Guy Garvey, Dua Lipa, Closer Artists, Kano, Jamie Oborne and Kilimanjaro Live were among the winners at last night's (14 November) awards.
The UK artists are the latest acts to join BBC Radio 1's Brit List, which supports musicians on the tipping point of launching their careers.
The Award marks the end of a big year for the R&B songwriter, who collaborated with Drake on Get It Together and toured the US in support of Bruno Mars.
Jorja Smith, Mabel (pictured) and Stefflon Don are all up for the prize, previously won by Adele, Emeli Sandé, Sam Smith and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man.
The daughter of Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey is blazing her own trail with her intoxicating R'n'B infused pop sound.