Collecting the award at London’s Roundhouse from comedian and actor Aisling Bea, Maisie said: “Thank you to my fans for building me up and supporting me, and thank you to my sister for humbling me. She said when my first song came out that this is ‘like shit Ed Sheeran’, and look at me now!”
She added: “Thank you to Rolling Stone UK, this has been really cool. And thanks to my ex boyfriend!”
Maisie’s win comes after she took Glastonbury by storm earlier this year with a triumphant Pyramid Stage set which Rolling Stone UK hailed for “casting a magical spell over Worthy Farm”.
She is also one of three cover stars for the new awards issue of Rolling Stone UK alongside Daniel Kaluuya and Ozzy Osbourne. In the cover feature, Peters reflected on her huge 2023 and said: “We did America, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe… It was crazy. I learned so much. I see videos of myself from the first Irish shows, where we began, and it feels like a different lifetime, a different version of myself. I just felt like a different person before this year.”
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.