The singer, who released her debut album Heaven Knows earlier this month, emerged victorious with her chart-busting Ice Spice collaboration against the likes of Dua Lipa, J Hus, Kenya Grace, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding and Dave and Central Cee.
In a video message, Pink said: “I wanted to give a really, really big thank you to everybody who has supported ‘Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2’ and a big thank you to Ice Spice who jumped on the remix and made it reach heights that I never thought that I would really see, especially not this year.”
She added: “I’m really thankful for Rolling Stone UK to have me on the cover for the first time – it was an amazing experience. I just want to thank everybody on my team, my managers who have been with me every step of the way and who have been an amazing sound board and completely supported every decision that I’ve had to make.
“I really wouldn’t be here without them – they’ve built me from the ground up.”
PinkPantheress continued: “I want to also thank, of course, Darren, Cliff and the whole Rolling Stone UK team for having me again on the cover, launching my album campaign and having me here tonight. Even though I’m not with you in person for Song of the Tear, I’m really thankful.I never thought I’d get something like this. Thank you so much.”
In a new Rolling Stone UK cover feature, PinkPantheress discussed how her music goes beyond pure nostalgia, saying: “When people say, ‘Oh, she’s not original,’ or ‘She hasn’t done anything different,’ or ‘I’ve heard artists like her before,’ they can never name me a single one. Because even if you name people back in the 2000s, they didn’t really sound like me, and I don’t sound like them.”
She added: “I think people forget that music is more than just the beat.… Unless you’re finding someone that uses this type of beat, and writes about the same thing that I do, and in the same melodic way that I do, then I am the first person you’ve heard make this kind of music.”
The first Rolling Stone UK Awards kicked off earlier tonight with a performance from The Last Dinner Party, who stunned attendees with a powerful rendition of ‘My Lady Of Mercy’.
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