Quantcast

AIM AWARDS: ALL THE WINNERS

Transgressive act Arlo Parks was the big winner at Wednesday night’s virtual AIM Awards, taking home the trophies for U.K. Independent Breakthrough and Best Independent Album. Also emerging triumphant were ENNY and Joan Armatrading.

Parks was honored for her #3 debut, Collapsed in Sunbeams. British rapper ENNY was also given two gongs: Best Independent Track for “Peng Black Girls” f/Amia Brave (FAMM) and One to Watch.

A Hero’s Death (Partisan) by Fontaines D.C. reigned supreme in the Best [Difficult] Second Album category, while newcomer Wesley Joseph’s self-directed clip for “Thrilla” (EEVILTWINN) was recognized as Best Independent Video.

Forever Living Originals was named Best Independent Label and Strut Records Best Small Label.

Lauv claimed his first AIM win with the PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Artist. Jayda G scooped up International Breakthrough.

Following the release of her 20th album, Consequences (BMG), last month, Armatrading was awarded Outstanding Contribution to Music laurels for reinventing folk, pop, soul, blues and rock over the course of her nearly five-decade career.  

The Pioneer Award was bestowed upon producer Tricky; dub producer Adrian Sherwood was crowned Innovator.

AIM INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS

  • U.K. Independent Breakthrough, in association with YouTube Music: Arlo Parks (Transgressive)
  • International Breakthrough, in association with Deezer: Jayda G (Ninja Tune)
  • Best Independent Track, in association with Facebook: ENNY, “Peng Black Girls” f/Amia Brave (FAMM)
  • Best Independent Album, in association with Spotify: Arlo ParksCollapsed in Sunbeams (Transgressive)
  • Best [Difficult] Second Album, in association with BBC Radio 6 Music: Fontaines D.C.A Hero’s Death (Partisan)
  • Best Independent Remix in association with SoundCloud: “megapunk (Elkka Remix)” by Ela Minus (Domino)
  • One to Watch, in association with BBC Music Introducing: ENNY (FAMM)
  • Best Creative Packaging: Working Men’s ClubWorking Men’s Club (RAW Edition) (Heavenly)
  • Best Independent Video, in association with Vevo: Wesley Joseph, “Thrilla” (EEVILTWINN)
  • Best Independent Label, in association with [Integral]: Forever Living Originals
  • Best Small Label, in association with Believe: Strut Records
  • PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Artist: Lauv
  • Best Live [Streamed] Act, in association with On Air: Ben Böhmer
  • Pioneer Award, in association with FUGA: Tricky
  • Innovator Award, in association with Amazon Music: Adrian Sherwood
  • Outstanding Contribution to Music, in association with Merlin: Joan Armatrading CBE
  • Indie Champion, in association with MCPS: Love Record Stores and Bandcamp 
  • Diversity Champion: Paulette Long OBE 

BATTLE OF THE
HITS LIST STARS
Celebrity faceoff (6/27a)
BIZ RESPONDS TO ROE V. WADE DECISION (UPDATE)
Artists and companies unite. (6/27a)
PERFORMERS SPEAK OUT AT GLASTO
Singers voice their dismay over the Supreme Court's latest decision. (6/27a)
COOPER PLANS TO DEPART WMG IN '23
See ya later, alligator. (6/23a)
NEAR TRUTHS: FROM THE MOUNTAINTOPS
I.B. Bad surveys the landscape. (6/22a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)