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1997

The BRITs 1997

Date: 24/02/1997
Location: Earls Court, London
Host: Ben Elton

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New host Ben Elton introduced a record number of first time winners in the shape of the Spice Girls, Prodigy, Kula Shaker, Manic Street Preachers, Fugees, Beck and Sheryl Crow who collected their awards from the likes of Eddie Izzard, Frank Skinner, Lennox Lewis, Mrs Merton and Vinnie Jones & Colin Jackson.

Veteran group The Bee Gees were rewarded with the Outstanding Contribution award, George Michael collected his third solo BRIT while soul diva Diana Ross’ duet with Jamiroquai featured alongside appearances by Prince, the Spice Girls and Mark Morrison, complete with a bevy of out of uniform “policewomen”.

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