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    Coldplay Most Played Artist On UK Radio

    Roger Daltrey, Coldplay and Charlie Gillett were among the stars to pick up awards at the 22nd Radio Academy Awards.


    The Neilsen Music Control Award for the Most Played Artist on UK Radio went to Coldplay. The band became only the fourth act to win the award since it was set up in 1999, joining the likes of Robbie Williams, Kylie and Jamelia. Coldplay’s third album X&Y has recently been named the best-selling album of 2005, ahead of Mariah Carey’s The Emancipation of Mimi and rapper 50 Cent’s The Massacre. [Roger] Daltrey picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award at the event, which was held at the Cafe de Paris in London and was hosted by Phill Jupitus. The star, who recently revealed that the years spent performing and recording with The Who has left him almost deaf, picked up the accolade in person before dashing off to perform in concert with Razorlight.


    Renowned broadcaster and BBC world music DJ Charlie Gillett was handed The PRS John Peel Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio by Trevor Nelson.


    PRS chairman Ellis Rich commented: “Charlie Gillett is the man who pioneered world music in Britain. His radio shows have brought a diverse range of music to new audiences and we are delighted that he has joined the illustrious ranks of winners for this prestigious award.”


    The PRS Award was renamed in honour of the late John Peel last year, the DJ received the PRS Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio in 1994.


    Former Radio 1 controller Johnny Beerling was presented with a Radio Academy Fellowship at the industry event.


    Source: The Stage

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