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Brit Awards

Take That shine again as they prove to be best of the Brits

Rapper Tinie Tempah, the young pretender of the British music scene, may have scooped two major prizes, but last night's Brit Awards belonged to an ageing boy band.

Brits go Gaga for eccentric first lady of pop

THE Brits went Lady Gaga last night when the American pop diva stole the show, winning the fashion stakes and picking up three awards in the process.

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'Cruel' pâté taken off menu for Brit Awards

ORGANISERS of the Brit Awards have dropped pâté de foie gras from the menu following a protest from an animal rights group.

Lily Allen, Lady GaGa, Florence And The Machine and Pixie Lott fight it out for Brits glory

LILY Allen, Lady GaGa, Pixie Lott and Florence And The Machine head the Brit Awards shortlist with three nominations each.

Lily Allen looks to break duck at Brits

LILY Allen, Lady GaGa, Pixie Lott and Florence And The Machine will turn this year's Brit Awards into the battle of the babes as they head the shortlist tonight with three nominations each.

Big names go head to head at the Brits

DUFFY and Coldplay led the way at the Brit Awards nominations last night with four apiece.

Lulu adds to shouts for Brits to sing her praises

LULU is backing a campaign demanding she is given the most prestigious of the Brit Awards, writes Marc Horne.

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the Fratellis

IN AN era of bands picked for their looks, the Fratellis are something of an exception. One reviewer summed them up as "Stig of the Dump on drums, your overweight uncle on bass and a curly singer who looks naked without Orville the Duck up his arm".

A bleeping good night at the Brits for Fratellis and Amy Winehouse

SCOTTISH rockers The Fratellis defied the odds at the Brit Awards last night when they were voted best breakthrough act.

Scots line up for music awards at the Brits

SCOTTISH musicians have achieved a strong showing in run-up to the Brit Awards, with three acts included in the nominations announced last night.

Brit awards to be live on TV

NEXT year's Brit Awards are to be broadcast live on TV for the first time in almost 20 years.

Brit Awards to be shown live

THE Brit Awards are to be broadcast live on TV for the first time in nearly 20 years, it was announced yesterday.

Madonna sees off hernia to claim prize

MADONNA overcame a hernia to attend the Brit Awards, it was confirmed last night.

Scottish singer KT is crowned queen of the Brits

SCOTTISH singer KT Tunstall last night capped a dream rise to fame by being named Best British Female Solo Artist at the Brits awards. Tunstall, from St Andrews, beat off competition from Kate Bush and Katie Melua to clinch the coveted award. She also performed at last night's star-studded ceremony.

Now that's entertainment

FOR MANY an ageing rock icon the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the Brits can be a mixed blessing. It is the most illustrious prize of the evening, possibly the only one to which the audience of Champagne-swilling executives will pay any attention. But for the recipient it suggests that their best years are behind them, their time is nearly up and the remainder of their careers will be confined to dusting down the trophies and reliving past glories.

Do the Brit Awards really reflect the 'best in pop'?

The Brit Awards are back next week. Time, once again, for the music industry to demonstrate how out of touch it is with all that's exciting and innovative in pop. Look at those nominations! James Blunt, Charlotte Church, Westlife. Please!

A night to remember?

AFEW years ago, I was sitting at one of the tables set aside for the press at the Brit Awards, waiting for the food to be served and getting stuck into a rather good bottle of chilled Chablis, when Bernard Doherty, the event's amiable press officer, plonked his weary frame next to us. "This is the first time I've sat down all day," he grumbled.

Former city busker KT has her eye on the Brits

SCOTS singer KT Tunstall, who once busked on Princes Street, is in the running for three Brit Awards.

Weller to top live bill at the Brits

THE "Modfather" Paul Weller will headline at this year's Brit Awards.

Weller and Coldplay set to headline at Brit Awards

PAUL Weller will perform at this year's Brit Awards, along with a host of other popstars, organisers have announced.

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