BRITHOPTV: [News] Grime & UK Hip-Hop Win Big At VO5 NME Awards 2018 | #Grime #UKHipHop #MusicNews

BRITHOPTV: [News] Grime & UK Hip-Hop Win Big At VO5 NME Awards 2018 | #Grime #UKHipHop #MusicNews

It’s that time of year again. Last night some the UK’s biggest musicians in came together for the annual VO5 NME Awards, at the O2 Academy in Brixton.  Performing on the night  from the world of  urban music were Stefflon Don and previous award winner, Skepta who gave the audience a taste of their collaboration, ‘Ding-A-Ling’ live.

The pair later went on to win awards on the night, Stefflon Don for ‘Best New Artist’, and Skepta with his Boy Better Know collective for ‘NME Innovation Award’. Grime and UK hip-hop  continue to show they’re a forces to reckoned with,  collectively bagging 6 awards representing 23%  of the awards won on the night.

Fellow Boy Better Know-member, and last year’s recipient of the, ‘NME Innovation Award’, Wiley picked up the  ‘Best Book’ award for his autobiography ‘Eskiboy’.  Future UK rap star, Avelino AKA Young Fire  won a well-deserved  ‘Best Mixtape’ award for ‘No Bull Shit’, while  his peers Loyle Carner scooped ‘Best British Solo Artist’, and J Hus won arguably the most-significant award of the night – ‘Best Album’,  for his debut ‘Commom Sense’. The  award was presented to him by super model, Naomi Campbell.

Speaking on receiving the award J hus took to twitter and said: “Today I was presented ‘BEST ALBUM AWARD’ by Naomi Campbell at the NME awards .. can you imagine😅 Shout out to all my supporters, thank you NME ❤🙏🏿”

One obvious absence from the nominations list and the event was, south London MC, Stormzy who became embroiled  in a  feud with NME, accusing them of allegedly using his image in a underhanded manner, for the cover of one of their issues focused on mental health in the music industry.

Congratulations to  Winners! See full winners below:

VO5 NME Awarsd 2018 Winners List

Best British Band – Alt-J

Best British Solo Artist – Loyle Carner

Best New Artist – Stefflon Don

Best Live Artist – Kasabian

Best Track – Charli XCX, ‘Boys’ –

Best International Band, Haim

Best Mixtape – Avelino, ‘No Bullshit’

Best Album – J Hus ‘Common Sense’

Best Collaboration – Craig David and Bastille, ‘I Know You’

Best Festival – Glastonbury

Best Film – Baby Driver

Best Music Video – The Big Moon, ‘Sucker’

Under The Radar Award – Pale Waves

Best Festival Headliner – Muse

Best International Solo Artist – Lorde

NME Icon – Shirley Manson

NME Innovation Award – Boy Better Know

Godlike Genius – Liam Gallagher

Best Book – Wiley, Eskiboy

Best TV Show – Stranger Things 2

Best Reissue – Radiohead, ‘OK Not OK’

Best Small Festival – Festival Number 6

Music Moment of The Year – One Love Manchester

Best Music Film – Gaga: Five Foot Two

Hero of the year – Ariana Grande

Villain of the year – Piers Morgan

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