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Brit Awards 2009
Date18 February 2009
Venue Earls Court
Hosted by James Corden, Mathew Horne and Kylie Minogue
Most awards Duffy (3)
Most nominations Coldplay and Duffy (4)
Television/radio coverage
Network ITV
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Brit Awards 2009 was the 29th edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual Brit Awards. The awards ceremony was held at Earls Court in London, and was broadcast live on ITV on 18 February at 8pm (GMT). [1] Duffy became the first female artist to ever win three awards in the same year, and only Blur, in 1995, have ever won more awards at a single ceremony. [2] The show was advertised as live by ITV but the broadcast included several audio deletions which means the show was shown on a time delay system. The 2009 Brit Awards ceremony was watched by 5.49 million people and was the 32nd most watched programme on TV on the week ending 22 February. [3]


Kylie Minogue, Mathew Horne and James Corden hosted the 2009 edition of the Brit Awards, with Fearne Cotton presenting backstage. Fearne also hosted the launch party for ITV2 in January.

Johnny Vegas introduced and closed the event, as well as reading out the nominees in a pre-recorded voiceover. Emma B provided the live voiceovers as the artists came to the stage.

Rufus Hound, Sara Cox, Melanie Blatt and Nicole Appleton presented the Red Carpet and Encore events on ITV2.

Alesha Dixon presented a backstage programme, screened on ITV two days after the ceremony.


Performer(s) Song UK Singles Chart reaction
(week ending 28 February 2009)
UK Albums Chart reaction
(week ending 28 February 2009)
U2 " Get on Your Boots" 12 (debut) U218 Singles – 48 (+6)
Girls Aloud " The Promise" 39 (+19) Out of Control – 37 (+5)
Coldplay " Viva la Vida" 27 (+18) Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends – 15 (+16)
Duffy " Warwick Avenue" 71 (re-entry) Rockferry – 4 (+15)
Take That " Greatest Day" 52 (+10) The Circus – 16 (+1)
Beautiful World – 52 (+4)
Never Forget - The Ultimate Collection – 61 (-4)
Kings of Leon " Use Somebody" 3 (+9) Only by the Night – 1 (+1)
Because of the Times – 36 (+15)
Aha Shake Heartbreak – 55 (+24)
The Ting Tings
" Shut Up and Let Me Go"
" American Boy"
" That's Not My Name"
86 (re-entry)
82 (+17)
58 (+33)
We Started Nothing – 8 (+25)
Pet Shop Boys
Lady Gaga
Brandon Flowers
" Suburbia"
" Love etc."
" Left to My Own Devices"
" Always on My Mind"
" Go West"
" What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
" Domino Dancing"
" I'm With Stupid"
" Being Boring"
" It's a Sin"
" All Over the World"
" West End Girls"
N/A PopArt: The Hits – 19 (re-entry)

Winners and nominees

British Album of the Year
(presented by Tom Jones)
British Producer of the Year
British Single of the Year
(presented by Alan Carr)
British Live Act
(presented by Nick Frost)
British Male Solo Artist
(presented by Jamie Oliver, Jamie Cullum and Adele)
British Female Solo Artist
(presented by Simon Pegg)
British Group
(presented by David Hasselhoff)
British Breakthrough Act
(presented by Alex James)
International Male Solo Artist
(presented by Gok Wan)
International Female Solo Artist
(presented by Lionel Richie)
International Group
(presented by Natalie Imbruglia)
International Album
(presented by Joe Calzaghe)
Critics' Choice Award
(presented by Kylie Minogue)
Outstanding Contribution to Music
(presented by Brandon Flowers)

Multiple nominations and awards

Three-time winner Duffy as most nominations and awards
Artists that received multiple nominations
Nominations Artist
Scouting for Girls
Fleet Foxes
Girls Aloud
Kanye West
The Killers
Kings of Leon
The Ting Tings
Artists that received multiple awards
Awards Artist
3 Duffy
2 Kings of Leon

Memorable moments

Girls Aloud

British reality band, Girls Aloud, marked their first ever performance at the 2009 ceremony, by performing their single, " The Promise". The performance saw the band members, including Cheryl and Nicola Roberts appear as though they were naked, with their modesty being covered by pink feathers. This performance was nominated in the 2010 ceremony for the "BRITs Hits 30 – Best Live Performance at the BRIT Awards", alongside Oasis and The Who, which the Spice Girls eventually went on to win. "The Promise" won best British single, their first ever BRIT award.

Mick Kluczynski

Ten days before the 2009 Brits, Mick Kluczynski, the production manager for the Brits since 1995 who assisted with the transition from the Fleetwood/Fox debacle to the scale of the current ceremony, died. Despite this setback the team he put in place ensured that everything went as planned, and the show was dedicated to his memory. [4]


  1. ^ [1] – The Official Brit Awards 2009 page
  2. ^ "Incredible Brits night for triple winner Duffy". Media Wales. 18 February 2009. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Weekly top 30 programmes on TV sets (July 1998 – Sept 2018) | BARB".
  4. ^ "TRIBUTE: Mick Kluczynski" (PDF).

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