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10/20/2005

 
CHANNEL U BEST OF BRITISH 2005

Vauxhall, official sponsors the Channel U Best of British Awards in association with Choice FM and Virgin Mega Stores.

The Channel U Best of British Awards 2005 was a night celebrating the cream of the British urban scene. Channel U viewers voted in their thousands for their favourite artists from the 30 nominees selected from the most popular played videos during the past year from September 2004 to August 2005

The Best of British Awards are so much more than just another award ceremony. Channel U's Music & Promotions manager Riki Bleau said of the awards, This is the opportunity people have been waiting for, most of these artists dont fit into other award shows.

Event manager Peter Murray was more than happy with the night; The awards were a colossal success! The night passed without disruption and the artists who performed made the night exceptional. We gained from not having big name overpaid artists who would takeover the night and attempt to diminish the success of those who have made their way to the limelight with the help of Channel U. This is the start of something that will run and run for years to come.

The top 15, as chosen by Channel U viewers, were given a Channel U Best Of British Award and performed at the world famous Shepherds Bush Empire in London. Blues Simon Webbe and Makosi of Big Brother fame hosted the night while individual awards were presented by some of the best known and loved names in the urban community including Jazzie B, Omar, Mica Paris, Kele Le Roc, and some newer names from the world of entertainment such as the hilarious 3 Non Blondes and Hollyoaks stars Luti Fagbenle and Simon Cole.

The top 15 who were named Best of British were:

ROLL DEEP
LETHAL B
CRAZY TITCH
LOC
NATHAN
SWAY
DIZZEE RASCAL
KANO
ESTELLE
SLK
AKALA
JAY SEAN
CHOONG FAMILY
BLAK TWANG
MITCHELL BROTHERS

Three more awards were handed out on the night to celebrate those who work behind the scenes. Best Video Director went to director Luke Biggins, Best Independent Record Label went to XL Recordings and Best Song went to Lethal B for the huge track Pow.

For all enquiries and more information contact:
Angharad Williams
Publicist
Fire Media UK
07946 035 789
angharad@firemediauk.com
www.firemediauk.com

The event is managed by Trinity Media Group. + 44 (0) 20 8728 0374




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