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Thursday, January 11, 2007
Oasis to receive Outstanding Contribution to Music BRIT award
The BPI announced today that Oasis will be recognised with the prestigious
Outstanding Contribution to Music at The BRIT Awards on Valentine’s Day
2007. The band are to be presented with the award at the show at London’s
Earls Court on the 14th February 2007. Previous winners of the Outstanding
Contribution to Music Award include The Beatles, John Lennon, U2 and The Who. This will be the 5th BRIT Award the band have received.
Oasis have also confirmed that they will be performing live at the BRITS ceremony, which will be broadcast live for the first time.
Often cited as the most influential band of their generation, Oasis can count many contemporary bands — including Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys and more — as great fans of their music and rock’n’roll swagger.
The band was formed by brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher in Manchester in 1991. The debut album Definitely Maybe (1994) plus the follow-ups (What’s The Story) Morning Glory (1995), and Be Here Now (1997) defined the 1990’s decade for many music fans.
More recent albums, Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants (2000), Heathen Chemistry (2002) and Don’t Believe The Truth (2005) saw experimental changes in mood and in line-up, but all of the band’s studio albums — as well as 8 of their singles — made UK No1. In addition, they have sold 50 million albums, earned numerous accolades, and picked up four BRIT awards to date.
Oasis’ current line up includes Gem Archer (guitar/backing vocals), Andy Bell (bass) and Zac Starkey (drums). The group released a best-of album, Stop The Clocks in November 2006, with a new studio album slated for late 2007.
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