The BRITs 1998

Date: 09/02/1998
Location: London Arena, London
Host: Ben Elton



The move to London Arena brought the total of BRIT Award venues to six in 11 years while Ben Elton made it two in a row as host. There was no shortage of special duets this year with Texas and Method Man, Shola Ama and Dave Stewart and Robbie Williams and Tom Jones all teaming up on a night when Chumbawamba decided to pour cold water over Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.

The award for Best Producer was presented for the last time after 17 years and went to The Verve and Chris Potter who joined the likes of George Martin, Trevor Horn, Stock, Aitken & Waterman, and Brian Eno on the roll of honour. On the night Bjork and U2 reappeared as winners, All Saints and The Verve triumphed for the first time and Fleetwood Mac returned to the UK to collect their Outstanding Contribution award.

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