It's a battle for Song of the Year at the BBC Music Awards

los Angeles - Ed Sheeran will battle Ellie Goulding and Hozier for the Song of the Year prize at the BBC Music Awards 2015.

The trio of artists are all in the running for the accolade, with Ed up for Bloodstream, Ellie for Love Me Like You Do and Hozier's Take Me To Church.

They are also up against Jason Derulo who is nominated for his track Want To Want Me, Jess Glynne's Hold My Hand, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk, OMI who is up for Cheerleader, The Weeknd's single Can't Feel My Face, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's hit See You Again and Major Lazer and DJ Snake's Lean On.

The Song of the Year accolade is the only award that is voted for by the public.

The ceremony takes place on Thursday at Birmingham's The Genting Arena and will be hosted by BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans and former Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton.

Performances at the event will come from some of the biggest names in music and hot new talent, including Ellie, Jess, One Direction, Little Mix, Faithless, James Bay, and Rod Stewart among others.

BBC Music Awards 2015 Song of the Year shortlist:

Ed Sheeran - Bloodstream

Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do

Hozier - Take Me To Church

Jason Derulo - Want To Want Me

Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand

Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ - Lean On

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

OMI - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)

The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth - See You Again

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