BRITs25 Honor BMI’s Top UK Stars

Posted in News on February 12, 2005
Some of BMI's biggest UK songwriters and artists were among the winners at the 25th annual BRIT Awards, held February 9 at Earls Court in London. Dubbed this year as BRITs25 in honor of the ceremony's silver jubilee, the BRIT Awards are the UK's top music prize and are considered the British equivalent of the Grammys.

Joss Stone Keane

Alt-pop trio Keane was named British Breakthrough Act and their debut Hopes and Fears earned the MasterCard British Album title. Teen soul artist Joss Stone also picked up two trophies, including British Female Solo Artist and British Urban Act. The 17-year-old singer is also nominated for three Grammys this year.

Will Young The Streets

Other BRIT winners included four-time nominee Mike Skinner, a.k.a. The Streets, who took home the award for British Male Solo Artist. UK pop band McFly was named Pop Act, while multi-platinum artist Will Young, winner of the 2002 Pop Idol contest, added another Brit Award to his collection with his hit "Your Game," named British Single. The International Male Solo Artist award went to BMI award-winning rapper Eminem.

Eminem McFly

Established in 1977, the Brit Awards is a charity event that donates all proceeds to the British Record Industry Trust, better known as the Brit Trust, an organization that encourages the exploration and pursuit of the educational, cultural and therapeutic benefits of music. The Brit Awards is one of the UK's most exciting, most talked about and most successful music events. The awards ceremony is televised the next day on UK's ITV1.