Chelsea and England Ladies striker Eni Aluko presented David and members of Bastille with the trophy.
Craig David thanked NME for supporting him since early in his career and then turned his praised to Bastille, saying: “Thank you to these amazing guys up here.”
Stay with us here at NME.com 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.
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’.
Alt-J have also treated the audience to a version of their track ‘In Cold Blood’, and Pale Waves aired their debut single ‘There’s A Honey’ after collecting the NME Under The Radar Award supported by HMV.
Earlier in the night, Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson received the NME Icon Award. Grime crew Boy Better Know are still to pick up the NME Innovation award, with more awards to be handed out before the end of the night.