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Stormzy, Kano, Dizzee Rascal and Little Simz winners at the Q awards

Stormzy, Kano, Dizzee Rascal and Little Simz winners at the Q awards

Author: Daniel David | Thursday 17th October 2019

Stormzy, Kano, Dizzee Rascal and Little Simz winners at the Q awards Photograph

While Q Magazine is traditionally a rock magazine, last night's Q awards saw grime artists Stormzy, Kano and Dizzee Rascal and rap artist Little Simz receive high profile awards.

Stormzy beat out Liam Gallagher, Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi amongst others to win best Q Solo Act.

Mercury nominated rapper Little Simz won best vocal peformance, capping off a year which included a critically acclaimed album and her debut in Top Boy.

Kano received an Outstanding Contribution to Music award (and might also have been going for best dressed) for his influence in the UK scene. It is crazy to believe that Kano has been such an integral part of the Grime scene for so many years and is just 34! And with his new album receiving great reviews, Kano's status as an elder stateman seems set to continue.

Another of the founding fathers also received recognition, as Dizzee Rascal won Innovation in Sound. Boy in Da Corner, Dizzee's debut album, is a Grime classic, and helped lay the foundation for what the genre would become. And while we haven't seen a release from Dizzee this year, he is in the studio and has been making guest appearances.