MTV Brand New for 2016 presented by Emporio Armani Diamonds has come and gone, and has once again kept us all massively entertained for the past couple of months. As if the shortlist wasnâ€™t sick enough, MTV and Emporio Armani Diamonds managed to pull off two incredible lives shows â€“ one of which was headlined by man of the moment, Craig David, and theyâ€™ve just crowned the lovely Anne-Marie as this years Winner.
Anne-Marie had been a favourite to win throughout the competition and she managed to smash all voting records that MTV Brand New has ever seen and recorded the highest number of votes â€“ pretty epic right? Anne-Marie said of her win, “I’m speechless! I am so happy to have won MTV Brand New with Emporio Armani Diamonds! I’ve had all of my friends and family voting so sending a huge thank you to everyone who did! Thank you so much MTV, this is incredible!”
The young songstress started her rise to fame through the Rudimental live shows over the last couple of years and right now, sheâ€™s currently on her own tour. The futureâ€™s looking bright for Anne-Marie!
The announcement of the winner of this yearsâ€™ MTV Brand New followed two epic live shows at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. Across the two nights Anne-Marie, WSTRM, Rat Boy, Nimmo. Bloc Party touched the stageâ€¦ and yes, we know there is one pretty important name missing from that list â€“ Mr Craig David!
Verge were lucky enough to be invited down to both MTV Brand New live shows, and both nights were so much fun! With queues building up down the road way before the doors even opened, and a very packed out venue, itâ€™s safe to say that the shows were a success. The highlight of it all though, was definitely Craig David and his TS5 set.
Craig David said about #MTVBrandNew: “MTV has always been about showcasing new talent, so to come and headline their Brand New for 2016 gig is wicked. I’ve been in the studio with WSTRN and they are amazing with a big future ahead of them, and Anne-Marie’s voice is so sick. I’m looking forward to sharing the stage with them!â€
Craig David brought way more than just his â€˜Aâ€™ game when he hit the stage for his headline set. And of course, he had to bring out Big Narstie to perform his comeback single, â€˜When The Bassline Dropsâ€™. Craig sang, MCâ€™d and DJâ€™d his way through his set which was easily one of our fave shows weâ€™ve been to for a very long time.
Make sure you tune into MTV Music at the following dates / times to get your dose of the sick MTV Brand New live shows!
Friday 12th Feb on MTV Music
2100-Craig David: MTV Brand New Live 2016
2130-Bloc Party: MTV Brand New Live 2016
2200-The Best of MTV Brand New Live 2016