Lewis Capaldi and Ed Sheeran lead the nominations for The Global Awards 2020.
The pair go head to head in four categories, Best Male, Best British Act, Best Mass Appeal Artist and Best Song Of 2019. Dua Lipa, Pink, Stormzy, The 1975, Russell Watson, Lizzo and Sam Smith have also been nominated for the event, which takes place at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on Thursday, March 5.
The shortlists were created following a vote by the public and a panel of industry experts.
Ashley Tabor-King OBE, Global’s founder and executive president, said: “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."
Global recorded a 23% market share for its brands in the latest RAJAR figures and the awards bring together all of its radio stations including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Gold and LBC.
Tickets for The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk are available now priced at £49.99 (plus booking fees). Fans can vote for the winners now at vote.global.com or by downloading the Global Player app and selecting Global Awards in the bottom menu.
The full shortlist is as follows:
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 BRITISH ACT (judged by committee)
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.
Pink - 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
THE LBC AWARD
Awarded for the Best News Moment or Interview as suggested by the listeners of LBC.
MOST PLAYED SONG
Awarded to the artist responsible for the Most Played Song on Global’s radio stations in 2019.