Arlo Parks and Enny the big winners at the 2021 AIM Independent Music Awards

Parks took a double, with awards for UK Independent Breakthrough and Best Album

Singers Arlo Parks and Enny were among the big winners at the 2021 AIM Independent Music Awards.

Parks took home the UK independent breakthrough award, as well as the best album prize for Collapsed In Sunbeams.

Enny won best independent track for Peng Black Girls, which features Amia Brave, as well as the one to watch award.

Parks said: “I want to say a big thank you to my fans, to my team, I’m grateful to be growing every day as an independent artist and this period has been so difficult, so chaotic and so confusing, so to be able to bring people light in this time of need has been really special.”

Enny said her wins were “very unexpected, especially how early on everything has started happening, so I’m just really filled with a lot of gratitude”.

DJ Jayda G won the international breakthrough award while Fontaines DC won the best difficult second album prize for A Hero’s Death.

Wesley Joseph won best independent video for Thrilla while Joan Armatrading won the outstanding contribution to music prize “after reinventing folk, pop, soul, blues and rock across an almost five decade career at the top”, according to a statement.

Published: by Radio NewsHub