Brit Award for British Group

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

Brit Award for British Group
Awarded forAchievement in Excellent British Group
CountryUnited Kingdom (UK)
Presented byBritish Phonographic Industry (BPI)
First awarded1977
Currently held byLittle Mix (2021)
Most awardsColdplay (4)
Most nominationsColdplay (8)

The award was first presented in 1977 and was won by the Beatles. When the second Brit awards were held, the Police received the honour and the award has been given out to one group annually since 1982. The only exception to this was in 1992, when the KLF and Simply Red were revealed to have tied and, as such, both groups were announced as winners.[4] The current holder of the award are Little Mix, who made history by becoming the first girl group to win the award.

Winners and nominees

Inaugural winner The Beatles
1988 recipients Pet Shop Boys
Four-time winner Coldplay
Three-time winner Arctic Monkeys
Two-time winner Dire Straits
Two-time winner Manic Street Preachers
Two-time winner Simply Red
Two-time winner Travis
Two-time recipients The 1975
First girl group to win the award Little Mix
Year Recipient Nominee
1977 The Beatles
1982 The Police
1983 Dire Straits
1984 Culture Club
1985 Wham!
1986 Dire Straits
1987 Five Star
1988 Pet Shop Boys
1989 Erasure
1990 Fine Young Cannibals
1991 The Cure
1992 The KLF and Simply Red
1993 Simply Red
1994 Stereo MCs
1995 Blur
1996 Oasis
1997 Manic Street Preachers
1998 The Verve
1999 Manic Street Preachers
2000 Travis
2001 Coldplay
2002 Travis
2003 Coldplay
2004 The Darkness
2005 Franz Ferdinand
2006 Kaiser Chiefs
2007 Arctic Monkeys
2008 Arctic Monkeys
2009 Elbow
2010 Kasabian
2011 Take That
2012 Coldplay
2013 Mumford & Sons
2014 Arctic Monkeys
2015 Royal Blood
2016 Coldplay
2017 The 1975
2018 Gorillaz
2019 The 1975
2020 Foals
2021 Little Mix

Multiple nominations and awards



  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.