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The 2000 Brit Awards were the 20th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry and took place on 3 March 2000 at Earls Court in London. first present year in British Pop Act.

20th Brit Awards
Date3 March 2000
VenueEarls Court
Hosted byDavina McCall
Most awardsMacy Gray, Robbie Williams and Travis (2)
Most nominationsThe Chemical Brothers (4)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkITV

Contents

PerformancesEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

British Album of the Year
(presented by Vinnie Jones)
Soundtrack/Cast Recording
(presented by Ronnie Wood and Thora Birch)
British Single of the Year
(presented by Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash)
British Video of the Year
(presented by Donna Air and Richard Blackwood)
British Male Solo Artist
(presented by Ben Elton)
British Female Solo Artist
(presented by Robbie Williams and Tom Jones (singer))
British Group
(presented by Lou Reed)
British Breakthrough Act
(presented by Sarah Cox and Zoë Ball)
British Dance Act
(presented by Mark Williams (actor) and Paul Whitehouse)
British Pop Act
(presented by Anthony McPartlin, Cat Deeley and Declan Donnelly)
International Male Solo Artist
(presented by Caprice Bourret and Martin Kemp)
International Female Solo Artist
(presented by Ali G as Sacha Baron Cohen)
International Group
(presented by Andrea Corr and Jim Corr)
International Breakthrough Act
(presented by Kylie Minogue and Natalie Imbruglia)
Biggest Selling Live Act of 1999
(presented by Cerys Matthews)
Outstanding Contribution to Music
(presented by Will Smith)

List of British Newcomer shortlistEdit

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

 
Two-time winner Macy Gray
Artists that received multiple awards
Awards Artist
2
(3)
Macy Gray
Robbie Williams
Travis

Notable momentsEdit

Robbie Williams and Liam GallagherEdit

Around the time of his departure from Take That, Robbie Williams had begun a friendship with the Gallagher brothers from Oasis at the Glastonbury Festival. However, it was short-lived and the two parties regularly traded insults in the press with Noel Gallagher referring to Williams as "the fat dancer from Take That". Having won Best British Single and Best Video for "She's the One", Williams challenged Liam Gallagher to a televised fight, saying: "So, anybody like to see me fight Liam? Would you pay to come and see it? Liam, a hundred grand of your money and a hundred grand of my money. We'll get in a ring and we'll have a fight and you can all watch it on TV, what d'you think about that?". Liam Gallagher was not in the country at the time.

Ronnie Wood and Brandon BlockEdit

Dance DJ Brandon Block was told by his friends that he had won an award and had been summoned to the stage to collect it. Because of his advanced state of intoxication he believed them and walked on to the stage, eventually ending up next to a bemused Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and actress Thora Birch, who were about to present the award for Best Soundtrack Album. After Block was removed from the stage by security, Wood aimed an insult in his direction, at which Block broke free to square up to the guitarist. A series of insults were then traded between the two, both of which were audible through the stage microphone, causing claims that the whole event may have been staged. Wood then threw his drink into Block's face, and the DJ was ejected from the event. Some time after the incident, Block claimed that he had subsequently apologised to Wood for his behaviour, and Wood had merely brushed it off.

Geri Halliwell and the Spice GirlsEdit

The Spice Girls were set to receive the Outstanding Contribution award at the 2000 Brit awards, reportedly to mark their dominance of the music scene in the past decade. There was much media speculation before and even during the event as to whether or not former Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell would accept the award with the four remaining members of the group.[1] On the night, however, Halliwell declined to join her former bandmates and instead ensured front-page coverage the following day by performing her solo number 1 single "Bag It Up" straddling a pole between a pair of giant inflatable legs. Near the end of the awards, the Spice Girls performed "Spice Up Your Life", an a cappella version of "Say You'll Be There", and "Goodbye". When the group accepted their award for "Outstanding Contribution To Music", they thanked Geri Halliwell for the award.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gibbons, Fiachra (4 March 2010). "Spice whirl casts shadow over Brit awards". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 27 April 2010.

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