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Sam Smith, Coldplay, Pharrell, Ed Sheeran nominated for BBC Music's Song Of The Year award
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Sam Smith, Coldplay, Pharrell, Ed Sheeran nominated for BBC Music's Song Of The Year award

Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and Coldplay are among the artists nominated for the Song Of The Year award at this year's inaugral BBC Music Awards. 

10 artists are nominated in all for the award, which will be decided by an online poll over the next 15 hours. You can vote here. 

Pharrell Williams is nominated for his huge hit 'Happy', while Smith has his early single 'Money On My Mind' in contention.  Clean Bandit's 'Rather Be', Coldplay's 'A Sky Full of Stars', Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' and Ella Henderson's 'Ghost' are also nominated, with 'Budapest' by George Ezra, Kiesza's 'Hideaway', Lorde's 'Royals' and 'Am I Wrong' by Nico and Vinz completing the list.

In the awards' other categories, David Bowie, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith will face-off against Elbow, Jungle and Royal Blood to be named British Artist Of The Year, while Lorde and Swift will do battle with Dolly Parton, Pharrell, Prince and Gregory Porter to be named International Artist Of The Year. The winners will chosen by a BBC Music panel as well as leading music journalists.

The awards, which will take place at London's Earls Court tonight (December 11th), will see Sheeran, Coldplay, One Direction, Take That, Clean Bandit, Paloma Faith and Calvin Harris perform live. 

Catfish And The Bottlemen will also perform at the ceremony, as will the BBC Concert Orchestra. 

The event, which is jointly looked after by BBC One, Radio 1 and Radio 2, will be hosted by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans. It will be broadcast live on BBC One, Radio 1 and Radio 2.

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