1990 Brit Awards
The 1990 Brit Awards were the 10th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry and took place on 18 February 1990. The ceremony was held at the Dominion Theatre in London for the first time, having previously been held at the Royal Albert Hall, and was hosted by Cathy McGowan.
|10th Brit Awards|
|Date||18 February 1990|
|Hosted by||Cathy McGowan|
|Most awards||Fine Young Cannibals, Neneh Cherry and Phil Collins (2)|
|Most nominations||Lisa Stansfield and Soul II Soul (4)|
Winners and nomineesEdit
Multiple nominations and awardsEdit
The following artists received multiple awards and/or nominations. don't counting Outstanding Contribution to Music.
|Soul II Soul|
|3||De La Soul|
|Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers|
|Tears for Fears|
|2||The Beautiful South|
|Fine Young Cannibals|
|Guns N' Roses|
|Stock Aitken Waterman|
The 1990 awards ceremony saw the last public appearance of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Queen appeared at the ceremony to receive the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Mercury (who had been suffering from AIDS since 1987 but had not disclosed it to the public) did not make a speech, as Brian May did the talking on behalf of the other members, but his gaunt appearance was noticeable. He briefly thanks the public and wishes them goodnight before Queen leave the stage. Mercury died in November 1991 from complications resulting from AIDS.
- "The Highs and Lows of the Brit Awards". BBC News. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
- Queen, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Brian May, BRITS 1990 Archived 18 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine brits.co.uk Retrieved 28 April 2011.
- "Adam Lambert: Freddie Mercury Would Be An 'Open Book' About Sexuality In 2018". On Top. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2018.