R&B artist triumphs to win international 'male act of the year' award
PUBLISHED: 09:39 27 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:39 27 July 2018
A musician's talents were recognised as he emerged victorious at an international awards ceremony.
Jake Aldridge, a hip-hop and R&B artist from Lowestoft, came away from the International Achievers Awards on Saturday, July 21, with the ‘male act of the year’ gong.
The prestigious ceremony, which Mr Aldridge attended alongside his brother and several close friends, is designed to celebrate hard-working and unknown talent in the entertainment industry.
“As an unsigned artist, it’s often difficult to get your name out there and find new ways of standing out from the growing crowd of independent musicians,” said Mr Aldridge, having picked up his award at London’s Clayton Crown Hotel.
“Winning an award as prestigious as this helps to give me more clout as an artist and I’m hoping it will help to open more doors for me within the music industry.
The award win is just the latest in a long line of recent achievements for the 30-year-old.
Last year Mr Aldridge saw off 109 East Anglian musicians to win the ‘audience choice’ gong at the New Music Generator (NMG) Awards, while his music has aired on a host of BBC Music Introducing radio shows and has also been featured on television in both the UK and the US.
As he continues to raise his game, develop his technique and nurture his many talents, Mr Aldridge emphasised how grateful he is for his recent success and to the people who consistently support his work.
“It’s been an incredible year for me so far,” added Mr Aldridge, who has been writing songs for 13 years and has worked with a number of producers from across the world.
“My music was recently included in a TV documentary in the US which featured Michelle Obama, I secured a clothing sponsorship deal and I’ve just found out that I’ve been nominated for another NMG Award.
“More than anything, I’d like to say the biggest thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for me. I never would have won this award without the fantastic supporters who have been behind me every step of the way.”
Visit Jake Aldridge’s website to find out more about his work and to hear his latest music.