London, 26 February 2015 – BMG writers were amongst the winners at last night’s 2015 Brit Awards. Bruno Mars was the big winner taking home Best British Single for his co-write with Mark Ronson smash-hit ‘Uptown Funk’. John Ryan had success in the Best Video category with One Direction’s ‘You And I’, while Foo Fighters Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, and George Ruthernberg, took home the Best International Group award.
‘Uptown Funk’ has been the undoubted global hit of the last six months, topping the charts far and wide securing in the process Mark Ronson’s first UK Number One. Accepting the award, Ronson was quick to thank Bruno Mars – the world’s best Hawaiian.
It’s been an incredible year for John Ryan, with his co-writes on One Direction’s Number One album Four contributing to arguably the year’s biggest release. Although, the Foo Fighters might have something to say about that. In recording Sonic Highways, the band embarked on a criss-cross tour of the US recording the album in eight different cities. What resulted was a triumphant love letter to American music and one of the band’s best albums to date.
Elsewhere on the night, Brit Award nominee George Ezra gave a stunning performance of his hit song ‘Budapest’. With co-writer Joel Pott, George’s debut album Wanted On Voyage was one of the break-out successes of the last twelve months topping the charts in the UK.
A huge congratulations to all the night’s winners and nominees.