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The 2009 Brit Awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 18 February 2009. It was the 29th edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The awards ceremony was held at Earls Court in London, and was broadcast live on ITV on 18 February at 8pm (GMT).[1] Duffy became the first female artist to ever win three awards in the same year, and only Blur, in 1995, have ever won more awards at a single ceremony.[2] The show was advertised as live by ITV but the broadcast included several audio deletions which means the show was shown on a time delay system. The 2009 Brit Awards ceremony was watched by 5.49 million people and was the 32nd most watched programme on TV on the week ending 22 February.[3]

29th Brit Awards
Brits 2009 logo.svg
Date18 February 2009
VenueEarls Court
Hosted byJames Corden, Mathew Horne and Kylie Minogue
Most awardsDuffy (3)
Most nominationsColdplay and Duffy (4)
Television/radio coverage



Kylie Minogue, Mathew Horne and James Corden hosted the 2009 edition of the Brit Awards, with Fearne Cotton presenting backstage. Fearne also hosted the launch party for ITV2 in January.

Johnny Vegas introduced and closed the event, as well as reading out the nominees in a pre-recorded voiceover. Emma B provided the live voiceovers as the artists came to the stage.

Rufus Hound, Sara Cox, Melanie Blatt and Nicole Appleton presented the Red Carpet and Encore events on ITV2.

Alesha Dixon presented a backstage programme, screened on ITV two days after the ceremony.


Winners and nomineesEdit

British Album of the Year
(presented by Tom Jones)
British Producer of the Year
British Single of the Year
(presented by Alan Carr)
British Live Act
(presented by Nick Frost)
British Male Solo Artist
(presented by Jamie Oliver, Jamie Cullum and Adele)
British Female Solo Artist
(presented by Simon Pegg)
British Group
(presented by David Hasselhoff)
British Breakthrough Act
(presented by Alex James)
International Male Solo Artist
(presented by Gok Wan)
International Female Solo Artist
(presented by Lionel Richie)
International Group
(presented by Natalie Imbruglia)
International Album
(presented by Joe Calzaghe)
Critics' Choice Award
(presented by Kylie Minogue)
Outstanding Contribution to Music
(presented by Brandon Flowers)

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

Three-time winner Duffy as most nominations and awards
Artists that received multiple nominations
Nominations Artist
Scouting for Girls
Fleet Foxes
Girls Aloud
Kanye West
The Killers
Kings of Leon
The Ting Tings
Artists that received multiple awards
Awards Artist
3 Duffy
2 Kings of Leon

Memorable momentsEdit

Girls AloudEdit

British reality band, Girls Aloud, marked their first ever performance at the 2009 ceremony, by performing their single, "The Promise". The performance saw the band members, including Cheryl and Nicola Roberts appear as though they were naked, with their modesty being covered by pink feathers. This performance was nominated in the 2010 ceremony for the "BRITs Hits 30 – Best Live Performance at the BRIT Awards", alongside Oasis and The Who, which the Spice Girls eventually went on to win. "The Promise" won best British single, their first ever BRIT award.

Mick KluczynskiEdit

Ten days before the 2009 Brits, Mick Kluczynski, the production manager for the Brits since 1995 who assisted with the transition from the Fleetwood/Fox debacle to the scale of the current ceremony, died. Despite this setback the team he put in place ensured that everything went as planned, and the show was dedicated to his memory.[4]


  1. ^ [1] – The Official Brit Awards 2009 page
  2. ^ "Incredible Brits night for triple winner Duffy". Media Wales. 18 February 2009. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2009.
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  4. ^ "TRIBUTE: Mick Kluczynski" (PDF).

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