The Global Awards 2022: All the winners revealed

14 April 2022, 07:00

Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

Ed Sheeran was the biggest winner of the night with three awards

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The winners of The Global Awards 2022 were revealed today (April 14), with Ed Sheeran picking up three awards.

Now in its fifth year, The Global Awards brings together Global’s radio stations; Capital, Heart, Smooth, Classic FM, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Capital Dance and Gold, as well as Global Player, to honour the biggest stars of music, podcasting and entertainment. Global today revealed the 2022 winners on air, online and on Global Player to fans.

With his fourth solo album, ‘=’, released in 2021 to critical acclaim, Ed Sheeran won big at The Global Awards 2022, being named Best Male and Best British Artist, with Bad Habits’ revealed as the Most Played Song across Global’s radio stations in 2021.

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran. Picture: Global

Also celebrating wins are Anne-Marie, who was named Best Female, Dave who was awarded Best Hip Hop or R&B and Sam Fender who won Best Indie. Coldplay were honoured with the Best Group prize.

Mimi Webb was named Rising Star, following in the footsteps of previous winners Joel Corry, Mabel, Aitch and Halsey, in recognition of her breakthrough success.

John Williams was awarded Best Classical Artist while Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally’s chart-topping My Therapist Ghosted Me was named Best Podcast.

American artist Lil Nas X, whose debut album, Montero, arrived last September and who recently teased new music on Twitter, was given a special award for creativity.

Justin Bieber was named Best Pop, Elton John was celebrated in the Mass Appeal category, and Diplo was crowned Best Dance Act.

Commenting on his triple Global Award win, Ed Sheeran said: “Thank you so much for my Best Male Award, this is really cool, thank you Global for all the support, thank you Ashley it’s been a long journey and thank you from day one for being so supportive. And then also Best British Act, I’m very honoured to be part of the British music industry, it’s a very incredible landscape to be part of at the moment, and it has been for the last ten years, but it's very, very exciting at the moment. Lots of new and up and coming acts that are very exciting as well. And Most Played for ‘Bad Habits’, thanks to my radio team, and Global for smashing it and to the listeners at home who haven’t complained about it yet!”

Here are the winners of The Global Awards 2022 in full:

MOST PLAYED SONG 2021
Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits

BEST GROUP
Coldplay

BEST FEMALE
Anne-Marie

BEST MALE
Ed Sheeran

BEST BRITISH ACT
Ed Sheeran

RISING STAR
Mimi Webb

BEST CLASSICAL ARTIST
John Williams

MASS APPEAL
Elton John

BEST PODCAST
My Therapist Ghosted Me

BEST HIP HOP OR R&B
Dave

BEST INDIE ACT
Sam Fender

BEST POP ACT
Justin Bieber

BEST DANCE ACT
Diplo

SPECIAL AWARD
Lil Nas X – For Creativity