The British Rock & Pop Awards 1981

The 1981 ceremony was held on 8th February 1982, to celebrate the music of the preceding year. The ceremony took place at the Lyceum, London, and was presented by Dave Lee Travis and Sue Cook.

Best Female Singer

Winner: Toyah

Daily Mirror Readers’ Award for the Outstanding Pop Personality

Winner: Adam Ant

Best Group or Band

Winner: Adam and the Ants

Best Male Singer

Winner: Shakin’ Stevens

Best Album

Winner: The Human League, for Dare

Best Single

Winner: Ultravox, for Vienna

Nationwide Golden Award for the Artist or Group with the Most All-Round Family Appeal

Winner: unknown

Best Newcomer

Nominees included Duran Duran.

Winner: unknown (but not Duran Duran!)

Performances

Comparison with the BRIT Awards

If you would like to see the comparison, the 1982 BRIT Awards are covered here. While the nominee list was similar, Toyah Willcox and Shakin’ Stevens failed to win, and Ultravox and Bananarama weren’t even nominated.

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