BBC Music Awards 2016 - The Line Up
As one of the most talked about comebacks this year Craig David's return has been epic. Still in touch with his UK Garage roots he now mixes it up with new grime beats and the results are infectious. He pretty much stole the show at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in May and after a storming performance at 1Xtra Live you’ve got to know Craig’s going to round off 2016 in style on stage at the Music Awards.
It’s been four and half years since Emeli Sandé stunned the world with her debut album ‘Our Version of Events’, bringing her both critical acclaim and a huge following of fans across the globe. So it's good news all round that Emeli’s making a return with second album ‘Long Live the Angels’. Join us on 12th December to watch one of music's most exciting stars light up ExCeL London... or read all about it the next day.
There's so much to love about John Legend. He's a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter like no other! His career so far has seen him work with some of the biggest names around, including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill and many more. When he touches down in London for the Music Awards he will have just dropped his fifth studio album 'Darkness and Light', which we have no doubt will be a huge addition to his already incredible discography of ridiculously good music.
Following in the footsteps of Catfish & The Bottlemen (2014) and Jack Garratt (2015) South West London based singer Izzy Bizu has been crowned as this year's recipient of the coveted BBC Introducing Award. Izzy's ability to produce sparkling and infectious pop has made her a breakthrough name of 2016. There's been a glorious, sun kissed set at Radio 1's Big Weekend, soundtracking the BBC's Euro 2016 football coverage and of course, the huge hit 'White Tiger'. Take a look at her BBC Introducing story to find out more about her journey.
Ricky Wilson and co' have over the last decade made a habit of keeping us on our toes. As the Kaiser Chiefs' sound has evolved the Leeds band have always retained their incredible knack of producing ridiculously, infectious melodies. New album 'Stay Together' shows the Kaiser's in a new incarnation of glorious synthpop and romance - so prepare to throw some shapes and get ready to swoon all over again for one of the UK's most loved bands.
Stars in Denmark since releasing their self titled debut album in 2012, Lukas Graham well and truly introduced themselves to the world with their colossal, breakthrough mega hit '7 Years'. Since then they've not slowed down one bit! We particularly loved their epic Radio 1 Live Lounge performance: a tantalizing taste of what's in store when they hit the stage at the Music Awards.
Is there a British pop star quite as entertaining and unpredictable as Robbie? After three years away he’s made a blockbusting return with eleventh studio album ‘The Heavy Entertainment Show’. Packed with songs that capture his phenomenal knack to be bombastic, self-deprecating and always entertaining, this latest record has only made us love him more! With 75 million albums sold so far, spanning a sensational 25 year career, there is really no other British pop act around like Robbie Williams. London: prepare to be entertained.
What a year it's been for The 1975. With their biggest album yet propelling them into the stratosphere, Matty Healy has led the band around the world, armed with their trademark pink neon sign. After scintillating sets at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter and Glastonbury we know they'll have something very special in store for London. So get ready for their deadly style, infinite ambition and the unmistakable sound of one of the UK's most exciting young bands.
Zara Larsson made her breakthrough in the UK with the effortlessly, joyful slice of pop that is 'Lush Life'. The truth is she's been ready to be a star since the age of 10, when she was discovered on a talent show back in her native Sweden. Now fully acquainted with pop stardom you just know Zara will end an incredible year with a glistening performance at the Music Awards.
The BBC Music Awards 2016 will be hosted by Fearne Cotton, Claudia Winkleman and Gemma Cairney live on BBC One on December 12th at the ExCeL London.