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Who: Hip-hop’s 39-year-old enfant terrible Why: At the MTV VMAs in August, Kanye was given four minutes of airtime to introduce his new video for ‘Fade’. “I am Kanye West,” began…

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Who: Singer in the band The 1975 Why: The 1975’s credo is this: create as you consume. So if you and your fans listen to everything from post-
rock to neo-soul, it’s fine…

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Who: A man with two parallel careers: one as a sought-after TV and movie actor, the other as Riz MC, one half of unflinchingly politicised hip-hop duo Swet Shop Boys…

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Who: Quite posh British actress, writer, director and comedian whose show Fleabag was the surprise hit of the year for its brutally real – and really f**king funny 
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Who: One half of music’s ultimate power couple and arguably the world’s biggest solo artist Why: Beyoncé had an incredible year even by her own lofty standards. In February she…

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Who: Yeah, he’s not a person. The cute electric rodent is merely symbolising something much bigger than himself (even after metamorphosis into Raichu following exposure to a Thunder Stone) Why: Pokémon Go,…

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Who: Star of blockbusters Suicide Squad and The Legend Of Tarzan Why: This was the year Margot Robbie capitalised on the ‘next big thing’ heat she gained from 2013’s The Wolf Of…

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Who: Ava Cadenhead, Anna Cowan, Anni Cameron, Bea Bennister and Hannah Camilleri – a gang of fierce-as- f**k teens who joined forces to eliminate sexual harassment at live music venues…

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10. No Man’s Sky Over-hyped to the max and inevitably failing to match expectation, No Man’s Sky was nonetheless a triumph of scope and ambition over (frankly repetitive) gameplay. It…

Albums Of The Year 1PJ HarveyLet England Shake 2MetronomyThe English Riviera 3The HorrorsSkying 4Wild BeastsSmother 5Kurt VileSmoke Ring For My Halo 6Arctic MonkeysSuck It And See 7St VincentStrange Mercy 8Katy…

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Who: The glue that held reality together Why: For more than 40 years, David Bowie has helped us to make sense of life. In 2016, he taught us how to face death…

Albums Of The Year 1KlaxonsMyths Of The Near Future 2Arctic MonkeysFavourite Worst Nightmare 3RadioheadIn Rainbows 4Arcade FireNeon Bible 5Les Savy FavLet’s Stay Friends 6Kings Of LeonBecause Of The Times 7MIAKala…

Albums Of The Year 1The Flaming LipsThe Soft Bulletin 2ShackHMS Fable 3Super Furry AnimalsGuerrilla 4Death In VegasThe Contino Sessions 5BeckMidnite Vultures 6Campag VelocetBon Chic Bon Genre 7PavementTerror Twilight 8MogwaiCome On…

Albums Of The Year 1ColdplayA Rush Of Blood To The Head 2The VinesHighly Evolved 3The StreetsOriginal Pirate Material 4The CoralThe Coral 5Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubBRMC 6Queens Of The Stone AgeSongs…

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Who: Tottenham-raised grime icon Why: Grime’s storming comeback was the big British music story of 2016, and scene veteran Skepta was the face and focal point of that resurrection. Skepta…

Who: Eleven Why: As the Eggo-loving ‘science experiment with a heart’ star of Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown uttered 
a mere 246 words across eight hours 
of television, but honestly,…

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This week's issue is dedicated to NME's People Of The Year 2016. Find out who made the list.

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We speak to the writer of 2016's NME Album Of The Year, The 1975's Matt Healy, about 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So…

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Andrew Sachs, the actor best known for playing hapless Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers, has died at the age of 86. His wife Melody told the Daily Mail that…