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12/01/2017

NME ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE VO5 NME AWARDS 2017

QUEEN BEY! BEYONCÉ LEADS SHORTLIST FOR THE VO5 NME AWARDS 2017, WITH FIVE NOMINATIONS FOLLOWING LEMONADE SUCCESS – INCLUDING BEST ALBUM, HERO OF THE YEAR, MUSIC MOMENT OF THE YEAR, BEST INTERNATIONAL FEMALE AND BEST VIDEO FOR FORMATION

THE 1975, SKEPTA, BASTILLE AND CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS AMASS FOUR NOMINATIONS EACH, GOING HEAD-TO-HEAD IN KEY CATEGORIES SUCH AS BEST BRITISH BAND, BEST ALBUM, BEST TRACK AND MANY MORE

POLITICAL UPHEAVAL IN 2016 DOMINATES VILLAIN OF THE YEAR CATEGORY, WITH DONALD TRUMP, DAVID CAMERON, BORIS JOHNSON AND NIGEL FARAGE ALL NOMINATED, ALONGSIDE MARTIN SHKRELI AND KATIE HOPKINS 

REIGNING ‘WORST BAND’ CHAMPIONS, 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, LOOK SET TO MAKE IT A HAT-TRICK, AS THEY ARE SHORTLISTED AGAIN FOR THE LESS THAN COVETED TITLE 

THE AWARDS, SHORTLISTED AND DECIDED BY NME READERS, SEES FANS VOTE IN THEIR THOUSANDS TO CROWN HEROES ACROSS MUSIC, FESTIVALS, FILM, TV, BOOKS AND MORE. THE SHORTLIST WILL BE OFFICIALLY REVEALED THIS EVENING AT AN EXCLUSIVE NME NOMINATIONS PARTY FT BIFFY CLYRO AT LONDON’S OMEARA

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Today, 12th January 2017, NME reveals the hotly anticipated shortlist for the VO5 NME Awards 2017. US megastar Beyoncé leads the shortlist with a huge five nominations following the unexpected release of visual album, Lemonade, in April 2016. Nominated for a host of Awards (Best Album, Hero of the Year, Music Moment of the Year, Best International Female supported by VO5 and Best Video for Formation), Queen Bey will battle it out with other favourites set to win big on the night, including The 1975, Bastille, Skepta and Christine and The Queens, who follow closely behind with four nominations apiece.

The VO5 NME Awards shortlist will be officially unveiled this evening at the exclusive, invitation only ‘Nikon Presents the VO5 NME Awards Nominations Party’ which will see an acoustic gig from Best British Band nominees, Biffy Clyro. Nikon will be capturing fully immersive 360-degree footage of the Nominations Party for all the fans who couldn’t be there on the night, details on how to access this footage will be announced on NME.COM in due course. 

The past 12 months have been witness to some truly epic music moments, with phenomenal new releases and the return of some of music’s biggest heavyweights. Far from an easy task, NME readers have voted in their thousands to reduce the longlist to a competitive shortlist – voting for the winners is now open at www.nme.com/awardsvote. Winners will be announced at a star-studded ceremony on 15th February 2017 at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.

Today Paddy Power reveal their odds for the VO5 NME Awards 2017, with The 1975 looking likely to win big on the night. In what would top off an incredible year for the Manchester four-piece, the band are favourites to pick up the infamous NME middle finger award for ‘Best British Band’ supported by Zig–Zag with odds on 4/6; ‘Best Album’ for their sophomore release ‘I Love it When You Sleep…’ while their chances of winning ‘Best Track’ for ‘Somebody Else’ comes in at 4/7. For a complete breakdown of odds, please visit – http://www.paddypower.com/bet/music/nme-awards

The NME Villain of the Year award sees David Cameron once more prove unpopular with the NME audience, as he receives his seventh nomination on the trot for Villain of the Year. He is joined in the unfavourable category by fellow politicians US President-elect Donald Trump; Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, alongside controversial US investor Martin Shkreli and outspoken broadcaster Katie Hopkins. Hero of the Year sees David Bowie posthumously nominated, alongside Adele, Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, Gary Lineker and Beyoncé.

5 Seconds of Summer look set to score a hat-trick in NME’s ‘Worst Band’ category. The four-piece Australian pop group retained the title in 2016 for a second year, however face stiff competition with X Factor’s Honey G, Clean Bandit, The Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots and Nickelback also nominated for 2017.

Mike Williams, editor-in-chief, NME says: “Every year we’re bowled over by the enthusiasm of the NME readers, voting in their thousands for their favourite bands, artists, tracks, albums and more. Covering every genre under the sun, this year’s shortlists reflect what an incredible 12 months of music we’ve had, both from returning superstars and brand new artists. We can’t wait to get them together in the O2 Academy Brixton for the most rock ‘n’ roll night of the year, The VO5 NME Awards. Bring it on.”

The VO5 NME Awards 2017 shortlist in full:

 

Best British Band supported by Zig-Zag

Wolf Alice

The 1975

Bastille

Years & Years

Biffy Clyro

The Last Shadow Puppets

 

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas – Live Music Capital Of The World®

 

Tame Impala

Kings of Leon

Green Day

Metallica

A Tribe Called Quest

Tegan & Sara

 

Best British Male supported by The Pilot Pen Company

Skepta

Zayn Malik

Kano

Jamie T

Michael Kiwanuka

Richard Ashcroft

 

Best British Female


Dua Lipa

Adele

Charli XCX

M.I.A.

Kate Tempest

PJ Harvey

 

Best International Male supported by VO5

Kanye West

Drake

The Weeknd

Frank Ocean

Kendrick Lamar

Chance The Rapper

 

Best International Female supported by VO5

Sia

Lady Gaga

Beyoncé

Solange

Christine and The Queens

Tove Lo

 

Best New Artist supported by Topman

Blossoms

Zara Larsson

Sunflower Bean

Christine and The Queens

Dua Lipa

Anderson .Paak

 

Best Album


‘The Life Of Pablo’ Kanye West

‘Konnichiwa’ Skepta

‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It’ The 1975

‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ Radiohead

‘Wild World’ Bastille

‘Lemonade’ Beyoncé

 

Best Track

‘Cool Girl’ Tove Lo

‘After The Afterparty’ Charli XCX

‘Man’ Skepta

‘Good Grief’ Bastille

‘Somebody Else’ The 1975

‘Tilted’ Christine and The Queens

 

Best Live Band supported by Nikon

Bastille

Slaves

The 1975

Bring Me The Horizon

Christine and The Queens

Wolf Alice

 

Best Video

‘Famous’ Kanye West

‘Formation’ Beyoncé

‘Burn The Witch’ Radiohead

‘Consume Or Be Consumed’ Slaves

‘Get Over It’ Rat Boy

‘Lisbon’ Wolf Alice

 

Best Festival
supported by ID&C

Glastonbury

Reading & Leeds

Download

Isle Of Wight

Primavera

V Festival

 

Best Music Film

Oasis: Supersonic

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‘One More Time With Feeling’

Sing Street

Gimme Danger

The Rolling Stones Havana Moon

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

 

Best TV Show


Stranger Things

Fleabag

Game Of Thrones

Black Mirror

Humans

People Just Do Nothing

 

Best Film

Deadpool

My Scientology Movie

Captain America: Civil War

Suicide Squad

Everybody Wants Some!!

Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Music Moment of the Year

Bring Me The Horizon invade Coldplay’s table at NME Awards 2016

Coldplay’s Viola Beach tribute at Glastonbury

Beyoncé drops Lemonade

Skepta wins the Mercury Prize

Pete Doherty plays The Bataclan

The Stone Roses’ first new music in 20 years

 

Best Festival Headliner

Coldplay

Radiohead

Biffy Clyro

Adele

Foals

The Stone Roses

 

Best Small Festival


Y Not

Green Man

End Of The Road

Festival No 6

Kendal Calling

Slam Dunk

 

Villain Of The Year


Donald Trump

David Cameron

Boris Johnson

Nigel Farage

Martin Shkreli

Katie Hopkins

 

Hero of the Year

David Bowie

Adele

Millie Bobby Brown

Gary Lineker

Beyoncé

Liam Gallagher

 

Worst Band

The Chainsmokers

Clean Bandit

Honey G

Nickelback

5 Seconds Of Summer

Twenty One Pilots

 

Best Reissue

‘Out Of Time’ REM

‘Meddle’ Pink Floyd

‘Be Here Now’ Oasis

‘Off The Wall’ Michael Jackson

‘Endtroducing’ DJ Shadow

‘Leisure’ Blur

 

Best Book

Alan Partridge, Nomad

Johnny Marr, Set The Boy Free

Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run

The Killers, Somewhere Outside That Finish Line

Zayn, Zayn: The Official Autobiography

Sylvia Patterson, I’m Not With The Band

 

-Ends-

NME Presents The VO5 NME Awards 2017 @ O2 Academy Brixton

 

Date: Wednesday 15th February 2016

 

Tickets available from: www.nme.com/tickets 

 

About The VO5 NME Awards 2017

 

Dating back to 1953 (a year after the launch of NME), the NME Awards has remained one of the most important and prestigious events for British music fans. Some of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll history have performed at the NME Awards, including: Ronnie Scott (’53), The Beatles (’63/’64), Rolling Stones (’66), The Who (’66), Noel Gallagher (’03), New Order (’05), Ian Brown (’06), The Cure (’09), Dave Grohl (’11), Johnny Marr (’13), Blondie (’14), Suede (’15) and Coldplay (’16).

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About VO5

 


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As the UK’s number one styling brand*, VO5 brings you a full array of trusted high quality products, which allow you to create, experiment and play with your style.

 


About O2 Academy Brixton

 

O2 Academy Brixton has long been hailed London’s flagship venue, a must-play for artists and must-visit for music lovers. The South London venue’s magnificent 1929 Art Deco interior has been lovingly preserved and it houses Europe’s largest fixed stage, framed by an elaborate proscenium arch, based on the design of the Rialto Bridge. With a capacity of almost 5,000, its sloping floor and incredible production capabilities give it an electrifying arena atmosphere with unbeatable views.

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*Based on Nielsen ScanTrack (Total UK, excluding NI) data for Hair Styling, 12-months to 2nd January 2016 (Copyright © 2016, The Nielsen Company)

 

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