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The 1999 Brit Awards were the 19th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry and took place on 16 February 1999 at the London Arena in London.

19th Brit Awards
Date16 February 1999
VenueLondon Arena
Hosted byJohnny Vaughan
Most awardsRobbie Williams (3)
Most nominationsRobbie Williams (6)
Television/radio coverage


Winners and nomineesEdit

British Album of the Year
(presented by Mariella Frostrup & Prince Naseem)
Outstanding Contribution to Music
(presented by Stevie Wonder)
British Single of the Year
(presented by Sheryl Crow & Meat Loaf)
British Video of the Year
(presented by Helen Baxendale & John Thomson)
British Male Solo Artist
(presented by Jools Holland & Ian Dury)
British Female Solo Artist
(presented by Kulvinder Ghir & Meera Syal as Chunky Lafunga & Smita Smitten)
British Group
(presented by Kylie Minogue & Lee Evans)
British Breakthrough Act
(presented by Huey Morgan and Zoe Ball)
British Dance Act
(presented by Sharleen Spiteri & Boy George)
Soundtrack/Cast Recording
(presented by Mark Morrison)
International Male Solo Artist
(presented by Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
International Female Solo Artist
(presented by Linor Abargil & Ian Wright)
International Group
(presented by Björn Ulvaeus)
International Breakthrough Act
(presented by All Saints)

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

Two-time winner Natalie Imbruglia
Artists that received multiple awards
Awards Artist
3 Robbie Williams
Manic Street Preachers
Natalie Imbruglia

Notable momentsEdit

Belle & Sebastian (1999)Edit

In 1999, indie band Belle & Sebastian were nominated for Best British Newcomers, despite having released three albums before the 1999 Awards. The award was sponsored by Radio One and voted for online by their listeners. At the time, Steps were arguably Britain's biggest boy/girl pop band and were also nominated. Despite this, the award was won by Belle & Sebastian. On the Saturday after the awards, a story appeared in the press alleging that the group had rigged the vote in their favour, encouraging students from two universities to vote online. However, fans argued that the band had a predominantly large student following, that band member Isobel Campbell had attended one of the universities in question, and in particular, the award ought to be given on artistic merit as opposed to popularity or CD sales.


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