Charli XCX wins Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens at NME Awards with Austin, Texas

The 'Famous' singer picked up the prestigious prize

Charli XCX has won Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens at NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas.

The singer was presented with the award by comedian and regular NME columnist Katherine Ryan. Accepting the award, XCX kept things simple and said: “This is weird. I always have a fun night here. Peace.”

Foals opened the ceremony tonight at London’s O2 Academy Brixton with a live performance of ‘What Went Down’ from their 2015 album of the same name, which is also nominated for Best Album tonight.

Stay with us here at NME.COM/awards to get all the latest news, videos, photos and gossip from the ceremony, which will also see Coldplay receive the Godlike Genius Award and close the ceremony with a live performance.

Voting for the NME Awards with Austin, Texas is now closed. Following thousands of votes from NME readers, The Libertines and Wolf Alice have six nominations in total, including nods in the categories of ‘Best British Band, ‘Best Live Band’ and ‘Best Track’.

A host of stars and musicians have already hit the red carpet, including Blur, Kylie Minogue, Yoko Ono, Charli XCX, Wolf Alice, Foals, Slaves, The Vaccines and The Libertines all in the building.

They join Katy B, Bring Me The Horizon, Ricky Wilson, The Maccabees and cast members from Game Of Thrones and This Is England who are also in attendance.

In addition to Coldplay and Foals and Bring Me The Horizon will perform live, as will The Maccabees and Rat Boy. Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens returns to host the show for the third year in a row.