BBC Music Awards
|BBC Music Awards|
|2016 BBC Music Awards|
BBC Music Awards 2014
|Awarded for||Best in popular music from the last 12 months|
|Presented by||BBC Music|
Chris Evans (2014–15)|
Claudia Winkleman (2016–)
|Official website||BBC Music Awards|
The BBC Music Awards are the BBC's annual pop music awards, held every December, as a celebration of the musical achievements over the past twelve months. The event is coordinated by the BBC's music division, BBC Music.
The inaugural BBC Music Awards was held on 11 December 2014, broadcast live simultaneously across BBC One, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2. It was held at London's Earl's Court and presented by BBC Radio's Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton.
Artists who performed during the first awards ceremony included One Direction, will.i.am from The Black Eyed Peas and The Voice UK, George Ezra, Take That, Labrinth, Ella Henderson and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Among the winners were Ed Sheeran for British Artist of the Year, and Pharrell Williams, who picked up the awards for Best International Artist of the Year, and Single of the Year for "Happy".
List of ceremonies
|Year||Date||Venue||Host city||Broadcast||British Artist of the Year||Host(s)|
|2014||11 December||Earls Court Exhibition Centre||London||BBC One
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 2
|Ed Sheeran||Chris Evans|
|2015||10 December||Genting Arena||Birmingham||Adele|
|2016||12 December||ExCeL London||London||TBA|| Fearne Cotton|
|2014||Coldplay, Labrinth, Ella Henderson, Clean Bandit, Love Ssega, Jess Glynne, George Ezra, Gregory Porter, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, John Newman, Ellie Goulding, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Paloma Faith, Sigma, Take That, will.i.am, Cody Wise, Tom Jones and the BBC Concert Orchestra|
|2015||One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Stereophonics, Hozier, Little Mix, Omi, Jess Glynne, James Bay, Jack Garratt, The Shires, Paul Heaton, Jacqui Abbott, Years and Years, Faithless and Rod Stewart|
|2016||Emeli Sandé, The 1975, Zara Larsson, Lukas Graham, Kaiser Chiefs, Robbie Williams and Craig David.|
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