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Dua Lipa and Closer Artists to win Artist And Manager Awards

By | Published on Monday 29 October 2018

Dua Lipa

Two more winners for this year’s Artist And Manager Awards have been announced. Dua Lipa will take home Artist Of The Year, while Closer Artists will receive the Manager Of The Year prize. The awards are presented by the Featured Artists Coalition and Music Managers Forum.

“Dua Lipa is a phenomenon”, says FAC chief exec Lucie Caswell. “In just one year, from her debut album, she has become one of the world’s most-streamed artists, the first five time BRIT Award nominee – and double winner – and a global success. Equally impressive is how she defies pigeon-holing – moving seamlessly between pop playlists and the Reading festival crowd and from performing to philanthropy. Incredible achievements. The FAC is delighted to crown her our Artist Of The Year”.

Of Closer Artists, MMF boss Annabella Coldrick says: “We are absolutely delighted to recognise Paul, Ryan and the whole Closer team with the Best Manager Award. They’ve had an incredible year with George Ezra, who just goes from strength to strength, and they’ve also overseen another huge second album campaign for James Bay. I hope this win is seen as testament to their expertise at building lasting career successes”.

The Artist And Manager Awards ceremony is set to take place at the Bloomsbury Big Top on 14 Nov.