The 2017 Rated Awards winners revealed!


The KA and GRM Daily annual Rated Awards were back with a bang last night and the winners have been announced!

According to GRM Daily it was the ‘closest and most competitive year yet’ which is a testament to how incredible the UK Urban music scene is right now! A huge congratulations to everyone at GRM Daily for putting on the event as well and also everyone involved with organising it!

The KA and GRM Daily Rated Awards are one of the only award ceremonies that let the fans decide the winners.

Hosted by Manny Norte & Joelah Noble, the event saw urban music’s finest gather at Roundhouse, Camden to celebrate the year’s most inspiring and hard working artists.

‘Best Track’ this year was man of the moment J Hus, with ‘Did You See’. Congratulations!

Taking home ‘Best Breakthrough’ this year is Not3s. Thoroughly well deserved, congratulations Not3s!

Best album was J Hus’ amazing debut LP ‘Common Sense’.

Taking home the award for ‘Producer Of The Year’ was a personal favourite of mine ‘Steel Banglez’! Congratulations, what a fantastic year he has had.

Receiving ‘Best DJ’ for a third year in a row, it’s man like Charlie Sloth!









Taking home ‘Personality of the Year’ is none other than Big Shaq aka MC Quakez, Michael Dapaah.

The ‘Get Rated’ award went to Lady Sanity – a huge well done to her!

The ‘Best Mixtape’ award went to none other than Mostack with his banging ‘High Street Kid’ mixtape.

A little bit gassed about the following one, as it was filmed on the estate I grew up on and lived in Woolwich, ‘Best Video’ deservedly went to Stormzy for ‘Big For Your Boots’ which was directed by Daps, congratulations guys.

Taking home ‘Best Video Director’ was none other than Kaylum Dennis – a huge well done!

Winning ‘Artist Of The Year’ was man like big Mike, a.k.a Stormzy! A huge well done for winning that, I don’t think anyone could argue with that as it has definitely been his year!









Taking home the ‘GRM Legacy award’ was Lethal Bizzle – a huge congratulations to a legend and pioneer in this scene.

Well done to ALL nominated and all whom won, the presenters, and organisers for making it a fantastic night, celebrating Urban music which is on fire right now. Tweet me with what you thought about who won!