The Global Awards are back for 2020

2 January 2020, 08:00 | Updated: 14 February 2020, 14:05

The Global Awards 2020
The Global Awards 2020. Picture: Global

The Global Awards with Very.co.uk are back for a third consecutive year and today Global reveals each category’s longlist and the news of a brand-new category Best Podcast.

All Global’s radio stations including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Gold and LBC will come together to celebrate the biggest stars of music, news and entertainment at The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk. The prestigious ceremony takes place on one huge night in London on March 5th at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo.

The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk categories reflect the music, programmes, podcasts and news aired on Global’s radio stations and the Global Player app. The public and a panel of industry experts will vote for their favourite artists across genres in a host of popular categories.

Stars nominated in the longlists include Ed Sheeran, Aitch, Lewis Capaldi, Stormzy, Mabel, Sam Smith, Tom Walker, Khalid, Young T and Bugsey, Billie Eilish, Stereophonics, Sam Fender, Jade Bird, Gareth Malone, Sir Karl Jenkins, Dave and Dua Lipa.

Ed Sheeran leads the charge with the greatest number of nominations at six, closely followed by Aitch with five. Lewis Capaldi, Stormzy, Young T and Bugsey, Mabel, Sam Smith, Tom Walker, Khalid and Mabel all have four to their names.

New to The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk is the Best Podcast category, which will be voted for by the public. The longlist for the category includes podcasts from David Walliams (David Walliams’ Marvellous Musical Podcast), Stacey Solomon (Here We Go Again with Stacey Solomon), Adam Buxton (The Adam Buxton Podcast) as well My Dad Wrote A Porno, Full Disclosure with James O’Brien, Dear Joan and Jericha and Today In Focus.

Ashley Tabor-King OBE, Global’s Founder & Executive President, said: “This is one of the biggest nights in the awards calendar and we’re so thrilled to return for a third consecutive year.

"Only Global can bring together artists from such a wide range of genres and we will have a fantastic line up of performers on the night to announce soon. Now it’s time for the public to start voting for their favourite artists, songs and podcasts as we get ready to crown our winners on 5th March.”

In previous years, the prestigious ceremony has drawn performances from the likes of Anne-Marie, Little Mix, Lang Lang, Mark Ronson and Blossoms. The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk will announce this year’s set of world class performers very soon.

The Global Player allows listeners worldwide to enjoy all Global’s radio brands, Heart, Capital, Smooth, Classic FM, Radio X, LBC, Capital XTRA and Gold, all in one place and includes over 1500 premium podcasts.

Tickets for The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk go on sale at the end of January from global.com/awards.