The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk: see all the winners
5 March 2020, 22:09 | Updated: 6 March 2020, 15:55
See Stereophonics, Camila Cabello, Ellie Goulding, Tones and I, Aitch and Aled Jones and Russell Watson perform at this year's amazing ceremony, plus get the full list of who triumphed on the night.
The winners of The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk were crowned at a star-studded ceremony tonight (Thursday 5 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.
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.
Kelly Jones and co took home two awards, Best Indie and the Global Special award for their contribution to music.
They ended the night with a performance of hits throughout their almost three decade career, including C'est La Vie, Have A Nice Day, Bust This Town and Dakota.
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 Australian star performed her hits Dance Monkey and Never Seen The Rain.
British singer songwriter Ellie Goulding performed her 2015 number 1 hit Love Me Like You Do., while classical stars Aled Jones and Russell Watson gave a moving rendition of Cinema Paradiso and Funiculi Funicula.
The Global Awards also crowned Aitch with the Rising Star Award, recognising an artist who has achieved breakthrough success in 2019. He also gave unforgettable performances of two of the biggest tunes of 2019: Buss Down and Taste (Make It Shake).
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 with Very.co.uk ”
The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk full list of winners:
BEST BRITISH ACT
Winner: Dua Lipa
Winner: Jonas Brothers
Winner: Ed Sheeran
Winner: Camila Cabello
Winner: Sh**ged Married Annoyed
My Dad Wrote A Porno
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast
BEST CLASSICAL ARTIST
Winner: Sheku Kanneh-Mason
BEST HIP HOP OR R&B
BEST INDIE ACT
Twenty One Pilots
Florence & The Machine
Winner: Tones & I
BEST MASS APPEAL ARTIST
Winner: Lewis Capaldi
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.
Winner: Harry Styles - Lights Up
P!nk - Walk Me Home
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
Young T & Bugsey
Tones & I
MOST PLAYED SONG
Winner: Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
This is the song that has enjoyed the most airplay across the Global group of stations in the period from December 12th 2018 – December 11th 2019.
THE LBC AWARD
Winner: PC Stuart Outten
This category recognises the best in news reporting or a news moment that really stood out in 2019, as suggested by LBC listeners.
The Global Special Award
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.