One Direction member retains unwanted title as The 1975 are named worst band
Harry Styles of One Direction was named Villain Of The Year for a second time in succession at last night’s NME Awards, with Austin, Texas.
The pop singer beat Miley Cyrus, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin to the unwanted title. The Worst Band award went to The 1975, who beat Styles’ band One Direction and The Wanted.
A representative for One Direction refused to comment on the accolade when approached by NME.
Winners at last night’s ceremony, which was held at O2 Brixton Academy, included Paul McCartney, Damon Albarn, Lily Allen and Haim. Performances came from The Horrors and Drenge plus Metronomy, who opened the show by performing ‘Love Letters’, from their forthcoming new album of the same name, with MKS. Belle & Sebastian played ‘I Want The World To Stop’ and ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’.
Arctic Monkeys dominated the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas, however, picking up five awards including Best British Band, Best Live Band and Best Album for ‘AM’.
The full list of winners at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas is as follows:
Award For Innovation
Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution to Music Award
Belle & Sebastian
Best British Band supported by Windows Phone
Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas
Best Solo Artist
Best New Band supported by Mossimo
Best Live Band supported by Gig Buddy
Best Album supported by PS4 InFAMOUS Second Son
Arctic Monkeys, ‘AM’
Best Track supported by Blackstar Amps
Disclosure, ‘White Noise’
Best Music Video supported by Domino’s
Eagulls, ‘Nerve Endings’
Best TV Show
Best Music Film
Made Of Stone
Philip Hall Radar Award supported by Monster Headphones
Fat White Family
The Clash, ‘Sound System’
Best Band Blog Or Twitter
Alana Haim, Haim
Best Small Festival