BBC Music Awards 2016

BBC Music Awards 2016



The third year of the Beeb’s gong show, live from London. A look at the line-up of performers tells you the story of pop in Britain in 2016: we’ve stopped, temporarily at least, producing stars. The nearest thing to a hot British arrival is the 1975, whose second album topped the charts here and in America, having received reviews that lauded it as being a huge step up from their debut.

Elsewhere it’s big names who made a comeback, such as Robbie Williams, Emeli Sandé (performing her single Hurts, which always makes me start singing The Show Must Go On by Queen) and Craig David.

In 2016 we also welcomed singers from the continent. Danish group Lukas Graham were all over European music TV in the summer with the nursery-rhyme melody of 7 Years, which then caught fire here. Meanwhile Zara Larsson, a former child star in her native Sweden, had three singles in our top 40 all at once in April. They both take part in a ceremony hosted by Fearne Cotton and Claudia Winkleman.


Fearne Cotton and Claudia Winkleman host the third staging of the ceremony, celebrating the past 12 months in music at the ExCeL London, with Gemma Cairney reporting backstage. Featuring performances by Robbie Williams, the 1975, John Legend, Kaiser Chiefs, Craig David, Lukas Graham, Zara Larsson and Emeli Sande, while awards will be presented for British Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year, BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Performance of the Year and BBC Radio 2 Album of the Year.

Cast & Crew

Host Claudia Winkleman
Host Fearne Cotton
Reporter Gemma Cairney
Performer Robbie Williams
Performer The 1975
Performer Emeli Sande
Performer John Legend
Performer Lukas Graham
Performer Kaiser Chiefs
Performer Zara Larsson
Performer Craig David
Director Simon Staffurth
Editor Guy Freeman
Executive Producer Anouk Fontaine
Producer Mark Thorne
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