1989 Brit Awards
|9th Brit Awards|
|Date||13 February 1989|
|Venue||Royal Albert Hall|
|Hosted by||Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox|
|Most awards||Fairground Attraction, Michael Jackson and Tracy Chapman (2)|
|Most nominations||The Christians, Enya, Fairground Attraction, Michael Jackson, Pet Shop Boys, Robert Palmer, Steve Winwood, Tanita Tikaram, Tracy Chapman and Wet Wet Wet (2)|
The 1989 Brit Awards were the 9th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry and took place on 13 February 1989 at Royal Albert Hall in London. This year marked the first presentation of the International Female Solo Artist and International Male Solo Artist awards.
The awards ceremony, hosted by Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox, was televised live by the BBC. Fleetwood and Fox's hosting of the ceremony was widely criticised in the media, which led the decision to record the future events for broadcast the following night (until 2007). They continually missed cues and fluffed their lines, and Fox mistakenly introduced Boy George as the Four Tops. Government minister Kenneth Baker was booed by the audience. A pre-recorded message by Michael Jackson was never broadcast, despite the show ending several minutes early.
- Bros – "I Owe You Nothing"
- Def Leppard – "Pour Some Sugar on Me"
- Fairground Attraction – "Perfect"
- Gloria Estefan Miami Sound Machine – "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
- Randy Newman – "Falling in love"
- Tanita Tikaram – "Good Tradition"
- Yazz – "Got to Share"
Winners and nominees
Multiple nominations and awards
The following artists received multiple awards and/or nominations.
|Pet Shop Boys|
|Wet Wet Wet|