Seminal 90’s Britpop band “Blur” are set to be honoured with an Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at next years Brit Awards.The prize has sparked speculation that the quartet will re-form once again to perform at the event held at London’s O2 Arena in February (First the Stone Roses said they were reforming, Then Liam Gallagher said he wanted to do a 20th Anniversary concert of Definitely Maybe and now Blur are jumping on the bandwagon *rolls eyes*)
Albarn, 43, who originally formed the band 21 years ago, said: ‘It’s great to have recognition for all the work and all the heartache and all the joy.’ after a brief split, The band, with bassist Alex James, guitarist Graham Coxon and drummer Dave Rowntree, got back together again in 2009 and headlined The Glastonbury Festival
Graham Coxon, 42, said: ” it’s always nice to get a Brit Award. The band’s last win was in 1995 when they collected four trophies on the back of their hugely successful third album Parklife.
‘Blur have been described as a seminal British band who have long been worthy outstanding contribution winners. Their contribution to British music is immense and they are the perfect band to win the award.’Previous winners of the award have included Sir Paul McCartney, U2, Paul Weller and Oasis.Nominations for the award will be announced on January 12 at the Savoy Hotel, London. To celebrate here are a few songs courtesy of YouTube