NME PREMIER AWARDS – THE COUNTDOWN COMMENCES!

We reveal who you voted for as the world's coolest music awards edge ever closer...

For the third year running, a record number of votes have been cast for the NME Readers Poll.

The winners will be announced on February 1 at the NME Premier Awards, hosted by Radio 1’s Steve Lamacq and Mary Anne Hobbs at the London EC4 Mermaid Theatre. The nominees are:

BEST NEW ARTIST

Basement Jaxx

Macy Gray

Muse

Eminem

Ooberman

BEST LIVE ACT

Manic Street Preachers

Super Furry Animals

The Flaming Lips

Blur

REM

BEST SINGLE

‘Tender’ – Blur

‘Northern Lites’ – Super Furry Animals

‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?’ – Travis

‘Swastika Eyes’ – Primal Scream

‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’ – The Chemical Brothers

BEST SOLO ARTIST

Ian Brown

Beck

Robbie Williams

Beth Orton

Macy Gray

BEST DANCE ACT

Fatboy Slim

The Chemical Brothers

Basement Jaxx

Underworld

Death In Vegas

BEST TV SHOW

The Sopranos

The Royle Family

The Simpsons

South Park

Later With Jools Holland

BEST FILM

American Pie

The Blair Witch Project

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Matrix

Fight Club

BEST RADIO SHOW

Radio 1 Evening Session

Mark & Lard

John Peel

Chris Moyles

Jo Whiley

BEST MUSICAL EVENT

Glastonbury Festival

Reading Festival

Stereophonics at Morfa Stadium

The return of Morrissey

Bonehead and Guigsy leaving Oasis

BEST DJ

Laurent Garnier

The Chemical Brothers

David Holmes

Fatboy Slim

Judge Jules

BEST LP

‘The Soft Bulletin’ – The Flaming Lips

’13’ – Blur

‘Guerrilla’ – Super Furry Animals

‘The Man Who’ – Travis

‘Performance And Cocktails’ – Stereophonics

BEST BAND

Super Furry Animals

Blur

Manic Street Preachers

Travis

Stereophonics

BEST SINGLE

EVER

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – Queen

‘Imagine’ – John Lennon

‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ – Nirvana

‘Wonderwall’ – Oasis

‘Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever’ – The Beatles

BEST LP EVER

‘Revolver’ – The Beatles,

‘The Stone Roses’ –

The Stone Roses

‘The Bends’ – Radiohead

‘Nevermind’ – Nirvana

‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts

Club Band’ – The Beatles

BEST BAND EVER

Radiohead

Nirvana

The Beatles

The Smiths

The Stone Roses

Other gongs at the NME Premier Awards, which take place at London EC4 Mermaid Theatre, include the RADIO 1 EVENING SESSION SESSION OF THE YEAR voted by Radio 1 listeners (nominees: Supergrass, 5-Ziq, Gomez, Super Furry Animals and The Charlatans) and the BREEZEBLOCK MIX OF 1999 voted by Radio 1 listeners (nominees: Leftfield, Junior Cartier, Basement Jaxx, Stienski vs Coldcut vs Scratch Perverts, Death In Vegas).

In addition, NME will host the following awards: BRIGHTEST HOPE (nominees: Coldplay, Terris, Sigur Rss, Doves, Slipknot); BEST DANCE ACT (nominees: Basement Jaxx, The Chemical Brothers, Les Rythmes Digitales, Death In Vegas, Underworld); and ARTIST OF THE YEAR (nominees: Travis, Mogwai, Eminem, Shack, Death In Vegas).

The ceremony will be webcast on nme.com and Radio 1’s Evening Session will broadcast from the event.