The Outstanding Contribution Award will no longer be handed out at the Brit Awards.
Instead, next year’s newly-formatted ceremony will end with the announcement of the MasterCard British Album Of The Year Award, with short films about the making of each nominated record set to be screened throughout the night.
The Brits statues have also been redesigned to make them a “blank canvas”, which will be restyled each year by “leading British creative individuals”.
Next year’s statues will be given their inaugural makeover by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.
Brits chairman David Joseph commented: “Vivienne stands for all the things we want to inspire in tomorrow’s generation of artists.”