Pharrell’s Happy about inaugural BBC Music Awards
Ed Sheeran is crowned Best British Artist but Pharrell Williams takes the Best International Artist and Song Of The Year
ast night saw the first of the BBC’s annual Music Awards ceremony, where Pharrell, Ed Sheeran and Catfish And The Bottlemen all went home winners. Hosted by BBC Radio DJs Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans, the event took place at London’s Earls Court and included performances from the likes of Coldplay, Take That, One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Clean Bandit and Calvin Harris.
As voted by the general public, the Song Of The Year Award went to American producer-songwriter Pharrell Williams for his mammoth global hit Happy. Pharrell was also presented with the Best International Artist, but was unable to attend to accept his pair of trophies in person, due to filming duties back in the US.
After dominating 2014’s charts both sides of the Atlantic, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was been crowned British Artist Of The Year ahead of fellow nominees David Bowie, Elbow, Sam Smith, Royal Blood and Jungle. Elsewhere, Catfish and the Bottlemen were also winners after taking home the BBC Introducing Award.
The Song Of The Year Award nominees in full:
Happy by Pharrell Williams
A Sky Full Of Stars by Coldplay
Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz
Budapest by George Ezra
Ghost by Ella Henderson
Hideaway by Kiesza
Money On My Mind by Sam Smith
Rather Be by Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
Royals by Lorde
Sing by Ed Sheeran