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Jessie Ware wins the Artist Award at the Rolling Stone UK Awards in collaboration with Rémy Martin

The disco revivalist was up against J Hus, Romy and more at tonight's ceremony.

By Will Richards

Jessie Ware (Picture: Press)

Jessie Ware has won the Artist Award at the first ever Rolling Stone UK Awards in collaboration with Rémy Martin.

The disco revivalist, who released her lauded and Mercury-nominated new album That! Feels Good! earlier this year, beat Grian Chatten, J Hus, Jorja Smith, RAYE and Romy to the inaugural award.

Collecting the award at London’s Roundhouse from Billie Porter, Ware said she is “always the bridesmaid” at awards shows, and is grateful for being “made a newlywed”.

She then paid tribute to her managers, saying: “You make me feel like I can do anything, and I feel like I’m doing quite a lot at the moment and having a really good time while we do it. Thank you to everyone who has such goodwill for me. I appreciate it, and I feel like we’re just getting started.”

In a recent Rolling Stone UK interview about her new album, Ware discussed her artistic and personal development and said: “I was in a bad place. I was trying to please everybody, and trying to do everything. I think I was not allowing my ideas to be heard loud enough. I think being a parent changed things.

“I’ve always been involved in my music, but I think I became a bit more no-nonsense. I managed to find a way that I could work that really suited me, that was really focused. And actually, even though I’ve got loads more that I’m doing now, with the podcast, doing books or making music, it weirdly feels far more balanced now. I’m just happier, I think.”

The first Rolling Stone UK Awards kicked off earlier tonight with a performance from The Last Dinner Party, who stunned attendees with a powerful rendition of ‘My Lady Of Mercy’.

You can check back here for all the latest coverage of the Rolling Stone UK Awards throughout the evening.