1998 Brit Awards

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18th Brit Awards
Date19 February 1998
VenueLondon Arena
Hosted byBen Elton
Most awardsThe Verve (3)
Most nominationsThe Verve (5)
Television/radio coverage

The 1998 Brit Awards were the 18th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry and took place on 19 February 1998 at the London Arena in London.


Artist Song UK Singles Chart reaction
(week ending 28 February 1998)
UK Albums Chart reaction
(week ending 28 February 1998)
All Saints "Never Ever" 7 (-5) All Saints – 3 (+/-)
Chumbawamba "Tubthumping" N/A Tubthumper – 79 (-20)
Finlay Quaye "Sunday Shining" N/A "Maverick A Strike" – 7 (+2)
Fleetwood Mac "The Chain" N/A The Dance – 33 (-2)
Rumours – 65 (-13)
Greatest Hits – 66 (-12)
Tango in the Night – 68 (-10)
Greatest Hits – 81 (-1)
Robbie Williams
Tom Jones
"Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" N/A Life Thru a Lens
4 (+/-)
Shola Ama "You Might Need Somebody" N/A Much Love – 22 (+2)
Spice Girls "Stop" N/A Spiceworld – 14 (+6)
Texas featuring The Method Man "Say What You Want" N/A White on Blonde – 10 (-2)
The Verve "Lucky Man" 73 (-8) Urban Hymns
2 (-1)

Winners and nominees[edit]

British Album of the Year
(presented by Zoë Ball)
British Producer of the Year
British Single of the Year
(presented by Pam Grier and Samuel L. Jackson)
British Video of the Year
(presented by Alan Partridge)
British Male Solo Artist
(presented by Errol Brown and Natalie Imbruglia)
British Female Solo Artist
(presented by Richard Branson)
British Group
(presented by David Baddiel and Frank Skinner)
British Breakthrough Act
(presented by Jo Whiley and Max Beesley)
British Dance Act Soundtrack/Cast Recording
(presented by Cleopatra)
International Male Solo Artist
(presented by Claudia Schiffer and Matthew Modine)
International Female Solo Artist
(presented by Alexander McQueen and Honor Fraser)
International Group
(presented by Heather Small and Jay Kay)
International Breakthrough Act

Freddie Mercury Award[edit]

Most Selling Album Act[edit]

Outstanding Contribution to Music[edit]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

The following artists received multiple awards and/or nominations.

Three-time winner The Verve as most nominations and awards
Artists that received multiple awards
Awards Artist
3 The Verve
2 All Saints


External links[edit]