WATCH: BBC Music Awards Live Stream!
The first BBC Music Awards take place LIVE in London on Thursday. Watch the live stream here! One Direction, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding are all set to take the stage at the ceremony, which is hosted by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans. The glamour! The glitz! The Brits!
Take That, Paloma Faith and Will.i.am are also expected to perform. Awards to be handed out include Best Artist, Best International Artist and BBC Introducing Act of the Year.
The ten nominees for Song of the Year, the only category open to public voting, are Sam Smith’s “Money On My Mind,” Pharrell’s “Happy,” Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong,” Lorde’s “Royals,” Kiesza’s “Hideaway,” George Ezra’s “Budapest,” Ella Henderson’s “Ghost,” Ed Sheeran’s “Sing,” Coldplay’s “A Sky Full Of Stars,” and Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be.”
To celebrate the launch of BBC Music earlier this year, artists ranging from One Direction to Elton John to Stevie Wonder to Chris Martin filmed a music video in which they sang the Beach Boys classic “God Only Knows.” Watch the video here.
The BBC Music Awards are set to kick off at 8 p.m. local time in London, which is 3 p.m. Eastern in the United States. Check out the live stream of the event at bbc.co.uk Tell us what you think of the show!