From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Phonographic Industry (BPI)
First awarded1977
Last awarded2018
Currently held byDua Lipa

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.[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 1,000 members, which comprise record labels, publishers, managers, agents, media, and previous winners and nominees.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] In 2003 the award was renamed to "British Breakthrough Act".[6]

Winners and nominees[edit]

1984 recipient Paul Young
1994 winner Gabrielle
1995 winners Oasis
1997 recipient Kula Shaker
Stereophonics won in 1998
Rock band Arctic Monkeys received the award in 2006
2008 winner Mika
2009 recipient Duffy
Ed Sheeran won the award in 2012
2015 recipient Sam Smith
Current holder Dua Lipa
Year Recipient Nominees
1977 Graham Parker
Julie Covington
1978 Not Awarded
1982 The Human League
1983 Culture Club
1984 Paul Young
1985 Frankie Goes to Hollywood
1986 Go West Not Nominated
1987 The Housemartins Not Nominated
1988 Wet Wet Wet
1989 Bros Not Nominated
1990 Lisa Stansfield
1991 Betty Boo
1992 Beverley Craven
1993 Tasmin Archer
1994 Gabrielle
1995 Oasis
1996 Supergrass
1997 Kula Shaker
1998 Stereophonics
1999 Belle and Sebastian
2000 S Club 7
2001 A1
2002 Blue
2003 Will Young
2004 Busted
2005 Keane
2006 Arctic Monkeys
2007 The Fratellis
2008 Mika
2009 Duffy
2010 JLS
2011 Tinie Tempah
2012 Ed Sheeran
2013 Ben Howard
2014 Bastille
2015 Sam Smith
2016 Catfish and the Bottlemen
2017 Rag'n'Bone Man
2018 Dua Lipa



  1. ^ "About the BPI". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. ^ "BRIT Awards". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  3. ^ "And the nominees are..." British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  4. ^ "The BRITs 1977". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  5. ^ "The BRITs 1982". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  6. ^ "The BRITs 2003". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 20 July 2014.


None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.

All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.

The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.

Powered by YouTube
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL and (CC) license