• The first BBC Music Awards attended by Gwen Stefani, One Direction and
  • Event presented by Ferne Cotton and Chris Evans during simulcast on Radio 1 and Radio 2
  • Star studded event at Earls Court was the last before its scheduled demolition

A new music awards ceremony has hit our TV screens to join the annual Brits and Mobo awards, this time orchestrated by the BBC. With three awards up for grabs including International Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and British Artist of the Year, the event was mainly filled with some of the hottest artists performing on stage.

Winners of the awards were Ed Sheeran (1), and Pharrell Williams (2) who was unable to attend. In a period when budgets are being squeezed with the closure of BBC Three and stars including Graham Norton and Fiona Bruce having their salaries cut, is this new awards ceremony worthy of our tax payers money?

Strictly Come Dancing’s Natalie Lowe commented last night on Twitter, “How awesome is #BBCMusicAwards tonight. Amazing production, best music awards I’ve seen a V long time. This will be first of many #LoveIt”. However Will Buxton the motorsport commentator and broadcaster tweeted, “Not entirely sure about these #BBCMusicAwards. But they’re a damn sight better than the sodding Brits”.

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