NME Awards - History

Blur, Photo: PA


It took place at London's Mermaid Theatre on February 1st, Paul McCartney was guest of honour at the Awards, picking up an gong on behalf of The Beatles who were voted the Best Band Ever. In his speech he said the trophy was: "better than a Brit," and added: "Can I just say thank you to John, George, Ringo and thank you God."

Meanwhile, Blur picked up three awards and The Flaming Lips picked up two gongs.

Presenters: Steve Lamacq and Mary Anne Hobbs

Philip Hall On Award: Terris

Live Act Of The Year: Mogwai

Best Live Act: Super Furry Animals

On The Decks Awards For Dance Act Of The Year: Death In Vegas

Carling Premier Best New Artist: Muse

Breezeblack Mix Of 1999: Junior Carter

Best Solo Artist: Beck

Best Album Ever: The Stone Roses - 'The Stone Roses'

Best Single Ever: Nirvana - 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'

Total Genius Of The Year: Ali G

Greatest Musical Event Ever: Woodstock

Best Radio Show: Radio 1 Evening Session

Carling Premier Best LP: The Flaming Lips - 'The Soft Bulletin'

NME Album Of The Year: The Flaming Lips - 'The Soft Bulletin'

NME Single Of The Year: Aphex Twin - 'Windowlicker'

Best TV Show: 'The Royle Family'

Musical Event Of The Year: Glastonbury

Best Venue: London Brixton Academy

Dickhead Of The Year: Robbie Williams

Best Website: NME.COM

Worst Record Of The Year: The Vengaboys - 'We're Going To Ibiza'

Best Film: 'The Blair Witch Project'

Best DJ: Fatboy Slim

NME.COM Award For Best NME Premier Show Performance: Ooberman

Best Dance Act: The Chemical Brothers

Best Music Video: Blur - 'Coffee + TV'

Best Band: Blur

Best Single: Blur - 'Tender'

Best Band Ever: The Beatles

Godlike Genius Award For Services To Music: Shaun Ryder

Radio 1 Evening Session Session Of The Year: Supergrass

Artist Of The Year: Travis


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