Celebrating the best of black British music, the GRM Rated Awards returned over the weekend for a star-studded live event in central London.
Dave took home the Male Artist of the Year and prestigious Album of the Year awards for ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’. He told the ceremony in London on Sunday: “Appreciate the love. Big up GRM, big up everyone who made this year possible. It’s been a big year for a lot of musicians and everyone’s done a lot to really push the scene forward.”
The Streatham rapper won 4 awards in total across the evening, including Track of the Year and Video of the Year with his Stormzy collaboration ‘Clash’.
Central Cee took home the Mixtape of the Year award while recent Mercury Prize winner Little Simz won Female Artist of the Year for her critically acclaimed project ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’. The album also came in at no.1 spot in Dummy’s 25 Best Albums of 2021 list.
Performance highlights from the night included a powerful performance of ‘Nice & Good’ by Knucks and SL, as well as a collaboration between Ms Banks, Ivorian Doll and Dreya Mac, who teamed up for a remix of ‘Baddie’ featuring Felix the 1st. Brighton rapper ArrDee also pulled through with a mash up performance of ‘Flowers (Say My Name)’, alongside an exclusive performance of ‘Body Remix’ with Tion Wayne and Russ Millions.
Hosted by Big Zuu and Julie Adenuga, and featuring guest presenters Munya Chawawa, Tiffany Calver, Adeola Patronne, Mariam Musa, Nella Rose, Snoochie Shy and Zeze Millz; the 2022 Rated Awards will be broadcast exclusively on E4 on Tuesday October 25 at 10pm BST.
Check out the full list of nominations and winners below:
Breakthrough of the Year
Female Artist of the Year
Male Artist of the Year
Mixtape of the Year
Personality of the Year
Producer of the Year
Radio DJ of the Year
Track of the Year
Video of the Year