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Adele and Hozier win at BBC Music Awards

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Adele and Hozier win at BBC Music Awards

Adele was the big winner at last night's (10.12.15) BBC Music Awards.

The 'Hello' hitmaker made her triumphant return to music this year and was honoured with two gongs for British Artist of the Year and BBC Live Performance of the Year for her show 'Adele At The BBC, A BBC One Special'.

However, she was unable to make the ceremony at Birmingham's Genting Arena and said in a video message: "Sorry I'm not there, I'm absolutely gutted but thanks so much for my award. Thank you so, so much. I hope you're all having a wonderful night."

Another winner on the night was Hozier, whose track 'Take Me To Church' was crowned Song Of The Year by the public.

Speaking after his win, he told BANG Showbiz: "It's great [to win]. I was watching the list of songs and there was 'Uptown Funk' so really, I didn't expect to become the winner of this award. I'm absolutely thrilled.

"I'm in two minds about [the success of 'Take Me To Church'. I don't see it'd be worth to try to write the same song that you've written before. I never expected a commercial success, not to this scale, and it was sort of set out for it, I suppose. What I did was to trust my guts this first time around so I'll just try and do that again."

The 25-year-old musician went on to praise Adele's "unique vocal ability".

He added: "I've got huge amount of respect for Adele. It's someone who's very true to herself. She's got a unique vocal ability, and a unique phrasing ability, and delivers so much in her vocal performances. So, you never know."

Full list of BBC Music Award winners:

International Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift

BBC Live Performance of the Year: Adele

Song of the Year: 'Take Me to Church', Hozier

BBC Introducing Artist of the Year: Jack Garratt

British Artist of the Year: Adele