Shockwaves NME Awards: Matt Bellamy named Hottest Man

Muse man wins award for fourth time in five years

Muse‘s Matt Bellamy‘s streak of sexiness is continuing – he has won the Hottest Man honour at the Shockwaves NME Awards for the fourth time.

Bellamy, who also won the award last year, has picked up the gong four times in the last five years. His run was broken by The Mighty Boosh‘s Noel Fielding in 2008.

The other nominees this year were Arctic MonkeysAlex Turner, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, Bellamy‘s bandmate Dominic Howard and actor and 30 Seconds To Mars singer Jared Leto.


Muse won the Best British Band award earlier this evening (February 23) at the O2 Academy Brixton ceremony.

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