The Global Awards 2018: Voting Now Open!

20 December 2017, 06:00

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Stormzy, Drake, Craig David and more are nominated in the Global Awards!

Voting has now opened for The Global Awards, a brand new awards show that will bring together all of Global’s radio stations including Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Gold and LBC.

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The Global Awards will celebrate the biggest and best loved stars of music, news & entertainment in the UK and around the world, across a whole host of genres.

There are 16 categories, with each reflecting the music, programmes and news aired on the stations. 

The first five categories are determined by the public vote, which opens today.  They are Best SongBest GroupBest MaleBest Female and Best British Artist or Group.

The 16 categories announced today are:

  1. Best Song (public vote)
  2. Best Group (public vote)
  3. Best Male (public vote)
  4. Best Female (public vote)
  5. Best British Artist or Group (public vote)
  6. Best News Moment, Interview or Debate (public entry to determine shortlist)
  7. Rising Star Award
  8. Best Classical Artist
  9. Most Played Song
  10. Mass Appeal Award
  11. Social Media Superstar
  12. Best RnB, Hip Hop or Grime
  13. Best Pop Dance
  14. Best Indie
  15. Best Pop
  16. The Global Special Award
'Best Male' will see Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Drake and Craig David go head to head as they are nominated amongst other stars.

See all the nominees and vote now by downloading the Global Player app and selecting ‘Global Awards’ in the bottom menu or go to

The first ever star-studded Global Awards show will take place in front of fans and stars alike on March 1st 2018 at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith and promises to be an extraordinary night with performances and special appearances from some of the world’s greatest artists including Sam Smith, Rita Ora, Kasabian, Andrea Bocelli and Martin Garrix.

Ashley Tabor OBE, Global’s Founder & Executive President, said: “We’ve created The Global Awards to celebrate stars of music, news & entertainment in the UK and around the world and we’re delighted to share the details of the categories and the long lists, and open the public vote, today.  Some of the world’s greatest artists, bands and songs have been selected and I can’t wait to see who the public decide to honour on the big night.  Don’t let your favourite artist miss out – get voting now!”

The public vote for The Global Awards is now open!  To vote, download the Global Player app and select ‘Global Awards’ in the bottom menu or go to  

Tickets for the event go on sale in January 2018 from