BBC Music Awards

BBC Music Awards

On Thursday 12th December a few RBHer’s were lucky enough to be invited by our client Resorts World Birmingham to the BBC Music Awards hosted by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans just down the road at the Genting Arena.

The band that opened the show received the loudest screams, coming from most if not all of the girls in the Arena. As one of One Direction’s last gigs before their planned break it was no wonder their fans were excited to see them perform and they didn’t disappoint singing one of the biggest songs of the year ‘Drag Me Down’ with fire pyrotechnics exploding in the background.

Throughout the event the hosts announced the nominations for Best British Artist: Ed Sheeran, Adele, Jamie XX, Florence & The Machine, Foals and Year & Years. We all had our bets on who the winner would be this year! Elle Goulding who was winner of BBC Sound of 2010 was next to perform, with a breath taking rendition of Love Me Like You Do.

Taylor Swift took home the first award of the evening for International Artist of the Year, unfortunately much to our disappointment she was unable to be at the awards but she sent a video message to thank everyone.

Hozier also took to the stage to perform his ‘Song of the Year’ Take Me To Church. Next to walk on stage to everyone’s surprise was Brian May to announce Adele as Live Performance of the Year. Before leaving the stage he also announced that Queen would be at next year’s Isle of Wight festival – we can’t wait to get our tickets!

OMI then performed the song the RBH team were singing along to all summer ‘Cheerleader’. Other performers included Little Mix, Years & Years, Faithless, Jess Glynne, James Bay and BBC Introducing Winner Jack Garratt.

Rod Stuart was welcomed to the stage to perform, but firstly he announced the winner of the biggest award of the evening Best British Artist… ‘Drum roll’ which of course was Adele! Rod put on an amazing show singing new song ‘Please’ and old fan classic ‘Sailing’. A perfect way to end an incredible evening!

The show had great atmosphere and it was brilliant to see the winners of each category being announced. If we had to pick our favourite performances of the night, it would be Faithless, Hozier and Jess Glynne. We are already looking forward to next year!

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