Awards History

The history of the NME Awards
NME Awards The Early Years
The NME Awards has taken different forms over the years – in the 50s and 60s it was the Pollwinners’ Concert, and from 1971 to 1993 it was a reader poll rather than a live event – but it’s always been about the same thing: recognising and rewarding the very best in music. Here’s your guide to 60 years of rock and roll.