Kaiser Chiefs Have A Riot At Brits

Subscribe to Kaiser Chiefs alerts

English rockers Kaiser Chiefs were big winners at last night's (15FEB06) Brit Awards, picking up three trophies at the London ceremony.

The Leeds band opened the star-studded bash at the British capital's Earls Court venue with a performance of their mega-hit I PREDICT A RIOT, before going on to win British Group, British Rock Act and British Live Act.

After beating Franz Ferdinand, Hard-Fi, Kasabian and Oasis to claim British Rock Act, frontman RICKY WILSON said, "This is our first Brits. We weren't meant to win this one. This means the world."

Following close behind, Coldplay, James Blunt and Green Day picked up two gongs each.

Chris Martin's band picked up Mastercard British Album for their third disc X+Y and British Single for SPEED OF SOUND, while punk trio Green Day collected their wins via videophone for International Group and International Album for AMERICAN IDIOT.

Singer/songwriter JAMES BLUNT capped off his breakthrough year beating Anthony and the Johnsons, Ian Brown, Robbie Williams and Will Young to win British Male Solo Artist and Pop Act.

Superstar Madonna accepted her International Female Solo Artist gong from Martin, husband of her close pal Gwyneth Paltrow, who paid tribute to the MATERIAL GIRL as "someone who makes everyone's marriage go funny".

Hip-hop star Kanye West sexed up the ceremony by performing a melody of his hits, including DIAMONDS FROM SIERRA LEONE and GOLD DIGGER, with 77 women covered in gold spray paint and g-string bikinis. The rapper was later named International Male Solo Artist.

Performers on the night included Coldplay, Blunt, KT Tunstall and Kelly Clarkson and Prince, who performed his megahit Purple Rain.

Former The Jam rocker Paul Weller was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution To Music accolade, which was presented to SIR Bob Geldof last year (05). Weller ended the night with a melody of his hits, including CHANGING MAN and A TOWN CALLED MALICE.

The full list of winners is:

British Male Solo Artist: JAMES BLUNT

British Female Solo Artist: KT TUNSTALL

British Group: KAISER CHIEFS

Mastercard British Album: COLDPLAY - X+Y


British Breakthrough Act: Arctic Monkeys

British Urban Act: Lemar

British Rock Act: KAISER CHIEFS

British Live Act: KAISER CHIEFS


International Male Solo Artist: KANYE WEST

International Female Solo Artist: MADONNA

International Group: GREEN DAY

International Album: GREEN DAY - AMERICAN IDIOT

International Breakthrough Act: Jack Johnson

Outstanding Contribution To Music: PAUL WELLER.


Tags: Kaiser Chiefs - Franz Ferdinand - Hard-Fi - Kasabian - Oasis - Coldplay - James Blunt - Green Day - Chris Martin - Antony and the Johnsons - Ian Brown - Robbie Williams - Will Young - Madonna - Gwyneth Paltrow - KT Tunstall - Kelly Clarkson - Prince - Purple Rain - The Jam - Paul Weller - Bob Geldof - Arctic Monkeys - Lemar - Kanye West - Jack Johnson

Subscribe to Kaiser Chiefs alerts

More Kaiser Chiefs

So, Who's Playing ‘Secret Sets’ At Reading And Leeds 2014?

Every year, festival campsites buzz with rumours of ‘favourite bands playing secret slots’ and unlikely artists playing impromptu performances. As an event with a rich...

The 14 Best Beards at the Glastonbury Festival [Pictures]

Thousands of Glastonbury Festival revellers turned out to watch the Kaiser Chiefs launch the first full day of music at the event, on the Other...

The Great Escape Festival 2014: Which Bands Shone Brightest?

Brighton's Great Escape Festival took place over the weekend and, as the UK's largest street festival, gave music fans a very enjoyable weekend as it...

Kaiser Chiefs - The Great Escape Festival 2014 Live Review

Kaiser Chiefs exploded onto the stage in Brighton last Friday as fiery and energetic as ever. This time, however, with what seemed to be a...


Despite Nick Hodgson's Exit, The Kaiser Chiefs Score No.1 Album

The Kaiser Chiefs have successfully bounced back after the departure of drummer and primary songwriter Nick Hodgson, by taking the No.1 album spot with their...

Is Ricky Wilson Really Getting His Own TV Quiz Show?

Ricky Wilson - the lead singer with the Kaiser Chiefs and current coach on The Voice UK - is in talks for his own quiz...

Bike Parts Manufacturer Angry At Kaiser Chiefs for Alleged Logo Theft

The Kaiser Chiefs have managed to annoy a company who manufacture bike parts by ‘stealing’ their logo, the NME report. The band has responded to...

Kaiser Chiefs Frontman Ricky Wilson Completes 'The Voice' Judging Panel

Ricky Wilson, the frontman of The Kaiser Chiefs, has been chosen to fill the remaining seat on The Voice judging panel for the next season...



Kaiser Chiefs Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Kaiser Chiefs

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All