Britain’s premi­er award cere­mony for UK Rap & Grime music, The Rated Awards announced the win­ners at a vir­tu­al cere­mony broad­cast on Thursday 16th Septem­ber at 7pm BST.

The 2021 Rated Awards were broad­cast exclus­ively on You­Tube and fea­tured per­form­ances from Tion Wayne, Pa Salieu, Back­road Gee, ENNY, Amia Brave, Heart­less Crew and Pot­ter Payper, cap­tur­ing the vibrancy and diversity of the scene like no oth­er award show could.

Act­or, rap­per and comedi­an Michael Dapaah stepped in to co-host this years’ awards along­side act­ress and mod­el Jourdan Dunn, fol­low­ing unfor­tu­nate isol­a­tion cir­cum­stances that have forced Idris Elba to pull out of host­ing duties this year. It was the first time host­ing the Rated Awards for both Michael & Jourdan, who took over from Mo Gil­ligan and Julie Adenuga who presen­ted the past two edi­tions.

Host Michael Dapaah says;

‘It was an hon­our to be tak­ing over from Idris. I’m proud of how far the cul­ture and black music has come with­in the UK & it’s great to be back at the awards this year hav­ing been nom­in­ated and won myself. Now com­ing back and host­ing along­side Jourdan Dunn — who is someone I respect highly – it’s a full circle moment. Big up every­body and thanks GRM.”

Return­ing for its 6th year, this year’s GRM Daily Rated Awards cel­eb­rated the best tal­ent in the UK music scene with the present­a­tion of awards span­ning over ten cat­egor­ies recog­nising some of the scene’s biggest names and their con­tri­bu­tion to UK music between 1st June 2019 to 1st June 2020.


Leg­acy Award Win­ner — Heart­less Crew

Album of the Year
Ghetts – Con­flict of Interest

Female Artist of the Year
Jorja Smith

Male Artist of the Year
Cent­ral Cee

Break­through of the Year
Cent­ral Cee

Per­son­al­ity of the Year
Niko Omilana

Track of the Year
Tion Wayne & Russ Mil­lions – Body

Video of the Year
Tion Wayne & Russ Mil­lions – Body (Dir­ec­ted by Wowa)

Mix­tape of the Year
Pot­ter Payper – Train­ing Day 3

Radio DJ of the Year
Charlie Sloth

Pro­du­cer of the Year

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.