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Little Simz, AJ Tracey, FKA Twigs, more win at 2020 AIM Awards

Yaeji also took home an award for International Breakthrough

Little Simz, AJ Tracey, and FKA Twigs were among the artists to receive accolades at the 2020 AIM Awards.

The event, hosted by BBC Radio DJ and broadcaster Tiffany Calver, took place virtually last night (12th August), and featured performances from London-based artists Little Simz and AJ Tracey, who also took home the awards for AIM Pioneer and Innovator awards respectively.

The evening also saw FKA Twigs awarded Best (Difficult) Second Album for 'Magdalene', Yaeji receving the award for International Breakthrough, and Moses Boyd pipped as this year's UK Independent Breakthrough.

Gorillaz’ Damon Albarn also performed a tribute at the ceremony to Tony Allen, the Nigerian afrobeat pioneer who passed away in May this year. Allen was awarded with a posthumous Outstanding Contribution To Music Award. 

See the full list of AIM award winners below.

Earlier this year, Yaeji announced a new productions mixtape, ‘WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던’, on seminal UK label XL Recordings. 

UK INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH IN ASSOCIATION WITH YOUTUBE MUSIC
GEORGIA
DIGGA D
FONTAINES D.C.
KOKOROKO
MOSES BOYD

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH
BICEP
FLOATING POINTS
HANIA RANI
IDLES
YAEJI

BEST INDEPENDENT TRACK IN ASSOCIATION WITH FACEBOOK
AJ TRACEY – DINNER GUEST (FT. MOSTACK)
DIGGA D – NO DIET
FLYING LOTUS – MORE (FT. ANDERSON .PAAK)
KING KRULE – ALONE, OMEN 3
LAUV – MODERN LONELINESS
SORRY – RIGHT ROUND THE CLOCK
SQUID – SLUDGE
SUDAN ARCHIVES – CONFESSIONS
TONY ALLEN & HUGH MASEKELA – WE’VE LANDED
YVES TUMOR – GOSPEL FOR A NEW CENTURY

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM IN ASSOCIATION WITH SPOTIFY
BROOKE BENTHAM – EVERYDAY NOTHING
EVERYTHING IS RECORDED – FRIDAY FOREVER
KIDJO OJUA – THE MIXTAPE
KIM GORDON – NO HOME RECORD
LAURA MARLING – SONG FOR OUR DAUGHTER
MOSES BOYD – DARK MATTER
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – GHOSTEEN
THE NINTH WAVE – INFANCY
PHOENIX DA ICEFIRE & HUSKY BROWN – PANACEA
SARATHY KORWAR – MORE ARRIVING

BEST [DIFFICULT] SECOND ALBUM
FLOATING POINTS – CRUSH
FKA TWIGS – MAGDALENE
JOE ARMON JONES – TURN TO CLEAR VIEW
LIFE – A PICTURE OF GOOD HEALTH
MOSES SUMNEY – GRÆ

BEST INDEPENDENT REMIX
LAFAWNDAH – TOURIST X NÍDIA REWORK
KINGS OF THE ROLLERS – YOU GOT ME (S.P.Y REMIX)
MAKAYA MCCRAVEN – GIL SCOTT-HERON – WE’RE NEW AGAIN
APPARAT – OUTLIER (SOLOMUN REMIX)
MARIE DAVIDSON – WORK IT (SOULWAX REMIX)

ONE TO WATCH IN ASSOCIATION WITH BBC MUSIC INTRODUCING
ARLO PARKS
BLANCO WHITE
CAROLINE
GREENTEA PENG
LAVIDA LOCA

BEST CREATIVE PACKAGING IN ASSOCIATION WITH SIGNATURE BREW
DIGGA D – DOUBLE TAP DIARIES
HANIA RANI – ‘ESJA’ SHEET MUSIC BOOK
MOTÖRHEAD – 1979
SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES NON-STOP REMIX ALBUM
MOSES BOYD – DARK MATTER LP (DINKED EDITION)

BEST INDEPENDENT VIDEO IN ASSOCIATION WITH VEVO
BLACK PUMAS – COLOURS
BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – EAT, SLEEP, WAKE (NOTHING BUT YOU)
FLYING LOTUS – BLACK BALLOONS REPRISE (FT. DENZEL CURRY)
GREENTEA PENG – MR. SUN (MISS DA SUN)
THE HOWL & THE HUM – THE ONLY BOY RACER LEFT ON THE ISLAND
ZEBRA KATZ – MOOR

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC IN ASSOCIATION WITH MERLIN
TONY ALLEN (WINNER)

 

 

 

 

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