The Line Up 2014

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding is an international pop sensation. She was selected as the winner of BBC Sound of 2010, took the Critics’ Choice Award at the 2010 Brits and has since gone on to tour the globe and release two number one albums, Lights and Halcyon

Discover more about Ellie Goulding at BBC Music

John Newman

John Newman shot to stardom in 2012 working alongside Rudimental on the number one record Feel the Love. He has since gone on to solo success with the number one album Tribute and single Love Me Again, which also topped the charts.

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Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter is the American songwriter and vocalist at forefront of modern jazz. He released his first album Water to critical acclaim in 2010 and has since gone on to release a further two albums, Be Good and Liquid Spirit, winning a Grammy Award earlier this year.

Discover more about Gregory Porter on BBC Music

Sir Tom Jones

Welsh wonder Sir Tom Jones’ career spans half a century. He has released 36 Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, including It’s Not Unusual, Green, Green Grass of Home and Sex Bomb and received an OBE for Services to Music in 2006.

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Rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, The Voice judge ... there are no limits to's talent.

The former Black Eyed Pea has seen huge success with tracks such as Scream & Shout with Britney Spears and recent track It's My Birthday, as well as announcing plans to release his own smartwatch! Expect the unexpected when he performs at the BBC Music Awards.

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George Ezra

George Ezra is a BBC Introducing superstar, creating melodies that stick in your head for weeks.

After coming 5th in the BBC's Sound of... 2014 poll he stole the show at Glastonbury with mesmerising performances of Budapest and Blame It On Me on both the John Peel and BBC Introducing stages. Prepare to be impressed.

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Take That

Gary, Mark and Howard come to Earls Court with a huge amount of hits, including the current single These Days.

The Mancunian boyband have been in the business for over 15 years, and inspire frenzied devotion wherever they go.

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Labrinth and Ella Henderson

Get ready for an excusive collaboration between Labrinth and Ella Henderson. Both wowed at Radio 1's Teen Awards earlier this year and are ready to delight the BBC Music Awards audience.

Labrinth has previously worked with the likes of Rihanna, Professor Green and Wretch 32 creating huge hits such as Earthquake, Let The Sun Shine and Let It Be.

Ella first came to our attention as a contestant on The X Factor and has since seen her debut single Ghost and album Chapter One go straight to number 1 in the charts.

Discover more about Labrinth on his BBC Music page

Discover more about Ella Henderson on her BBC Music page

Catfish and the Bottlemen

The BBC Music Awards rounds off an incredible year for the Welsh four-piece. Championed by BBC Introducing with support from BBC Radio Wales, Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe on the way to a top 10 album and a host of attention grabbing festival performances.

Discover more about Catfish and the Bottlemen on their BBC Music page

One Direction

It's been a stellar year for One Direction. 2014 has seen them travel the world on their 'Where We Are' tour, including a memorable performance opening Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow.

In between shows they have also found time to record their next studio album, Four, to be released before Christmas. Get your voices ready to scream for Niall, Zayn, Harry, Louis and Liam.

Discover more on the One Direction BBC Music page


Coldplay come to Earls Court fresh from a hugely successful year. Sixth album Ghost Stories was released in May and lead to a headline slot at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow as well as a very special Live Lounge.

Full of spine-tingling melodies and meditative rock, don't miss this performance from the biggest band in the world.

Discover more about Coldplay on their BBC Music page

Clean Bandit

Clean Bandit fuse pop and classical music with stunning results. Singles such as Mozart's House and Extraordinary have been inescapable on the airwaves, leading to a summer of festivals including Glastonbury.

Jools Holland is a fan, as are the BBC Philharmonic who accompanied them in a ground-breaking performance in September. When they take to the stage on December 11th, there's no place you'd rather be.

Discover more about Clean Bandit on their BBC Music page

Calvin Harris

Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris is going to make Earls Court move. With hit after hit featuring the hottest names around and electric sets at T in the Park and Radio 1's Big Weekend, he has been a regular fixture in the charts.

With fourth album Motion due in November, this unstoppable force in dance music shows no signs of slowing down.

Discover more about Calvin Harris on his BBC Music page

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has had an incredible year, with second studio album x (multiply) becoming the fastest selling album of 2014. He's performed in the Radio 1 Live Lounge, the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury and topped the 2014 Radio 1Xtra Power List.

Discover more about Ed Sheeran on his BBC Music page

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith brings her irresistable blend of soul pop to the BBC Music Awards. An ex-magician's assistant, her colourful, life-affirming music has graced the stage at both Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park and the BBC Proms this year.

Her third album A Perfect Contradiction was released in January and later went platinum, plus a recent collaboration with dance duo Sigma has seen her soar even higher. Expect a feast for the eyes and ears.

Discover more about Paloma Faith on her BBC Music page