Paul McCartney to collect Songwriter's Songwriter award at NME Awards 2014, with Austin, Texas

Former Beatles icon will accept special, one-off prize at ceremony later this month (February 26)

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney will attend the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas to collect a special, one-off prize: Songwriter’s Songwriter.

Nominated by fellow artists, the special award marks McCartney's outstanding contribution to pop music, celebrating his unparalleled career and lasting impact on the music world.

McCartney will collect his award in person at the O2 Academy Brixton on February 26.

NME editor Mike Williams says: "We've spoken to the biggest and best musicians around, and they've told us: Paul McCartney is the world's ultimate songwriter. Paul's enduring and stunning talent is worth celebrating, and I'm incredibly honoured that NME are giving him the special, one-of-its-kind Songwriter's Songwriter award to recognise that."

McCartney is the third winner at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas to be revealed so far. Damon Albarn is to collect the brand new NME Award for Innovation while Blondie have been named this year's Godlike Genius. The band will pick up the award in person and perform at the the awards. Other artists performing on the night are to be announced shortly.

Arctic Monkeys lead the nominations this year with a eight in total. Haim follow closely with six nominations whilst Queens of The Stone Age, Lily Allen and Arcade Fire all have three. To cast your vote visit www.nme.com/awardsvote.

Ceremony tickets for the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas are on sale right now. Get yours here.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Faith No More announce release of new single 'Superhero'
L7 announce reunion and European gigs
Drenge announce new album 'Undertow'
The Charlatans to play Brits Week gig at London's Brooklyn Bowl
East India Youth announces new album 'Culture of Volume'
BBC dismisses Brian Harvey 'peado protecting' comments as 'absurd and offensive'
Disclosure and Rudimental to stage their own festival in Brighton
'Avi Buffalo is over', frontman confirms
Taylor Swift disqualified from Triple J's Hottest 100 list after online campaign
David Bowie to release French-language version of 'Heroes' on red and blue vinyl
Alan McGee lends support to 12 Bar Club occupation
Bill Clinton turns down offer to play saxophone on US band Firework's album
Ian Brown tells court weatherman and teacher Fred Talbot made class watch gay porn film
Wu-Tang Clan members team up for documentary about Raekwon's solo album
Royal Blood, Jamie T, Sleater-Kinney confirmed for 6 Music Festival
Fans react to news of Tom DeLonge's departure from Blink-182
Possible early Aphex Twin demos posted onto Soundcloud by mystery user
Carl Barât on new Libertines album: 'I'm proud of what we've written so far'
O2 Priority Tickets for The Vaccines, Elbow, Nicki Minaj and more available tomorrow
Alabama Shakes, Django Django and Slaves announced for The Great Escape 2015
Chris Robinson on The Black Crowes' split: 'It's more complicated than Rich's...
Blink-182 confirm split from 'disrespectful and ungrateful' Tom DeLonge

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM