Scissor Sisters Clean Up At The Brit Awards

Published: 2005-02-10
They had the biggest selling album of 2004 in the UK, and now the Scissor Sisters can also count themselves as the biggest winners of the 2005 Brit Awards, despite not being British at all. The Sisters picked up awards for "Best International Act", "Best International Newcomers", and "Best International Album". The flamboyant New Yorkers also took to the London stage last night, performing "Take Your Mama".

Scottish quartet Franz Ferdinand didn't fair too badly either, taking two of the five awards they were nominated for: "Best Rock Act" and "Best British Band". The sensitive Englishmen that are Keane also snagged two statues for "Best Album" and "Best Breakthrough Act". Another who took away a pair of statues was soul songstress Joss Stone, for "Best Urban Act" and "Best British Female".

Muse were honoured once again for their live performance, picking up the award for "Best British Live Act". And last but not least, Sir Bob Geldof, who is best known for organizing Live Aid, was honoured with the "Outstanding Contribution To Music" award, for reasons that are quite obvious.

The Brit Awards will probably air sometime later in the year for us Canadians; check the Much Music listings for further information.

The full-list of winners for the 25th Brit Awards are:

BRITs25 - The Best Song Award: Robbie Williams ("Angels")
British Breakthrough Act: Keane
British Rock Act: Franz Ferdinand
International Breakthrough Act: Scissor Sisters
British Live Act: Muse
British Single: Will Young "Your Game"
Pop Act: McFly
International Female Solo Artist: Gwen Stefani
International Male Solo Artist: Eminem
British Male Solo Artist: The Streets
British Female Solo Artist: Joss Stone
British Urban Act: Joss Stone
International Group: Scissor Sisters
British Group: Franz Ferdinand
International Album: Scissor Sisters "Scissor Sisters"
British Album: Keane "Hopes and Fears"
Outstanding Contribution to Music: Sir Bob Geldof

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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