NME Awards - History
- Early Years
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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