Björk has won Best Live Act at the Association of Independent Music (AIM) Awards 2023. Check out the final nominations below.
The Icelandic singer was announced today (August 24) as the winner of the award by public vote for her ongoing “Cornucopia” tour.
She also fronted Beabadoobee and MUNA, as well as the Japanese kawaii-metal girl group Babymetal.
The award also comes in light of her tenth and final studio album, ‘Fossora’, which arrived last September. The “Cornucopia” tour continues through Europe until December, where it will close with a performance at the Arkéa Arena in Floirac (France) on December 5th.
The 2023 AIM Awards ceremony will be held at London’s iconic Roundhouse on September 26, where Black Lives in Music (BLiM) Managing Director Dr Charisse Beaumont will be honored as this year’s champion of Diversity.
The awards seek to recognize the achievements of independent record labels, artists and entrepreneurs from across the UK music industry and celebrate the independent music community by incorporating exclusive and intimate live performances into the ceremony.
“The AIM Independent Music Awards are an evening to celebrate the best of the UK’s independent music community and showcase their talents and innovations,” explained Silvia Montello, Managing Director of AIM. “We’re proud to be able to celebrate the diversity and talent of the UK’s independent labels, artists, entrepreneurs and champions, and it’s great to see the continued public recognition of Björk’s ground-breaking live shows.”
Other nominees for this year’s ceremony include Wet Leg, who are up for the PPL Award for Most Breakthrough Independent Artist. Other names on the list include AntsLive, John Summit, Surya Sen and Vibe Chemistry.
Below you will find the full list of categories and nominees.
The newly announced winners and nominees are:
The Champion of Diversity
Charisse Beaumont – Black Lives in Music
best live performance
Bjork (One Little Independent)
PPL Award for Most Streamed New Independent Artist
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AntsLive (Payday Records, Trademark Records)
John Summit (Off The Grid Records)
Surya Sen (Skint Records)
Chemistry Vibe (DnB Allstars Records)
Wet Feet (Domino Records)
Music Entrepreneur of the Year
Alex Brees – Un:hurd
Caius Pawson-Young / Space
Jess Kangalee – Good Energy PR
Keturah Cummings – Forward Slash
Yasin El Ashrafi – Family Headquarters
Best Boutique Seal
So Young Records
best independent label
Originals Live Forever
Independent minus one
Best creative campaign
Because Music (Shygirl – “Nimph”)
Hit Dirty (Rina Sawayama – “Keep the Girl”)
Human Re Sources (RAYE – “My 21st Century Blues”) Ninja Tune (Young Fathers – “Heavy”) Partial Records (Ezra Collective – “Where’s ‘My 21st Century Blues'”
Ninja Tune (Young Fathers – ‘Trom Trom’)
Partisan Records (Ezra Collective – ‘Where I’m Gonna Be’)
XL Recordings (Yaeji – ‘With A Hammer’)
In other Björk news, earlier this year the singer-songwriter lit up the sky during her performance at Coachella 2023, incorporating more than 800 drones into her set.
His latest album, “Fossora”, also received a four-star review upon release, with NME describing the LP as “heavier – and more hopeful – than anything that came before it” in his discography.