Lorde, Kasabian, and Dua Lipa lead VO5 NME Awards 2018 nominations

The winners will be revealed at the ceremony at London's O2 Academy Brixton on February 14

The nominations for the VO5 NME Awards 2018 have been revealed.

Lorde and Charli XCX lead the shortlisted acts, with four nods each. They will go head-to-head in the Best Track supported by Estrella Galicia category, for ‘Green Light’ and ‘Boys’ respectively.

Lorde is also up for the Best International Solo Artist, Best Album supported by Orange Amplification, and Best Live Artist awards, while Charli XCX is in the running for Best British Solo Artist supported by VO5, Best Video, and Best Mixtape supported by Bulldog Gin for ‘Pop 2’.

Elsewhere, Kasabian and Dua Lipa have gained three nominations apiece, with both also in the running for Best Track supported by Estrella Galicia.

Two new categories are featured in this year’s shortlist – Best Collaboration supported by VO5 and Best Mixtape supported by Bulldog Gin, with Drake, Krept & Konan, Rex Orange County, Dave, and Avelino up against XCX in the latter.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony, which takes place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 14, and you’ll be able to follow the action across the whole night on Facebook Live.

Liam Gallagher will also pick up his Godlike Genius award on the night, before playing a special set to close the event.

Voting is now open for the VO5 NME Awards 2018. To celebrate the shortlist being revealed, The Big Moon will play a special VO5 NME Awards 2018 nominations party at London’s Omeara tonight (Jan 17).

Of the shortlist, Mike Williams, editor-in-chief, NME says: “Once again the NME readers have shown just how switched-on, diverse and exciting their tastes are in coming up with these shortlists, which themselves highlight what an amazing 12 months it’s been for music. It’s brilliant to see some old favourites mixing with a load of fresh new names, and it’ll be interesting to see which of the big guns go home with awards, and where the major upsets might happen. There’s only one way to make sure there’s love in the air for your favourite artists on February 14, and that’s to go and vote.”

The VO5 NME Awards 2018 nominations are as follows:

BEST BRITISH BAND supported by Zig-Zag

Alt-J
Kasabian
Wolf Alice
The 1975
The xx
Bastille

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND supported by 19 Crimes Winery

Haim
The National
Foo Fighters
The Killers
Paramore
Migos

BEST BRITISH SOLO ARTIST supported by VO5

Dua Lipa
Liam Gallagher
Ed Sheeran
Stormzy
Loyle Carner
Charli XCX

BEST FILM supported by Zig-Zag

T2: Trainspotting
Blade Runner 2049
Baby Driver
The Disaster Artist
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
It

BEST INTERNATIONAL SOLO ARTIST

Kendrick Lamar
Taylor Swift
Lorde
Lana Del Rey
St Vincent
Father John Misty

BEST NEW ARTIST supported by Vans

Stefflon Don
J Hus
The Magic Gang
Sigrid
SZA
Shame

BEST ALBUM supported by Orange Amplification

Lorde, ‘Melodrama’
J Hus, ‘Common Sense’
Wolf Alice, ‘Visions Of A Life’
Gorillaz, ‘Humanz’
Loyle Carner, ‘Yesterday’s Gone’
The National, ‘Sleep Well Beast’

BEST TRACK supported by Estrella Galicia

Kasabian, ‘God Bless This Acid House’
Kendrick Lamar, ‘Humble’
Lorde, ‘Green Light’
The Horrors, ‘Something To Remember Me By’
Dua Lipa, ‘New Rules’
Charli XCX, ‘Boys’

BEST LIVE ARTIST supported by Nikon

Kasabian
Stormzy
Lorde
Royal Blood
LCD Soundsystem
Liam Gallagher

BEST FESTIVAL supported by ID&C

Glastonbury
Reading & Leeds
Download
Parklife
TRNSMT
Bestival

BEST COLLABORATION supported by VO5

Craig David and Bastille, ‘I Know You’
Stefflon Don and Skepta, ‘Ding-A-Ling’
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, ‘Continental Breakfast’
Gorillaz and Jehnny Beth, ‘We Got The Power’
Lily Allen and Giggs, ‘Trigger Bang’
Yungen and Yxng Bane, ‘Bestie’

BEST MIXTAPE supported by Bulldog Gin

Charli XCX, ‘Pop 2’
Drake, ‘More Life’
Krept & Konan, ‘7 Nights/7 Days’
Rex Orange County, ‘Apricot Princess’
Dave, ‘Game Over’
Avelino, No Bullshit’

BEST VIDEO

The Big Moon, ‘Sucker’
Charli XCX, ‘Boys’
St Vincent, ‘Los Ageless’
Taylor Swift, ‘Look What You Made Me Do’
Dua Lipa, ‘New Rules’
Pale Waves, ‘Television Romance’

BEST TV SHOW

Stranger Things 2
Game Of Thrones
Westworld
Rick & Morty
Glow
Peaky Blinders

MUSIC MOMENT OF THE YEAR

One Love Manchester
The Killers play surprise set at Glastonbury
Grime4Corbyn
Noel Gallagher plays ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ at Manchester Arena
Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl
Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington tribute concert

BEST FESTIVAL HEADLINER

Muse
BBK
Ed Sheeran
Noel Gallagher
Foo Fighters
The 1975

BEST SMALL FESTIVAL

Festival Number 6
Boardmasters
Wilderness
Field Day
End Of The Road
Kendal Calling

VILLAIN OF THE YEAR

Donald Trump
Theresa May
Katie Hopkins
Piers Morgan
Kim Jong-un
Jeremy Hunt

HERO OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande
Rose McGowan
Jeremy Corbyn
Ellie Rowsell
Big Shaq
David Attenborough

REISSUE OF THE YEAR

Radiohead, ‘OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017’
Prince, ‘Purple Rain’
The Beatles, ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
REM, ‘Automatic For The People’
The Smiths, ‘The Queen Is Dead’
Super Furry Animals, ‘Radiator’

BEST MUSIC BOOK

Wiley, Eskiboy
Action Bronson, Fuck That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide To Eating Well
Dylan Jones, David Bowie: A Life
Allan Jones, Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down: Rock’n’Roll War Stories
Lizzy Goodman, Meet Me In The Bathroom: Rebirth And Rock And Roll In New York City 2001-2011
The KLF, 2023: A Trilogy

BEST MUSIC FILM

Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two
L7: Pretend We’re Dead
Bunch Of Kunst: A Film About Sleaford Mods
George Michael: Freedom
England Is Mine
Whitney: Can I Be Me

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