BRIT Awards 2009

History Of The BRITs


A new venue this year with a move to the Dominion Theatre where 60s TV star Cathy McGowan took over as host. U2, Phil Collins, Annie Lennox and partner Dave Stewart, as Best Producer, all carried on winning while Nigel Kennedy, Soul II Soul, Neneh Cherry and Rod Stewart were among the performers on the night.

But there was still a hint of controversy when double winners Fine Young Cannibals reacted to a video appearance by Margaret Thatcher choosing her own favourite pop song (she picked How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?) by returning their awards.

1990 Winners

Phil Collins
Best British Male Solo Artist
Annie Lennox
Best British Female Solo Artist
Fine Young Cannibals
Best British Group
Lisa Stansfield
Best British Newcomer
Another Day in Paradise - Phil Collins
Best British Single
The Raw & The Cooked - Fine Young Cannibals
Best British Album
David Stewart
Best British Producer
Lullaby - The Cure
Best British Video
Gershwin Porgy & Bess - Simon Rattle
Best British Classical
Neneh Cherry
International Artist
Neneh Cherry
International Newcomer
International Group
Outstanding Contribution