The Global Awards will return this year for their fifth ceremony. The awards, held by Global the Media and Entertainment Group, are set to reveal the winners on Thursday 14th April 2022. On Tuesday 5th April, Europe’s largest commercial radio company announced the nominees for this year’s categories.
The annual award ceremony aims to celebrate the artists and podcasters who have seen great success during the year. The categories are based on the material played within Global’s radio stations and the Global player. Ashley Tabor-King OBE, Global’s Founder and Executive President has given the following statement concerning the upcoming event, “The Global Awards brings together all Global’s radio brands in celebration of the world’s most talented artists and broadcasters. We’ll be honouring the achievements of some of our listeners’ favourite artists, bands, DJs, podcasters and some of music’s brightest rising stars, across a whole host of genres.”
Leading the way in nominations are Anne-Marie and Becky Hill; both have been elected for four individual categories. English singer Anne-Marie is in the running for Best Female, Best Pop, Best British Act and the coveted Best Mass Appeal Artist award. Hill is also nominated for Best Female, Best British Act, Best Pop, the “My Heat Goes” singer claims her fourth nomination for the Rising Star Award.
Joining the list of nominees for the Rising Star Award are a host of music’s most promising and successful new artists including A1 X J1, Arrdee, Mimi Webb, Olivia Rodrigo, Tate Mcrae and Tom Grennan. Rodrigo can be seen within more than one category; the “Good 4 u” singer is also pitted against Anne-Marie, Hill and megastar Adele for the Best Female award. The ”Easy On Me” hitmaker is also enjoying numerous nominations, scoring a hat trick and receiving further nominations for Best British Act and Best Mass Appeal Artist. Another British artist has received three nominations; Ed Sheeran has been elected for Best Male, Best British Act and Best Mass Appeal Artist awards.
The Best Mass Appeal Artist award has remained a mainstay category since the event’s inaugural year; this year marks Sheeran’s third nomination for the prize. The “Bad Habits” singer was amongst the award’s first nominees in 2018, Sheeran was nominated for a second time in 2020. Joining the British singer in the race to win the award at this year’s ceremony are Sir Elton John, Adele, Coldplay and Anne-Marie.
This announcement confirming this year’s nominees included another top contender; British group Coldplay join Sheeran to secure nominations in three categories. Along with The Best Mass Appeal award, the band are also in the running for Best British Act and Best Group. Joining Coldplay, Adele, Sheeran, Anne-Marie and Becky Hill in the list for Best British Act are Dave, KSI, Sam Fender and Years Years. Amongst those joining Coldplay within Best Group are Biffy Clyro, BTS, D-block Europe, Jonas Brothers and British girl group Little Mix.
Music fans will be able to attend the event online, on-air and via the Global Player. The winners will be announced on Thursday 14th April 2022 across Global’s radio stations.