LITTLE MIX, ARIANA GRANDE, STORMZY & LEWIS CAPALDI AMONG WINNERS AT BBC RADIO 1’s TEEN AWARDS

The show will be broadcast on Saturday 30 November on Radio 1 (12-1pm) and BBC Two (4-5pm)

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Ariana Grande, Stormzy, Little Mix and Lewis Capaldi were among the winners at BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards, which took place in London today.

Now in its tenth year, this year’s awards were hosted by Greg James, Maya Jama and Mollie King and featured live performances from YUNGBLUD, AJ Tracey and Jax Jones.

The star-studded event took place at Television Centre in front of an exclusive audience of 500 Radio 1 fans, and saw Radio 1’s Teen Heroes of 2019 collect their awards alongside some of the UK’s most-loved music, film and TV stars.



Ariana Grande picked up the award for Best International Solo Artist, gaining the most votes in her category against pop powerhouses Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes and Taylor Swift.

Stormzy was up against Aitch, AJ Tracey, Dave and Skepta in his category but walked away with the coveted title of Best British Rapper, while Lewis Capaldi won both Best British Singer and Best Single award for ‘Someone You Loved, which spent seven consecutive weeks at number one in the UK charts.

Best Group was awarded to Little Mix, who came out on top against The 1975, BROCKHAMPTON, Jonas Brothers and twenty one pilots.

Avengers: Endgame was awarded Best Film, whilst sci-fi favourite Stranger Things claimed the accolade for Best TV Programme ahead of other teen favourites Love Island, Derry Girls, Killing Eve and Fleabag.



Full list of winners:

Best Group - Little Mix
Best British Singer - Lewis Capaldi
Best British Rapper - Stormzy
Best International Solo Artist - Ariana Grande
Best Single - Someone You Loved (Lewis Capaldi)
Best Film - Avengers Endgame
Best TV Show - Stranger Things



18-year-old boxer Caroline Dubois was also crowned BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. The World Youth and Youth Olympic champion took up boxing at just nine years old and has her sights set on the Tokyo Olympics next year.

The show will be broadcast on Saturday 30 November on Radio 1 (12-1pm) and BBC Two (4-5pm). Highlights will be available to watch later on Radio 1’s iPlayer and YouTube channels.
Radio 1’s Teen Heroes of 2019

Hazel

12 year-old Hazel lives with a rare genetic disorder called Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) which limits the body’s ability to repair damage caused by UV light. After being diagnosed at age 3 Hazel was advised by doctors to stay indoors indefinitely, but she has since learnt how to manage the condition safely in her daily life with support from charities and specialist clinics. Hazel has raised awareness of XP by making a film and giving talks to schools in her local area, and has raised £2000 for the charity that supported her by climbing the 900m high Ben Lomond earlier this year in her protective clothing.

Rachel

Rachel, aged 17, campaigns for change and better futures for young people in the UK. She is a volunteer for her local youth council and a member of the UK Youth Parliament, and has won a Diana Award for her work towards tackling cyber bullying. Rachel is also chair of the UK Youth Select Committee, which this year has been focussed on knife crime.

Scarlett

14 year-old Scarlett is a young carer to her mother, older sister and grandmother. Both Scarlett and her mum have an incurable nerve condition called HNPP, which can make everyday activities like carrying shopping bags extremely painful. As well as helping her mum, Scarlett cares for her sister, who has type 1 diabetes, and her grandmother, who has depression. A typical day for Scarlett, who also has autism, includes house chores, gardening, walking her grandmother to church and entertaining the other church goers.

Source BBC Radio 1

November 24, 2019 3:31pm ET by BBC Radio 1  

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