BBC Music Awards 2015: Preview, Performers, Start Time and How to Watch Online

BBC Music Awards 2015: Preview, Performers, Start Time and How to Watch Online
Source: AP
Source: AP

The U.K.'s popular BBC Music Awards will kick off Thursday, more than two months before the Grammys, and will feature performances by some of the biggest pop music artists to honor the chart-topping music of 2015. 

Ed Sheeran's "Bloodstream" and Hozier's "Take Me to Church" are among the records nominated for song of the year. Winners are chosen based on fan votes. 

How to watch: BBC One will broadcast the two-hour awards show, and BBC Radio 2 will stream the audio version of the live show, kicking off at 3 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. local time. BBC will also live blog the event on its site and upload exclusive clips after. 

Performers: Rod Stewart, One Direction, Faithless, James Bay, Little Mix and Ellie Goulding are all confirmed to take the stage.

Nominees: The songs with the most radio play are nominated for fans to choose which will win song of the year: 

"Bloodstream" by Ed Sheeran

"Love Me Like You Do" by Ellie Goulding

"Take Me to Church" by Hozier

"Want to Want Me" by Jason Derulo

"Hold My Hand" by Jess Glynne

"Lean On" by Major Lazer and DJ Snake

"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

"Cheerleader" by Omi

"Can't Feel My Face" by the Weeknd

"See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth