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  • 1977
  • 33 Seasons

The Brit Awards is an annual music event held in the United Kingdom. The show started in 1977 and is broadcasted by ITV. The Brit Awards is one of the most prestigious music events in the world and attracts the best talent in the industry. The first Brit Awards was held at Wembley Conference Centre on February 18, 1977. The event was hosted by Michael Aspel and was broadcasted live on ITV. The awards ceremony was the brainchild of music executive Maurice Oberstein, who wanted to create a British version of the American Grammy Awards.

The show started with a performance by Cliff Richard and the Shadows. The group performed their hit song "We Don't Talk Anymore" to an enthusiastic crowd. The show featured various categories for awards, including Best British Male Solo Artist, Best British Female Solo Artist, Best British Group, and Album of the Year.

One of the highlights of the evening was Queen's performance of "Somebody to Love." The band was nominated for two awards and took home the award for Best British Group. Their performance was praised by the audience and helped to cement their status as one of the greatest bands of all time.

Other notable performers at the first Brit Awards included Rod Stewart, Leo Sayer, and the Brotherhood of Man. The show also featured a tribute to Elvis Presley, who had passed away the previous year. The tribute included various artists performing classic Elvis songs, including David Bowie's rendition of "All the Young Dudes."

The winner of the Best British Male Solo Artist award was Cliff Richard, while Best British Female Solo Artist went to Shirley Bassey. The award for Best British Group was won by Queen, and the award for Album of the Year went to Hotel California by the Eagles.

In addition to the awards, the show also featured various guest presenters, including actors Richard Burton and Prunella Scales. The show was a huge success and helped to establish the Brit Awards as one of the most important events in the music industry.

Over the years, the Brit Awards has become known for its memorable performances and surprise collaborations. The show has also been the subject of controversy, with various artists using the platform to make political statements or engage in provocative behavior.

In recent years, the Brit Awards has become more inclusive, with the addition of the Global Success Award and the Rising Star Award. The show has also made strides in promoting diversity, with increased representation for artists from diverse backgrounds.

Today, the Brit Awards remains one of the most important events in the music industry. The show continues to evolve and adapt to the changing music landscape, and is a showcase for the best talent in British music.

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The BRITs 2013
1. The BRITs 2013
February 20, 2013
Live coverage of the 2013 Brit awards at The O2 Arena in London. Live musical performances will also be featured.
  • Premiere Date
    October 18, 1977