Tracey Emin named as designer for Brit Awards winners’ statues

Artist follows Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake in designing winners' trophies

Artist Tracey Emin has been revealed as the designer of the winners’ statues for next years Brit Awards.

Emin is the fifth artist to create their own design for the statuettes, following Vivienne Westwood in 2011, Sir Peter Blake (2012), Damien Hirst (2013) and this year’s designer Philip Treacy. Her design has yet to be unveiled.

“I was thrilled to be asked,” Emin said in a statement. “It’s so nice as a visual artist to have an involvement with the creative side of the music industry and it’s such a sweet celebration of the amazing talent we have in Britain today.”

Emin has previously released a compilation album, ‘Music To Cry To’, in 2005 which featured songs by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Jimmy Cliff and Santana. She also duetted with Boy George on his 1998 song ‘Burning Up’ and gave the presentation speech when Madonna was inducted into the short-lived UK Music Hall Of Fame in 2004.

The Brit Awards will take place on February 25 2015 at its regular venue, London’s O2 arena. The new host has yet to be named, following James Corden‘s decision to quit as presenter after four years.