Artist and musician Goldie was awarded his Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) medal at Buckingham Palace in London on Wednesday (24Feb16).
The 50-year-old received the honour from The Prince of Wales for his contributions to music and the arts.
"It's a bit of a shocker but a very, very beautiful thing to happen," he said. "I think it also stands for what you can achieve - anything really. It was beautiful in there, just great. I'm very happy."
He learned he was to be a 2016 MBE recipient in The Queen's New Year's Honours List in December (15).
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The 50 year old artist and musician received the honour from The Prince of Wales in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
British DJ Goldie has been awarded with an MBE by The Prince of Wales for his contributions to music and the arts.
The 50 year old artist and musician, who also forged a brief sideline in film with appearances in movies like Snatch, and the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough, received the honour at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday (February 24th).
“It's a bit of a shocker but a very, very beautiful thing to happen,” he said afterwards. “I think it also stands for what you can achieve - anything really. It was beautiful in there, just great. I’m very happy.”
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‘Luther’ star Elba was made an OBE for his services to drama.
Idris Elba, Barbara Windsor and Blur frontman Damon Albarn were among those recognised in this year’s New Year’s Honours List. ‘Luther’ actor Elba was recognised with an OBE for his services to drama and said he ‘couldn’t be more proud’ to receive the honour.
Idris Elba was made an OBE in the New Year’s Honour list.
“Awards and honours come in all shapes and sizes, and all as significant as the other,” Elba said. “But this is beyond special as it comes from Queen and country, and I couldn’t be more proud for receiving this right now. What a year. On me head, son!”
Dance Music Stars Moby And Goldie Have Paid Tribute To Late British Singer Diane Charlemagne Following Her Death On Wednesday (28oct15).
Charlemagne passed away "surrounded by her family after losing her brave battle with cancer", her representative announced. She was 51.
The singer loaned her vocals to a number of dance tracks, including Inner City Life and Kemistry by British dance star/actor Goldie.
She was a member of funk band 52nd Street and Urban Cookie Collective, who scored a U.K. number two hit with 1990s dance track The Key The Secret.
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Rapper A$ap Rocky Has Fired Off A Countersuit Against His Former Music Manager Over A Series Of Alleged Debts.
Geno Smith filed papers in New York's Manhattan Supreme Court earlier this year (15), accusing the Goldie star of failing to pay him $850,000 (£531,250) in commission for helping to set up brand partnerships with companies such as Adidas and Samsung and publishing and production deals from 2011 to 2013.
The 27 year old has now responded to Smith's lawsuit, insisting he has fulfilled his contractual commitments and has paid him all the compensation he is owed.
Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, is also accusing Smith of violating their private contract, insisting there was paperwork filed which stated no further commissions would be due when the two men parted ways in 2014 .
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Rapper A$ap Rocky Is Reportedly Facing Legal Action From His Former Manager Over Allegations Of Breach Of Contract.
Geno Sims recently filed papers in New York's Manhattan Supreme Court accusing the Goldie hitmaker of failing to pay him $850,000 (£531,250) in commission.
Sims claims he is owed the funds for helping to set up brand partnerships with companies such as Adidas and Samsung and other publishing and production deals for the hip-hop star from 2011 to 2013, and he is demanding a jury trial, according to Bossip.com.
Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, has yet to comment directly on the claims, but he is seeking to have a judge seal the case to keep it private after taking issue with Sims listing his home address on the complaint, potentially jeopardising his security.
Pop Star Rita Ora Has Finally Spoken Out About Rapper A$ap Rocky's Hate Track, Insisting She Never Dated Him And She Never Will.
The Goldie hitmaker took aim at Ora in his sexually-explicit, controversial song Better Things, and he subsequently claimed he cheated on his girlfriend with Ora, saying, "I did things with her (Ora) that I wasn't supposed to do, she had a big mouth."
The singer has kept quiet on the subject since the story hit headlines in May (15), but she has now spoken out to the U.K.'s Glamour magazine, insisting she was never involved with the rapper.
When the interviewer tells the singer that Rocky's lyrics made him look bad, Ora replies, "I appreciate that... but it's not about me. It's about women. Disrespecting women. It's not cool. There's more to a person than who you're dating... don't disregard what I've done with my career because of someone that I was dating - if I was even dating that person. Which I wasn't. Let's be very clear on that. I was not. And nor will I ever. What I'm saying is: it's not cool that females always have that shadow on their back... and now I'm not talking about A$AP... I'm talking about everything I've experienced in my life."
Rihanna and Drake both lead the MTV Video Music Awards 2012 with five nominations apiece including a joint nod for Video of the Year.
The Bajan beauty will take on the rapper for the Video of the Year prize after her 'We Found Love' video got a nod, and the pair are also up for the accolade thanks to Drake's hit 'Take Care', which features the 24-year-old singer.
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Rihanna and Drake lead the MTV Video Music Awards 2012, scoring five nominations each.
The singer and rapper share a nod in the Best Video category, for their collaboration 'Take Care', while Rihanna also has another nomination in the coveted section, for her 'We Found Love' single. Also nominated for Best Video are Katy Perry for 'Wide Awake', Gotye for 'Somebody That I Used To Know' and M.I.A. for her song 'Bad Girls'.
Katy is second in the nominations list with four nods, while artists including M.I.A. and Coldplay have three each.
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