THE GLOBAL AWARDS 2020 WITH VERY.CO.UK – THE WINNERS!
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 2019
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 & 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’. 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.
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’.
Dua Lipa won Best British Act 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.
Showing the musical diversity of the awards, the public voted Sheku Kanneh-Mason as Best Classical Artist.
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 – 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.
Ashley Tabor-King OBE, Global’s Founder & Executive President, said: “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!”
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.
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THE GLOBAL AWARDS 2020 WITH VERY.CO.UK
SHORTLISTED NOMINEES, WINNERS & AWARD PRESENTERS
BEST GROUP (category judged by committee)
Award presented by Will Manning & Aimee Vivian
Jonas Brothers – WINNER
BEST MALE (category judged by committee)
Award presented by JK and Kelly Brook
Ed Sheeran – WINNER
BEST FEMALE (category judged by committee)
Award presented by Mark Wright and Laura Whitmore
Camila Cabello – WINNER
BEST PODCAST (category judged by public vote)
Award presented by Anne-Marie and Emily Atack
My Dad Wrote A Porno
Sh**ged Married Annoyed – WINNER
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast
BEST BRITISH ACT (judged by committee)
Award presented by Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden
Dua Lipa – WINNER
BEST CLASSICAL ARTIST (category judged by public vote)
Award presented by James O’Brien and Charlotte Hawkins
Sheku Kanneh-Mason – WINNER
BEST HIP HOP OR R&B (category judged by public vote)
Award presented by Yinka Bokinni and Shayna-Marie Birch-Campbell
Stormzy – WINNER
BEST INDIE ACT (category judged by committee)
Award presented by Chris Moyles and Johnny Vaughan
Stereophonics – WINNER
Twenty One Pilots
Florence & The Machine
BEST POP (category judged by committee)
Award presented by KSI and Pandora Christie
Tones & I – WINNER
BEST MASS APPEAL ARTIST (category judged by committee)
Award presented by JLS
Lewis Capaldi – WINNER
RISING STAR (category judged by committee)
Award presented by Paige Turley and Jimmy Hill
Young T & Bugsey
Tones & I
Aitch – WINNER
BEST SONG OF 2019 with METRO
(category judged by public vote) includes the five most played songs of 2019 from The Official Big Top 40, the UK’s biggest chart show
Award presented by Chris & Rosie Ramsey
P!nk – Walk Me Home
Harry Styles – Lights Up – WINNER
Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes
Aitch – Taste (Make It Shake)
Billie Eilish – bad guy
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
Tones & I – Dance Monkey
Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Senorita
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
THE LBC AWARD
Award presented by Nick Ferrari
Awarded for the Best News Moment or Interview as suggested by the listeners of LBC.
PC Stuart Outten
MOST PLAYED SONG
Awarded to the artist responsible for the Most Played Song on Global’s radio stations in 2019.
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved