Global Awards

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Global Awards
Global Awards 2018 Logo.jpg
Venue Hammersmith Apollo
CountryUnited Kingdom
Hosted by Roman Kemp
Rochelle Humes
Myleene Klass
First awarded1 March 2018;15 months ago (2018-03-01)
Website Official website
Television/radio coverage
Network Capital FM
Capital TV (2018 ceremony only)
Heart TV (2018 ceremony only)
The Capital FM Website

The Global Awards are held by Global and reward music played on British radio stations including Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, LBC and Gold, with the awards categories reflecting the songs, artists, programmes and news aired on each station.

Global (company) British media company

Global is a British media company formed in 2007. It is the owner of the largest commercial radio company in Europe having expanded through a number of historical acquisitions, including Chrysalis Radio, GCap Media and GMG Radio. Global owns and operates seven core radio brands, all employing a national network strategy.

Capital (radio network) UK radio network

Capital is a network of eleven independent contemporary hit radio stations in the United Kingdom, broadcasting a mix of local and networked programming. Nine of the stations are owned and operated by Global, while the other two are owned and operated by Communicorp UK under franchise agreements.

Capital XTRA

Capital XTRA is a Global-owned radio station that began broadcasting from London on 96.9 and 107.1 MHz in the FM band in 1990; alongside DAB Digital Radio, Freesat, Sky, Virgin Media and online nowadays. It is a radio station that exclusively broadcasts contemporary Grime, Hip Hop and R'n'B music.


List of ceremonies

2018 1 March 2018 Hammersmith Apollo Capital FM
Capital TV
Heart TV
N/A Roman Kemp Rochelle Humes Myleene Klass
2019 7 March 2019 [1] Capital FM
Heart FM


The Global Awards 2018 ceremony was held on Thursday 1 March 2018 at London's Eventim Apollo.

It started at 7:30 pm and was shown live on Capital TV and Heart TV. It was also available to watch on the Capital FM Website, on all the socials and on the radio. The Capital FM Global Awards radio schedule was as follows: Backstage on Capital Drive Time from 4pm GMT until 7pm GMT and then JJ, live from backstage from 7pm GMT chatting to the guests. [2]

Capital TV was a British rolling-music television channel owned by Global as a visual brand extension of radio's Capital FM. The channel played current chart hits.

Heart TV was a British 24-hour pop music television channel owned by Global as a brand extension of radio's Heart network. The channel played music videos from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.

Performances and special appearances from Sam Smith, Rita Ora, Kasabian, Martin Garrix, Andrea Bocelli and Liam Payne. [3] [4]

Sam Smith (singer) English singer-songwriter

Samuel Frederick Smith is an English singer-songwriter. He rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch", which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. His subsequent feature—on Naughty Boy's "La La La"—earned him his first number one single in May 2013. In December 2013, he was nominated for the 2014 Brit Critics' Choice Award and the BBC's Sound of 2014 poll, both of which he won.

Rita Ora British singer and actress

Rita Sahatçiu Ora is an English singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to prominence in February 2012 when she featured on DJ Fresh's single "Hot Right Now", which reached number one in the UK. Her debut studio album, Ora, released in August 2012, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom. The album contained the UK number-one singles "R.I.P." and "How We Do (Party)". Ora was the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012, with three consecutive singles reaching the top position.

Kasabian English rock band

Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members were vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Chris Karloff, and bassist Chris Edwards. The band's line-up was completed by drummer Ian Matthews in 2004 after a string of session drummers. Karloff left the band in 2006 and founded a new band called Black Onassis. Jay Mehler joined as touring lead guitarist in 2006. Mehler left the band for Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye in 2013, to be replaced by Tim Carter. In 2010 and 2014, Kasabian won the Q Awards for "Best Act in the World Today", while they were also named "Best Live Act" at the 2014 Q Awards and the 2007 and 2018 NME Awards. The band's music is often described as "indie rock", but Pizzorno has said he "hates indie bands" and does not feel Kasabian fit into that category.

Roman Kemp, Rochelle Humes and Myleene Klass hosted the ceremony. [5] [6]

Roman Kemp is an English radio host and presenter for national radio network Capital FM.

Rochelle Humes English singer and television presenter

Rochelle Eulah Eileen Humes is an English singer and television presenter, best known for her work in pop groups S Club Juniors and The Saturdays where she serves as a vocalist. Humes has achieved six Top 10 hits with S Club 8 and thirteen Top 10 hits with girl group The Saturdays, including number-one hit ‘What About Us’.

Myleene Klass English singer, pianist, media personality and model

Myleene Angela Klass is a British singer, pianist, and model. She was a member of the pop group Hear'Say, which released two studio albums and four singles, the first two of which reached number one in the UK singles chart. Klass independently released two solo classical crossover albums in 2003 and 2007.


The Global Awards 2019 with brought together all Global’s radio stations including Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Gold and LBC to celebrate the biggest and best-loved stars of music, news and entertainment on one huge night at London’s Eventim Apollo on March 7th. [7]

There were performances and guest appearances from Little Mix, Lang Lang, Blossoms, Anne-Marie, Mark Ronson and Mabel. [7] [8] Roman Kemp, Rochelle Humes and Myleene Klass returned to host the ceremony. [9]



Voting procedure

According to the Global Awards website, the voters use a secure online website to vote. [10] Each voter is allowed to vote up to 5 times.

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2018 Global Awards

The 2018 Global Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, 1 March 2018 at London's Eventim Apollo. It started at 7:30 pm and was shown live on Capital TV and Heart TV. It was also available to watch on the Capital FM Website, on all the socials and on the radio. The Capital FM Global Awards radio schedule was as follows: Backstage on Capital Drive Time from 4pm GMT until 7pm GMT and then JJ, live from backstage from 7pm GMT chatting to the guests.

The 2019 Global Awards ceremony was held on Thursday 7 March 2019 at London's Eventim Apollo and was sponsored by


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