15 Dec '11, 5am

Blur honoured for outstanding contribution at Brit Awards: It comes 21 years after the release of Leisure, the b...

It comes 21 years after the release of Leisure, the band's debut album which included their first top 10 single, There's No Other Way, but Britpop band, Blur, best known for hits such as Boys And Girls, Song 2 and Country House, will finally get a special prize for Outstanding Contribution To Music at the coming Brit Awards. Brits organisers described Blur as "a seminal British band whose contribution to British music is immense". Previous winners of the award include Sir Paul McCartney, U2, Paul Weller, Fleetwood Mac and Oasis. Blur dominated the Brit Awards in 1995, the year after the release of Parklife, by winning Best Band, Best Video, Best Single and Best Album. "It's great to have recognition for all the work and all the heartache and all the joy that's gone into this band," said Damon Albarn. Bandmate Graham Coxon added: "Being in a band this long is like a kind of...

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