Adele has taken home the title of Song of the Year and Album of the Year at tonight’s BBC Music Awards.
The singer, who was unable to attend the awards due to being on tour, won Song of the Year for her comeback track ‘Hello’. In the process, she beat off stiff competition from nine other artists including Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and DNCE.
Adele’s 10x Platinum selling album 25 also took home the title of Album of the Year, beating Coldplay, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Michael Kiwanuka and Rick Astley.
In a message, she said: “I’m so sorry I’m not there. I’ll be home soon and I can’t wait. It’s been a long year on the road and this makes me feel a little less homesick.”
Unfortunately, Adele was denied a third award for Artist of the Year, which was instead won by Coldplay. The band, who were also unable to attend, sent a video message from Australia. They said: “We just got told about winning this beautiful BBC Artist of the Year award. Sorry we’re not there, we are about to go on stage in Australia.
“Look at all those people and we love you and we are so grateful and we’ll see you so soon. Thank you so much and goodbye.”
The 1975 were awarded with the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Performance of the Year award, for their cover of One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’. Izzy Bizu also took home an award for BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year.
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As well as the awards, a string of performers took to the stage. The 1975 kicked off proceedings with a performance of their hit ‘The Sound’. Lukas Graham, Emeli Sandé, John Legend, Kaiser Chiefs, Izzy Bizu, Craig David and Zara Larsson also provided exceptional performances, before the iconic Robbie Williams closed the show.
Missed the show? Catch up with all the goings on over on the BBC Music Awards website.