Global announces shortlist for first Awards

The Global Awards, taking place at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Thursday March 1st, has announced its first shortlist.

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Little Mix, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa, Mabel, Andrea Bocelli, Shawn Mendes and Nicola Benedetti are among the shortlisted nominees.

Shawn Mendes, Liam Payne and Dua Lipa each received three nominations.

Other shortlisted artists include Sam Smith, Camila Cabello, Andrea Bocelli, Mabel, Stormzy, Calvin Harris, Taylor Swift, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Liam Gallagher.

The Global Awards will bring together all Global’s radio stations including Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Gold and LBC for one night in London.

Ashley Tabor OBE, Global’s Founder & Executive President, said: “Today we revealed the shortlisted nominees for The Global Awards, celebrating the biggest stars of music, news & entertainment. We can’t wait to honour the winners and nominees with our listeners on the big night on March 1st in London. It promises to be an incredible evening!”

The Best Song, Best Group, Best Male, Best Female and Best British Artist or Group categories are determined by public vote.


1. Best Song (public vote)

Camila Cabello, Havana (feat. Young Thug)

Ed Sheeran, Shape Of You

Little Mix, Power (feat. Stormzy)

Niall Horan, Slow Hands

Shawn Mendes, There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back

2. Best Group (public vote)

Clean Bandit


Little Mix

Take That

The Chainsmokers

3. Best Male (public vote)

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Liam Payne

Niall Horan

Shawn Mendes

4. Best Female (public vote)

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Dua Lipa

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

5. Best British Artist or Group (public vote)

Dua Lipa

Ed Sheeran

Liam Gallagher

Liam Payne

Little Mix

6. Best News Moment, Interview or Debate (public nomination)

This category recognises the best in news reporting and journalism, nominated by the public. The winner will be revealed on the night of The Global Awards.

7. Rising Star Award

Dua Lipa

Jax Jones


Stefflon Don


8. Best Classical Artist

Andrea Bocelli

André Rieu

Ji Liu

Nicola Benedetti

The Ayoub Sisters

9. Most Played Song

This is the song that has enjoyed the most airplay across the Global group of stations in the period from December 12th 2016 to December 11th 2017. The big winner will be revealed on the night of The Global Awards.

10. Mass Appeal Award

Ed Sheeran

James Arthur


Paloma Faith

Sam Smith

11. Social Media Superstar

Cameron Dallas

Caspar Lee


Oli White


12. Best RnB, Hip-Hop or Grime


J Hus


Post Malone


13. Best Pop Dance

Calvin Harris

Craig David

David Guetta

Martin Garrix


14. Best Indie


Florence + The Machine


Liam Gallagher

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

15. Best Pop

Charlie Puth

Liam Payne

Little Mix

Rita Ora

Shawn Mendes

16. The Global Special Award

This award recognises someone who has made a special contribution to music, news or entertainment. This could be someone who has had an outstanding year, someone who has made a remarkable contribution over a longer period of time or someone the panel feel is deserving of this award.

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