Shockwaves NME Awards 2008: Kate Nash wins Best Solo Artist gong

'Foundations' singer beats pals Jamie T and Jack Penate to the prize

Kate Nash has won the Best Solo Artist award supported by 4music at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008.

Picking up the award from ’Skins’ actors Nicholas Hoult and Larissa Wilson, the Harrow singer appeared stunned at getting the gong.

She said: “Hi, I’m really genuinely very suprised. So thanks to NME, mum, dad and my management and Fiction.”

The other nominees for the Best Solo Artist award were Jack Penate, Jamie T, Amy Winehouse and Patrick Wolf.

For all the awards coverage head to NME.COM/awards now. We have exclusive picture galleries, live webcams, minute-by-minute blogs straight from the ceremony and Big Gig and video interviews with the biggest names at the ceremony.

That’s just the beginning – the ceremony is being broadcast on E4 at 11pm (GMT) tonight (February 28), with highlights following tomorrow (29) on Channel 4 from 11.50pm.

Meanwhile, next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from March 5 – will contain the ultimate coverage, interviews and photos from the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards.