21 februari 2022

Icon Award till Neneh Cherry

Vid NME Awards i London 2 mars får Neneh Cherry den brittiska tidningens Icon Award.

Galan hålls på O2 Academy Brixton i London. I motiveringen sägs om vale bland annat: “In celebration of her continual ability to redefine music, fashion and culture over the past three decades”.

Neneh Cherry, folkbokförd som Neneh Marianne Karlsson, debuterade med världshiten Buffalo Stance 1989 och har sedan dess släppt fem album. Det senaste, Broken Politics, kom 2018.

I en kommentar till NME säger Cherry:

“Life is a series of ups and downs – along the way I’ve tried to get better at loving myself but ultimately it’s the love from others given then received that makes that possible. I’ve just tried to hold my corner and serve with truth, all made possible by the great visionaries I’ve come up and collaborated with along the way – you know what they say… it takes a village. To wake up one day to hear I’m being given an Icon Award seems crazy, but I’ll take it with great honour, so thank you NME.”

Lars Nylin