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British Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year

We have revealed the shortlists for British Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year in the inaugural BBC Music Awards.

The winners, as voted for by a BBC Music panel as well as leading music journalists, will be announced at the event being held in London’s Earls Court on Thursday December 11.

And the nominees for Best British Artist and Best International Artist are...

British Artist of the Year

The nominees (in alphabetical order) for British Artist of the Year are:

  1. David Bowie
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Elbow
  4. Jungle
  5. Royal Blood
  6. Sam Smith

International Artist of the Year

The nominees (in alphabetical order) for International Artist of the Year are:

  1. Dolly Parton
  2. Gregory Porter
  3. Lorde
  4. Pharrell
  5. Prince
  6. Taylor Swift

Hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton, the show will take place in front of a live audience of 13,500 people at London’s Earls Court and will be broadcast to millions more across the country as all the action is broadcast on BBC One, Radio 1, Radio 2 and at bbc.co.uk/music.

In a star-studded evening of internationally recognised names, taking the stage during the evening will be: One Direction, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit, Paloma Faith, Calvin Harris, Ella Henderson with Labrinth, Take That, George Ezra, BBC Introducing’s Catfish and the Bottlemen and the BBC Concert Orchestra with a few surprise appearances and collaborations to be unveiled on the night.