The stars were aligned for several BMI singer/songwriters who won awards at the 2008 Brit Awards, held February 20 at Earl’s Court in London. Broadcast live on British network ITV1, BMI winners include a range of stateside and European talent lauded at the U.K’s premier award show.
- Mark Ronson
- Kanye West
First time winners include Mark Ronson for British Male Solo Artist, who also performed “Valerie” with Amy Winehouse; Adele (PRS) for Critics Choice; and Mika for British Breakthrough Act. Previous Brit Award winner Kanye West walked away with his second International Male Solo Artist honor and the Foo Fighters won awards for International Album and International Group.
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.