Rumer Receives MOJO Breakthrough Award
22 Jul 2011
Rumer has scooped the prestigious MOJO Breakthrough Award.
The 32-year old, Pakistan-born singer, who launched her career with little known indie band, La Honda, has vowed, both critics and fans who pushed Rumer’s debut album to Number 3 of the UK album charts.
MOJO editor Phil Alexander praised Rumer in his speech for her songwriting. “It's all about the songs with her,” Alexander said, “That's what's made “Seasons of My Soul” one of the biggest-selling British albums in recent memory."
Nominated in 3 categories, Rumer lost out to The Arctic Monkeys for Album Of The Year, which the Sheffield band won for their 4th album, “Suck it and See.”
Alexander acknowledged The Arctic Monkeys place in British music history. "I think its because they fit in a long line of truly great British artists. You can draw a line between the lyricism of Ray Davies and Alex Turner, stopping at John Cooper Clarke along the way."
Other artists whose work was recognized at the MOJO Awards bash at East-London venue, The Brewery include Primal Scream for their classic album, “Screamadelica,” Nick Cave’s Grinderman received the award for Song of The Year for “Heathen Child” and P.I.L. and Sex Pistols frontman, Johnny Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) was recognized for his Outstanding Contribution To Music.
Find below the full list of last night’s MOJO Award winner.
Breakthrough award: Rumer
Song of the year: Heathen Child by Grinderman
Best album: Suck It and See by Arctic Monkeys
Classic album award: Screamadelica by Primal Scream
Best live act: John Grant
Les Paul award: Steve Cropper
Compilation of the year: & Sweet Inspiration: Songs of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham
Catalogue release of the year: Coals to Newcastle by Orange Juice
Merit award: Martha and the Vandellas
Medal award: Bob Harris
Hero award: Eddie Floyd
Maverick award: Donovan
Inspiration award: Gary Numan
Classic songwriter award: Squeeze
Vision award: Upside Down
Outstanding contribution to music: Public Image Ltd
Icon award: Ringo Starr
Hall of fame award: Brian Wilson