The grime collective’s victory follows Stormzy's triumph last year in the same category, which specifically recognises the achievements of independent artists.

With the AIM Awards 2017 set to take place on September 5 at The Brewery in London, Boy Better Know have already been crowned as the winners of AIM’s Innovator Award.

Founded by Skepta and JME in 2005, Boy Better Know have been a prominent force in grime’s resurgence in recent years, and headlined Glastonbury's Other Stage earlier this year. The collective will host a Takeover event at London's The O2 on August 27, their biggest live event to date.