We're even busier than Gareth Gates' official site...

It’s official – NME.COM is the most popular music website in the UK!

A recent independent audit of the most visited music websites by the respected Internet traffic analysis company Hitwise has proved beyond doubt that NME.COM’s mix of the best news and exclusive features is the most popular in the UK.

It has beaten off competition from big music websites including MTV, dotmusic and Smash Hits, as well as the most popular band websites from the likes of Oasis, Robbie Williams and Gareth Gates.

NME.COM editor Anthony Thornton commented: “It’s a testimony to the hard work and knowledge of all the team at NME.COM that we’ve been officially audited as the number one music site in the UK – especially with Gareth Gates coming up behind so strongly. Thanks to everyone who keeps coming back day after day. And keep coming back.”

The results are published in the current issue of Webuser magazine, which is out now.