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.
THE GLOBAL AWARDS 2018 SHORTLISTED NOMINEES
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)
3. Best Male (public vote)
4. Best Female (public vote)
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5. Best British Artist or Group (public vote)
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
8. Best Classical Artist
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
11. Social Media Superstar
12. Best RnB, Hip-Hop or Grime
13. Best Pop Dance
14. Best Indie
Florence + The Machine
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
15. Best Pop
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.