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.
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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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, Pixie Lott and Florence And The Machine head the Brit Awards shortlist with three nominations each.
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.
DUFFY and Coldplay led the way at the Brit Awards nominations last night with four apiece.
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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".
SCOTTISH rockers The Fratellis defied the odds at the Brit Awards last night when they were voted best breakthrough act.
SCOTTISH musicians have achieved a strong showing in run-up to the Brit Awards, with three acts included in the nominations announced last night.
NEXT year's Brit Awards are to be broadcast live on TV for the first time in almost 20 years.
THE Brit Awards are to be broadcast live on TV for the first time in nearly 20 years, it was announced yesterday.
MADONNA overcame a hernia to attend the Brit Awards, it was confirmed last night.
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.
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.
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!
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.
SCOTS singer KT Tunstall, who once busked on Princes Street, is in the running for three Brit Awards.
THE "Modfather" Paul Weller will headline at this year's Brit Awards.
PAUL Weller will perform at this year's Brit Awards, along with a host of other popstars, organisers have announced.