The year is almost gone and the BBC Music Awards 2016 is here.
The event which holds on Dec 12 2016 at the ExCeL London on Monday December 12 will be broadcast live on BBC One and streamed online.
The shortlist for Artist of the Year is as follows:
- Calvin Harris
- David Bowie
- Jess Glynne
There are five awards in total: BBC Music British Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year. The two new prizes are BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Peformance of the Year and BBC Radio 2 Album of the Year.
The nominees for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Performance of the Year are:
- Christine and the Queens performing Sorry (Beyoncé cover) on 13 September 2016
- Craig David performing Love Yourself (Justin Bieber cover) on 7 January 2016
- Emeli Sandé performing Hurts on 16 September 2016
- The 1975 Live Lounge Symphony performing What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction cover) on 30 September 2016
- Usher performing Climax on 2 September 2016
The nominees for BBC Radio 2 Album of the Year are:
- Adele – 25
- Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams
- Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Alone in the Universe
- Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
- Rick Astley – 50
Performances taking place on the night include Kaiser Chiefs, Craig David, Lukas Graham, Zara Larsson, The 1975, John Legend and Robbie Williams.
Singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu, who was named BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year, will also perform.