The New Zealand singer, real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor, is also in the running for Best Album supported by Orange Amplification, for her second album ‘Melodrama’.
She was also nominated for Best Track supported by Estrella Galicia, and Best Live artist supported by Nikon, with those awards going to Charli XCX and Kasabian, respectively.
In a sent message, Lorde said: “Oh my goodness, this is crazy. I’m just blown away. I’m currently in bed in New Zealand, thinking about how NME understood ‘Green Light’ like almost no-one else and how warm that makes me feel. I hope we can all do a shot together soon.”
Stay with us here at NME.COM/awards to get all the latest news, videos, photos, and gossip from the ceremony, which will see Liam Gallagher receive the Godlike Genius award. He will also close the ceremony with a live performance. You can catch all the action on the Facebook Live stream on NME’s official Facebook page.
Going into tonight’s ceremony, Lorde and Charli XCX led the pack with four nominations each. They were closely followed by Dua Lipa and Kasabian, who both scored three nods apiece.
Stefflon Don and Skepta opened the ceremony tonight (February 14) at London’s O2 Academy Brixton with a performance of their collaboration, ‘Ding-a-Ling’. Alt-J also played, treating the audience to a version of their track ‘In Cold Blood’.
Pale Waves, who are set to pick up the NME Under The Radar Award supported by HMV, will also perform later in the night. Shirley Manson is set to collect the Icon award, while grime crew Boy Better Know will pick up the Innovation award.