Returning to the O2 Academy Brixton and hosted by Katherine Ryan and Julie Adenuga, the NME Awards celebrates the best of the last 12 months in music. See the full running list of winners so far here.
BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy and Avelino presented the award to Simz, who said: “Make some noise for my mum one time! I’m lost for words, but thanks to the NME for making me feel heard. Thanks to Inflow, thanks to my team. My mum is holding my award and that is crazy! Thank you guys for making this one of the best nights in our lives, for sure.”
The night opened with a performance of ‘Deal Wiv it’ from Mura Masa and Slowthai, followed by subsequent performances from Beabadoobee, Yungblud, FKA Twigs and AJ Tracey. Show closers The 1975 are still to come.
Keep checking back to NME.com/awards for all the news and action from the big event.