List of awards and nominations received by Girls Aloud

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Girls Aloud are a British girl group that were created on the ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. The group, consisting of Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh, have been successful in achieving a string of twenty consecutive top ten singles (including four number ones) and two number one albums in the UK. All their albums are certified platinum. Girls Aloud have become one of the few UK reality television acts to achieve continued success, amassing a fortune of £30 million by 2010.

Girls Aloud have been nominated for five BRIT Awards, winning Best Single for 2008's "The Promise" at the 2009 awards ceremony. In 2010, "The Promise" was nominated for PRS for Music's Most Performed Work at the Ivor Novello Awards. They have also been awarded by members of the British media such as The Sun's Bizarre, Capital FM, Glamour, Heat, Popjustice, and Virgin Media.

BBC Radio 1's Switch Awards[edit]

The Switch Awards are presented by the BBC Radio 1 programme BBC Switch. The awards coincide with a live event at the Hammersmith Apollo. Band member Kimberley Walsh co-hosted the event for BBC One with Nick Grimshaw. Cheryl Cole won the title of Switch's Prom Queen, while Nicola Roberts was nominated for Switch's Stylish Human.[1]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Cheryl Cole Prom Queen Won
Nicola Roberts Stylish Human Nominated

Bizarre Awards[edit]

The Bizarre Awards are given by British daily tabloid newspaper The Sun and its entertainment section, Bizarre. Girls Aloud have won their sole nomination.[2]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Girls Aloud Best Pop Won

BRIT Awards[edit]

The BRIT Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. Girls Aloud have been nominated five times,[3][4][5][6] winning their first award in 2009.[7]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 Girls Aloud Best Pop Act Nominated
2008 Best British Group Nominated
2009 Nominated
"The Promise" Best British Single Won
2010 BRITs Hits 30 Nominated

BT Digital Music Awards[edit]

The BT Digital Music Awards, administered by BT Group, recognize artists "who are delivering the best in cutting-edge digital music entertainment." Girls Aloud won their sole nomination in 2004.[3]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 Girls Aloud Best Pop Artist Won

Capital FM Awards[edit]

The Capital FM Awards are an annual awards ceremony administered by popular London radio station 95.8 Capital FM. Girls Aloud have been nominated six times, winning twice.[3]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 Girls Aloud Favourite UK Group Nominated
2005 Girls Aloud Favourite UK Group Nominated
What Will the Neighbours Say? Favourite UK Album Nominated
Girls Aloud Favourite Pop Act Won
2008 Girls Aloud London's Favourite UK Group Nominated
Girls Aloud News of the World Fabulous Award Won

Disney Channel Kids Awards[edit]

The Disney Channel Kids Awards was an annual awards ceremony held by Disney Channel (UK and Ireland) in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Girls Aloud were nominated for three awards during the ceremony's run, winning one.

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 Girls Aloud Best Newcomer Nominated
"Sound of the Underground" Best Single Won
2004 "The Show" Best Single Nominated

Festival Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2006 V Festival Favourite Pop Act at a Festival Won
2008 Girls Aloud Best Pop Act Nominated

Glamour Woman of the Year Awards[edit]

The Glamour Woman of the Year Awards are given annually by Glamour magazine. Girls Aloud have been nominated for Band of the Year four times, winning three of the four times.[3][8]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 Girls Aloud Band of the Year Nominated
2005 Won
2007 Won
2009 Won
Cheryl Cole TV Personality of the Year Won

Heat Awards[edit]

The Heat Awards are organised by Heat magazine. Girls Aloud have won four out of their five nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Out of Control Best Album Won
Girls Aloud Best Band Won
Cheryl Cole Best Reality TV Judge Won
"The Promise" Best Single Nominated
Cheryl Cole Sexiest Female Won

Ivor Novello Awards[edit]

The Ivor Novello Awards are prestigious awards for songwriting and composing, presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA). Girls Aloud have been nominated once.[9][10]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 "The Promise" PRS for Music Most Performed Work Nominated

Music Producers Guild Awards[edit]

The Music Producers Guild Awards was created "to celebrate the creative talent and technical ability of the UK’s music producers, engineers, mixers and re-mixers." Girls Aloud have won their sole nomination.[3][11]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Tangled Up Best Live Album of the Year Won

National Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 Girls Aloud Best Newcomer Nominated

Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards[edit]

The Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards is an annual awards show presented by Nickelodeon UK, based on the American and Australian formats. Girls Aloud have been three times, but have yet to win.

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 Girls Aloud Best Band Nominated
Cheryl Cole Best Female Singer Nominated
2008 Girls Aloud Best Band Nominated

O2 Silver Clef Awards[edit]

Girls Aloud were awarded the Heart Record of the Year Award for their single "See the Day" at the O2 Silver Clef Lunch, an annual awards ceremony honouring songwriting and performance in aid of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.[12][13] Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh, members of the band, attended the awards presentation ceremony.

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 "See the Day" Heart Record of the Year Award Won

Popjustice £20 Music Prize[edit]

The Popjustice £20 Music Prize is an annual prize awarded by a panel of judges organised by music website Popjustice to the singer(s) of the best British pop single of the past year. To qualify, a single must be by a British artist(s) and have been released within the 12 months prior to the award nominations in July. Girls Aloud have been nominated a record eight years, winning five of them.[14]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 "No Good Advice" Best British Pop Single Won
2004 "The Show" Best British Pop Single Nominated
2005 "Wake Me Up" Best British Pop Single Won
2006 "Biology" Best British Pop Single Won
2007 "Something Kinda Ooooh" Best British Pop Single Nominated
2008 "Call the Shots" Best British Pop Single Won
2009 "The Promise" Best British Pop Single Won
2013 "Something New" Best British Pop Single Nominated

Popjustice Readers Poll[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 "The Promise" Best Single Nominated
Out of Control Best Album Won
"Apologize" Worst Cover Nominated
"The Promise" Best Number 1 Single Won
Girls Aloud, Pet Shop Boys and Xenomania Best Collaboration Nominated
"The Promise" Best Dance Routine Nominated
Girls Aloud - "The Promise" Worst X Factor Performance Nominated
Kimberley Walsh Least Controversial Popstar Nominated
"The Promise" Most Overrated Song Nominated
Girls Aloud Best Pop Act of 2008 Won
2009 "Untouchable" Best Single Nominated
"Untouchable" Best Video Nominated
"Untouchable" Artwork Fail Nominated
2010 Girls Aloud Established Act Most Likely to Save Pop (Not That It Needs Saving) in 2011 Nominated
2011 Nominated
2012 "Something New" Best Single Nominated
"Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me" Worst Single Nominated
"Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me" Least Inspiring So-Called 'Motivational' Pop Song Nominated
Girls Aloud Best Comeback Won
Girls Aloud and Xenomania Best Collaboration Nominated
"Something New" Best Video Nominated
"Something New" Worst Video Nominated
Girls Aloud Act We Should Send to Eurovision in 2013 Nominated
Girls Aloud Group Most Likely Splitting in 2013 Won
2013 Girls Aloud Live Act Who Comes Closest to Justifying Absurd Ticket Prices Nominated


The Record of the Year[edit]

The Record of the Year is an award voted by the British public. The award began in 1998, and was televised on ITV before being dropped in 2006 after disagreements over the phone voting element. Since then it has been an online poll, administered through the Record of the Year website. Girls Aloud have been nominated once.

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 "Love Machine" The Record of the Year Nominated

Smash Hits Poll Winners Party[edit]

The Smash Hits Poll Winners Party was an awards ceremony which ran from 1988 to 2005. Each award winner was voted by readers of the Smash Hits magazine. It ended with the closure of the magazine in February 2006. Girls Aloud were only nominated once, winning their nomination.[3]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 Girls Aloud Hot New Talent Won

TMF Awards[edit]

The TMF Awards are an annual television awards show broadcast live on TMF (The Music Factory).

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 Girls Aloud Best UK Act Won

UK Video Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 "Sexy! No No No..." Best Video Nominated

Virgin Media Music Awards[edit]

The Virgin Media Music Awards are an annual awards ceremony, run by Virgin Media and announce on its official website. Girls Aloud and its members have won five awards.[3][15]

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 Tangled Up Album of the Year Won
Girls Aloud Best UK Act Nominated
Cheryl Cole Most Fanciable Female Won
Sarah Harding Most Fanciable Female Nominated
"Sexy! No No No..." Video of the Year Won
2008 Out of Control Best Album Nominated
Out of Control Best Album Cover Won
Girls Aloud Best UK Act Nominated
Cheryl Cole Hottest Female Nominated
Sarah Harding Hottest Female Nominated
Girls Aloud Legend of the Year Nominated
2009 Girls Aloud Best Group Nominated
Cheryl Cole Hottest Female Won
Cheryl Cole Legend of the Year Nominated

Vodafone Live Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Tangled Up Tour Tour of the Year Nominated

Zoo Magazine Awards[edit]

The Zoo Magazine Awards are given by men's magazine Zoo Weekly. Girls Aloud have won one of its two nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 Girls Aloud Best Female Band Won
Nadine Coyle Best Female Singer Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Awards - The Winners". BBC Radio 1's Switch. BBC. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  2. ^ "It's the Bizarre Awards 2008". The Sun. News International. 2008-12-30. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Girls Aloud: From talent show triumph to pop world superstardom". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. 2009-04-22. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Take That lead Brit nominations". BBC News. 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  5. ^ "Three more albums for Girls Aloud". BBC News (BBC). 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  6. ^ "Brit award nominations in full". BBC News (BBC). 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  7. ^ "The Promise by Girls Aloud is the 2009 British Single". The Brit Awards. British Phonographic Industry. February 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  8. ^ "Glamour girls: Kylie Minogue steals the show at star-studded awards night". Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers. 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  9. ^ Ann Lee (2010-04-20). "Lily Allen takes on Girls Aloud at Ivor Novello Awards 2010". Metro. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  10. ^ Robert Copsey (2010-05-20). "Lily Allen wins two Ivor Novellos". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi Médias. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  11. ^ "MUSIC PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS 2009 – THE WINNERS". Music Producers Guild Awards. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  12. ^ "Osbournes win Silver Clef honour". BBC News. BBC. 2006-06-16. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  13. ^ "The O2 Silver Clef Lunch Past Winners". Nordoff-Robbins. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  14. ^ "Girls Aloud star takes £20 prize". BBC News. BBC. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  15. ^ "Virgin Media Music Awards 2009". Virgin Media. Virgin Group. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 

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