Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams take home BBC Music Awards
12 Dec 2014
Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran were commended at the first BBC Music Awards taking home the biggest awards.
Pharrell Williams was named International Artist Of The Year beating an eclectic group of artists including Lorde, Prince, Taylor Swift, Gregory Porter and Dolly Parton. His song, Happy, then went on to bag him the Song Of The Year award.
23-year-old Ed Sheeran was named British Artist Of The Year. He faced competition from music legends David Bowie and Elbow along with Britain’s biggest rising stars including Sam Smith, Royal Blood and Jungle.
The award ceremony took place on 11 December 2014 at London’s Earls Court and was hosted by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans.
Music’s biggest names were out in force for the event, which saw performances from Coldplay, Take That, One Direction, Ella Henderson and Labrinth.
One Direction were also bestowed an award from Billboard that celebrated being the first act to have four albums debut at No.1 in the US.
Ed Sheeran’s award marks the end of an incredible year for the singer who will play his biggest headline shows to date in 2015 when he performs for three nights at London’s Wembley Stadium. Meanwhile, Pharrell returns to the UK next summer. He will perform in Leeds and at the Isle Of Wight Festival.
BBC Music Awards winners
British Artist Of The Year
WINNER - Ed Sheeran
International Artist Of The Year
WINNER - Pharrell Williams
Song Of The Year
WINNER - Pharrell Williams -'Happy'
Clean Bandit - 'Rather Be'
Lorde - 'Royals'
Sam Smith - 'Money on My Mind'
Ed Sheeran - 'Sing'
Ella Henderson - 'Ghost'
Coldplay - 'A Sky Full of Stars'
George Ezra - 'Budapest'
Kiesza - 'Hideaway'
Nico & Vinz - 'Am I Wrong'
BBC Introducing Award
Catfish and the Bottlemen - Winner