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BBC Music Awards 2015 ‘Song of the Year’ shortlist announced

The BBC has announced the ten songs shortlisted to win Song of the Year at the BBC Music Awards 2015, taking place on Thursday 10 December at The Genting Arena in Birmingham.

The voting will open to the public on Wednesday, December 9 before the result is revealed and the Song of the Year winner is crowned during Thursday night’s ceremony.

Voted for by members of the public and made up of songs from some of the biggest names in popular music, the songs shortlisted have had the most airplay across the BBC’s music radio networks over the last 12 months. 

Song of the Year Shortlist:

Ed Sheeran - Bloodstream
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Hozier - Take Me To Church
Jason Derulo - Want To Want Me
Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand
Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ - Lean On
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
OMI - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)
The Weeknd - Can’t Feel My Face
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth - See You Again 

On Wednesday 9 December voting opens to the public. Votes must be cast between 7am and 8pm and can be submitted via SMS or online at

On Thursday 10 December, the winning song will be announced as the award is presented at this year’s BBC Music Awards, hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton. The show will be broadcast that evening at 8pm on BBC One, BBC Radio 2 and at with Radio 1 bringing listeners all the backstage action and activity from the event as it happens live between 4 -7pm.

Out of the five awards at this year’s event, Song of the Year is the only accolade voted for by the public. It will be presented during the star-studded event with the biggest and most iconic UK and international artists alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra, including stellar performances from the likes of Ellie Goulding, Faithless, Hozier, James Bay, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, OMI, One Direction, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Rod Stewart and The Shires.

Multi-talented, multi- instrumentalist Jack Garratt will also perform, as well as being crowned as BBC Introducing Artist of the Year. Three other awards will be presented on the night as decided by the BBC Music panel: British Artist of the Year, International Artist of the Year and, new for 2015, the BBC Live Performance of the Year award - which will be given to the band or artist who has delivered THE stand out BBC Music live moment of 2015.

On the morning of Wednesday 9th December, BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw and BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans will be encouraging listeners to vote for Song of the Year on their respective breakfast shows alongside reminders on the two networks throughout the day. BBC One’s The One Show will then play out a final promotion of the vote shortly before voting closes at 8pm.

Bob Shennan, Controller Radio 2, 6 Music, Asian Network and Director BBC Music said: “This impressive shortlist for Song Of The Year shows what our audiences have been listening to the most throughout the year across the BBC’s music radio networks. Voting for the Song of the Year award means our audiences can get involved and tell us what their standout track is from some of the year’s biggest artists.”

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