Last night the winners of The Global Awards 2019, with Very.co.uk, were crowned at a star-studded ceremony at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, hosted by Rochelle Humes, Roman Kemp and Myleene Klass.
Global, the Media & Entertainment group, created The Global Awards to celebrate the stars of music, news and entertainment across a wide range of genres.
This was the second year for the event bringing together all Global’s radio stations including Capital, Heart, Smooth, Classic FM, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold, with award categories reflecting the music, programmes and news aired on those stations.
The show featured live performances from some of the world’s biggest artists – Mark Ronson, Anne-Marie, Lang Lang, Blossoms, Little Mix and, the winner of last year’s Rising Star Award, Mabel.
Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson and Little Mix all did the double on the night, each winning two awards. Dua Lipa was one of the big winners, scooping two major awards – Best Female and Best British Artist or Group.
Mark Ronson was another big double winner – taking home Best Male and the second ever Global Special Award, which recognised the producer, DJ and musician for his phenomenal career and contribution to the worldwide music industry.
Little Mix took home Best Song with Metro for ‘Woman Like Me’ (feat. Nicki Minaj) and Best Group for the second year-in-a-row – with both awards voted for by the public.
The Awards also crowned Halsey with the Rising Star Award, recognising the artist who has broken through in 2018, also voted for by the public.
Showing the musical diversity of the awards, the public voted Nicola Benedetti as Best Classical Artist and Khalid as the winner of Best RnB, Hip Hop & Grime. In addition, Joe Sugg was voted Social Media Superstar.
The public also submitted nominations for The LBC Award, which was given to one of Britain’s longest-serving radio presenters – Steve Allen – who is celebrating his 40th anniversary on LBC this year.
Lady Gaga won the Mass Appeal award, recognising an artist’s true crossover appeal across multiple formats and genres, while Anne-Marie scooped the award for Best Pop and Blossoms won Best Indie.
Rudimental won the Most Played Song for ‘These Days’ featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen, recognising the song that had the most airplay across Global radio stations in total in 2018.
Finally, Smooth Radio’s Kate Garraway gave out the first Very Award to 19-year-old Joshua Hill.
Global has created the new award with Very.co.uk to celebrate someone who’s overcome a personal challenge. At the age of 5, Joshua was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Despite that, he went on achieve his GCSEs and A-levels; he’s currently studying Fitness and Health at college and – 14 years on from his diagnosis, conquered three of Britain’s biggest mountains last year to raise money for Global’s Make Some Noise.
Ashley Tabor OBE, Global’s Founder & Executive President, said: “The Global Awards, with Very.co.uk, is truly unique among awards shows, as we honour the stars of music, news and entertainment, all together on one night, with multiple awards voted for by the public alone. Some of the world’s biggest artists from across the musical spectrum treated us to some spectacular performances – what a way to celebrate our second ever awards show! Our huge congratulations to every nominee and winner, with special recognition to Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson and Little Mix for being our big double winners on the night.”
The full list of winners:
Dua Lipa – Best Female and Best British Artist or Group
Mark Ronson – Best Male and Global Special Award
Little Mix – Best Song for ‘Woman Like Me’ and Best Group
Lady Gaga – Mass Appeal Award
Rudimental – Most Played Song for ‘These Days’ Feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplan
Anne-Marie – Best Pop
Halsey – Rising Star
Khalid – Best RnB, Hip Hop & Grime
Blossoms – Best Indie
Nicola Benedetti – Best Classical Artist
Joe Suggs – Social Media Superstar
Steve Allen – The LBC Award
Joshua Hill – The Very Award