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European Borders Breakers Awards 2010


Logo EBBA 2010

Aim of the Prize

The aim of the prize is to stimulate the circulation of European music throughout the EU and to highlight Europe's magnificent cultural diversity.


EBBA Winners 2010

Watch the full length video of the ceremony for the European Border Breakers Awards 2010




The 10 winners of the 2010 EBBAs received their awards in a live show in the Netherlands on the opening night of the Eurosonic/Noorderslag festival on 14 January 2010. The ceremony was presented by the famous musician and TV personality Jools Holland.

The show was attended by 1200 people together with HRH Princess Máxima of the Netherlands and representatives of the European Commission and it was broadcast on television throughout Europe. The award ceremony, complete with live performances, is available for your enjoyment on this website.

The 2010 EBBA winners are:

Milow “Milow” – Belgium
Charlie Winston “Hobo” – United Kingdom
Peter Fox “Stadtaffe” – Germany
Soap & Skin “Lovetune for Vacuum” – Austria
Kerli “Love Is Dead” – Estonia
Jenny Wilson “Hardships” – Sweden
Buraka Som Sistema “Black Diamond” – Portugal
Sliimy “Paint Your Face” – France
Esmee Denters “Outta Here” – The Netherlands
Giusy Ferreri “Non Ti Scordar Mai Di Me” – Italy
MiloCharlie Winston
Peter FoxSoap & Skin
 Jenny WilsonBuraka Som SistemaSliimy
 Esmee DentersGiusy FerreriKerli


People have chosen their favourite new European act

For the very first time this year, the public chose one of the winners as their favourite act. The online voting ended on 8 January and the Public Choice Award went to Belgian EBBA-winner Milow as the most popular break through artist in Europe this year.

Milow received the Public Choice EBBA from the Director of Culture for the European Commission, Mr. Vladimir Sucha. He went on to perfom three more songs at the end of the EBBA show.
Thank you all for your votes!

Website EBBA: www.europeanborderbreakersawards.eu