The 'Outstanding Contribution To Music' award will go to the Irish rockers...

U2 are to receive an ‘OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC’ accolade at next year’s BRIT AWARDS.

They follow in the footsteps of previous winners David Bowie, Eurythmics, The Bee Gees, Spice Girls, Rod Stewart, Queen, Van Morrison and The Who. U2 also plan to perform live at the ceremony.

Speaking about the nomination, Brit chairman Tony Wadsworth said: “It’s with great pleasure and not a little excitement that the UK music industry seeks to recognise the immense impact that U2 has made throughout the world in over 20 years as a group committed to creative excellence, integrity and rock ‘n’ roll.”


Next year’s Brit awards take place on February 26, and will presented by children’s television presenters Ant & Dec. The ceremony is broadcast on ITV the following evening (February 27).

Elsewhere, according to tabloid reports this morning (November 28), Bono is expecting his fourth child with wife Ali Hewson, which is due in late June 2001.

As exclusively revealed by NME.COM, U2 will release their new single, ‘Stuck In A Moment (That You Can’t Get Out Of)’ in January through Island.

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