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|BBC Music Awards|
BBC Music Awards 2014
|Awarded for||Best in popular music from the last 12 months|
|Presented by||BBC Music|
|First awarded||11 December 2014|
|Last awarded||8 December 2017|
|Website||BBC Music Awards|
|Runtime||120 minutes (2014–15)|
90 minutes (2016)
60 minutes (2017)
The BBC Music Awards are the BBC's annual pop music awards, held every December, as a celebration of the musical achievements over the past twelve months. The event is coordinated by the BBC's music division, BBC Music. An awards ceremony took place for the first three years which were broadcast live on BBC One.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London, and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees. It employs over 20,950 staff in total, 16,672 of whom are in public sector broadcasting. The total number of staff is 35,402 when part-time, flexible, and fixed-contract staff are included.
BBC Music is an umbrella title used by the BBC to collect together its music output. Officially it is a part of the BBC's Radio operational division and is directly responsible to Helen Boaden ; however, its remit also includes music used in television and online services. It was established in its current form in 2014; however, the BBC had already been using the BBC Music brand to refer to its online music content and some live events beforehand, including a now defunct record label. The current director of music is Bob Shennan, who is also the controller of BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music and the BBC Asian Network.
BBC One is the first and principal television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. It was launched on 2 November 1936 as the BBC Television Service, and was the world's first regular television service with a high level of image resolution. It was renamed BBC TV in 1960, using this name until the launch of the second BBC channel BBC2 in 1964, whereupon the BBC TV channel became known as BBC1, with the current spelling adopted in 1997.
The inaugural BBC Music Awards was held on 11 December 2014, broadcast live simultaneously across BBC One, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2. It was held at London's Earl's Court and presented by BBC Radio's Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton.
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Earls Court Exhibition Centre was a major international exhibition and events venue just west of central London. At its peak it is said to have generated a £2 billion turnover for the economy. It replaced exhibition and entertainment grounds, originally opened in 1887, with an art moderne structure built between 1935 and 1937. With the active support of London Mayor, Boris Johnson, in an attempt to create Europe's "largest regeneration scheme", its proposed heritage listing was refused after it was acquired by developers, who promptly in 2008 applied for and were granted a Certificate of Immunity from Listing by English Heritage, and its demolition was duly completed in 2017. The area has since returned to its former state of "waste ground" only with an adjacent devastated Green corridor.
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|Year||Date||Venue||Broadcast||BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year||Hosts|
|2014||11 December||Earls Court Exhibition Centre|| BBC One |
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 2
|Catfish and the Bottlemen||Fearne Cotton||Chris Evans|
|2015||10 December||Genting Arena||Jack Garratt|
|2016||12 December||ExCeL London||Izzy Bizu||Claudia Winkleman|
|2017||8 December||No awards ceremony||BBC Two||Declan McKenna||Clara Amfo|
|2014||Coldplay, Labrinth, Ella Henderson, Clean Bandit, Love Ssega, Jess Glynne, George Ezra, Gregory Porter, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, John Newman, Ellie Goulding, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Paloma Faith, Sigma, Take That, will.i.am, Cody Wise, Tom Jones and the BBC Concert Orchestra|
|2015||One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Stereophonics, Hozier, Little Mix, Omi, Jess Glynne, James Bay, Jack Garratt, The Shires, Paul Heaton, Jacqui Abbott, Years and Years, Faithless and Rod Stewart|
|2016||The 1975, Lukas Graham, Emeli Sandé, Coldplay, John Legend, Izzy Bizu, Kaiser Chiefs, Craig David, Zara Larsson and Robbie Williams|
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