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Brit Award for British Album of the Year
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2022 Winner: Adele
Awarded forAchievement in excellence British album
CountryUnited Kingdom (UK)
Presented byBritish Phonographic Industry (BPI)
First awarded1977
Currently held byAdele30 (2022)
Most awards
Most nominationsColdplay (6)
Websitewww.brits.co.uk

The Brit Award for British Album of the Year is given annually by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), 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] Winners and nominees are determined by the Brit Awards voting academy, which has over one thousand members: record labels, publishers, managers, agents, and media, as well as prior winners and nominees.[3] The award was first presented in 1977 as British Album of the Year. In 1983 and 1984, the award was non-competitive and determined by highest album sales.

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British Phonographic Industry

British Phonographic Industry

British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is the British recorded music industry's Trade association. It runs the BRIT Awards, the Classic BRIT Awards, National Album Day, is home to the Mercury Prize, and co-owns the Official Charts Company with the Entertainment Retailers Association, and awards UK music sales through the BRIT Certified Awards.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a country in Europe, off the north-western coast of the continental mainland. It comprises England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands within the British Isles. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland; otherwise, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea and the Irish Sea. The total area of the United Kingdom is 242,495 square kilometres (93,628 sq mi), with an estimated 2020 population of more than 67 million people.

Brit Awards

Brit Awards

The BRIT Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual popular music awards. The name was originally a shortened form of "British", "Britain", or "Britannia", but subsequently became a backronym for British Record Industry Trusts Show. In addition, an equivalent awards ceremony for classical music, called the Classic BRIT Awards, is held in May. The awards were first held in 1977 and originated as an annual event in 1982 under the auspices of the British record industry's trade association, the BPI. In 1989, they were renamed The BRIT Awards. Mastercard has been the long-term sponsor of the event.

Music of the United Kingdom

Music of the United Kingdom

Throughout the history of the British Isles, the United Kingdom has been a major music producer, drawing inspiration from Church Music.

Record label

Record label

A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark of music recordings and music videos, or the company that owns it. Sometimes, a record label is also a publishing company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos, while also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists, and maintaining contracts with recording artists and their managers. The term "record label", derives from the circular label in the center of a vinyl record which prominently displays the manufacturer's name, along with other information.

Talent manager

Talent manager

A talent manager is an individual who guides the professional career of artists in the entertainment industry. The responsibility of the talent manager is to oversee the day-to-day business affairs of an artist; advise and counsel talent concerning professional matters, long-term plans and personal decisions which may affect their career.

Talent agent

Talent agent

A talent agent, or booking agent, is a person who finds jobs for actors, authors, broadcast journalists, film directors, musicians, models, professional athletes, screenwriters, writers, and other professionals in various entertainment or sports businesses. In addition, an agent defends, supports and promotes the interest of their clients. Talent agencies specialize, either by creating departments within the agency or developing entire agencies that primarily or wholly represent one specialty. For example, there are modeling agencies, commercial talent agencies, literary agencies, voice-over agencies, broadcast journalist agencies, sports agencies, music agencies and many more.

Achievements

Coldplay (2001, 2003, 2006), Arctic Monkeys (2007, 2008, 2014), and Adele (2012, 2016, 2022) are the biggest winners in this category with three wins. They are followed by Manic Street Preachers (1997, 1999) with two victories. Coldplay has the most nominations, with six. Elton John and Ed Sheeran lead solo performers, each with four nods. Among female artists, Adele leads with three nominations, winning each time she was nominated. Florence and the Machine have been nominated four times, becoming the only musical act to have been considered for every studio album they have released.

Arctic Monkeys won in 2007 and 2008 for Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not and Favourite Worst Nightmare, making them the only consecutive winners.

In 1983, Barbra Streisand became the first woman to receive the award for Memories, which won as the year's best-selling album. Memories holds a unique distinction as the only compilation rather than a studio album to ever win the award. In 1993, Annie Lennox became the first female solo artist to win the competitive award for Diva. Adele is the first female artist and solo act to win the award multiple times, for 21, 25, and 30.[4]

The youngest artist to win in the category is Dave who was 21 when he won for his debut album Psychodrama, released in 2020.

Only two non-UK artists have received the award: Barbra Streisand in 1983 for Memories and Michael Jackson in 1984 for Thriller, whose win marks the only occasion when no other album was nominated in the category. Both albums are notable as the only non-competitive winners in the award's history.

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Coldplay

Coldplay

Coldplay are a British rock band formed in London in 1997. They consist of vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, drummer Will Champion and creative director Phil Harvey. They met at University College London and began playing music together from 1996 to 1998, first calling themselves Pectoralz and then Starfish.

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2002. The group consists of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley, and Matt Helders. Former band member Andy Nicholson left the band in 2006 shortly after their debut album was released.

Adele

Adele

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. After graduating in arts from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a record deal with XL Recordings. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 and spawned the UK top-five singles "Chasing Pavements" and "Make You Feel My Love". The album was certified 8× platinum in the UK and triple platinum in the US. Adele was honoured with the Brit Award for Rising Star as well as the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Elton John

Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John is a British singer, pianist and composer. Commonly nicknamed the "Rocket Man" after his 1972 hit single of the same name, John has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 1970s, having released 31 albums since 1969. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967, John is acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his work during the 1970s, and his lasting impact on the music industry. John's music and showmanship have had a significant impact on popular music. His songwriting partnership with Taupin is one of the most successful in history.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Edward Christopher Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter. Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk, he began writing songs around the age of eleven. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project. He signed with Asylum Records the same year.

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand is an American singer and actress. With a career spanning over six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of entertainment, and is among the few performers awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT).

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox

Ann Lennox is a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving moderate success in the late 1970s as part of the new wave band the Tourists, she and fellow musician Dave Stewart went on to achieve international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics. Appearing in the 1983 music video for "Sweet Dreams " with orange cropped hair and wearing a man's business suit, the BBC states, "all eyes were on Annie Lennox, the singer whose powerful androgynous look defied the male gaze". Subsequent hits with Eurythmics include "There Must Be an Angel " and "Here Comes the Rain Again".

Diva (Annie Lennox album)

Diva (Annie Lennox album)

Diva is the debut solo studio album by Scottish singer Annie Lennox, released on 6 April 1992 by RCA Records. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at number one and has since sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK alone, being certified quadruple platinum. In the United States, it reached number 23 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified double platinum. Diva won the Brit Award for British Album of the Year at the 1993 Brit Awards. The album received nominations for Album of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Long Form Music Video, winning the latter award at the Grammy Awards the same year.

21 (Adele album)

21 (Adele album)

21 is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele. It was released on 24 January 2011 in Europe by XL Recordings and on 22 February 2011 in North America by Columbia Records. The album was named after the age of the singer during its production. 21 shares the Motown/soul influences of her 2008 debut album 19, but also draws influence from the American country and Southern blues music that Adele started listening to during the North American leg of her tour An Evening with Adele. Composed in the aftermath of the singer's separation from her then partner, the album explores themes of heartbreak, healing, introspection, and forgiveness.

25 (Adele album)

25 (Adele album)

25 is the third studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele, released on 20 November 2015 by XL Recordings and Columbia Records. The album is titled as a reflection of her life and frame of mind at 25 years old and is termed a "make-up record". Its lyrical content features themes of Adele "yearning for her old self, her nostalgia", and "melancholia about the passage of time" according to an interview with the singer by Rolling Stone, as well as themes of motherhood and regret. In contrast to Adele's previous works, the production of 25 incorporated the use of electronic elements and creative rhythmic patterns, with elements of 1980s R&B and organs. Like when recording 21 (2011), Adele worked with producer and songwriter Paul Epworth and Ryan Tedder, along with new collaborations with Max Martin and Shellback, Bruno Mars, Greg Kurstin, Danger Mouse, the Smeezingtons, Samuel Dixon, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

30 (Adele album)

30 (Adele album)

30 is the fourth studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele. It was released on 19 November 2021 by Columbia Records, as Adele's first studio album since 25 (2015). 30 is inspired by Adele's divorce, motherhood, fame, and heartache, and expresses themes of acceptance and hope. She wrote the album from 2018 through 2020 with producers such as Greg Kurstin, Max Martin and Shellback, all of whom worked on 25 as well. New collaborators included Ludwig Göransson, and Inflo of English band Sault.

Dave (rapper)

Dave (rapper)

David Orobosa Omoregie, also known as Santan Dave or just Dave, is a British rapper. He has gained acclaim for his socially conscious lyricism and wordplay.

Recipients

Inaugural winner The Beatles
Inaugural winner The Beatles
Coldplay was the first three-time winner.
Coldplay was the first three-time winner.
Three-time winner Arctic Monkeys
Three-time winner Arctic Monkeys
Adele is the only solo artist to have won this award three times.
Adele is the only solo artist to have won this award three times.
Manic Street Preachers was the first two-time winner.
Manic Street Preachers was the first two-time winner.

1970s

Year Album Artist(s)
1977
(1st)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles
The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John
Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield

1980s

Year Album Artist(s)
1982
(2nd)
Kings of the Wild Frontier Adam and the Ants
Dare The Human League
Greatest Hits Queen
1983
(3rd)
Memories Barbra Streisand
Complete Madness Madness
The Kids from "Fame" The Kids from "Fame"
1984
(4th)
Thriller Michael Jackson
1985
(5th)
Diamond Life Sade
Human Racing Nik Kershaw
The Unforgettable Fire U2
Welcome to the Pleasuredome Frankie Goes to Hollywood
The Works Queen
1986
(6th)
No Jacket Required Phil Collins
Be Yourself Tonight Eurythmics
Brothers in Arms Dire Straits
Hounds of Love Kate Bush
Songs from the Big Chair Tears for Fears
1987
(7th)
Brothers in Arms Dire Straits
London 0 Hull 4 The Housemartins
Picture Book Simply Red
Silk & Steel Five Star
So Peter Gabriel
1988
(8th)
...Nothing Like the Sun Sting
Actually Pet Shop Boys
Bridge of Spies T'Pau
Faith George Michael
It's Better to Travel Swing Out Sister
1989
(9th)
The First of a Million Kisses Fairground Attraction
Introspective Pet Shop Boys
Love Aztec Camera
Roll with It Steve Winwood
To Whom It May Concern The Pasadenas

1990s

Year Album Artist(s)
1990
(10th)
The Raw and the Cooked Fine Young Cannibals
Club Classics Vol. One Soul II Soul
A New Flame Simply Red
The Seeds of Love Tears for Fears
We Too Are One Eurythmics
1991
(11th)
Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 George Michael
Affection Lisa Stansfield
Choke The Beautiful South
Enlightenment Van Morrison
Jordan: The Comeback Prefab Sprout
Sleeping with the Past Elton John
1992
(12th)
Seal Seal
Beverley Craven Beverley Craven
Blue Lines Massive Attack
Stars Simply Red
The White Room The KLF
1993
(13th)
Diva Annie Lennox
Hormonally Yours Shakespears Sister
The One Elton John
U.F.Orb The Orb
Up Right Said Fred
We Can't Dance Genesis
1994
(14th)
Connected Stereo MC's
Emergency on Planet Earth Jamiroquai
So Close Dina Carroll
Suede Suede
Ten Summoner's Tales Sting
1995
(15th)
Parklife Blur
Always & Forever Eternal
Definitely Maybe Oasis
The Division Bell Pink Floyd
Protection Massive Attack
1996
(16th)
(What's the Story) Morning Glory? Oasis
The Bends Radiohead
Different Class Pulp
The Great Escape Blur
Stanley Road Paul Weller
1997
(17th)
Everything Must Go Manic Street Preachers
K Kula Shaker
Moseley Shoals Ocean Colour Scene
Ocean Drive Lighthouse Family
Older George Michael
1998
(18th)
Urban Hymns The Verve
Be Here Now Oasis
The Fat of the Land The Prodigy
OK Computer Radiohead
White on Blonde Texas
1999
(19th)
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours Manic Street Preachers
Bring It On Gomez
I've Been Expecting You Robbie Williams
International Velvet Catatonia
Mezzanine Massive Attack

2000s

Year Album Artist(s)
2000
(20th)
The Man Who Travis
Liquid Skin Gomez
Performance and Cocktails Stereophonics
Remedy Basement Jaxx
Surrender The Chemical Brothers
2001
(21st)
Parachutes Coldplay
Born to Do It Craig David
Kid A Radiohead
Lost Songs 95–98 David Gray
Sing When You're Winning Robbie Williams
Sleeping with the Past Elton John
2002
(22nd)
No Angel Dido
Born to Do It Craig David
Gorillaz Gorillaz
The Invisible Band Travis
Kid A Radiohead
2003
(23rd)
A Rush of Blood to the Head Coldplay
Angels with Dirty Faces Sugababes
The Coral The Coral
A Little Deeper Ms. Dynamite
Original Pirate Material The Streets
2004
(24th)
Permission to Land The Darkness
Gotta Get thru This Daniel Bedingfield
Life for Rent Dido
Magic and Medicine The Coral
Think Tank Blur
2005
(25th)
Hopes and Fears Keane
Absolution Muse
Final Straw Snow Patrol
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
A Grand Don't Come for Free The Streets
2006
(26th)
X&Y Coldplay
Aerial Kate Bush
Back to Bedlam James Blunt
Demon Days Gorillaz
Employment Kaiser Chiefs
2007
(27th)
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not Arctic Monkeys
Alright, Still Lily Allen
Back to Black Amy Winehouse
Black Holes and Revelations Muse
Eyes Open Snow Patrol
2008
(28th)
Favourite Worst Nightmare Arctic Monkeys
Beautiful World Take That
Life in Cartoon Motion Mika
Spirit Leona Lewis
Version Mark Ronson
2009
(29th)
Rockferry Duffy
In Rainbows Radiohead
The Seldom Seen Kid Elbow
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Coldplay
We Started Nothing The Ting Tings

2010s

Year Album Artist(s)
2010
(30th)
Lungs Florence and the Machine
It's Not Me, It's You Lily Allen
Sunny Side Up Paolo Nutini
Tongue n' Cheek Dizzee Rascal
West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum Kasabian
2011
(31st)
Sigh No More Mumford & Sons
The Defamation of Strickland Banks Plan B
Disc-Overy Tinie Tempah
Progress Take That
xx The xx
2012
(32nd)
21 Adele
Ceremonials Florence and the Machine
Let England Shake PJ Harvey
Mylo Xyloto Coldplay
+ Ed Sheeran
2013
(33rd)
Our Version of Events Emeli Sandé
An Awesome Wave alt-J
Babel Mumford & Sons
Fall to Grace Paloma Faith
Ill Manors Plan B
2014
(34th)
AM Arctic Monkeys
Bad Blood Bastille
Home Rudimental
The Next Day David Bowie
Settle Disclosure
2015
(35th)
x Ed Sheeran
In the Lonely Hour Sam Smith
Royal Blood Royal Blood
This Is All Yours alt-J
Wanted on Voyage George Ezra
2016
(36th)
25 Adele
Chaos and the Calm James Bay
A Head Full of Dreams Coldplay
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Florence and the Machine
In Colour Jamie xx
2017
(37th)
Blackstar David Bowie
I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It The 1975
Konnichiwa Skepta
Love & Hate Michael Kiwanuka
Made in the Manor Kano
2018
(38th)
Gang Signs & Prayer Stormzy
Common Sense J Hus
÷ Ed Sheeran
Dua Lipa Dua Lipa
Human Rag'n'Bone Man
2019
(39th)
A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships The 1975
High as Hope Florence and the Machine
Lost & Found Jorja Smith
Speak Your Mind Anne-Marie
Staying at Tamara's George Ezra

2020s

Year Album Artist(s)
2020
(40th)
Psychodrama Dave
Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent Lewis Capaldi
Fine Line Harry Styles
Heavy Is the Head Stormzy
Kiwanuka Michael Kiwanuka
2021
(41st)
Future Nostalgia Dua Lipa
Big Conspiracy J Hus
Collapsed in Sunbeams Arlo Parks
Not Your Muse Celeste
What's Your Pleasure? Jessie Ware
2022
(42nd)
30 Adele
= Ed Sheeran
Seventeen Going Under Sam Fender
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert Little Simz
We're All Alone in This Together Dave

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Coldplay

Coldplay

Coldplay are a British rock band formed in London in 1997. They consist of vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, drummer Will Champion and creative director Phil Harvey. They met at University College London and began playing music together from 1996 to 1998, first calling themselves Pectoralz and then Starfish.

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2002. The group consists of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley, and Matt Helders. Former band member Andy Nicholson left the band in 2006 shortly after their debut album was released.

Adele

Adele

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. After graduating in arts from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a record deal with XL Recordings. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 and spawned the UK top-five singles "Chasing Pavements" and "Make You Feel My Love". The album was certified 8× platinum in the UK and triple platinum in the US. Adele was honoured with the Brit Award for Rising Star as well as the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers, also known simply as the Manics, are a Welsh rock band formed in Blackwood in 1986. The band consists of cousins James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore, plus Nicky Wire. They form a key part of the 1990s Welsh Cool Cymru cultural movement.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is the seventh studio album by English singer-songwriter Elton John, first released on 5 October 1973 as a double LP. The album has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and is widely regarded as John's magnum opus. Among the 17 tracks, the album contains the hits "Candle in the Wind", US number-one single "Bennie and the Jets", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" plus live favourites "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" and "Harmony".

Elton John

Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John is a British singer, pianist and composer. Commonly nicknamed the "Rocket Man" after his 1972 hit single of the same name, John has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 1970s, having released 31 albums since 1969. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967, John is acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his work during the 1970s, and his lasting impact on the music industry. John's music and showmanship have had a significant impact on popular music. His songwriting partnership with Taupin is one of the most successful in history.

Mike Oldfield

Mike Oldfield

Michael Gordon Oldfield is a British musician, songwriter, and producer best known for his debut studio album Tubular Bells (1973), which became an unexpected critical and commercial success. Though primarily a guitarist, Oldfield plays a range of instruments, which includes keyboards, percussion, and vocals. He has adopted a range of musical styles throughout his career, including progressive rock, world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, and new age music.

2nd Brit Awards

2nd Brit Awards

The 1982 Brit Awards were the 2nd edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry and took place on 4 February 1982 at Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Kings of the Wild Frontier

Kings of the Wild Frontier

Kings of the Wild Frontier is the second album by English new wave band Adam and the Ants. It was released on 7 November 1980 by CBS Records in the UK and Epic records internationally. The album was the UK number 1 selling album in 1981 and won Best British Album at the 1982 Brit Awards. This album introduced the Burundi beat sound to popular music.

Adam and the Ants

Adam and the Ants

Adam and the Ants were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. The group existed in two incarnations, both fronted by Adam Ant, over the period 1977 to 1982. The first, founded in May 1977 and known simply as The Ants until November of that year, transitioned from the punk rock to the post-punk and new wave era and released one album. The final line-up of this incarnation—Dave Barbarossa, Matthew Ashman, and Leigh Gorman—left the band in January 1980 at the suggestion of manager Malcolm McLaren to form Bow Wow Wow.

Dare (album)

Dare (album)

Dare is the third studio album by English synth-pop band The Human League, first released in the United Kingdom in October 1981 then subsequently in the US in mid-1982. The album was recorded between March and September 1981 following the departure of founding members Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh, and saw the band shift direction from their previous avant-garde electronic style toward a more pop-friendly, commercial sound led by frontman Philip Oakey.

Greatest Hits (Queen album)

Greatest Hits (Queen album)

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the British rock band Queen, released worldwide on 26 October 1981. The album consisted of Queen's biggest hits since their first chart appearance in 1974 with "Seven Seas of Rhye", up to their 1980 hit "Flash". There was no universal track listing or cover art for the album, and each territory's tracks were dependent on what singles had been released there and which were successful. In 1992, the US version of the album Classic Queen was released following the band's rekindled popularity in the nation.

Artists with multiple wins

Artists that received multiple awards
Awards Artist
3 Adele
Arctic Monkeys
Coldplay
2
Manic Street Preachers

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Artists with multiple nominations

6 nominations
5 nominations
4 nominations
3 nominations
2 nominations

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Coldplay

Coldplay

Coldplay are a British rock band formed in London in 1997. They consist of vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, drummer Will Champion and creative director Phil Harvey. They met at University College London and began playing music together from 1996 to 1998, first calling themselves Pectoralz and then Starfish.

Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead vocalist Florence Welch, keyboardist Isabella Summers, guitarist Rob Ackroyd, harpist Tom Monger, and a collaboration of other musicians. The band's music has received acclaim across the media, especially from the BBC, which played a large part in their rise to prominence by promoting Florence and the Machine as part of BBC Music Introducing. At the 2009 Brit Awards they received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award. The band's music is renowned for its dramatic, eccentric production and Welch's powerful vocals.

Elton John

Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John is a British singer, pianist and composer. Commonly nicknamed the "Rocket Man" after his 1972 hit single of the same name, John has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 1970s, having released 31 albums since 1969. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967, John is acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his work during the 1970s, and his lasting impact on the music industry. John's music and showmanship have had a significant impact on popular music. His songwriting partnership with Taupin is one of the most successful in history.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Edward Christopher Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter. Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk, he began writing songs around the age of eleven. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project. He signed with Asylum Records the same year.

Adele

Adele

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. After graduating in arts from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a record deal with XL Recordings. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 and spawned the UK top-five singles "Chasing Pavements" and "Make You Feel My Love". The album was certified 8× platinum in the UK and triple platinum in the US. Adele was honoured with the Brit Award for Rising Star as well as the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2002. The group consists of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley, and Matt Helders. Former band member Andy Nicholson left the band in 2006 shortly after their debut album was released.

Blur (band)

Blur (band)

Blur are an English rock band formed in London in 1988. The band consists of singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. Their debut album, Leisure (1991), incorporated the sounds of Madchester and shoegazing. Following a stylistic change influenced by English guitar pop groups such as the Kinks, the Beatles and XTC, Blur released Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape (1995). As a result, the band helped to popularise the Britpop genre and achieved mass popularity in the UK, aided by a chart battle with rival band Oasis in 1995 dubbed "The Battle of Britpop".

George Michael

George Michael

George Michael was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is considered one of the most significant cultural icons of the MTV generation and is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, with sales of over 120 million records worldwide. Michael was known as a leading creative force in music production, songwriting, vocal performance, and visual presentation. He achieved seven number-one songs on the UK Singles Chart and eight number-one songs on the US Billboard Hot 100. Michael won various music awards, including two Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, three American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, and four MTV Video Music Awards. In 2015, he was ranked 45th in Billboard's list of the "Greatest Hot 100 Artists of All Time". The Radio Academy named him the most played artist on British radio during the period 1984–2004.

Alt-J

Alt-J

Alt-J are an English indie rock band formed in 2007 in Leeds. Their lineup includes Joe Newman, Thom Sonny Green (drums), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards/vocals), and formerly Gwilym Sainsbury (guitar/bass).

David Bowie

David Bowie

David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor. A leading figure in the music industry, he is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Bowie was acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, and his music and stagecraft had a significant impact on popular music.

Dave (rapper)

Dave (rapper)

David Orobosa Omoregie, also known as Santan Dave or just Dave, is a British rapper. He has gained acclaim for his socially conscious lyricism and wordplay.

Craig David

Craig David

Craig Ashley David is a British singer and songwriter who rose to fame in 1999, featuring on the single "Re-Rewind" by Artful Dodger. David's debut studio album, Born to Do It, was released in 2000, after which he has released a further five studio albums and worked with a variety of artists such as Sting, Tinchy Stryder, Big Narstie, Kano and Jay Sean. David has 20 UK Top 40 singles, and seven UK Top 40 albums, selling over 15,000,000 records worldwide as a solo artist.

Source: "Brit Award for British Album of the Year", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brit_Award_for_British_Album_of_the_Year.

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