News - December 12, 2014

Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran dominate BBC Music Awards
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Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran dominate BBC Music Awards

Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran came away victorious at last night's (December 11th) inaugural BBC Music Awards. 

Sheeran fought off competition from David Bowie, Sam Smith, Elbow, Jungle and Royal Blood to be named British Artist Of The Year, while Williams scooped the award for International Artist Of The Year, beating Taylor Swift, Lorde, Dolly Parton, Prince and Gregory Porter in the process. 

Williams, who was not at last night's ceremony at London's Earls Court due to his filming commitments on The Voice, also won Song Of The Year for his huge hit 'Happy', pipping the likes of Coldplay, Ella Henderson, George Ezra, Lorde and Kiesza to the prize. 

Catfish and the Bottlemen were also winners on the night and picked up the award for BBC Introducing award for best new act.

Sheeran also performed on the night, treating the crowd to a rendition of his hit single 'Sing, while there were also performances from One Direction, Take That, Clean Bandit, Coldplay, George Ezra, Labrinth, Ella Henderson, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Gregory Porter, Calvin Harris, who performed with John Newman and Ellie Goulding, and Paloma Faith, who performed solo, and then duetted with Tom Jones on the Beach Boys' classic 'God Only Knows'. 

The ceremony, which was hosted by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans, was broadcast live on BBC One, Radio 1 and Radio 2. It was also screened in Denmark, Japan, Ireland and North America.

 

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