Skip to Main Content
Skip to Main Navigation
Skip to Footer
Sign in / Register
TV On Demand
Film on TV
Film On Demand
Radio On Demand
BBC Music Awards 2016
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Pinterest
Share on Google Plus
Share on WhatsApp
Email to a friend
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
Full Episode Guide
Adele wins big at the BBC Music Awards, but has other pop stars collect them for her
Coldplay also skipped the ceremony and accepted their prize by video link
Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams triumph at first ever BBC music awards
Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and Clean Bandit named on shortlist for BBC Music Song of the year
New BBC Music Awards to be "Sports Personality of the Year for music"
Adele and Coldplay among BBC Radio 2 Album of the Year contenders
Meet Jess Glynne, the secret voice of 2015
The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding and Mark Ronson compete for the BBC's song of the year
BBC Music Awards 2014: Dermot O'Leary, Nick Grimshaw and Lauren Laverne reveal their favourites