The BRITs 1995

Date: 20/02/1995
Location: Alexandra Palace, London
Host: Chris Evans



The year in which a new breed of British rock band took to the podium; Oasis stepped up as Best Newcomers while Blur established the record for most BRIT Awards in one year with four. The BRIT Awards voting system underwent a major change for these awards with the creation of a voting academy, expanded from 125 record companies to over 500 people from within the UK music industry.

While America’s R.E.M. nailed their Best International Group award in four years and former Fairground Attraction Eddie Reader took a solo Best Female award, host Chris Evans oversaw Sting presenting Elton John with his second Outstanding Contribution title, before duetting with M People, and introduced Madonna’s stunning BRIT Awards debut.

    • Best British Video
    • Best International Female
    • Best International Group
    • Best International Male
    • Best International Newcomer
    • Best Soundtrack/Cast Recording
    • Outstanding Contribution

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