The Year Of Wicked Skegman: Stormzy has another trophy to the mantle-piece wins BBC Music’s ‘Artist Of The Year Award 2017’
South London Grime MC Stormzy has won what is probably his last award of 2017, as BBC Music crowned him their ‘Artist Of The Year 2017’, last night at their annual BBC Music Awards.
The 24-year-old (real name Michael Omari) created history earlier in the year when his album, ‘Gang Signs And Prayer’ made him the first grime artist to debut at No. #1 on the albums chart.
Beating off stiff competition from the likes of Ed Sheeran and Lorde, Stormzy adds his latest award to his already bulging 2017 collection which includes; a BET Award, three MOBO’s, the Q Award, BBC Kids Choice Award, GQ Award, and two Rated Awards.
Taking to social media to thank his fans, Stormzy said: “BBC Music Artist of the Year 2017. Another achievement courtesy of all the love and support you lot give me, here’s to another one. Forever grateful ❤️”
While making a big impact on the charts in 2017 with his own songs, Mr Skeng as he’s sometimes known, also put his MC skills to use on featured verses for the Artists for Grenfell single, and collaborated with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Krept & Konan and Little Mix.
Stormzy recently filmed a music video for his highest-charting single to date, ‘Blinded By The Your Grace PT II Feat MNEK’, which is expected to be released in the run up to Christmas, in a challenge for the Christmas No #1.