The BBC has announced the ten songs shortlisted for the BBC Music Awards 2016 Song of the Year. Voting for the award is open to the public today (7 December) until 8pm.
The shortlisted songs are those which have received the most airplay across the BBC’s pop music radio networks over the last 12 months. It is compiled for the BBC by PPL and features some of the biggest names in music.
The winner will be announced at the BBC Music Awards on Monday 12 December at the ExCeL London, broadcast live on BBC One and hosted by Fearne Cotton, Claudia Winkleman and Gemma Cairney.
Bob Shennan, BBC Radio and music director, said: ‘The BBC's pop music radio networks are integral to the success of artists across the music industry. This shortlist features some of this year’s biggest hits, so now it’s up to the great British public to decide who should win the coveted Song of the Year award.’
Votes must be cast until 8pm and can be submitted via SMS or online at bbc.co.uk/music.
The shortlist for BBC Music Awards 2016 Song of the Year (in alphabetical order) is:
Adele - Hello
Alessia Cara - Here
Coldplay - Hymn for the Weekend
DNCE - Cake By the Ocean
Drake ft. Kyla and Wizkid - One Dance
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop the Feeling!
Lukas Graham - 7 Years
Naughty Boy ft. Beyoncé, Arrow Benjamin - Runnin' (Lose It All)
Rihanna ft. Drake - Work