Just days after teasing fans about dropping a new album – Blur have been honoured for their mighty 21 years in the biz!

According to the BBC, the band, led by frontman Damon Albarn, will be given the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’ award at the ‘2012 BRIT Awards.’

The Brit pop rockers, who formed back in the late 1980s and have seven studio albums under their belt, are reportedly set to attend the bash when it kicks off on February 21.

Confirming the news, BRITS chairman David Joseph said in an official statement,

"Blur are a seminal British band who have long been worthy Outstanding Contribution winners.

“Their contribution to British music is immense. Blur are the perfect band to bring this award back for."

Fans are no doubt hoping their latest recognition will further encourage the legendary group to finally release an eighth record…

“We’ll probably record again,” bass player Alex James told NME.

"We're getting together for a Christmas drink next week which is nice. We still see each other all the time.”

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