Izzy Bizu, Coldplay among winners at BBC Music Awards


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Izzy Bizu was named Young Artist of the Year at the BBC Music Awards.

The singer-songwriter picked up the prize after the release of her debut album A Moment Of Madness in September.

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

Beating renowned artists Craig David, Emeli Sande and Usher to the top spot, they accepted the award from Pixie Lott and Rick Astley.

The 1975 (Ian West/PA)
The 1975 (Ian West/PA)

They said: "We want to thank Radio 1 for everything. We are very humbled, have a lovely evening, and thank-you so much."

Craig then took to the stage with a special treat for his early fans - a performance of his 1999 hit Rewind.

Much-loved UK band Coldplay were presented with the prize for British artist of the year - and they accepted the award all the way from Melbourne, Australia.

Unable to be at the London event, as they stepped on to the stage on the last leg of their A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, they spoke to the audience via video.

Frontman Chris Martin said: "We just got told about winning this beautiful award and we are sorry we're not there, we are about to go on stage in Australia.

"Look at all those people - we love you and we are so grateful and we'll see you so soon."

Rounding up the awards for the evening, Adele also scooped the prize for song of the year for Hello.

She beat Alessia Cara's Here, Coldplay's Hymn For The Weekend, Dnce's Cake By The Ocean, Drake ft Kyla and Wizkid's One Dance and Justin Bieber's Sorry to the award, making her the most decorated artist in the awards' history.

Adele (Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images)

Former Spice Girl Geri Horner presented the gong, reading out a special thank-you and Christmas message from Adele.

Robbie Williams then finished the show with a performance of one of his latest tracks, Sensational.