South London Grime MC Stormzy has won The South Bank/ Times Breakthrough Awards 2016 in the popular music category. The Awards now in its twelfth year, took place on June 5 (Yesterday), and celebrated emerging talent in the creative arts across various categories.
The winner was determined by an online vote exclusively by The Times readers, and announced at the ceremony. Historically, each category has three nominees, of which Stormzy was one in the popular music category representing Grime.
Accepting the award Stormzy said: “This means a lot to be to among so much influential, incredible amazing, people, I don’t know how I pulled it off”
— Rachel Campbell (@missrcc) June 6, 2016
He followed his speech with an announcement via social media, posting a picture of himself holding the award with the following words:
The Wicked Skengman joins past winners and Tinie Tempah, and Plan B in the list of UK MCs who’ve won the award.
This is another great achievement for Stormzy who is changing the game for Grime & UK Hip-Hop artist, making history, and doing things on his own terms. The only thing it seems left for Stormzy to do is to release his highly-anticipated forthcoming album. Keeping the details close his chest, he revealed to Tim Westwood during an interview that fans should expect his album some time in summer 2016.
6th June 2016
w/c 6th June 2016