[Introspective] Brits accolade for Pet Shop Boys
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Mon Nov 3 02:54:54 PST 2008
Brits accolade for Pet Shop Boys
Pioneering dance duo the Pet Shop Boys will be presented with an
outstanding contribution to music award at next year's Brits, it has
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, known for such hits as West End Girls and
It's a Sin, will collect their honour at Earls Court in London on 18
Ged Doherty, the chairman of the Brits committee, called them "one of
the most influential groups of the modern era."
Previous recipients include U2, David Bowie, the Eurythmics and Sting.
Last year's award went to former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney.
With 54-year-old Tennant on lead vocals and Lowe, 49, on keyboards, the
Pet Shop Boys have had four number one singles and 22 Top 10 hits.
Their first number one, West End Girls, topped charts all over the world
in 1986 and won them the Brit Award for best British single.
Their second Brit came in 1998 when they picked up the Best British
"Since their first Brit Award over 20 years ago, Neil and Chris have
produced a fantastic body of work with songs that truly were the
soundtrack to a whole generation's lives," said Doherty.
The nominations for the 2009 awards will be announced on 20 January.
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