Paul McCartney To Get Second Special BRIT Award
[b]Paul McCartney[/b] is to receive his second Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at next year's BRITS ceremony.
McCartney already holds a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution To Music for his work with [b]The Beatles[/b], is now to be honoured for his solo work.
The singer has previously refused to accept the award, as he thought it indicated that his career was coming to an end.
It has also been announced that singer [b]Adele[/b] will be given the Critics Choice prize - a new award "created to encourage and launch new talent".
The Brits Committee spokesman [b]Ged Doherty[/b] said: "Huge congratulations to Adele. I know the competition was fierce in this, the inaugural year of this award, and she is a worthy winner."
Other contenders for the new award included [b]Duffy[/b] and [b]Foals[/b].
Next year's BRITS are to be hosted by The Osbornes, Ozzy and Sharon and is set to take place at London's Earls Court on February 20.
The show will be live broadcast on ITV1.
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