BBC Music Awards 2014: and the winners are… Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran win BIG! (Gallery)

by Martin
The first-ever BBC Music Awards are here!
The first-ever BBC Music Awards are here!

The first-ever BBC Music Awards are here!

For the first-time ever the BBC hosted the BBC Music Awards to celebrate the best the music industry has to offer.

The awards ceremony, which was created in connection with the new BBC Music was hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton took place in Earls Court in London.

Three big awards were up for grabs at the ceremony including British Artist of the Year, International Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.

A number of performances also took place at the ceremony where 13,500 music fans attended. The likes of Coldplay, One Direction, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, George Ezra, Clean Bandit, Gregory Porter and more all performed.

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International artists including the likes of Taylor Swift and Dolly Parton are also being featured at the BBC Music Awards in the ‘International Artist of the Year’ category.

Gregory Porter, Lorde, Pharrell Williams and Prince have also been nominated in that category and live in London it was confirmed that Pharrell Williams was the winner – though he wasn’t in attendance to accept and instead was presented with his award in the US by Gwen Stefani.

Song of the Year was another award which was pretend tonight and nominated in that category was Pharrell’s ‘Happy’, Sam Smith’s ‘Money On My Mind’ and Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’.

Coldplay’s ‘A Sky Full of Stars’, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Sing’, Ella Henderson’s ‘Ghost’, ‘Budapest’ by George Ezra, Kiesza’s ‘Hideaway’, Lorde’s ‘Royals’ and ‘Am I Wrong’ by Nico and Vinz were all nominated.

At the end of it all it was ultimately Pharrell who picked up the gong for Song of the Year, and it was back to L.A to hear from Pharrell – his second award from the first-ever BBC Music Awards and he was thrilled with the news.

The BBC Music Award - (© BBC: Kieron McCarron)

The BBC Music Award – (© BBC: Kieron McCarron)

The big award of the night though was for the British Artist of the Year and it was a tough category featuring a host of big names.

David Bowie, Ed Sheeran, Elbow, Jungle, Royal Blood and Sam Smith had all been nominated in the category and after all having a great year it really was anyones award.

When it came down to it though it was Ed Sheeran that was crowned the 2014 British Artist of the Year and he couldn’t believe it. He thanked everyone for all their support, buying tickets, streaming on YouTube etc.

If you missed any of the performances you’ll be able to catch up with the full ceremony on BBC iPlayer, alternatively the BBC are uploading them to their YouTube channel located here.