Adele Takes Artist & Live Performance of the Year, Veteran Artists Lose Out at BBC Music Awards

by Newsdesk & VVN Music

The winners of the BBC Music Awards 2015 have been revealed tonight as part of a star-studded show from the Genting Arena, Birmingham. Jammed with breathtaking performances from some of the biggest names in the international music scene, five awards were given out on the night.

Adele was crowned British Artist of the Year in the first of her double honours of the night, as revealed by Rod Stewart. Queen's Brian May announced her second gong: BBC Live Performance of the Year for Adele at the BBC, A BBC One Special.

Adele sent a message of thanks to her fans: "Sorry I'm not there, I'm absolutely gutted but thanks so much for my award. Thank you so, so much. I hope you're all having a wonderful night."

Birmingham's own International star, Citizen Khan - aka actor Adil Ray - took to the stage to announce Taylor Swift as International Artist of the Year.

Taylor Swift sent this message from Australia where she is on tour: "I wish I could be with you right now but I'm on tour in Australia. Thank you so much for this BBC Music Award for International Artist of the Year. It was an amazing highlight of the year for me getting to play Big Weekend in Norwich. You guys have been so supportive and wonderful. Thank you so much, it's amazing."

Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton presented Jack Garratt with his BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year Award before his electrifying performance of Worry.

The fifth and final award of the evening was presented by Radio 1's Greg James and Radio 2's Jo Whiley to Hozier whose Take Me To Church was crowned by public vote as Song of the Year.

Wrapping up the event, hosts Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton also announced that the BBC Music Awards will return to Birmingham's Genting Arena next December for the 2016 BBC Music Awards.

Hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton, the BBC Music Awards took place in front of a live audience at The Genting Arena, Birmngham and will be broadcast to millions more across the country on BBC One, Radio 2 and at Radio 1 had all the backstage action during the show. The star-studded evening saw performances from an array of internationally recognised names including Ellie Goulding, Faithless, Hozier, James Bay, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, OMI, One Direction, Rod Stewart, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Stereophonics, The Shires and Years & Years, plus BBC Introducing Artist of the Year, Jack Garratt.

  • Drag Me Down - One Direction
  • Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
  • C'est La Vie - Stereophonics 
  • New York New York - BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Take Me To Church - Hozier 
  • Black Magic - Little Mix
  • Cheerleader - OMI 
  • Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne
  • Hold Back the River - James Bay
  • The Austerity of Love / Nashville Grey Skies / Leaving on a Jet Plane - Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott & The Shires
  • Worry - Jack Garratt
  • King - Years and Years
  • Insomnia - Faithless 
  • Please - Rod Stewart
  • Sailing - Rod Stewart
Veteran artists, including Foo Fighters, Prince, Jeff Lynne's ELO and Lionel Richie, were nominated but lost out in all categories

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