David Bowie up for BBC Music British Artist award

David Bowie up for BBC Music British Artist award


David Bowie has been posthumously nominated for the British artist of the year prize at the BBC Music Awards.

The celebrated singer, who died in January aged 69, is joined by Adele, Calvin Harris, Coldplay and Jess Glynne on the five-strong shortlist.

Adele was named British artist of the year in 2015, one of the two awards she won at last year's event.

This year's awards, to be broadcast live on BBC One, will be held at the ExCel in London on 12 December.

Bowie's nomination follows his surprise omission from the album of the year shortlist announced last month.


Blackstar, his final release, had been tipped for inclusion but was shut out by Rick Astley's 50, Adele's 25 and three other titles.

Kaiser Chiefs, Craig David, John Legend and Robbie Williams are among the performers at this year's ceremony.

It was announced last week that pop singer Izzy Bizu will be crowned BBC Introducing artist of the year at the event.

David Bowie up for BBC Music British Artist award

David Bowie up for BBC Music British Artist award



Add Comment

all comments

  Other news

more
Mark Zuckerberg tells Harvard grads: we need a new social contract

Mark Zuckerberg tells Harvard grads: we need a new social contract..

25-May, 20:01

Facebook CEO and one of Harvard's most famous dropouts Mark Zuckerberg,...

Lauren Goodger flaunts slim figure in bikini video to deny that she has gained weight and insists that 'unflattering' paparazzi shots of her body are edited to make her look 'four times the size'

Lauren Goodger flaunts slim figure in bikini video to deny that she has gained weight and..

25-May, 15:09

Posing by a pool in a bright blue bikini with pink strings, Lauren...

Channel 4's new series Ackley Bridge cuts 'fake bomb hoax' scene in last-minute edit in light of Ariana Grande Manchester terror attack

Channel 4's new series Ackley Bridge cuts 'fake bomb hoax' scene in last-minute edit in light..

25-May, 08:32

On Monday night 22 people were killed and more than 59 people were...

The Queen meets with young victims at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital after terror attack at Ariana Grande concert

The Queen meets with young victims at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital after terror attack..

25-May, 08:32

Her Majesty The Queen has visited the victims of the Manchester Arena...

Lebanon appoints a new army chief, ending 2-year impasse

Lebanon appoints a new army chief, ending 2-year impasse..

08-Mar, 08:56

Lebanon's Cabinet has named a new army commander, ending a two-year...

Hundreds missing in Boko Haram's biggest abduction of kids

Hundreds missing in Boko Haram's biggest abduction of kids..

30-Mar, 11:53

Human Rights Watch says hundreds of children remain missing while...

Ericsson Falls to $180 Million Q4 Loss in Weak Market

Ericsson Falls to $180 Million Q4 Loss in Weak Market..

26-Jan, 08:26

Swedish mobile networks company Ericsson has reported a fourth-quarter...

Democrats' new chair on electoral mistakes: 'We ignored rural swaths of America'

Democrats' new chair on electoral mistakes: 'We ignored rural swaths of America'..

26-Feb, 13:50

The new chair of the Democratic National Committee acknowledged the party...