The GRM Daily Rated Awards took place last night with awards such as Best Artist, Best Mix Tape and Best Personality given out to the best grime and rap talent in the UK.
The likes of Skepta, Kano, Stormzy, Rude Kid and Idris Elba were among the nominations, with performances from Ghetts, Kano, Giggs, Craig David, Big Narstie and Ray BLK also taking place.
Categories for the awards were Best Breakthrough, Best Video, Best DJ, Producer of the Year, Personality of the Year, Best Artist, Best Album, Best Track, Best Mixtape and the Get Rated award.
English MC AJ Tracey picked up the Best Breakthrough award, with other early winners including Skepta winning Best Video for his smash ‘Man (Gang)’, Charlie Sloth announced as Best DJ for a second year, and Rude Kid collecting Producer Of The Year. Mercury Prize shortlisted artist Kano took home Best Album for his monumental album ‘Made In The Manor’, whilst Giggs took home Best Artist. Abra Cadabra was also full of emotion as he swooped up Best Track for “Robbery Remix” featuring Krept & Konan.
BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter and A&R Director at Atlantic Records Twin B paid tribute to best friend, business partner, and UK music industry icon Richard Antwi, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Richard was responsible for helping establish the musical career of a number of British artists including Lethal Bizzle, Wretch 32 and Tinie Tempah.
Here are some of the highlights of the show and the full winners list below;
GRM Daily Rated Awards 2016 Winners:
Best Breakthrough – AJ Tracey
Best Video – Skepta – Man [Gang]
Producer of the Year – Rude Kid
Personality of the Year – Poet & Vuj
Best Artist – Giggs
Best Album – Kano – Made In The Manor
Best Track – Abra Cadabra ft. Krept & Konan – Robbery
Best Mixtape – 67 – In Skengs We Trust
GRM Daily founder and CEO, Posty presented the final award of the night – arguably the biggest one – the GRM Legacy award, which highlights the achievements and influence within the British urban scene. The prestigious award went to DJ & presenter Tim Westwood, who throughout his career has championed the British urban music scene. Westwood is one of the most recognised urban UK DJ’s of the decade. He is regarded as the most influential figure in hip hop in Europe and as a pioneer of the UK scene. and Charlie Sloth walked away with Best DJ.
Let us know what you think of the awards show. In its 2nd year the GRM Daily Rated Awards is definitely on its way up..
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