The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk - see the shortlist
5 February 2020, 09:00 | Updated: 14 February 2020, 11:26
Stereophonics, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Fender, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, The 1975 and The Chris Moyles Show receive nominations as the shortlist is revealed.
It’s time to reveal the shortlist for The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk... and Lewis Capaldi is leading the pack.
The Glaswegian legend joins superstar Ed Sheeran in receiving the most Global Awards nominations.
The pair go head to head in four categories, Best Male, Best British Act, Best Mass Appeal Artist and Best Song of 2019.
The public voted in the brand-new Best Podcast category, shortlisting podcasts from Ed Gamble & James Acaster (Off Menu), Rosie and Chris Ramsey (Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed) Chris Moyles (The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X), as well My Dad Wrote A Porno and YouTuber News.
Battling it out for Best Indie will be Welsh heroes Stereophonics, who will join an incredible line-up of performers for The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk on March 5th which also includes Ellie Goulding, Tones and I, Aitch, Camila Cabello and Aled Jones and Russell Watson.
Also nominated for Best Indie are Florence & The Machine, Sam Fender, The 1975 and Twenty One Pilots.
The winners will be crowned in front of stars and fans of music, news and entertainment alike on Thursday March 5th 2020 at London's Eventim Apollo Hammersmith.
The public and a panel of industry experts voted for their favourite artists across genres in a host of popular categories to create the shortlist.
After winning two gongs at last year’s awards, chart-topping sensation Dua Lipa will hope to retain her Best Female and Best British Act titles this year and add Best Pop to her Global Awards accolades.
Manchester rapper Aitch will also look to do the hat-trick at The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk, after receiving nominations for the Rising Star Award and Best Song of 2019 for his top ten track, Taste (Make it Shake). The 20-year-old also faces one of UK's most successful and celebrated artists Stormzy - who also receives three nominations - in the Best Hip Hop or R&B category.
The awards bring together all Global’s radio stations including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Gold and LBC, to celebrate the biggest stars of music, news and entertainment across a wide range of genres. The categories reflect the music, programmes, podcasts and news aired on Global’s radio stations and the Global Player app.
Ashley Tabor-King OBE, Global’s Founder & Executive President, said: “Today is one of the most exciting days in the awards season calendar, as we reveal who’s made the shortlist for this year’s Global Awards with Very.co.uk. This unique event gives us an opportunity to celebrate the world’s most talented artists and honour the nation’s favourite stars across a whole host of genres. With the hottest stars from across the globe including Camila Cabello, Tones & I and Ellie Goulding set to perform, the ceremony on 5th March promises to be a night like no other!”
The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk shortlist:
BEST BRITISH ACT (judged by committee)
BEST GROUP (category judged by committee)
BEST MALE (category judged by committee)
BEST FEMALE (category judged by committee)
BEST PODCAST (category judged by public vote)
My Dad Wrote A Porno
Sh**ged Married Annoyed
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast
BEST CLASSICAL ARTIST (category judged by public vote)
BEST HIP HOP OR R&B (category judged by public vote)
BEST INDIE ACT (category judged by committee)
Twenty One Pilots
Florence & The Machine
BEST POP (category judged by committee)
Tones & I
BEST MASS APPEAL ARTIST (category judged by committee)
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.
P!nk - Walk Me Home
Harry Styles - Lights Up
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
RISING STAR (category judged by committee)
Young T & Bugsey
Tones & I
Most Played Song
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 winner will be revealed on the night of The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk.
The LBC Award
This category recognises the best in news reporting or a news moment that really stood out in 2019, as suggested by LBC listeners.