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Brit Award for International Group

The Brit Award for International Group is an award given by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), an organisation which represents record companies and artists in the United Kingdom.[1] The accolade is 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 Group
Awarded forAchievement in Excellent International Group
CountryUnited Kingdom (UK)
Presented byBritish Phonographic Industry (BPI)
First awarded1986
Last awarded2018
Currently held byThe Carters (2019)
Most awardsU2 (5)
Most nominationsU2 (11)

Although the award was first presented in 1986 as International Group, a Best International Artist award (featuring groups and solo artists as nominees) was presented in 1983 and won by American group Kid Creole and the Coconuts. The award was not handed out in 2010 but was reinstated in 2011. International Group has been won by U2 the most times, with five wins. Overall, artists from United States have received the most awards, with 20 wins.


Winners and nomineesEdit

Inaugural winner Huey Lewis and the News
Three-time winner R.E.M.
Four-time winner Foo Fighters
Five-time winner U2
1987 winner The Bangles
1996 winner Bon Jovi
1999 winner The Corrs
2002 winner Destiny's Child
2005 winner Scissor Sisters
2006 winner Green Day
2007 winner The Killers
2014 winner Daft Punk
Year Recipient Nominee
1986 Huey Lewis and the News
1987 The Bangles
1988 U2
1989 U2
1990 U2
1991 INXS
1992 R.E.M.
1993 R.E.M.
1994 Crowded House
1995 R.E.M.
1996 Bon Jovi
1997 Fugees
1998 U2
1999 The Corrs
2000 TLC
2001 U2
2002 Destiny's Child
2003 Red Hot Chili Peppers
2004 The White Stripes
2005 Scissor Sisters
2006 Green Day
2007 The Killers
2008 Foo Fighters
2009 Kings of Leon
2010 Not Awarded
2011 Arcade Fire
2012 Foo Fighters
2013 The Black Keys
2014 Daft Punk
2015 Foo Fighters
2016 Tame Impala
2017 A Tribe Called Quest
2018 Foo Fighters
2019 The Carters

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit



  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..." British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014.