Dua Lipa Wins Best British Act
Jonas Brothers Are Crowned Best Group
Camila Cabello Is Crowned Best Female
Ed Sheeran Is Named Best Male
Lewis Capaldi Wins Both Mass Appeal And Most Played Song
Harry Styles’ ‘Lights Up’ Is Voted Best Song Of 2019 With Metro
Stormzy Wins Hip Hop Or R&B Award
Stereophonics Voted Best Indie And Honoured With Global Special Award
Aitch Wins Rising Star Award
Tones And I Takes Home Best Pop
Pc Stuart Outten Honoured With The LBC Award
Chris &Amp; Rosie Ramsey’s Sh**Ged, Married, Annoyed Voted Best Podcast
Sheku Kanneh-Mason Voted Best Classical Artist
Regenerate Charity Co-Founder Andy Smith Wins The Very Award
The winners of The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk were crowned at a star-studded ceremony tonight (Thursday 5th March) at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, hosted by Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp, Smooth Radio’s Kate Garraway and Classic FM and
Smooth presenter Myleene Klass.
Global, the Media & Entertainment group, created The Global Awards to celebrate the stars of music, news and entertainment across a wide range of genres. Now in its third year, the prestigious event brought together all Global’s radio stations including Capital, Heart, Smooth, Classic FM, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold with award categories reflecting the music, programmes, podcasts and news aired on Global’s radio stations and the Global Player app.
The glittering show featured spectacular live performances from some of the world’s biggest artists – Camila Cabello, Ellie Goulding, Tones and I, Aitch, Aled Jones & Russell Watson and Stereophonics.
Lewis Capaldi won big, scooping two major awards – Mass Appeal – an award which recognises an artist’s true crossover appeal – and Most Played Song for ‘Someone You Loved’. While accepting his first award, Lewis misread the name of the category and instead thanked Global for recognising the appeal of his “a**”. Harry Styles won Best Song of 2019 with Metro for ‘Lights Up’.
Also winning two awards, Stereophonics won Best Indie and were also honoured with the Global Special Award in recognition of their remarkable career which spans more than 25 years and their contribution to music and entertainment.
Jonas Brothers were crowned Best Group, with Ed Sheeran winning the award for Best Male and Camila Cabello winning Best Female. The star also opened the show with a stunning performance of her hits ‘My Oh My’ and ‘Havana’. Accepting her award, Camila shared her admiration for the other nominees.
Dua Lipa won Best British Act and wished her dad a happy birthday during her acceptance speech, while Tones and I scooped the award for Best Pop.
The Global Awards also crowned Aitch with the Rising Star Award, recognising an artist who has achieved breakthrough success in 2019. Accepting the award, he took the time to plug his new single: “I just dropped a tune about half an hour ago with AJ Tracey, so if you got some time when you go to the toilet, make sure you go give that one a watch!”
Showing the musical diversity of the awards, the public voted Sheku Kanneh-Mason as Best Classical Artist, an award presented by James O’Brien and Charlotte Hawkins. Sheku used the moment as an opportunity to thank his teacher for keeping him inspired.
The public vote also named Stormzy the winner of Hip Hop or R&B. He thanked Capital and Capital XTRA listeners for their support via video message, saying it was “an honour once again” to take home his second Global Award.
The inaugural winners of The Global Awards’ brand new category for 2020, Chris and Rosie Ramsey were voted as recipients of Best Podcast for Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed.
The public also submitted nominations for The LBC Award, which saw LBC listeners choose a story that has resonated with them over the last twelve months. PC Stuart Outten – the heroic officer dubbed “Britain’s Bravest Police Officer” after he took down a machete attacker with a taser last August – received a standing ovation from the crowd as he collected his award, and said: “Thank you to the public for voting for me and for the public on the night for coming to help me because without them, well I might not be here to accept the award.”
Finally, Smooth’s Jenni Falconer gave out the Very Award to Andy Smith. The Very Award recognises a special someone from a Global’s Make Some Noise-supported charity who has gone above and beyond to help young people in their communities through the medium of music. Andy is co-founder of the London-based charity Regenerate, which supports disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people in Roehampton and Wandsworth, and runs a range of projects and initiatives to help young people uncover their potential and nurture their hopes for the future. Accepting the surprise award from the audience, along with a truck full of new equipment courtesy of Very.co.uk, Andy said: “We can only do what we do with all the people around and people like Global supporting us so I’m grateful to everyone. Let’s change the world together.”
“The Global Awards with Very.co.uk is a very special evening celebrating the biggest stars of music, news and entertainment, all together on one huge night. Our third awards show was a glittering and spectacular affair – only Global can bring together artists from such a wide range of genres and celebrate such a broad spectrum of remarkable achievements.
Thank you to all those who voted and to our wonderful performers, and huge congratulations to every nominee and winner of The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk!”
Ashley Tabor-King OBE, Global’s Founder & Executive President
Highlights from The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk can be viewed on global.com, the Global Player app, and on all of Global’s brand websites and social media platforms.