The Global Awards 2018: Voting Now Open!

20 December 2017, 06:40 | Updated: 28 February 2018, 14:24

Global Awards - Voting Now Open

Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello and are among the among the nominees for a huge brand new event.

A brand new event, on one huge night, The Global Awards will bring together all Global’s radio stations including Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Gold and LBC, with the categories reflecting the music, programmes and news aired on the stations.

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.

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 nominations for the Best News Moment, Interview or Debate will come from the public.

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  

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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

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!”

Tickets for the event go on sale in January 2018 from