Dizzee Rascal received the Legacy Award at GRM Daily‘s Rated Awards 2020 last night, Wednesday.
Hosted by Mo Gilligan and Julie Adenuga, the ceremony saw the celebration of the biggest names in black music. It should be noted that due to COVID-19, the celebrations took online via YouTube Music & German Doner Kebab-sponsored ceremony. In addition, the evening saw performances from nominees Kano, George The Poet, M Huncho, and Dizzee Rascal.
The legacy award comes following Dizzee Rascal’s announcement of his seventh LP, E3 AF, will drop in October. The ‘E3 AF’ title pays homage to Dizzee’s hometown of Bow, East London, located within the E3 postcode district. Posting to his official Instagram, Dizzee posed with a number of his awards while shouting out GRM Daily. He wrote; “Massive thanks to @grmdaily for my Legacy award and large up @post.grmdaily for your effort and vision. Maximum respect! New album E3AF out October 9th get your pre-orders link in my bio.”
Clearly Hip Hop flourished at the ceremony, with artists from the genre dominating the nominations and winners. Besides Dizzee Rascal, other big winners included Stefflon Don, named Female Artist of the Year while D-Block Europe scooped two wins for Male Artist of the Year and Mixtape of the Year for ‘PTSD’. London-born rapping sensation Stormzy had been nominated for four awards. These included Male Artist of the Year, Track of the Year for ‘Own It’, Video of the Year for ‘Sounds of the Skeng’ and Album of the Year for his second LP, ‘Heavy Is The Head’. But he won Track of the Year for his feature on Tion Wayne’s ‘I Dunno’ along with Dutachavelli.
Founder & CEO of GRM Daily, Posty, certainly pleased with the event, commented: “Congratulations to all the winners and all the nominees. It’s been an amazing show and we can’t wait to come back even bigger next year.”