Loyle Carner wins Best British Solo Artist supported by VO5 at the VO5 NME Awards 2018

He beat Liam Gallagher, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Dua Lipa and Charli XCX

Loyle Carner has been named the winner in the Best British Solo Artist supported by VO5 category at the VO5 NME Awards 2018.

“What the fuck! I didn’t see coming it all. This is for my mum and brother and my missus”, he said as he collected the first award of the night from Big Narstie.

“If you’ve got ADHD and Dyslexia, keep answering back and keep answering questions. ADHD is a superpower.”

The South London rapper is also in the running for the Best Album supported by Orange Amplification award. He released his debut album ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ in January 2017, while he also contributed to the book Dyslexia Is My Superpower (Most Of The Time), modelled for YSL and Burberry, and shared the Glastonbury limelight with his mum in the last 12 months.

Carner came out on top in a category full of big names, including Liam Gallagher, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Dua Lipa and Charli XCX.

The star is also in the running for Best Album supported by Orange Amplification. He faces competition from the likes of Lorde, J Hus, Wolf Alice, Gorillaz, and The National.

Stay with us here to get all the latest news, videos, photos, and gossip from the ceremony, which will see Liam Gallagher receive the Godlike Genius award. He will also close the ceremony with a live performance. You can catch all the action on the Facebook Live stream on NME’s official Facebook page or here.

Going into tonight’s ceremony, Lorde and Charli XCX led the pack with four nominations each. They were closely followed by Dua Lipa and Kasabian, who both scored three nods apiece.

Stefflon Don and Skepta opened the ceremony tonight (February 14) at London’s O2 Academy Brixton with a performance of their collaboration, ‘Ding-a-Ling’.

In addition to Liam Gallagher and the grime pair, Pale Waves, and Alt-J will also perform. Shirley Manson is set to collect the Icon award, while grime crew Boy Better Know will pick up the Innovation award.