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 I’ll get nothing. The judging committee are all industry insiders and they’re predominantly from Universal (Records) – and I’m on EMI. I think you’ll find that 70% of the artists here tonight are on Universal. I’ll leave you with that…

We dug around, and more than half of the awards (7 of 13) did go to Universal-affiliated artists: James Morrison, Amy Winehouse, Take That, Nelly Furtado, two for The Killers, and Orson. Does 53.8% = smell fishy? Maybe, maybe not, but Take That winning best single stinks like shit. Full list of winners and shady label affiliations after the jump.

UPDATE: Well we’re a few percentage points closer to conspiracy! The Fratellis’ label Fallout Records is a subsidiary of Island, itself a part of the Universal Music Group. That makes 8/13, or 61.5%. Good eye, Kieran!

British Male Solo Artist: James Morrison (Polydor/Universal Music Group)
British Female Solo Artist: Amy Winehouse (Island/Universal)
British Group: Arctic Monkeys (Domino)

MasterCard British Album: Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (Domino)
British Single: Take That – “Patience” (Polydor/Universal Music Group)
British Breakthrough Act: The Fratellis (Fallout Records/ Universal Music Group)

British Live Act: Muse (Warner)
International Male Solo Artist: Justin Timberlake (Jive/Sony BMG)
International Female Solo Artist: Nelly Furtado (Geffen/Universal)
International Group: The Killers (Island/Universal)

International Album: The Killers – Sam’s Town (Island/Universal)
International Breakthrough Act: Orson (Mercury/Universal)
Outstanding Contribution To Music: Oasis (Sony BMG)