Tuesday 26 September 2017

Hozier wins Song of the Year at BBC Music Awards

Hozier arrives on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Hozier arrives on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Jess Glynne arrives on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Perrie Edwards of Little Mix arrives on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(from left) Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding arrives on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
James Bay arrives on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(from left) Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(from left) Sister Bliss and Maxi Jazz of Faithless arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
OMI (Omar Samuel Pasley) arrives on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Jack Garratt arrives on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(from left) Sister Bliss and Maxi Jazz of Faithless arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(from left) Emre Turkmen, Olly Alexander and Mikey Goldsworthy of Years & Years arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(from left) Emre Turkmen, Olly Alexander and Mikey Goldsworthy of Years & Years arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(from left) Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle of The Shires arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
OMI (Omar Samuel Pasley) arrives on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(from left) Richard Jones, Kelly Jones, Adam Zindani and Jamie Morrison of the Stereophonics arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Jess Glynne arrives on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(from left) Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding arrives on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Jo Whiley arrives on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(left to right) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan of One Direction arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(from left) Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(left to right) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan of One Direction arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Bray musician Hozier has nabbed Song of the Year for 'Take Me to Church' at the BBC Music Awards. The award was voted for by the public.

Meanwhile Adele's 2015 success streak shows no sign of slowing after she won two prestigious gongs.

The Hello singer was named British Artist of the Year and also took home the BBC Live Performance of the Year title for Adele At The BBC, a BBC One special.

Adele was not at the ceremony but sent a message to her fans, saying: "Sorry I'm not there, I'm absolutely gutted but thanks so much for my award. Thank-you so, so much. I hope you're all having a wonderful night."

The ceremony, held at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, saw five awards handed out.

Global superstar Taylor Swift was crowned International Artist of the Year and she also sent a video message to her fans from Australia, where she is currently touring.

(from left) Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(from left) Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

She said: "I wish I could be with you right now but I'm on tour in Australia. Thank-you so much for this BBC Music Award for International Artist of the Year.

"It was an amazing highlight of the year for me getting to play Big Weekend in Norwich. You guys have been so supportive and wonderful. Thank-you so much, it's amazing."

Newcomer Jack Garratt was given the BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year Award.

The evening was hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton, and saw performances from Ellie Goulding, Little Mix, OMI, One Direction and Rod Stewart.

During an interview with Radio 1's Greg James and Alice Levine, 1D's Liam Payne said the atmosphere backstage was "very friendly".

He said: "It was nice (backstage), I went and chatted to OMI, Hozier and Jess Glynne."

(left to right) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan of One Direction arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(left to right) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan of One Direction arrive on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

When asked about his conversation with OMI, he explained: "I went into the studio with him a while ago and showed him some of the things that I had done and then forgot to send it to him, so he asked me where was the call. I was like I'll be in touch, I've been busy. He's a lovely man."

 

Winners list:

British Artist of the Year

Adele -- WINNER

Ed Sheeran

Jamie XX

Florence + The Machine

Foals

Years & Years

 

International Artist of the Year

Foo Fighters

Hozier

Major Lazer

Prince

Taylor Swift -- WINNER

The Weeknd

 

Song of the Year

Ed Sheeran - Bloodstream

Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do

Hozier - Take Me To Church -- WINNER

Jason Derulo - Want To Want Me

Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand

Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ - Lean On

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

OMI - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)

The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth - See You Again

 

British live performance of the year

Adele at the BBC -- WINNER

Florence + The Machine - Glastonbury

Jeff Lynne's ELO - Radio 2 In Concert

Lionel Richie- Glastonbury

BBC Radio 1 at the BBC Proms

BBC Radio 1Xtra at the BBC Proms

 

BBC Introducing Act

Jack Garratt

Press Association

Editors Choice

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