BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

Last Sunday, October 19th, BBC Radio 1 hosted the Teen Awards at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London. Some of the biggest pop stars both in the U.K. and in the U.S. performed in front of the 10,000 people attending and anyone who was watching the show on television. Besides the live performances, awards were given out not only to various celebrities, but also to outstanding British teenagers who helped out their community in different ways. The event was hosted by Radio 1’s Breakfast Show presenter, Nick Grimshaw, and singer-songwriter, Rita Ora. They got up to lots of antics between each act, making the show lively and fun.

The five acts that performed were Ariana Grande, Labrinth, Ella Henderson, Rixton, and The Vamps. Ariana Grande performed Problem, Bang Bang, and Break Free. Labrinth played Let the Sun Shine, Beneath Your Beautiful, Let It Be, and Earthquake. Ella Henderson sang Glow, Mirror Man, and Ghost. Rixton played Speakerphone, Me and My Broken Heart, Hotel Ceiling, and Wait on Me. Finally, The Vamps performed Last Night, Somebody to You, Risk It All, Can We Dance? and Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart).

The Teen Hero Awards were given out to four amazing individuals who went above and beyond to help out people in unfortunate situations. The first winner was an anti-bullying ambassador, Jack G. He was bullied when he was younger so he decided to do something to try and put a stop to that type of behavior. He did this by creating a room at his school called “The Sanctuary” where kids can go to get help and have someone to talk to. The second was a boy named Jack M. He was born with a neurological disease that made it hard for him to do many things we take for granted, like walking and talking. Despite these setbacks, he raised thousands of pounds for charity for others with diseases just like him. The third hero was a girl named Caitlin. After going through many traumas, such as the suicide of her stepfather and rare neurological disease that makes her younger sister unable to do many things independently, she decided to help other people who were going through traumas as well by educating herself and becoming a mentor at her school. The final hero was a girl named Shannon. After becoming homeless because her father abandoned her, she became an apprentice at a local organization that helps other young people find employment.

The awards and their winners are listed below:


  • Best British Solo Artist

    1. Cheryl Cole
    2. Ed Sheeran
    3. Ella Henderson
    4. Rita Ora
    5. Sam Smith


  • Best British TV Show

    1. Eastenders
    2. Hollyoaks
    3. Made in Chelsea
    4. Sherlock
    5. X Factor


  • Best British Sports Star

    1. Claudia Fragapane (Gymnastics)
    2. Rory Mcilroy (Golf)
    3. Erraid Davies (Swimming)
    4. Adam Gemili (Sprinter)
    5. Tom Daley (Diving)



  • Best Breakthrough Artist

    1. Ella Henderson
    2. The Vamps
    3. Sam Smith


  • Best British Group

    1. Bastille
    2. The 1975
    3. One Direction
    4. Rixton
    5. The Vamps


  • Best British Vlogger

    1. TheSyndaciteProject
    2. Marcus Butler
    3. Jack & Dean
    4. Beauty Crush
    5. Zoella


  • Best British Actor/Actress
    1. Yasmin Page (Pramface)
    2. Lorna Fitzgerald (Eastenders)
    3. John Boyega (Half of a Yellow Sun)
    4. Jack O’Connell (300: Rise of an Empire)
    5. Will Poulter (Plastic)
  • Best British Single

    1. Crazy Stupid Love (Cheryl Cole feat. Tinie Tempah)
    2. Sing (Ed Sheeran)
    3. Ghost (Ella Henderson)
    4. Story Of My Life (One Direction)
    5. Last Night (The Vamps)

Who do you think should have won at the BBC Radio 1 Awards? Tell us in the comments.

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