Rapper picks up gong in London


Professor Green has picked up the Best Dancefloor Filler trophy at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 for his song ‘Jungle’.

The rapper picked up his gong tonight (February 23) at the London O2 Academy Brixton ceremony.

Crystal Castles‘Baptism’, Kele‘s ‘Tenderoni’, Plan B‘s ‘Stay Too Long’ and Tinie Tempah‘s ‘Pass Out’ were the other nominated tunes.

Upon taking to the stage to accept the award, Professor Green told the crowd he was going to keep his thanks to a minimum.

“I’m gonna keep it short and sweet,” he said. “I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who went out and bought the single, who came and saw me live and who supported me.”

Last year La Roux and Skream won the award for ‘In For The Kill’.

NME.COM is coming live from the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 ceremony at London‘s O2 Academy Brixton tonight. Keep checking NME.COM/awards for news, photo galleries, blogs, video interviews and more.

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Get next week’s issue of NME for the ultimate report on the evening’s events. It’s on UK newsstands or available digitally from next Wednesday (March 2).

Watch the ceremony on Channel 4 on Saturday night (26) at 11.20pm (GMT). Earlier in the day, at 11.25am on the same channel, T4 will broadcast their coverage of the ceremony.

Buy music by tonight’s award winners at Amazon.co.uk.

The NME Awards Big Gig takes place on Friday (25). Godlike Genius Dave Grohl‘s band Foo Fighters headline, with Cee Lo Green, Band Of Horses and No Age also on the bill.