Adele A Big Winner At First AIM Awards

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November 11, 2011 | 2:15pm EST

Adele has picked up another pair of trophies after triumphing at the Association of Independent Music (AIM) Awards in London on Thursday.
The singer was named Most-Played Independent Artist and she took home the Best Difficult Second Album award for 21 at the inaugural event.

The honours are sure to bring a much-needed smile to Adele’s face – the star underwent surgery in America at the end of last week to repair a reoccurring throat condition.

Frank Turner was also a double winner at the prizegiving – he walked away with the Hardest-Working Artist and Best Live Act titles.

The singer/songwriter, who performed at the ceremony, took to his blog on Friday to tell fans he had celebrated his victories in style, writing, “Thanks everyone. This morning I had a horrible hangover. Result.”

Bjork was also honoured at the ceremony – she was the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Music prize.

Meanwhile, the organisers of Bearded Theory won the Golden Welly Award for Best Festival, Domino Records founder Laurence Bell landed the Pioneer Prize and Adele’s XL Records labelmate SBTRKT was named Best Breakthrough Act.

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