Grime now has its own section on iTunes

The genre's artists were previously labelled as hip-hop/rap, electro, dance and more

Grime now has its own section on the iTunes store.

Up until now, the genre’s artists had been categorised under labels such as hip-hop/rap, electro, dance and more.

Apple’s recent iOS 10 update has corrected that, however, giving grime its own sub-section on the hip-hop/rap page of its UK store.


As Complex reports, the section features new releases from the likes of Stormzy, Chip and Trim, and bestselling albums and tracks from Skepta, Dizzee Rascal and more.

The section also includes music videos, compilations and releases from grime-related producers.

The move follows the genre’s resurgence which has seen grime artists heavily featured across the summer’s festival line-ups and Skepta win the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize.

The grime MC was named the winner of the annual award for his album ‘Konnichiwa’ at the Hammersmith Apollo in London last month.

Skepta beat out competition from bookies’ favourite David Bowie, whose final album ‘Blackstar’ was tipped for a posthumous win, as well as artists including Anohni, Radiohead and Savages.


The Tottenham-born artist dedicated the award to his parents, who he brought on stage with him to accept the award. He was also joined by members of his Boy Better Know crew, including brother JME.

Skepta is the second grime MC to win a Mercury Award after Dizzee Rascal won with his debut ‘Boy In Da Corner’ in 2003.