Labrinth will be given the American Express Innovation award at this year’s Nordoff Robbins 02 Silver Clef Awards ceremony.

The ceremony which will take place on 28 June will be the 38th annniversary of the awards show, and is in conjunction with the Nordoff Robbins charity that helps to provide therapy through music.

Speaking about being the chosen recipient for the award, Labrinth said:

It’s amazing to be awarded the ‘American Express Innovation Award’.

Especially when my pal Emeli Sandé won it the year before. I’m always looking for new ideas and inspiration for my music and it’s great to be recognised by Nordoff Robbins.

Music is my life, so to see how it can help so many people through music therapy is really cool.

10 people will be honoured with the same award, with other recipients due to be announced.