Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Alison Balsom, Lang Lang, Nicola Benedetti, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Abel Selaocoe and Ludovico Einaudi.
The two superstar pianists are recognised in the Global Awards 2023 shortlist, alongside five other best-loved classical music artists of today.
Superstar pianist Lang Lang, who has made headlines this year for his role as a judge on Channel 4’s The Piano, is among the nominees shortlisted for Best Classical Artist at The Global Awards 2023.
Cellist Abel Selaocoe, trumpeter Alison Balsom, pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, composer-pianist Ludovico Einaudi, violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason are also nominated in the category, which recognises classical music’s best-loved artists.
Now in its sixth year, The Global Awards brings together all of Global’s radio stations including Classic FM, Smooth, Capital, Heart, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Capital Dance, Gold, as well as Global Player, to celebrate the biggest stars of entertainment, podcasting and music.
Classical artists are recognised alongside pop, indie, hip-hop and R&B performers including Harry Styles, Lizzo, Aitch, Muse and Beyonc?.
The categories will be judged by an industry panel, and the winners will be revealed on air, online and on Global Player on 31 March 2023.
Shortlisted podcasts include ‘That Peter Crouch Podcast’, ‘The Wittering Whitehalls’ with Michael and Hilary Whitehall, who attempt to solve everyday problems, and ‘The News Agents’ hosted by Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall.
Previous winners of the Best Classical Artist award include John Williams (2022), The Kanneh-Masons (2021), Sheku Kanneh-Mason (2020), Nicola Benedetti (2019) and Andrea Bocelli (2018).
Ashley Tabor-King OBE, Global’s Founder & Executive President, said: “I love it when all of Global’s radio brands come together for The Global Awards, to celebrate the world’s most talented artists and broadcasters, when we take a moment to recognise music’s rising stars and when we honour the achievements of our listeners’ favourite artists, bands, DJs and podcasters.”
Aitch – Baby (Feat. Ashanti)Beyonc? – Break My SoulFireboy Dml & Ed Sheeran – PeruGeorge Ezra – Green Green GrassHarry Styles – As It WasHarry Styles – Late Night TalkingThe Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber – StayLewis Capaldi – Forget MeLizzo – About Damn TimeLizzo – 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)Meghan Trainor – Made You LookMimi Webb – House On FireRaye, 070 Shake – Escapism.Sam Smith – Unholy (Feat. Kim Petras)Taylor Swift – Anti-hero
Best Social Trended Song
Ch!pz – 1001 Arabian NightsDavid Guetta & Bebe Rexha – I’m Good (Blue)Joji – Glimpse Of UsJvke – Golden HourMeghan Trainor – Made You LookMiguel – Sure ThingNicky Youre, Dazy – SunroofRaye, 070 Shake – EscapismRema & Selena Gomez – Calm DownSteve Lacy – Bad HabitSza – Kill Bill
Arctic MonkeysD-block EuropeColdplayFlorence + The MachineMuseRed Hot Chili PeppersWet Leg
AitchCalvin HarrisGeorge EzraHarry StylesKsiLewis CapaldiLiam GallagherSam Fender Stormzy Tom Grennan
Anne-MarieBecky Hill Beyonc?Lizzo Meghan TrainorMimi Webb P!nk Raye SzaTaylor SwiftStormzy Tom Grennan
Best British Act
Aitch Anne-MarieBecky Hill Calvin Harris Harry Styles Joel CorryLewis CapaldiMimi Webb RayeSam FenderSam SmithStormzyTom Grennan
Bru-CFloJvkeLf SystemPinkpantheressSam RyderWet Leg
Best Classical Artist
Abel SelaocoeAlison BalsomIsata Kanneh-MasonLang LangLudovico EinaudiNicola BenedettiSheku Kanneh-Mason
Beyonc?ColdplayElton JohnGeorge EzraHarry StylesLewis CapaldiP!nk
My Therapist Ghosted MeThat Peter Crouch Podcast The News Agents The Rest Is Politics The Wittering Whitehalls
Best Hip-hop or R&B
AitchArrdeeBeyonc?Burna BoyCentral CeeD-block EuropeDave Doja CatDrakeFireboy Dml Flo Raye Stormzy
Best Indie Act
Arctic Monkeys Blink-182Florence + The MachineKasabianLiam GallagherNoel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsRed Hot Chili PeppersSam FenderWet Leg
Best Dance Act
Bru-CDavid GuettaEliza Rose Fred Again.. Lf System Luude Pinkpantheress The Blessed Madonna Ti?sto
Most Played Song
Awarded to the artist responsible for the most played song on Global’s stations in 2022.