The Global Awards 2018: Voting Now Open!

20 December 2017, 06:00

Global Awards - Voting Now Open

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Take That are among the artists who have been nominated for the very first Global Awards for 2018.

The brand new event will bring together all of Global’s radio stations including Smooth, Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, Classic FM, 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 from the past year, across a whole host of genres.

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The first five categories will be determined by a public vote, which opens today! They are: Best Song, Best Group, Best Male, Best Female and Best British Artist or Group.

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

The full 16 categories - also 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

You can 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 Global Awards show will take place in front of fans and stars on March 1st 2018, at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith. It promises to be a fantastic night of music, with performances and special appearances from some of the world’s greatest artists including Sam Smith, Rita Ora and Andrea Bocelli.

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