FKA twigs Does The Double At The 2016 MPG Awards
Last night (3rd February) FKA twigs landed herself two gongs at the Music Producers Guild Awards seeing off competition from Mark Ronson, Everything Everything and Royal Blood.At the event at Grosvenor House in London, twigs - aka Tahliah Barnett - took home UK Album Of The Year award for LP1 as well as UK Single Song Release Of The Year for 'Pendulum'.
Speaking backstage twigs told us: "It's amazing, it's been such an incredible journey and I've just been so grateful to have worked with the likes of Paul Epworth and Emil [Haynie] and Arca and Tic.
"These amazing producers and beat makers that have taught me to do what I do, and this is probably my favourite award that I've won."
Elsewhere, Charlie Andrew scooped the big award of the night, UK Producer Of The Year, following his work with alt-J. The accolade also means he's scored a BRIT Award too!The night also honoured producer and artist Youth (Martin Glover) with the MPG's Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award, sponsored by PPL. Youth, who is one of the founding members of Killing Joke, later took to the stage to entertain guests with a live performance featuring a number of the artists he has produced over the years including Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd) and Richard Ashcroft (The Verve).
2016 MPG Awards Winners:
UK Producer of the Year
Outstanding Contribution to UK Music
Youth (Martin Glover)
Recording Engineer of the Year
Mix Engineer of the Year
Mastering Engineer of the Year
UK Album of the Year
FKA Twigs – LP1
UK Single Song Release of the Year
FKA Twigs – 'Pendulum'
Re-mixer of the Year
Breakthrough Producer of the Year
Breakthrough Engineer of the Year
International Producer of the Year
Studio of the Year
The A&R Award
The MPG Award for Innovation
The MPG Award for Inspiration
Special Recognition Award
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