The ceremony took place at Brixton Academy on January 27th and was hosted by Eddie Vedder. It saw the Verve winning four Brat awards and frontman Richard Ashcroft saying: “It’s important for us to thank the fans who took the time to vote for us in the poll.”

Beck, who won Best Solo Artist, sent in an acceptance video of him in a jacuzzi surrounded by his band wearing horse masks. Meanwhile Radiohead, who won Best Album, sent an acceptance video from Japan.

Eddie Vedder


Best Band
The Verve

Best LP
Radiohead – ‘OK Computer’

Best Single
The Verve – ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’

Best Solo Artist

Worst Single
Aqua – ‘Barbie Girl’

Best Film
‘The Full Monty’

Musical Event Of 1997
Glastonbury Festival

Radio 1 Evening Session Of The Year

Best TV Show
‘Shooting Stars’

Best Dance Act

Best Radio Show
Radcliffe & Lard

Best New Band

Best Club/Venue
Brixton Academy

Best Music Video
The Verve – ‘Bittersweet Symphony’

Best Dance Single
The Prodigy – ‘Smack My Bitch Up’

Dickhead Of The Year
Liam Gallagher

Most Desirable Person
Louise Nurding