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Big Wins At The 2022 Rated Awards Go To Dave, Stormzy, And Little Simz (Full List)

At the 2022 GRM Rated Awards, which honor the U.K. rap and grime scene, Dave was the big winner. The rapper took home four honors, including track and video of the year for his song “Clash” (featuring Stormzy). The Rated Awards took place on Saturday, October 22, at Magazine London. On Tuesday, October 25, at 10 p.m. BST, they will be broadcast on E4. The show’s hosts were Julie Adenuga and Big Zuu.

We’re All Alone in This Together, Dave’s second studio album, won album of the year honors. In August 2021, it topped the Official U.K. Albums Chart for two weeks. Dave also bagged the award of the year’s top male artist. A1 x J1, a young British hip hop group, achieved breakthrough. Little Simz recently won the Mercury Prize, and she now now has the female artist of the year prize. With the win for mixtape of the year, Central Cee continues his ascent across the globe.

This year’s legacy award was posthumously given to Jamal Edwards, a British music entrepreneur, DJ, and pioneer of the online R&B/hip-hop platform SB.TV. Edward passed away on February 20 at the age of 31 from a recreational drug-induced heart arrhythmia. Post, the founder and CEO of GRM Daily, and Rashid Kasirye, the creator of Link Up TV, gave the award.

GRM Daily, a publication that has covered the U.K. rap and grime scene for more than ten years, founded the Rated Awards. The nominees honor accomplishments from June 1, 2021, to June 1, 2022. Here is the complete list of nominees with the winners indicated.

Album of the year

Cleo Sol – Mother

WINNER: Dave – We’re All Alone in This Together

Fredo – Independence Day

Knucks – ALPHA PLACE

Kojey Radical – Reason to Smile

Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

M Huncho – Chasing Euphoria

Tion Wayne – Green With Envy

Track of the year

Aitch – “Baby” (feat. Ashanti)

ArrDee – “Flowers (Say My Name)”

Benzz – “Je M’appelle”

Central Cee – “Obsessed With You”

D-Block Europe – “Overseas” (feat. Central Cee)

Dave – “Starlight”

WINNER: Dave – “Clash” (feat. Stormzy)

Potter Payper – “Gangsteritus”

Russ Millions – “Reggae & Calypso” (feat. Buni & YV)

SwitchOTR – “Coming for You” (feat. A1 x J1)

Video of the year

Aitch – “1989”

Aitch – “Learning Curve”

CASisDEAD – “Boys Will Be Boys”

Dave – “Verdansk”

WINNER: Dave – “Clash” (feat. Stormzy)

Knucks – “Alpha House” / “Hide & Seek”

Little Simz – “Point and Kill” (feat. Obongjayar)

M Huncho – “Warzone” (feat. Headie One)

Pa Salieu – “Glidin’” (feat. slowthai)

Stefflon Don & Ms Banks – “Dip”

Female artist of the year

Cleo Sol

Darkoo

Dreya Mac

FLO

Ivorian Doll

WINNER: Little Simz

Mahalia

Miraa May

Ms Banks

Stefflon Don

Male artist of the year

ArrDee

Central Cee

D-Block Europe

WINNER: Dave

Digga D

K-Trap

M Huncho

Potter Payper

Russ Millions

Tion Wayne

Breakthrough of the year

WINNER: A1 x J1

Arz

Bru-C

Clavish

Dreya Mac

Knucks

Nemzzz

Rimzee

Sainté

SwitchOTR

Mixtape of the year

ArrDee – Pier Pressure

WINNER: Central Cee – 23

D-Block Europe – Home Alone 2

Digga D – Noughty by Nature

K-Trap – Trapo

K-Trap & Blade Brown – Joints

M1llionz – Provisional License

Potter Payper – Thanks for Waiting

Unknown T – Adolescence

Youngs Teflon – All Eyes on Me Against the World

Personality of the year

Big Zuu

Chunkz

Harry Pinero

WINNER: KSI

Mo Gilligan

Munya Chawawa

Nella Rose

Specs Gonzalez

Yung Filly

Zeze Millz

Producer of the year

Chucks

Inflo

WINNER: JAE5

LiTek & WhyJay

LUCID

P2J

Quincy Tellem

Venna

Nathaniel London

Young Chencs

Radio DJ of the year

Charlie Sloth

DJ Target

Henrie Kwushue

WINNER: Kenny Allstar

Manny Norte

Rob Bruce

Sir Spyro

Snoochie Shy

Tiffany Calver

Yinka & Shayna Marie

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