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Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act

The Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act was an award given by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), an organisation which represents record companies and artists in the United Kingdom.[1] The accolade used to be presented at the Brit Awards, an annual celebration of British and international music.[2] The winners and nominees are determined by the Brit Awards voting academy with over one-thousand members, which comprise record labels, publishers, managers, agents, media, and previous winners and nominees.[3]

Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act
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2012 Winner Lana Del Rey
Awarded forAchievement in Excellent International Breakthrough Act
CountryUnited Kingdom (UK)
Presented byBritish Phonographic Industry (BPI)
First awarded1988
Last awarded2012
Currently held byLana Del Rey (2012)
Websitewww.brits.co.uk

The award was first presented in 1988 as awards as "International Newcomer" which were won by Terence Trent D'Arby. In 2003 the award was renamed to "International Breakthrough Act". The accolade was not handed out at the 2008 and 2009 ceremonies and has been defunct as of 2013.

Winners and nomineesEdit

 
1989 winner Tracy Chapman
 
1994 winner Björk
 
1999 winner Natalie Imbruglia
 
2000 winner Macy Gray
 
2005 winner Scissor Sisters
 
2010 winner Lady Gaga
 
2011 winner Justin Bieber
 
2012 winner Lana Del Rey
Year Recipient Nominees
1988 Terence Trent D'Arby
1989 Tracy Chapman
1990 Neneh Cherry
1991 MC Hammer
1992 P.M. Dawn
1993 Nirvana
1994 Björk
1995 Lisa Loeb
1996 Alanis Morissette
1997 Robert Miles
1998 Eels
1999 Natalie Imbruglia
2000 Macy Gray
2001 Kelis
2002 The Strokes
2003 Norah Jones
2004 50 Cent
2005 Scissor Sisters
2006 Jack Johnson
2007 Orson
2008 Not Awarded
2009
2010 Lady Gaga
2011 Justin Bieber
2012 Lana Del Rey

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About the BPI". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  2. ^ "BRIT Awards". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  3. ^ "And the nominees are..." Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014.