Adele wins big at BBC Music Awards
Adele was the big winner at the BBC Music Awards on Thursday night (10.12.15), while Hozier proved to be the most popular artist with the public.
The 'Hello' hitmaker made her triumphant return to the music scene 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 it to the ceremony at Birmingham's Genting Arena and pre-recorded her acceptance speech.
She 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 music lovers - the only award at the ceremony voted for by the public.
Speaking after his win, Hozier - who also performed on the night - told BANG Showbiz: "It's great (to be honoured). 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."
Elsewhere, Taylor Swift was named International Artist of the Year, while Jack Garratt took home the BBC Introducing Artist of the Year
accolade at the ceremony - which was hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton.
BBC Music Awards full list of 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