Florence + the Machine, Ed Sheeran, Adele and more are shortlisted for the best live act category at Nordoff Robbins' Silver Clef Awards, for which voting opens today
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The ex-1D singer won 60% of the public vote to take home the prize at today's awards
By IQ on 06 Jul 2018
Harry Styles will take home the coveted best live act award, sponsored by Ticketmaster and Live Nation, at today’s O2 Silver Clef Awards, which raises money for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.
As the only award voted for by the public at today’s awards fans proved their dedication to give Styles the title of best live at. Receiving 60% of the vote, he fought off competition from ten other nominees, including Adele, Stormzy, Iron Maiden and Ed Sheeran.
This award is Harry Styles’ first solo win, although he has held the title of best live act twice, in 2013 and 2016, as part of boy band One Direction. Previous winners of the award include Sir Paul McCartney (2011), Arctic Monkeys (2015) and Little Mix (2017).
Styles is currently on his debut world tour as a solo act, which will see him play 89 shows across Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Asia, performing hits from his self-titled certified gold/platinum album.
Andrew Parsons, MD of Ticketmaster UK, says: “Harry Styles is a global sensation who won the hearts of many in One Direction and continues to do so in his solo career, so it’s not surprising that he has earned the title of best live act. It’s great to see such support for the British star after his record-breaking debut album and world tour – this award is thoroughly deserved.”
Fans voted for the shortlist of 11 artists who performed in the UK between March 2017 and March 2018, picked by a panel of industry experts.