#ThanksZane – Coldplay, Adele, Biffy Clyro and many, many more owe their careers to Zane Lowe

Bands and musicians pay tribute to Zane Lowe during his final show on Radio 1

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Adele, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, The Killers, Kasabian, Mark Ronson, Foo Fighters, Ellie Goulding… the list of artists who have Zane Lowe to thank for their careers is very, very long.

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Bands and musicians took to Twitter and Instagram to praise the DJ during his final ever show for BBC Radio 1 before his big move to the Big Apple (the tech firm, not New York).

The message was clear: many of these artists wouldn’t have been played on Radio 1 if it weren’t for Zane’s show.

Mark Ronson posted a long message of thanks on his Instagram profile to the 41-year-old New Zealander, saying that Zane was “a lot of the reason that I probably have a career.”

Lowe has been at BBC Radio 1 since 2003. Annie Mac will take over his evening slot from 9 March, with Lowe moving to Los Angeles to work in a new, as-yet undisclosed role at Apple.

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See some of the best tributes below.