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LONDON (AP) — Blur
are to be honoured at the 2012 BRIT Awards
with a prize celebrating two decades of influence on British music.
Formed in the late 1980s, Blur were hailed as leading lights of the 1990s Britpop scene, and released seven studio albums.
Previous winners of the award include Paul McCartney, U2, Paul Weller, Oasis, Sting, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison and Queen.
The 2012 BRIT Awards will be held on Feb. 21, 2012.
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