Monday 16 July 2018

Little Mix promise to tear up after-party as they win big at Global Awards

The girl group scooped three gongs.

The Global Awards 2018 – Press Room – London
The Global Awards 2018 – Press Room – London

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Little Mix promised to “tear up the after-party” as they were the big winners at the inaugural Global Awards.

The band were presented with the gongs for best song for Power featuring Stormzy, best group and best British artist or group at the ceremony at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.

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The Global Awards 2018 – Press Room – London

Speaking backstage, Leigh-Anne Pinnock told the Press Association: “We are going to be going out and having fun because we won three awards, hello!”

She added “We are going to be tearing up Hammersmith Apollo at the after-party.”

Stormzy won the prize for best RnB, hip hop or grime act at the ceremony, while Sam Smith won the mass appeal award.

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The Global Awards 2018 – Press Room – London

Camila Cabello was named best female, Shawn Mendes won best male and Liam Payne was given the Global special award.

Ed Sheeran scooped most played song for Shape Of You, recognising the song that had the most airplay across Global radio stations in 2017, as Rita Ora won best pop act and Kasabian won best indie.

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The Global Awards 2018 – Show – London

Andrea Bocelli won best classical artist and the news moment of the year was given to the first responders for their bravery during the recent terror attacks and the Grenfell fire.

Martin Garrix won in the best pop dance category and Caspar Lee was awarded the social media superstar prize.

The rising star award for an artist who broke through in 2017 was given to singer Mabel.

The inaugural show featured live performances from Smith, Ora, Kasabian, Bocelli, Payne and DJ Garrix.

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