The Brit Awards have announced that, multi-million selling global pop icon, P!nk will be honoured with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Music Award, at this year’s ceremony. P!NK will be the first international artist to receive this award, following in the footsteps of the likes of Sir Elton John, the Spice Girls, and David Bowie.
The award has not been presented at the BRITs since 2012, when Blur were the recipients of the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Music Award. The pop icon will receive the honour during this year’s ceremony, which will be held, at The O2 Arena, in London, on the 20th of February 2019.
Speaking about receiving the prestigious award, in a statement, P!nk said: “I am so honoured to be recognised with the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at the 2019 BRITs! Since the beginning of my career the British fans have been some of the most fierce and loyal in the world. I am humbled to receive this honour and be in the company of an illustrious group of British icons!”
P!NK is a musical force to be reckoned with, with seven studio albums and one greatest hits album, since her debut in 2000, totalling more than 60 million global sales, and more than 8 million, in the UK alone along with more than 12 million UK single sales. The singer/song-writer has many accolades under her belt. P!NK has become one of the UK’s best-selling female artists and one of the world’s greatest singers, with her inimitable powerhouse vocals and show-stopping stage performances; with seven Top Five albums – with two going No. 1 (Funhouse and the most recent platinum-certified Beautiful Trauma), three UK No. 1 singles (‘Just Like A Pill’, ‘So What’, ‘Lady Marmalade’) and 32 Top 40 singles, 19 of which going Top 10, including ‘Try’, ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ and ‘What About Us’.
In the UK alone, the pop icon has sold more than 2 million tickets to date, nine BRIT nominations, and one win for International Female Solo Artist, in 2003, and a string of other prestigious awards and accolades including three GRAMMY awards (20 nominations) and two Billboard Music Awards, P!NK’s career sees no sign of letting up with her first UK stadium tour in five years booked for this summer, including two nights, at London’s Wembley Stadium.
BRITs Chairman and Chairman & CEO of Sony Music UK and Ireland, Jason Iley said: “P!NK is a trailblazer, a phenomenally talented singer and songwriter, and truly one of the greatest artists of our time. It is a real pleasure to honour her at this year’s BRIT Awards with the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award. With her remarkable career spanning nearly 20 years, P!NK is one of the most successful artists in the world, consistently releasing multi-million-selling albums and selling out tours all over the globe. I am really excited to welcome her back to The BRITs and to recognise her prodigious success.”
P!NK joins an illustrious list of previous BRIT Awards Outstanding Contribution to Music recipients including Sir Elton John, David Bowie, Queen, Spice Girls, U2, Sir Paul McCartney, Oasis, Robbie Williams and Blur. The award was rested in 2013 to make way for a Special Recognition for War Child to mark the charity’s 20th anniversary. P!NK will be the first international artist to receive the honour, a decision taken by The BRITs committee to open the award up to overseas acts who have achieved long term success, in the UK, and P!NK will be awarded in recognition of her significant impact on British music and her incredible musical repertoire over the past two decades.
As like all winners on the night, P!NK will be presented with an exclusive trophy designed for this year only by Sir David Adjaye OBE, and she will close the show with an exclusive performance on the night, showcasing her extraordinary talent which continues to wow audiences all over the world. Pink will tour the UK and Ireland in the summer – see her scheduled dates below.
P!nk UK and Ireland Tour Dates 2019:
18/06/2019 – RDS Arena – Dublin
20/06 – Principality Stadium – Cardiff
22/06 – Hampden Park – Glasgow
25/06 – Anfield Stadium – Liverpool
29/06 – Wembley Stadium – London
30/06 – Wembley Stadium – London