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Here’s the nominees for the Breakthrough Award at the Rolling Stone UK Awards 2023 in collaboration with Rémy Martin

From storming performances at Glastonbury to number one albums, all our breakthrough artists have made a huge mark on 2023.

By Nick Reilly

As the first ever Rolling Stone UK Awards in collaboration with Rémy Martin draws nearer, we’re delighted to announce the nominees for the Breakthrough Award, sponsored by Volvo.

The category recognises five acts who have had a hugely successful 2023. Whether it’s number one albums or dance floor fillers, Glastonbury-storming performances or sold-out shows at iconic London venues, all our nominees have made their own formidable stamp on British music throughout the year.

Without further ado, let’s introduce our nominees for the Rolling Stone UK Breakthrough Award.


Maisie Peters


Olivia Dean

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It comes after Ozzy Osbourne was yesterday confirmed as the first winner at the Rolling Stone UK Awards. The rock icon, legendary hell-raiser and all-round Prince of Darkness will be in attendance at the Roundhouse in Camden Town on November 23, topping off a list of eclectic winners who will be announced on the night.

“I don’t know what to say! I wish I felt like a f*****g icon,” said Ozzy.

“I’ve had a long career and I’ve raised a few f*****g eyebrows along the way, and I’ve met some amazing people too. I’ve done some good gigs and I’ve done some f*****g bad gigs! Thanks very much for giving me this award, it really means a lot to me.”

The announcement of the Black Sabbath icon comes after it was confirmed that Munya Chawawa will host the awards.

Winners, presenters and VIP guests will also be whisked to and from the historic North London venue in style in luxury Volvo cars. It will make for a memorable start and end to a night to remember for UK music.

Several hundred guests will enjoy the moment in person, but a multi-platform editorial campaign will be utilising Rolling Stone UK ’s presence in print and digital forms, online and across social platforms to create a moment of a scale rarely seen in UK music media.