Brit Awards 1985

The 1985 Brit Awards were the 5th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry and took place on 11 February 1985 at Grosvenor House Hotel in London. This year marked the first presentation of the British Video of the Year and Soundtrack/Cast Recording awards, and the last presentation of the defunct International Artist award.

1985 Brit Awards
Date11 February 1985
VenueGrosvenor House Hotel
Hosted byNoel Edmonds
Most awardsFrankie Goes to Hollywood (2)
Most nominationsFrankie Goes to Hollywood (5)
Television/radio coverage
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For the first time, the awards ceremony was televised by the BBC.[1]


Winners and nomineesEdit

British Album of the Year British Producer of the Year
British Single of the Year British Video of the Year
British Male Solo Artist British Female Solo Artist
British Group British Breakthrough Act
International Artist Soundtrack/Cast Recording
Comedy Recording Classical Recording
Special Award Outstanding Contribution to Music

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

The following artists received multiple awards and/or nominations.

Two-time winner Frankie Goes to Hollywood as most nominations and awards
Artists that received multiple nominations
Nominations Artist
5 Frankie Goes to Hollywood
3 Bronski Beat
Nik Kershaw
2 Colin Davis
Artists that received multiple awards
Awards Artist
2 Frankie Goes to Hollywood


  1. ^ "The British Record Industry Awards". 7 February 1985. p. 40 – via BBC Genome.

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