Radio entertainment and showbiz

RAYE and Calvin Harris both pick up three Global Awards

Global has revealed the winners of The Global Awards 2024, with singer RAYE and Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris picking up three awards each.

Now in its seventh successive year, The Global Awards brings together and celebrates its radio stations and platforms including Capital, Heart, Smooth Radio, Classic FM, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Capital Dance, Gold, and Global Player – as well some of the biggest stars and creators across music, entertainment and podcasting.

To round off her recent record-breaking wins at the BRIT Awards, RAYE picked up three awards including Best Pop and Best British Act at The Global Awards 2024, while her collaboration with Cassö and D-Block Europe on ‘PRADA’ wins Best Song.

After enjoying another successful year in his career, Calvin Harris also walked away with three Global Awards, including Best Male, and Best Dance. Calvin also won Most Played for his track ‘Miracle’ with Ellie Goulding, which spent two consecutive weeks at number 1 on The Official Big Top 40 by Global.

US and international superstar Taylor Swift is also celebrating, having scooped the award for Best Female, while Take That win Best Group and organist and conductor Anna Lapwood wins Best Classical.

Canadian singer-songwriter Tate McRae has been named Rising Star, acknowledging her breakthrough year in 2023, which saw her make waves with her album, Think Later.

Meanwhile, Central Cee scooped the award for Best Hip Hop & RnB for the second year in a row, and American rock band Foo Fighters were crowned Best Rock & Indie.

Having concluded his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour – the last of his 50-year career – in 2023, Elton John was named Global Legend.

My Therapist Ghosted Me, which sees Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally give unsubstantiated but upfront and honest advice on a range of issues, was awarded Best Podcast.

Voted by listeners on Global Player, Jung Kook was crowned the winner of the Best Fans category.

Commenting on taking home three Global Awards trophies, RAYE said: “I just want to say thank you so much to Capital and The Global Awards for my beautiful awards. I’m very, very grateful! Thank you for supporting me from the beginning, and for playlisting my music… I owe you so much and I’m very grateful. So, lots of love, and thank you!”

Also a triple-winner, Calvin Harris, said: “Thank you to Global for these three awards here. Unbelievable! Thank you to Capital, Capital Dance and Heart for playing the songs.

“You know, it’s still a buzz getting your tune played on the radio. So, these are going to stay in the studio, and hopefully inspire me to make some more decent tunes that will get played. And until then, thank you very much and all the best. Cheers!”

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