Posted in music on February 21, 2008

Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse
Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse

The Arctic Monkeys took best British group and album - both for the second year in a row - while Foo Fighters won best international group and album.

The ceremony saw performances from Amy Winehouse and Sir Paul McCartney, who received a lifetime achievement honour.

Kate Nash won best British female and Mark Ronson was named best British male.

Producer Ronson, who performed with Winehouse and Adele at the Earl's Court show, is the first non-singer to have scooped the solo artist prize....

...US star Kanye West, who was unable to attend the ceremony, was named winner of the best international male prize. "I'm sure there's someone who deserves this more than me, but I just don't know who they are," he said in his acceptance video....

...Rihanna followed with a performance of her number one single 'Umbrella', accompanied by Klaxons. [BBC]

Mika & Beth Ditto
Mika and Beth Ditto

Mika & Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto

Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys



Comments (17)

britain looks like a circus in hell

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 11:15 AM

This was the worst show ive ever seen....period. the lack of imagination in british mainstream culture is frightening

Posted by ro Cemm-Evans | February 21, 2008 11:18 AM


LONDON - In what they say is a last-ditch attempt to save Britain's pork industry, dozens of pig farmers gathered in London Thursday aiming for an Internet hit with their song "Stand by your Ham."

The song -- which reworks Tammy Wynette's "Stand by Your Man" with a porcine theme -- is intended to alert the public to a sector that farmers say is being pushed to extinction by greedy supermarket chains and rising feed prices.

"Stand by your ham," runs the chorus. "Sausages, pork and bacon/Help us stay in business/Because our pigs are worth it/Stand by your ham."

With little singing experience but fuelled by enthusiasm and bacon sandwiches, the 20 to 30 farmers hope to rely on affection for traditional British pork products from pies to sausages.

It will be available for download from the weekend from the website

"It's a lighthearted way of drawing attention to a very serious issue," Yorkshire pig farmer Richard Longthorp told Reuters by telephone from the recording session.

"If this doesn't stop, then as sure as eggs is eggs, the industry is going to disappear."

The farmers say they lose more than 20 pounds ($39.09) a pig after unprecedented rises in feed prices fuelled by soaring global cereal prices due to higher fuel costs, competition from biofuels, increased demand from Asia and drought in Australia.

The National Pig Association says surveys show consumers are willing to pay more to keep a high-quality British pig farming -- which farmers say puts animal welfare first -- in business. They want politicians to put pressure on retailers.

"Hopefully we will have a couple of stars," said National Pig Association chairman Barney Kay, who penned the alternate words. "I don't think we'll be at the Brits next year but you never know."

(Writing by Peter Apps; editing by Michael Roddy)

Posted by Reuters | February 21, 2008 11:19 AM

More British silliness:

Kanye, since the award was for best international *MALE*, you should've said, "...I just don't know who *HE IS*."

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 11:23 AM

They tried to put me on a diet, I said, no, no, no!

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 11:43 AM

what time does oasis go on?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 11:48 AM

what time does punk go on a diet?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 11:51 AM

so what does beth ditto, champion of the fat, who once said "And one of the ways we're not willing to sell out is by acting straight, talking straight, being thin. I don't want to look like Britney Spears, I just don't want to. She's hideous," wear when put in front of a large, nationwide, potentially global audience?

she wears A FUCKING CORSET! and nothing says "i am fat and proud" quite like a corset.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 12:45 PM

here come the fat comments

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 1:10 PM

arctic monkeys are the best band on the planet and 'favourite worst nightmare' was the best recording of 2007.


Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 1:28 PM

at least now we know where the 153 million tons in that beef recall went

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 2:01 PM

the british scene is such a shitstain right now

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 2:03 PM


Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 2:28 PM


Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 2:28 PM

The Klaxons and Rihanna combo should've been amazing, but it sank faster than a past-its-best Vitamin C fizzer.

Please, please don't judge the British music scene by how terrible the Brits were, though....I believe the people in charge make sure that genuine originality and talent is rarely rewarded (and the Brit school, some stage school it takes care of, was namechecked all night, proving that these guys more than take care of their own *rolls eyes*. When Leona Lewis is easily the best in show if the night, it certainly says something!

(the fat jokes are also a lame, cheap shot, for the record)

Posted by Kate | February 22, 2008 1:37 PM

"...the lack of imagination in british mainstream culture is frightening"

You're a tool. You're that idiot who can never back up what you say.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 6:04 PM

I think it is pretty crappy when all you people care about is size, size, size!!!! I hate to break it too you fat or not Beth Ditto is beautiful and can SING!!!!!

Posted by Leslie | March 11, 2008 9:25 AM

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