Mark Ronson wins Best New Solo Artist gong at NME Awards USA

Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen's pal rewarded in Los Angeles

Mark Ronson has won Best Indie/Alternative New Solo Artist at the NME Awards USA in Los Angeles tonight (April 23) at the El Rey Theatre.

The New Yorker was recognised by NME.COM‘s US users for both his recent album ‘Version’ and his production work for the likes of Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse.

The other nominees were:

Cass McCombs

Santogold

Seasick Steve

Sam Sparro

With the British NME Awards already a key event on the global music scene, this year marks the launch of the NME Awards in north America.

For more on the NME Awards USA, including the 2008 winners list, go to NME.COM/awardsusa.

Meanwhile to watch a live stream from the ceremony head to NME’s Myspace page at Myspace.com/nmemagazine.