Jay Celebrates 5ive's Brit Award

From the Guardian Series, first published Friday 10th Mar 2000.

BOYBAND heartthrob Jay Brown led his band 5ive in opening the Brits music awards last week, when they claimed the title of Best Pop Act.

The band joined Queen's Bryan May and Roger Taylor to open the televised ceremonies with a spectacular version of We Will Rock You, before stepping up to accept their award.

5ive is the first act to receive an award in the category, which was introduced for the first time this year.

After the show, 25-year-old Jay, formerly of Wilderspool Causeway, said: "We're a pop group, so we're really pleased to receive this award. We'd like to thank all our fans for their support."