Anne-Marie crowned winner of MTV Brand New 2016

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Anne-Marie crowned winner of MTV Brand New 2016

Anne-Marie has been crowned winner of MTV Brand New 2016 presented by Emporio Armani Diamonds.

The singer - who cut her teeth touring with Rudimental as their live vocalist - faced stiff competition from 10 acts, including multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt, urban group WSTRN and indie rocker Rat Boy, but it has been confirmed today (02.01.16) that Anne-Marie has claimed the title after winning the public vote with the highest number of votes cast in the history of the competition.

The 'Karate' singer admits she was left gobsmacked when she found out.

She said: "I'm speechless! I am so happy to have won MTV Brand New! I've had all of my friends and family voting so sending a huge thank you to everyone who did!"

Anne-Marie supported Craig David at London's Electric Ballroom last week along with runners-up WSTRN and admits it was a "dream come true" to play on the same bill as the garage legend - who is getting ready to release a new album this year.

She said: "It was a dream come true to perform ahead of Craig David last week, he's absolutely amazing and what a show with all of the classics. Thank you so much MTV, this is incredible!"

Meanwhile, 'In2' hitmakers WSTRN have revealed they have worked on a "old-school garage" track with '7 Days' hitmaker Craig.

Speaking at the MTV Brand New concert last week, they said: "We were in the studio a few weeks back and worked on a track together. It's got an old-school garage sound. Craig's a legend and we grew up listening to him."