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31.10.02

BBC PRIME presents the Top of the Pops Awards 2002


The Top of the Pops Awards returns to BBC PRIME this November, with a star-studded cast planned for the 2002 show.


The live Awards show, which is being held at the UK Manchester Evening News Arena for the second year running, will take place on Friday 29th November 2002 and will be shown on BBC PRIME at 21:00 CET on Saturday 30th November 2002.


Moby, Ms Dynamite, Kylie Minogue, Will Young, Gareth Gates and Craig David are the first acts confirmed for this year, and a host of other international stars will be announced over the coming weeks. This year's Awards are sure to attract millions of viewers from around the world.


A total of twelve of the biggest stars from around the globe will be performing, including two special collaborations that will be kept a closely guarded secret until the night. The categories include Top Pop Act, Top Rock Act, Top Rn'B Act, Top Dance Act and Top Newcomer as well as Top Tour, Top Album and Top Single.


Nominations for each of the categories will be announced on 1 November, after which BBC PRIME viewers can vote for their favourites acts via the website www.bbcprime.com.


Notes to Editors:
Top of the Pops is the original and definitive Britpop chart show, still going strong after 38 years. Top of the Pops has always been at the forefront of popular music, attracting the most high profile and talented performers in the world, as well as giving airtime to the stars of tomorrow. Executive Producer Chris Cowey says, "There's no bigger name in the world of music television than Top of the Pops." Top of the Pops appears regularly on BBC PRIME as part of the channel's Great British Entertainment schedule. BBC PRIME has over 11 million subscribers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.





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