FEBRUARY 16 — 2011 – EMI’s Tinie Tempah was the star of this year’s BRIT Awards, winning two BRITS and performing a stunning medley of hits from the last 12 months. In all EMI artists and writers won a total of seven of the 12 prizes last night.
The most nominated artist going into the night and the best selling debut artist in the UK in 2010, Tinie Tempah won the British Breakthrough Act BRIT and the British Single award for his breakout hit ‘Pass Out’. Both awards were chosen by public vote. Tinie is signed to EMI Music’s Parlophone label and is represented by EMI Music Publishing for his songwriting.
Also winning two BRITs this year were Arcade Fire. The EMI Music Publishing-signed Canadian band won the International Group award and International Album for ‘The Suburbs’.
Virgin Records recording artist Laura Marling won the British Female Solo Artist BRIT, while Take That, who opened the show with a performance of their single ‘Kidz’, won the British Group award. Take That’s Howard Donald and Jason Orange are represented by EMI Music Publishing. Rihanna, who is also signed to EMI Music Publishing and performed on the live show, won the International Female Solo Artist BRIT.
EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon said: “Congratulations to all our winning artists and writers at this year’s BRITs. This recognition is a testament to their talent and creativity and everyone at EMI is immensely proud to work alongside them.”
The full list of EMI Music and EMI Music Publishing winners is as follows:
British Female Solo Artist
British Breakthrough Act
Tinie Tempah – ‘Pass Out’
International Female Solo Artist
Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’