The 1975, Coldplay, and Izzy Bizu were also presented with an award
Cai Trefor

22:11 12th December 2016

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Adele won Song Of The Year for 'Hello' and BBC 2 Radio Album of the Year for '25' at BBC Music Awards tonight (12 December).

She was also nominated in the artist of the year category but was pipped to the chase by Chris Martin's Coldplay, who also beat David Bowie to get the award.

The 1975 won the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Performance Of The Year for their cover of One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful'.

In his acceptance speech Healy said: "We didn't write it but we can' take much credit [...] I want to thank Tadio 1 for everything they've been intrinsic to our success.

The 1975 and co. kicked off the live music of the evening with 'The Sound'. They behaved themselves relatively well compared to The Mercury Prize, which saw Healy parading into the crowd and necking a bottle of red wine. They were professional, tight, and exhibited an infectious groove with hook-laden melodies that justify why they've come so high up in the end of year polls across the board.

The award for BBC Music Introducing Artist of The Year, was already announced as Izzy Bizu, but nevertheless celebrated with a presentation of how great she is.Craig David was among celebrities praising her as a future star. Bizu also gave a dazzling performance and showcased her ability to offer a new avenue in pop music that doesn't feel overly trodden - she'll go far with her debut album next year.

The event wasn't overloaded with nominations, keeping it relatively trim with five categories - no one likes overly long speeches one after another at an event anyway. THe night felt more driven by the live element

Of those the highlights were Craig David as he got an ecstatic crowd response when he surprised the crowd by playing 'Rewind'. "Sometimes you’ve got to go back to look forward," he said after playing it. Reflecting on his plans for the future in a post gig interview with presenter Fearne Cotton he said: "I'm writing songs going out there and performing and giving everything I possibly can when I'm on stage."

Zara Larsson gave a dazzling performance that implies she has the power to dominate the charts for a lot longer than just 2016. The 18-year-old Swede had the unique idea of starting her performance from the green room and having the cameras follow her back stage until arriving on stage and connecting with her fellow dancers who she bounced off superbly. A truly great pop act for the future.

Emeli Sande, Kaiser Chief, Lukas Graham, John Legend, and Robbie Williams were among the other performers.

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Photo: Wenn