The BPI today announced the nominations for the ninth annual Classical BRIT award with NS&I. The launch, hosted by Myleene Klass and held at the MayFair Hotel, London, saw Jonathan Ansell, Blake and Lawrence Power perform to an invited audience of nominees and main show performers. The winners of the seven categories will be announced at The Classical BRIT Awards 2008 with NS&I on the 8th May at the Royal Albert Hall.
THE BPI also revealed that the 2007 biggest selling artist in the US, Josh Groban and last year’s Classical BRIT Award winner of “Singer of the Year” and 2008 nominee Anna Netrebko will perform at the Classical BRIT Awards 2008 with NS&I. Other stars appearing will include Bryn Terfel, Andrea Bocelli, Nigel Kennedy and Sarah Brightman at the Royal Albert Hall on 8th May.
Celebrating Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 60th Birthday, he will be the recipient of a special award for Outstanding Achievement, almost 25 years following the composition of his Requiem Mass which won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. His musical legacy of course includes unparalleled success in musical theatre for which he has become famous throughout the world.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “I am absolutely thrilled that my music is being recognised at this year’s Classical BRIT Awards and delighted to be receiving the award for an Outstanding Achievement In Music”.
The Classical BRIT Awards were established in 2000 to recognise the outstanding achievements of classical musicians and the growth of classical music sales in the UK. The awards have proved their vital importance to the UK music industry with the huge impact the event has on record sales of those artists performing, winning and those nominated. For more information visit
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