Brit Award for Best New Artist

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Brit Award for Best New Artist
Awarded forAchievement in Excellent New Artist
CountryUnited Kingdom (UK)
Presented byBritish Phonographic Industry (BPI)
First awarded1977
Currently held byLewis Capaldi (2020)
Websitewww.brits.co.uk

The Brit Award for Best New Artist (previously Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act)[1] is an award given by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), an organisation which represents record companies and artists in the United Kingdom.[2] The accolade is presented at the Brit Awards, an annual celebration of British and international music.[3] The winners and nominees are determined by the Brit Awards voting academy with over 1,000 members, which comprise record labels, publishers, managers, agents, media, and previous winners and nominees.[4]

The award was first presented in 1977 as two awards as "British Male Newcomer" and "British Female Newcomer" which were won by Graham Parker and Julie Covington.[5] When the Brit Awards was held for the second time in 1982, the awards "British Male Newcomer" and "British Female Newcomer" became joint as one award for both male and female acts as well introducing groups acts to award. The first award for the joint "British Newcomer" was won by The Human League.[6] In 2003 the award was renamed to "British Breakthrough Act".[7] Mabel is the only person who has been nominated for this award more than once, as she was nominated in both 2019 and 2020. This award has several name changes through a years:

  • Brit Award for British Female Newcomer, Brit Award for British Male Newcomer (1977)
  • Brit Award for British Newcomer (1982~2002)
  • Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act (2003~2019)
  • Brit Award for Best New Artist (2020~)

Winners and nominees[edit]

1995 winner Oasis also won British Group
2006 winner Arctic Monkeys also won British Group
2009 winner Duffy also won British Female Solo Artist
2012 winner Ed Sheeran also won British Male Solo Artist
2013 winner Ben Howard also won British Male Solo Artist
2018 winner Dua Lipa also won British Female Solo Artist
Year Recipient Nominees
1977 Graham Parker
Julie Covington
1982 The Human League
1983 Yazoo
1984 Paul Young
1985 Frankie Goes to Hollywood
1986 Go West Not Nominated
1987 The Housemartins Not Nominated
1988 Wet Wet Wet Nominated
Eliminated
1989 Bros Not Nominated
1990 Lisa Stansfield
1991 Betty Boo
1992 Beverley Craven
1993 Tasmin Archer
1994 Gabrielle
1995 Oasis
1996 Supergrass
1997 Kula Shaker
1998 Stereophonics
1999 Belle and Sebastian
2000 S Club 7
2001 A1
2002 Blue
2003 Will Young
2004 Busted
2005 Keane
2006 Arctic Monkeys
2007 The Fratellis
2008 Mika
2009 Duffy
2010 JLS
2011 Tinie Tempah
2012 Ed Sheeran
2013 Ben Howard
2014 Bastille
2015 Sam Smith
2016 Catfish and the Bottlemen
2017 Rag'n'Bone Man
2018 Dua Lipa
2019 Tom Walker
2020 Lewis Capaldi

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "We're back!". BRIT Awards. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  2. ^ "About the BPI". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  3. ^ "BRIT Awards". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  4. ^ "And the nominees are..." Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  5. ^ "The BRITs 1977". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  6. ^ "The BRITs 1982". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  7. ^ "The BRITs 2003". Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014.