Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act
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The Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act is an award given by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), an organisation which represents record companies and artists in the United Kingdom. The accolade is presented at the Brit Awards, an annual celebration of British and international music. The winners and nominees are determined by the Brit Awards voting academy with over 1,000 members, which comprise record labels, publishers, managers, agents, media, and previous winners and nominees.
|Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act|
|Presented by||British Phonographic Industry (BPI)|
|Currently held by||Dua Lipa|
The award was first presented in 1977 as two awards as "British Male Newcomer" and "British Female Newcomer" which were won by Graham Parker and Julie Covington. When the Brit Awards was held for the second time in 1982, the awards "British Male Newcomer" and "British Female Newcomer" became joint as one award for both male and female acts as well introducing groups acts to award. The first award for the joint "British Newcomer" was won by The Human League. In 2003 the award was renamed to "British Breakthrough Act".
Winners and nomineesEdit
|1982||The Human League|
|1985||Frankie Goes to Hollywood|
|1986||Go West||Not Nominated|
|1987||The Housemartins||Not Nominated|
|1988||Wet Wet Wet|
|1999||Belle and Sebastian|
|2000||S Club 7|
|2016||Catfish and the Bottlemen|
- British Female Newcomer, British Male Newcomer (1977)
- British Newcomer (1982~2002)
- British Breakthrough Act (2003~present)
- Culture Club (1984), Oasis (1996), Arctic Monkeys (2007, 2008, 2014) Also Win British Group
- Paul Young (1985), Ed Sheeran (2012, 2015), Ben Howard (2013) Also Win British Male Solo Artist
- Lisa Stansfield (1991, 1992), Duffy (2009), Dua Lipa (2018) Also Win British Female Solo Artist
- Sam Smith (2014), Rag'n'Bone Man (2017) Also Win Critics' Choice Award
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