| James Corden|
19 February 2014
| Arctic Monkeys and One Direction|
The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
The 2014 Brit Awards were held on 19 February 2014. It was the 34th edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The awards ceremony was held at The O2 in London, presented by James Corden for the fourth consecutive year. Leading the nominations was Ellie Goulding with five nominations. Arctic Monkeys and One Direction both won the most awards, winning two awards each. Internet vloggers Dan Howell and Phil Lester hosted a backstage livestream, with guests including One Direction and Ellie Goulding. 67-year-old David Bowie became the oldest winner to date of the British Male Solo Artist award.
A new glossy black finish design statue designed by fashion designer Philip Treacy was presented for the first time.
The statuette for the 2014 BRIT Awards was designed by Irish milliner Philip Treacy. Taking the form of Britannia (the national personification of Britain), the trophy has been redesigned by various artists since the BRIT Awards revamp in 2011. Treacy stated that music has always been his inspiration, with the 2014 trophy being inspired by "a uniquely British genre of music, Punk." It was unveiled on 28 November 2013. The statuette has a glossy black finish, with a black and white circular hat that represents a mohawk, which sits atop the helmet at the apex of the trophy.
The following performances took place during the live broadcast on 19 February 2014.
Select performances were made available for purchase on iTunes following the ceremony, and "Pompeii/Waiting All Night" by Bastille, Rudimental and Ella Eyre debuted at number 21 on the UK Singles Chart, whilst Lorde and Disclosure's "White Noise/Royals" debuted at number 72.
Nick Grimshaw hosted the launch show inside the ITV Studios in London on Thursday 9th January.
2014 Brit Awards Wikipedia