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SSE Live Awards: Backstreet Boys, Rod Stewart, Still Game and WWE Live among biggest hits with Hydro audiences

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The SSE Hydro

Scots favourites Rod Stewart and Still Game have joined global acts including Hugh Jackman and Backstreet Boys in being crowned winners in the SSE Live Awards.

Fans were asked to choose their favourite events from 2019 at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro arena in a number of categories, with over half a million votes cast.

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Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill of Still Game

Legendary boyband Backstreet Boys are the big winners, fighting off Take That, Westlife and Boyzone to take home the top prize for overall Event of the Year as well as the award for Best Group.

An incredible sell-out farewell run led to Still Game being named Best Comedy, while music icon Rod Stewart is crowned Best Solo Artist.

The veteran rocker, who opened the venue in 2013, has made ten appearances at the arena over the years, and recently received his own special award to mark the occasion.

Rod Stewart at the Hydro

Hugh Jackman was judged to have put on the greatest show in the Best Live Entertainment category, while WWE Live won Best Sporting Event.

WWE’s EVP of Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul Levesque, better known by his ring name Triple H, thanked fans for voting them champions for a second year in a row.

He said: “We are proud and privileged to be recognised once again by the people who matter most – our fans. We will come back to defend the title on Monday, May 4 and I have one question…are you ready?”

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Triple H

2019 saw some of the biggest acts from across the world coming to Glasgow for shows at the SSE Hydro.

Colin Banks, Head of Sponsorship & Reward at SSE, said: “We’re delighted to crown our new SSE Live Award winners for 2019, celebrating an outstanding year of live entertainment at one of the best venues in the world.

“These awards are decided solely by the fans, so we are ecstatic to see how many of them got involved in the voting campaign across all genre of shows to back their favourite acts and crown our winners.”