Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl graced the 02 Academy Brixton with his legendary rock ‘n’ roll presence to pick up the Godlike Genius Award. He played a special set at the NME Awards ceremony to celebrate his win. Click here to here to buy ‘Wasting Light’ on Amazon.
Laura Marling won Best Solo Band at O2 Academy Brixton. It’s been a successful year for the folk songstress, who won a BRIT earlier in February and beat Florence & The Machine, Frank Turner, Kanye West, and Paul Weller to grab this NME Award. Click here to purchase ‘I Speak Because I Can’ on Amazon.
Fresh from the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 Tour, Crystal Castles received the John Peel Award For Innovation at the O2 Academy Brixton. Click here to purchase ‘Crystal Castles (II)’ on Amazon.
Rockness won the Best Small Festival award at this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards. The Chemical Brothers, Glasvegas and Kasabian are all set to play this year’s event. Click here to purchase tickets.
Biffy Clyro’s legendary performances were recognised as Simon Neil and co were crowned Best Live Band at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011. The boys wowed the crowds at the likes of T In The Park, Glasto, Reading and Leeds to earn the prize. Click here to buy ‘Only Revolutions’ on Amazon.
What could be more stylish than a jacket with feathers attached to the shoulders? Mr. Flowers knocked down competition from Hayley Williams, Lady Gaga, Liam Gallagher and Noel Fielding and won your votes as the most fashionable figure in music. Click here to purchase his solo album ‘Flamingo’ on Amazon.
With a special live performance at this year’s ceremony under their belts, My Chemical Romance get Best International Band (supported by T4) at the NME Awards 2011. The band were nominated in four categories in this year’s vote. Click here to get ‘Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys’ on Amazon.
So when given the choice between Axl Rose, Justin Bieber, Nick Clegg, Simon Cowell and the UK’s Prime Minister, you chose the latter. David Cameron won the ‘Villain Of The Year’ title, so this middle finger award goes to him.
Foals won Best Track (supported by NME Radio) for ‘Spanish Sahara’ at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011. Yannis and the boys took home the award for the ‘Total Life Forever’ album track. Click here to buy the song for yourself on Amazon.
Muse won Best British Band (supported by Shockwaves). They’ve won eight awards in the past and scooped the same prize last year – proving themselves to be a readers’ favourite. Click here to buy Muse’s ‘The Resistance’ on Amazon.
She wore a dress made of meat slabs and hatched from an egg. Well, you guys voted, and apparently stuff like that makes Lady Gaga your hero of 2011. Click here to purchase ‘The Fame Monster’ on Amazon.
Michael Eavis attended the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 to pick up his award for Best Festival. Glastonbury saw the likes of Gorillaz, Stevie Wonder and Muse headline the event in 2010.
The Naked & Famous were given the the Philip Hall Radar Award. The Drums, The Big Pink and Glasvegas have all won the prize in the past. Click here here to buy ‘Passive Me, Aggressive You’ on Amazon.
Poor Bieber really took a beating at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011. Not only was he voted Least Stylish, but also earned the Worst Album title for his debut, ‘My World 2.0’. Don’t worry Kings Of Leon, you still have a chance to redeem yourselves.
PJ Harvey picks up the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music award in the 02 Academy Brixton. Just days after releasing her eight studio album – she arrived at the ceremony to get her prize. Click here to get ‘Let England Shake’ on Amazon.
Arcade Fire’s album ‘The Suburbs’ is named Best Album at the NME Awards 2011. The band couldn’t make it to the ceremony, but recorded a special video message. Click here to purchase ‘The Suburbs’ on Amazon.
The Naked & Famous scoop the Philip Hall Radar Award at the NME Awards 2011. The Drums, The Big Pink and Glasvegas have all won the prize in the past. Click here here to buy ‘Passive Me, Aggressive You’ on Amazon.
Justin Bieber’s youthful, shaggy-haired fashion sense has earned him the ‘Least Stylish’ Award. Maybe he should ditch the hoodies and try something a bit more flashy (B-Flo style).
Professor Green’s ‘Jungle’ is crowned Best Dancefloor Filler at the NME Awards 2011. He beat Crystal Castles, Kele, Plan B, Professor Green, Tinie Tempah, and La Roux to the prize. Click here to get the track from Amazon.
It’s the sci-fi film that even South Park parodied. Leonardo DiCaprio and co. earned four Golden Globe nominations, nine BAFTA nods and eight Academy Award nominations for the film – and now they’ve got an NME Award. Haven’t seen it yet? Click here to purchase it on Amazon.
It’s been the year of the kitty cats in music. The Klaxons shipped off a cat to outer space on their latest album cover, which you guys thought beat MGMT’s surfing fox and My Chem’s big glowing spider. Click here to purchase ‘Surfing The Void’ on Amazon.