The Brit Awards (stylized as the BRIT Awards; often simply called the Brits) are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards and the British equivalent of the American Grammy Awards.
2009 BRIT Awards
The 2009 BRIT Awards ceremony took place on Wednesday February 18, 2009. It was the 29th edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The awards ceremony was held at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London.
This was Lady Gaga's first award aceremony.
Gaga performed a medley with the Pet Shop Boys and Brandon Flowers, of The Killers. The Pet Shop Boys performed a medley of "Suburbia," "Love Etc.," "Left to My Own Devices," "Always on My Mind," "Go West," "What Have I Done to Deserve This?," "I’m With Stupid," "Being Boring," "It's a Sin," "All Over the World," and "West End Girls." Of these, Lady Gaga performed during the "What Have I Don to Deserve This?" and "West End Girls" portions, the latter of which she performed in harmony with Brandon Flowers.
The Pet Shop Boys needed a "wonderful young singer" to sing the "Dusty" part of the medley for the event. When they heard "Just Dance" on the radio, they decided that they would approach Lady Gaga to perform with them.
- Set list
- Lady Gaga: Outfit by Haus of Gaga.
After the performance, the Lady Gaga, alongside the Pet Shop Boys, were interviewed by on The BRITs 2009 Encore, by Sarah Cox and Rufus Hound.
Lady Gaga posed alongside Pet Shop Boy members Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe in the press room, after the show.
Lady Gaga attended an after party for the 2009 BRIT Awards.
2010 BRIT Awards
The 2010 BRIT Awards took place on Tuesday February 16, 2010. It was the 30th edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The awards ceremony was held at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London.
Lady Gaga was nominated for, and won, "International Female Solo Artist," "International Breakthrough Act," and "Best International Album" for The Fame. She had become the second international act to have won three BRIT Awards in a single year, since the Scissor Sisters in 2005.
Lady Gaga arrived and posed on the red carpet.
The performance was also a dedicated tribute to fashion designer, Alexander McQueen, who had recently committed suicide. Lady Gaga had originally planned a different performance, but changed the concept last minute to an acoustic piano performance of "Telephone", in honor of McQueen. She then transitioned into an upbeat performance of "Dance in the Dark" and her newest instrument, Emma, a keytar. The statue of Gaga that was visible during the performance was designed by Nick Knight.
About a hour prior to the starting time of the BRIT Awards, she commented on her Twitter page about her performance:
|“||Tonight's performance is inspired by our friend. Mask by Phillip Treacy, Sculpture by Nick Knight, Music by Lady Gaga. We miss you.||”|
- Set list
- A small part of the new remix used during the Puke Film was also used during Gaga's performance.
- Lady Gaga: Cape by Francesco Scognamiglio, bodysuit by Alex Noble, mask by Philip Treacy, hair by Malcolm Edwards
Lady Gaga appeared in the press room after the show to pose with her awards and answer questions to the press.
Lady Gaga attended an after party for the 2010 BRIT Awards.
Leaving After Party
2012 BRIT Awards
The 2012 BRIT Awards was held on February 21, 2012. This was the 32nd edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The award ceremony will be held at The O2 Arena in London for the second time. The ceremony will be presented by James Corden.
Lady Gaga was nominated for "International Solo Female Artist."
|Lady Gaga||Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist||Won|
|Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act||Won|
|The Fame||Brit Award for Best International Album||Won|
|Lady Gaga||Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist||Nominated|