AJ Tracey
Grime rapper comes out on top...

AJ Tracey has scooped this year's MTV Brand New award.

MTV Brand New aims to highlight the very best in breaking British music, allowing genre lines to fade into the distance.

The competition returned in the opening weeks of 2017, with MTV Brand New drawing up an impeccable shortlist.

In the end, though, there could only be one winner with AJ Tracey racing out in front.

As the winner was being announced MTV Brand New hosted a special event at London's Electric Ballroom.

Reading indie tykes The Amazons opened up, with their crisp live show demonstrating a heavier element to their music.

A muscular, taut, and at times visceral set, The Amazons underlined their status as one of the finest emerging guitar acts in the UK right now.

Tom Grennan's powerful voice held the crowd in raptures, with his bold, husky tones conjuring a very British sense of soul.

Stefflon Don's incredible performance lit up the room, channelling dancehall's extrovert energy in a grime context.

The rapper's flow is bold and emphatic, with her overwhelming stage presence threatening to raise the roof of the Electric Ballroom.

Sigala brought the night to a close, the multi-faceted dance collective uniting around the vastly successful dance producer.

A free-flowing live show, the ensemble of vocalists, dancers, and guest musicians channelled a singular vision in a diverse, enormously creative manner.

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