Dave, Stormzy and Little Simz among big winners at GRM Daily Rated Awards

Dave picked up four awards at this year’s GRM Daily Rated Awards, including Male Artist Of The Year and the prestigious Album Of The Year award for We’re All Alone In This Together.

Stormzy & Dave

Now in its seventh year, the GRM Daily Rated Awards celebrates the best in British rap and grime, and this year saw big wins for Dave, Little Simz, KSI and a win for A1 x J1, who won the Breakthrough Artist Of The Year Award.

Picking up his award for Track Of The Year, which he won with the Stormzy-featuring ‘Clash’, Dave explained the four-year process behind the hit, which was inspired by his friend who had bought Jordan 1s and Jordan 4s and eventually reached No.2 on the Official UK Charts.

A special legacy award was also posthumously given to SB.TV founder and entrepreneur Jamal Edwards, who died earlier this year. Edwards’ mother accepted the award, Brenda and sister Tanisha and presented by the founder & CEO of GRM Daily, Post and founder of Link Up TV, Rashid Kasirye. A special video created by members of the SB.TV team was also played to celebrate his life and legacy.

Posty, Brenda Edwards, Tanisha Artman

Posty, Brenda Edwards, Tanisha Artman with Jamal Edwards’ posthumous legacy award.

Other awards went to KSI, for Personality Of The Year, Central Cee’s 23 mixtape and Mad About Bars host Kenny Allstar won Radio DJ Of The Year.

The event was held on Saturday, 22 October, and will be broadcast exclusively on E4 on Tuesday, 25 October. Big Zuu and Julie Adenuga hosted the show, with additional appearances from Munya Chawawa, Tiffany Calver, Adeola Patronne, Mariam Musa, Nella Rose, Snoochie Shy and Zeze Millz.

Here’s the list of nominees and winners in full:

Legacy Award Winner – Jamal Edwards

Album of the Year

Dave – We’re All Alone in This Together (WINNER)

Cleo Sol – Mother

Fredo – Independence Day


Kojey Radical – Reason to Smile

Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

M Huncho – Chasing Euphoria

Tion Wayne – Green With Envy

Breakthrough of the Year

A1 x J1 (WINNER)




Dreya Mac






Little Simz

Female Artist of the Year

Little Simz (WINNER)

Cleo Sol


Dreya Mac


Ivorian Doll


Miraa May

Ms Banks

Stefflon Don

Male Artist of the Year



Central Cee

D-Block Europe

Digga D


M Huncho

Potter Payper

Russ Millions

Tion Wayne

A1 x J1

Mixtape of the Year

Central Cee – 23 (WINNER)

ArrDee – Pier Pressure

D-Block Europe – Home Alone 2

Digga D – Noughty By Nature

K-Trap – Trapo

K-Trap & Blade Brown – Joints

M1llionz – Provisional License

Potter Payper – Thanks For Waiting

Unknown T – Adolescence

Youngs Teflon – All Eyes On Me Against The World

Personality of the Year


Big Zuu


Harry Pinero

Mo Gilligan

Munya Chawawa

Nella Rose

Specs Gonzalez

Yung Filly

Zeze Millz


Producer of the Year




LiTek & WhyJay



Quincy Tellem



Young Chencs

Radio DJ of the Year

Kenny Allstar (WINNER)

Charlie Sloth

DJ Target

Henrie Kwushue

Manny Norte

Rob Bruce

Sir Spyro

Snoochie Shy

Tiffany Calver

Yinka & Shayna Marie

Kenny Allstar

Track of the Year

Dave – ‘Clash’ (feat. Stormzy) (WINNER)

Aitch – ‘Baby’ (feat. Ashanti)

ArrDee – ‘Flowers (Say My Name)’

Benzz – ‘Je M’appelle’

Central Cee – ‘Obsessed With You’

D-Block Europe – ‘Overseas’ (feat. Central Cee)

Dave – ‘Starlight’

Potter Payper – ‘Gangsteritus’

Russ Millions – ‘Reggae & Calypso’ (feat. Buni & YV)

SwitchOTR – ‘Coming For You’ (feat. A1 x J1)

Video of the Year

Dave – Clash (feat. Stormzy) (WINNER)

Aitch – ‘1989’

Aitch – ‘Learning Curve’

CASisDEAD – ‘Boys Will Be Boys’

Dave – ‘Verdansk’

Knucks – ‘Alpha House / Hide & Seek’

Little Simz – ‘Point And Kill’ (feat. Obongjayar)

M Huncho – ‘Warzone’ (feat. Headie One)

Pa Salieu – ‘Glidin’ (feat. slowthai)

Stefflon Don & Ms Banks – ‘Dip’

Leave a Reply

More like this