About the awards
The winners of The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk were crowned at a star-studded ceremony on 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 also 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’. 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 over 25 years and their contribution to music and entertainment.
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 – was presented with the award by LBC’s Nick Ferrari.
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.