Adele, Coldplay and The 1975 triumph at BBC Music Awards – see the full winners list

The third annual awards took place at London's ExCel tonight (December 12)

Adele, Coldplay and The 1975 were among the big winners at the BBC Music Awards, which took place in London tonight (December 12).

The third annual awards were held at London’s ExCel earlier this evening, with the likes of Robbie Williams, Kaiser Chiefs and Craig David performing live.

Five awards were given out on the night, with Adele landing two of the biggest gongs in BBC Radio 2 Album of the Year (for her 2015 album ’25’) and Song of the Year (‘Hello’). The 1975 picked up the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Performance Of The Year for their cover of One Direction ‘What Makes You Beautiful’, while Coldplay won the award for BBC Music British Artist of the Year.


Neither Coldplay or Adele were able to make the Awards, but both artists sent in acceptance speeches – Coldplay sent theirs in from a recent performance in Melbourne, while Adele granted Robbie Williams permission to accept her Album of the Year award on her behalf.

Adele has now won the most awards in the BBC Music Awards’ short history, having picked up two gongs at last year’s ceremony.

See the full list of winners below (winners in bold).

BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Performance Of The Year

Christine and the Queens – ‘Sorry’ (Beyoncé cover)
Craig David – ‘Love Yourself’ (Justin Bieber cover)
Emeli Sandé -‘Hurts’
The 1975 + Live Lounge Symphony – ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ (One Direction cover)
Usher – ‘Climax’


BBC Music British Artist of the Year

Calvin Harris
David Bowie
Jess Glynne

BBC Radio 2 Album Of The Year

Adele – 25
Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams
Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Alone in the Universe
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Rick Astley – 50

BBC Music Awards 2016 Song of the Year

Adele – Hello
Alessia Cara – Here
Coldplay – Hymn for the Weekend
DNCE – Cake By the Ocean
Drake ft. Kyla and Wizkid – One Dance
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling!
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Naughty Boy ft. Beyoncé, Arrow Benjamin – Runnin’ (Lose It All)
Rihanna ft. Drake – Work

BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year

Izzy Bizu