Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams came out as big winners at the first ever BBC Music Awards in London.
The 23-year old singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran took home the British Artist of the Year while US producer Pharrell won Best International Artist of the Year in the inaugural event hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton which took place at Earls Court in front of a live audience of 13,500 people. Pharrell also won the Song of the Year for his song “Happy”.
Catfish and the Bottlemen were also winners after being presented with a BBC Introducing Award.
The ceremony also saw performances from One Direction, Take That, Clean bandit, Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris and Coldplay.
Ella Henderson teamed up with Labrinth to duet on “Jealous” and “Ghost” while Tom Jones and Paloma Faith surprised the crowd by joining forces for a rendition of “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys.
Ed Sheeran also played a rousing rendition of his Pharrell-produced single, Sing, using just a guitar and loop pedal.
Here is the full list of winners:
British Artist of the Year
Ed Sheeran – WINNER!
International Artist of the Year
Pharrell Williams – WINNER
Song of the Year
Clean Bandit – ‘Rather Be’
Lorde – ‘Royals’
Sam Smith – ‘Money on My Mind’
Ed Sheeran – ‘Sing’
Ella Henderson – ‘Ghost’
Pharrell Williams -‘Happy’ – WINNER
Coldplay – ‘A Sky Full of Stars’
George Ezra – ‘Budapest’
Kiesza – ‘Hideaway’
Nico & Vinz – ‘Am I Wrong’
BBC Introducing Award
Catfish and the Bottlemen – WINNER!