Global Awards 2020: all the nominated classical artists

5 February 2020, 09:00 | Updated: 26 February 2020, 16:25

Global Awards 2020 Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Gareth Malone, MILOŠ, Alma Deutscher and Russell Watson have been nominated in the Best Classical Artist category
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Gareth Malone, MILOŠ, Alma Deutscher and Russell Watson have been nominated in the Best Classical Artist category. Picture: John Davis / PA

By Rosie Pentreath

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Gareth Malone, MILOŠ, Alma Deutscher and Russell Watson have been nominated in the Best Classical Artist category.

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, choirmaster Gareth Malone, and guitarist MILOŠ have been nominated for Best Classical Artist in the Global Awards 2020 with

Also shortlisted for the award are composer and pianist Alma Deutscher and singer Russell Watson, who will also perform on the night.

The Best Classical Artist category is publicly voted.

As well as shortlisted classical nominees, Global today (5 February) reveals the shortlists for the other categories in The Global Awards 2020 with

The public and a panel of industry experts voted for their favourite artists across genres in a host of popular categories to create the shortlist.

The awards bring together all Global’s radio stations including Classic FM, Smooth, Gold, Heart, Radio X, Capital, Capital XTRA and LBC, to celebrate the biggest stars of music, news and entertainment across a wide range of genres. The categories reflect the music, programmes, podcasts and news aired on Global’s radio stations and the Global Player app.

Read more: Aled Jones and Russell Watson to perform at the Global Awards 2020 >

After a huge year, 23-year-old Scottish superstar Lewis Capaldi joins one of the biggest selling artists on the planet, Ed Sheeran in receiving the most Global Awards nominations. Both are nominated in the Best Male, Best British Act, Best Mass Appeal Artist and Best Song of 2019 categories respectively.

Canadian singer-songwriter, Shawn Mendes is also among the second most nominated artists. He receives nominations for Best Male, Best Pop and Best Song of 2019 for ‘Señorita’ with Camila Cabello.

See full list of nominees below.

Aled Jones and Russell Watson have been announced among the performers at this year’s ceremony. Both singers were nominated in the Best Classical Artist longlist category.

Taking place on Thursday, March 5 at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo, this year’s Global Awards will also feature performances from Ellie Goulding, Tones and I, and Best British Act nominee Aitch.

For access requirements, please contact the venue on 020 8563 3800. 

Ashley Tabor-King OBE, Global’s Founder & Executive President, said: “Today is one of the most exciting days in the awards season calendar, as we reveal who’s made the shortlist for this year’s Global Awards with

“This unique event gives us an opportunity to celebrate the world’s most talented artists and honour the nation’s favourite stars across a whole host of genres.

“With the hottest stars from across the globe including Camila Cabello, Tones and I and Ellie Goulding set to perform, the ceremony on 5th March promises to be a night like no other!”

The winners will be crowned in front of stars and fans of music, news and entertainment alike on Thursday March 5th 2020.

Global Awards 2020 – full list of nominees

BEST GROUP (category judged by committee)
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
Little Mix

BEST MALE (category judged by committee)
Ed Sheeran
Shawn Mendes
Lewis Capaldi
Harry Styles

BEST FEMALE (category judged by committee)
Dua Lipa
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello

BEST PODCAST (category judged by public vote)
My Dad Wrote A Porno
Sh**ged Married Annoyed
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
YouTuber News
The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast

BEST BRITISH ACT (judged by committee)
Ed Sheeran
Lewis Capaldi
Sam Smith
Dua Lipa

BEST CLASSICAL ARTIST (category judged by public vote)
Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Gareth Malone
Alma Deutscher
Russell Watson

BEST HIP HOP OR R&B (category judged by public vote)
Post Malone
Chris Brown

BEST INDIE ACT (category judged by committee)
Sam Fender
The 1975
Twenty One Pilots
Florence & The Machine

BEST POP (category judged by committee)
Shawn Mendes
Dua Lipa
Jax Jones
Tones & I
Rita Ora

BEST MASS APPEAL ARTIST (category judged by committee)
Ed Sheeran
Tom Walker
Lewis Capaldi
Taylor Swift
Freya Ridings

BEST SONG OF 2019 with METRO (category judged by public vote) – includes the five most played songs of 2019 from The Official Big Top 40, the UK’s biggest chart show.
P!nk - Walk Me Home
Harry Styles - Lights Up
Panic! At The Disco - High Hopes
Aitch - Taste (Make It Shake)
Billie Eilish - bad guy
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
Tones & I – Dance Monkey
Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Senorita
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved

RISING STAR (category judged by committee)
Young T & Bugsey
Tones & I

This category recognises the best in news reporting or a news moment that really stood out in 2019, as suggested by LBC listeners.

This is the song that has enjoyed the most airplay across the Global group of stations in the period from December 12th 2018 – December 11th 2019. The winner will be revealed on the night of The Global Awards 2020 with