The Global Awards 2018: shortlist announced, vote now!

7 February 2018, 06:00

Global Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced

The final round of voting is now open for The Global Awards 2018! Vote for your favourite artists from the shortlist.

The Global Awards brings together all of Global’s radio stations and nominees from a host of genres of music, and it’s up to you to decide who will walk away with Best Song, Best Male, Best Female and Best British Artist or Group at 2018’s awards. 

Voting is now closed!

See all the nominees by downloading the Global Player app and selecting ‘Global Awards’ in the bottom menu or go to

The full list of categories is as follows:

  • Best Song (public vote)
  • Best Group (public vote)
  • Best Male (public vote)
  • Best Female (public vote)
  • Best British Artist or Group (public vote)
  • Best News Moment, Interview or Debate (public entry to determine shortlist)
  • Rising Star Award
  • Best Classical Artist
  • Most Played Song
  • Mass Appeal Award
  • Social Media Superstar
  • Best RnB, Hip Hop or Grime
  • Best Pop Dance
  • Best Indie
  • Best Pop
  • The Global Special Award

The Global Awards will bring together all Global’s radio stations including Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Gold and LBC, with the categories reflecting the music, programmes and news aired on the stations.

The first ever star-studded show will take place in front of fans and stars alike on 1 March 2018 at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith and promises to be an extraordinary night with performances and special appearances from some of the world’s greatest artists including Sam Smith, Rita Ora, Kasabian, Andrea Bocelli and Martin Garrix.
Ashley Tabor OBE, Global’s Founder & Executive President, said: “We’ve created The Global Awards to celebrate stars of music, news & entertainment in the UK and around the world and we’re delighted to share the details of the categories and the long lists, and open the public vote, today.  Some of the world’s greatest artists, bands and songs have been selected and I can’t wait to see who the public decide to honour on the big night.  Don’t let your favourite artist miss out – get voting now!”

Tickets are now sold out for this event.