Rapper then stagedives into crowd with his award
Dizzee Rascal has won Best Dancefloor Filler at the 2009 Shockwaves NME Awards in London tonight (February 25).
The rapper’s collaboration ‘Dance Wiv Me’, which features Calvin Harris and Chrome, picked up the most votes and saw him collect the prize from Brody Dalle – the former Distillers frontwoman now with Spinnerette – who guest presented.
Accepting the award, Dizzee thanked “everyone who’s supported this shit from the beginning” and bigged up his proteges, Newham Generals, who were on his table.
He then did a dramatic stagedive, award in hand, into the moshpit to huge applause.
Watch an exclusive video interview with the winner now:
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The full list of nominees for Best Dancefloor Filler were:
Bloc Party – ‘Mercury’
Crystal Castles – ‘Courtship Dating’
Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris – ‘Dance Wiv Me’
Friendly Fires – ‘Paris’
Late Of The Pier – ‘Bathroom Gurgle’
For complete coverage from this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards, including news, photo galleries, video interviews and live blogs straight from the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton, head to our awards index at NME.COM/awards now.
Plus NME Radio is broadcasting live straight from the awards – tune in via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or NME.COM/radio. NME TV will also have highlights and interviews from the awards, head to NME.COM/nmetv for the full schedule.
There will also be a highlights show on Channel 4 on Friday (February 27) at 7.30pm (GMT) and on Saturday (28) at 10.55am.
Meanwhile, get this week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands now – for an exclusive covers CD featuring this year’s Godlike Geniuses, The Cure. The awards review issue itself will be on the shelves from next Wednesday (March 4), boasting exclusive interviews, photos and more.