together to debut new song “Under The Westway” a few nights ago. But last night, all four members got back together to accept an Outstanding Contribution To Music… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2012 - 9:03 am

Music’s 10 Most Scandalous Live-TV Moments

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 pantheo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2012 - 4:23 pm

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 home both the International Group and International Album awards. And a few other performers from the Grammys also picked up BRIT Awards this year. See the full list of winners,… More »

By: 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 her first as a Snooki lookalike (fire the stylist), and Lady Gaga swept three international awards. International Male of the year? Jay-Z. A performance highlight came via two of the… More »

By: 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 up being the main dish, but poor Chris Martin & Band couldn’t follow their three-statue Grammy night with even a single award from their four nominations. Instead it’s [SPOILER] King… More »

By: 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 are poised to walk out with a lot of hardware at this year’s BRIT Awards. See the full spread of nominees at NME. Winners announced 2/18. More »

By: 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 Skans“), we knew this, at least, would be something worth a post. The reigning Mercury Prize winners sported outfits by pill-poppers, for pill-poppers and merged their tune’s backbeat and “oooh”… More »

By: 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 the Grammys, but alas, we’re talking about the Brit Awards. At least instead of, they got Mark Ronson & Friends. Here’s the Best British Male winner with his trusty… More »

By: 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 handed. But conspiracy-theory Lily saw it coming. She spoke to MTV UK on the red carpet before the show:I already know I won’t win any awards. I bet you £100… More »

By: Stereogum / February 15, 2007 - 11:51 am