British actor Idris Elba and supermodel Jourdan Dunn are set to host the U.K.-based 2021 GRM Daily Rated Awards, the rap and grime outlet GRM Daily announced Thursday (Sept. 2).
Elba and Dunn are both first-time hosts for the event, and will be taking over from comedian Mo Gilligan and radio host Julie Adenuga, who have helmed the event for the last two shows. The announcement comes after the GRM Daily premiered Idris Elba’s freestyle rap on the platform’s series titled Daily Duppy.
Watch Elba’s rap below.
While the actor is best known in the U.S. for his starring role in Luther, his character Heimdall in the Thor franchise, and even his brief appearance as Charles Miner on the U.S. adaptation of The Office, Elba has made strides as a producer, rapper, and DJ — he performs under the stage name DJ Big Driis.
Meanwhile, Dunn recently graced the cover of Vogue Greece for the title’s September issue. Both Dunn and Elba were spotted at Wednesday’s GQ Men of the Year Awards at The Tate Modern in London.
The GRM Daily Rated Awards honors the top names in the British rap, hip-hop, and grime scene. Grime icon Stormzy, rapper Slowthai, and R&B singer Jorja Smith are a few of the artists nominated at this year’s awards show. The outlet is soon expected to announce the performances during the awards show.
The winners will be revealed live on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. BST during the virtual ceremony on GRM’s official YouTube channel.
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