BBC
By Megan Gibson
December 12, 2014

The first ever BBC Music Awards took place in London on Thursday night and Pharrell Williams cleaned up.

The awards show handed out a mere four prizes but the singer-producer won both Best International Artist and Song of the Year for his hit single “Happy.” Accepting the award for Song of the Year from Los Angeles, Williams said, “I just thank you guys for supporting me and giving me the room to be creative. Seriously, God bless the U.K.”

The evening’s other awards went to Ed Sheeran, who snagged British Act of the Year, and Welsh rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen, who won the Introducing Award for best new act. All of the awards were chosen by a BBC selected panel of music insiders, except for Song of the Year, which was chosen by public vote.

Apart from the awards, the slickly-polished show included performances by Sheeran, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Coldplay, One Direction, Ellie Goudling and Tom Jones.

[BBC]

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