David Bowie, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran nominated for first ever BBC Music Awards
Ed Sheeran, David Bowie, Lorde, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith are among the nominees for the first ever BBC Music Awards.
Bowie, Sheeran and 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 on Thursday (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.