BBC Music and BBC Two present The Year In Music 2017

BBC Music presents The Year in Music 2017, a one hour special for BBC Two on Friday 8 December at 9pm, hosted by Claudia Winkleman with guest presenter Clara Amfo, which will feature this year’s BBC Music Awards.

Produced by BBC Studios, musicians and broadcasters will talk about the musical year, giving their views on the highs and lows in the world of music over the last 12 months, including the greatest performances and the biggest stories.

Contributors include Stormzy, Foo Fighters, Nile Rodgers, Rag'n'Bone Man, Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa, Sampha, George Ezra, Blossoms, Nick Grimshaw, Mistajam and Jo Whiley, amongst others.

The studio-based show will feature a specially shot performance by nominee, Rag'n'Bone Man, with interviews and films focussing on the biggest events that had everyone talking in 2017.

Claudia Winkleman says: "I can’t wait to take a look back and celebrate a great year in music with the very brilliant Clara."

Clara Amfo says: “2017 has been a huge year in music for both fresh and established artists, I’m really looking forward to hanging out with Claudia to look back at what it has given us, before we enter in to what I’m sure will be an even bigger new musical year.”

Within the show, the 2017 BBC Music Awards will be presented to this year’s winners. The Awards consist of four categories, with three of the winners being revealed during the show. The BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year will be announced in the coming weeks.

The categories and nominees are:

Artist of the Year

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Harry Styles
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lorde
  • Rag'n'Bone Man
  • Stormzy

British Album of the Year

  • Calvin Harris - Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
  • Ed Sheeran - ÷
  • Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa
  • Rag'n'Bone Man - Human
  • Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer
  • The xx - I See You

Live Performance of the Year

  • Boy Better Know - Glastonbury
  • Depeche Mode - Glasgow Barrowlands, 6 Music Festival
  • Foo Fighters - Glastonbury
  • Katy Perry - Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017
  • Chic feat. Nile Rodgers - Glastonbury
  • U2 - The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

Patrick Holland, Channel Controller, BBC Two says: “This promises to be a real treat on BBC Two, recognising and reviewing the very best acts from a great year in music through the BBC Awards.”

James Stirling, Editor, BBC Music: “Music on BBC television has gone from strength to strength in 2017, with a record breaking 23 million viewers watching Glastonbury and the country coming together for the TV and radio simulcast of One Love Manchester, providing one of the most watched, and poignant, broadcast moments of 2017. This programme will revisit the music stories of the year, told by the musicians at the heart of them. ”

The Year In Music 2017 is a BBC Studios production and was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Channel Editor, BBC Two; Jan Younghusband, Head of BBC Music TV Commissioning, and James Stirling, Editor, BBC Music. The executive producer is Phil Dolling, Head of Events, BBC Studios, and the producer is Dione Newton.

To qualify for nomination, artists must have had a significant impact from 1 January to 1 October 2017. For the Artist and Album award categories, the panel comprised of the daytime radio presenters for the BBC’s main pop music networks (Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2) from early breakfast until the evening shows (5am-10pm), and a BBC panel comprised of BBC Music and BBC Radio executives. The panel for the Live Performance and BBC Music Introducing award comprised BBC Music and BBC Radio executives.

November 22, 2017 11:14am by BBC TWO  

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