ENGLAND (CelebrityAccess) Harry Styles beat out heavy competition to takeaway the honor of being the Best Live Act at today’s O2 Silver Clef Awards, sponsored by Ticketmaster and Live Nation.
The award, which raises money for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, is the only one voted on by the public, according to IQ. Styles ran away with 60 percent of the vote despite heavy competition from 10 other candidates: U2, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Dua Lipa, Fall Out Boy, Iron Maiden, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Stormzy, and The xx.
Styles and his former bandmates of One Direction have won the award twice before. Paul McCartney, Arctic Monkeys and Little Mix are also previous winners.
Styles is on his first solo tour that includes nearly 90 stops worldwide.
“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,” Ticketmaster UK’s Andrew Parsons told IQ. “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.”