Global Awards 2020: Ed Sheeran and Lewis Capaldi lead nominations - see the full list

5 February 2020, 09:00 | Updated: 14 February 2020, 14:05

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Ed Sheeran and Lewis Capaldi have led the pack for this year's Global Awards with nominations.

The public and a panel of industry experts voted for their favourite artists across genres in a host of popular categories to create the shortlist.

The awards bring together all Global’s radio stations including Smooth, Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Gold and LBC, to celebrate the biggest stars of music, news and entertainment across a wide range of genres.

After a huge year, 23-year-old Scottish superstar Lewis Capaldi joins one of the biggest selling artists on the planet, Ed Sheeran in receiving the most Global Awards nominations.

The pair go head to head in four categories, Best Male, Best British Act, Best Mass Appeal Artist and Best Song of 2019.

After winning two gongs at last year’s awards, chart-topping sensation Dua Lipa will hope to retain her Best Female and Best British Act titles this year and add Best Pop to her Global Awards accolades.

Best Song of 2019 and Best Female nominee Camila Cabello joins an incredible line-up of performers for The Global Awards 2020 with on March 5th which also includes Ellie Goulding, Tones and I, Aitch and Stereophonics, Aled Jones and Russell Watson.

The public vote reopens today (February 5), and the winners will be crowned in front of stars and fans of music, news and entertainment alike on Thursday March 5th 2020.

Tickets for The Global Awards 2020 with are available now from priced at £49.99 (plus booking fees).

The full nominations are:

BEST GROUP (category judged by committee)

Jonas Brothers


Maroon 5


Little Mix

BEST MALE (category judged by committee)

Ed Sheeran

Shawn Mendes

Lewis Capaldi


Harry Styles

BEST FEMALE (category judged by committee)

Dua Lipa

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande


Camila Cabello

BEST PODCAST (category judged by public vote)

My Dad Wrote A Porno

Sh**ged Married Annoyed

Off Menu

YouTuber News

The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast

BEST BRITISH ACT (judged by committee)

Ed Sheeran

Lewis Capaldi

Sam Smith


Dua Lipa

BEST CLASSICAL ARTIST (category judged by public vote)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason


Gareth Malone

Alma Deutscher

Russell Watson

BEST HIP HOP OR R&B (category judged by public vote)


Post Malone



Chris Brown



Sam Fender

The 1975

Twenty One Pilots

Florence & The Machine

BEST POP (category judged by committee)

Shawn Mendes

Dua Lipa

Jax Jones

Tones & I

Rita Ora

BEST MASS APPEAL ARTIST (category judged by committee)

Ed Sheeran

Tom Walker

Lewis Capaldi

Taylor Swift

Freya Ridings

BEST SONG OF 2019 with METRO (category judged by public vote)

P!nk - Walk Me Home

Harry Styles - Lights Up

Panic! At The Disco - High Hopes

Aitch - Taste (Make It Shake)

Billie Eilish - bad guy

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care

Tones & I – Dance Monkey

Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Senorita

Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved

RISING STAR (category judged by committee)

Young T & Bugsey


Tones & I




This category recognises the best in news reporting or a news moment that really stood out in 2019, as suggested by LBC listeners.


This is the song that has enjoyed the most airplay across the Global group of stations in the period from December 12th 2018 – December 11th 2019. The winner will be revealed on the night of The Global Awards 2020 with