February 21, 2012


A Brief History of the BRIT Awards

The BRIT Awards began as a way to celebrate the Queen of England's first quarter century on the throne in 1977 and it's since become the UK's equivalent of the GRAMMY Awards. The ceremony is always unpredictable, including the times Björk delivered a nonsense speech, the lead singer of Chumbawumba poured a bucket of ice water on a politician's head and the lead singer of Pulp mooned the audience while Michael Jackson performed. Check out a brief history of this offbeat (in America) awards show above, and watch the BRIT Awards tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Fuse.