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The Brit Winners in the 80s

The BRIT Awards(equivalent to the US Grammy`s) are the British Music Industry's awards.
They celebrate the UK's pop music success.

Here is some of the award winners from the 1980s.

If anybody can add any further information then please Contact us .
Thanks to John for additional Info.

1982


CATEGORY
WINNERS
Best British Male Solo Artist Cliff Richard
Best British Male Female Artist Randy Crawford
Best British Group The Police
Best Selling Single Soft Cell "Tainted Love"
Best Selling Album Adam and the Ants "Kings of the wild Frontier"
Best British Newcomer The Human League
Best British Producer Martin Rushent
Outstanding Contribution John Lennon


1983


CATEGORY
WINNERS
Best British Male Solo Artist Paul McCartney
Best British Male Female Artist Kim Wilde
Best British Group Dire Straits
Best Selling Single Dexy's Midnight Runners "Come On Eileen"
Best Selling Album Barbara Streisand "Love Songs"
Best British Newcomer Culture Club
Best International Act Kid Creole & The Coconuts
Best British Producer Trevor Horn
Life Achievement Award Pete Townsend
Outstanding Contribution The Beatles


1984


CATEGORY
WINNERS
Best British Male Solo Artist David Bowie
Best British Male Female Artist Annie Lennox
Best British Group Culture Club
Best Selling Single Culture Club "Karma Chameleon"
Best Selling Album Thriller
Best British Newcomer Paul Young
Best International Act Michael Jackson
Best British Producer Steve Levine
Outstanding Contribution George Martin


1985


CATEGORY
WINNERS
Best British Male Solo Artist Paul Young
Best British Male Female Artist Alison Moyet
Best British Group Wham!
Best Single Frankie Goes To Hollywood "Relax"
Best Album Sade "Diamond Life"
Best British Newcomer Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Best International Act Prince & The Revolutions
Best Soundtrack Purple Rain
Best British Producer Trevor Horn
Outstanding Contribution The Police
Special Award Bob Geldof & Midge Ure


1986


CATEGORY
WINNERS
Best British Male Solo Artist Phil Collins
Best British Male Female Artist Annie Lennox
Best British Group Dire Straits
Best Single Tears For Fears "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Best Album No Jacket Required
Best British Newcomer Go West
Best International Solo Act Bruce Springsteen
Best International Group Huey Lewis & The News
Best British Producer Dave Stewart
Outstanding Contribution Wham! & Elton John


1987


CATEGORY
WINNERS
Best British Male Solo Artist Peter Gabriel
Best British Male Female Artist Kate Bush
Best British Group Five Star
Best Single Pet Shop Boys "West End Girls"
Best Album Dire Straits "Brothers In Arms"
Best British Newcomer The HouseMartins
Best International Solo Act Paul Simon
Best International Group The Bangles
Best British Video Peter Gabriel "Sledgehammer"
Best Soundtrack Top Gun
Best British Producer Dave Stewart
Outstanding Contribution Eric Clapton


1988


CATEGORY
WINNERS
Best British Male Solo Artist George Michael
Best British Male Female Artist Alison Moyet
Best British Group Pet Shop Boys
Best Single Rick Astley "Never Gonna Give You Up"
Best Album Sting "Nothing Like The Sun"
Best British Newcomer Wet Wet Wet
Best International Solo Act Michael Jackson
Best International Group U2
Best International Newcomer Terence Trent D'Arby
Best British Video New Order "True Faith"
Best Soundtrack Phantom Of The Opera
Best British Producer Stock/Aitkin/Waterman
Outstanding Contribution The Who


1989

CATEGORY
WINNERS
Best British Male Solo Artist Phil Collins
Best British Male Female Artist Annie Lennox
Best British Group Erasure
Best Selling Single Fairground Attraction "Perfect"
Best Selling Album Fairground Attraction "First Of A Million Kisses"
Best British Newcomer Bros
Best International Male Solo Act Michael Jackson
Best International Group U2
Best International Female Solo Act Tracy Chapman
Best International Newcomer Tracy Chapman
Best Video Michael Jackson "Smooth Criminal"
Best Soundtrack Buster
Outstanding Contribution Cliff Richard