Belfast Telegraph

Adele scoops best album and best song of the year at BBC Music Awards

Singer Adele has scooped prizes for both best album and best song of the year at the BBC Music Awards.

Winning the top slots for her recent album, 25, and her chart-topping track Hello, she became the most decorated artist in the event's three-year history on Monday night.

But the 28-year-old was unable to attend the live event at London's ExCeL in person, allowing singers Robbie Williams and Geri Horner to pick up the awards on her behalf.

Collecting the album prize from Lulu and Matt Goss, Williams said he had messaged the singer to say: "You know I've always loved you and I always will."

Horner read out a special message of thanks and "merry Christmas" sent by Adele.

Also unable to attend was much-loved UK band Coldplay, who accepted the award for British artist of the year all the way from Melbourne, Australia.

Speaking via video as they stepped on to the stage for another A Head Full Of Dreams Tour show, frontman Chris Martin said: "We just got told about winning this beautiful award and we are sorry we're not there, we are about to go on stage in Australia.

"Look at all those people - we love you and we are so grateful and we'll see you so soon."

Among the show's other winners was Izzy Bizu, who was named BBC Music Young Artist of the Year after the release of her debut album A Moment Of Madness in September.

The 1975 took home the prize for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Performance of the Year for their cover of One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful.

Beating renowned artists Craig David, Emeli Sande and Usher to the top spot, they accepted the award from Pixie Lott and Rick Astley.

They said: "We want to thank Radio 1 for everything. We are very humbled, have a lovely evening, and thank you so much."

Hosted by presenters Fearne Cotton, Claudia Winkleman, and Gemma Cairney, the show also saw live performances from John Legend and Craig David, as well as Williams and Bizu.

Legend delighted the audience with a rendition of his hit track All Of Me, while David took his early fans back to 1999 with his classic, Rewind.


From Belfast Telegraph