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Music Awards 2015 - The Line Up

Ellie Goulding

Since being selected as the winner of BBC Sound of 2010, Ellie has since toured the globe and released two number one albums, Lights and Halcyon. Her third album Delerium is due for release at the end of 2015. Expect a magical performance from the starryeyed superstar.

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The band who are celebrating their 20th year as one of the biggest and most influential acts in Dance Music, have something very special in store for their Music Awards performance. Back in July Radio 1's Ibiza Prom lit up the Red Button and turned the Royal Albert Hall into the country's hottest dancefloor. In a nod to that amazing night, Faithless will team up with the BBC Concert Orchestra for an electrifying live performance of their classic dance anthem Insomnia

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Relive highlights of Radio 1's Ibiza Prom


Irish singer songwriter Hozier released his debut EP, featuring the hit single Take Me To Church in 2013. Church or no church, watch him take to the heavens and soar at this years BBC Music Awaards.

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Jack Garratt

Jack Garratt started young, earning a place in the British finals for Junior Eurovision when he was just 13! He first uploaded music to BBC Introducing in 2009, and since then has headlined the Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds and made it onto the Radio 1 playlist. Now he follows in the footsteps of Catfish and the Bottlemen as the BBC Introducing Artist of the Year.

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James Bay

BRITs Critics Choice winner James Bay caps his extraordinary 2015 with one of the year's biggest selling UK albums, standout performances at Radio 1's Big Weekend and on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage and his huge hit Hold Back the River played the world over.

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Jess Glynne

After a guest slot with Clean Bandit at the inaugural BBC Music Awards in 2014 Jess Glynne returns in 2015 as the all-conquering hero, having scored no less than five number one singles - two in her own right plus her collaborations with Clean Bandit, Route 94 and Tinie Tempah.

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Little Mix

It's been a big year for Little Mix, who are cementing their reputation as the UK's leading girl group with the release of third album Get Weird in November 2015. Expect fun, energy and choral breakdowns from the girls!

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It took 7 years for OMI's song Cheerleader to become a hit - but what a hit it is! Now a bona-fide worldwide multi-platinum smash, Cheerleader has been No 1 in 20 countries. It's also made OMI a record breaker for holding the UK number one single slot for more consecutive weeks than any other Jamaican artist.

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One Direction

Its been a rollercoaster of a year for One Direction and this will potentially be one of their last performances for a while. Which means it is even more unmissable than usual! We're expecting a perfect performance from the perfect boy band.

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Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

Former Beautiful South partners Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott reunited in 2013 to critical acclaim and a Top 10 UK album in What Have We Become? This year's Wisdom, Laughter and Lines gave them their second Top 10 album as a duo, a sellout UK tour and standout sets at T in the Park and Chris Evans' CarFest festival.

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Rod Stewart

Tartan Titan Rod Stewart, is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Living Legend. This standout year for Rod has seen him reunite with his Faces band mates for a one-off charity show, finding a new audience after being sampled by ASAP Rocky and headlining Radio 2's Festival in a Day to an audience of 50,000 people.

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The Shires

The Shires' 2015 has taken the duo from London's C2C Festival to Nashville and their Grand Ole Opry debut. Their first album 'Brave' made chart history when they became the only UK country act to hit the Top 10 - and their performance with Ward Thomas was a standout moment during Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park.

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Nearly twenty years after signing their first record deal, Welsh rockers Stereophonics remain a force to be reckoned with. Latest album Keep The Village Alive is the band's sixth to top the UK album charts and they are already confirmed as 2016 Isle of Wight Festival headliners, alongside fellow Music Awards stars Faithless. Stand by for a roof-raising performance in Birmingham!

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Years & Years

Success didn't come overnight for Year & Years, but 2015 has definitely been an incredible year for the London trio. Their debut album Communion entered the UK album charts at No. 1 and they played acclaimed sets at Big Weekend, Glastonbury and Reading + Leeds. Having started the year as winners of our Sound of 2015 poll, we're thrilled to have them performing for us in Birmingham for our celebration of an amazing year of music.

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