The unlikly pop award nominees are joined by heavyweights Kim Jong-Un, Jeremy Hunt and Katie Hopkins. And no this isn’t “fake news.”
It is likely to be one of the hottest and most closely-contested categories of the entire night.
The VO5 NME Awards will be announced at the star-studded ceremony at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 14th February.
Whether or not any of these particular nomiees will join the likes of Lorde, Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, Noel Gallagher, Kasabian, Muse, Ed Sheeran and the other nominees on the night remains to be seen.
A host of huge music acts are nominated in the major categories with Lorde and Charli XCX leading the charge with four nods each.
Dua Lipa and St Vincent have three nominations. It comes on the same day that Dua Lipa is also celebrating a record-breaking five BRIT Awards nominations.
Foo Fighters, Wolf Alice and Kasabian are the most nominated bands at an awards show based on entirely on the readers and followers of NME.
LIST OF NOMINEES NEXT, INCLUDING THE HOTLY CONTESTED VILLAIN OF THE YEAR:
BEST BRITISH BAND SUPPORTED BY ZIG-ZAG:
Alt-J, Kasabian, Wolf Alice, The 1975, The xx, Bastille
BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND SUPPORTED BY 19 CRIMES:
VILLAIN OF THE YEAR:
Donald Trump, Theresa May, Katie Hopkins, Piers Morgan, Kim Jong-un, Jeremy Hunt
HERO OF THE YEAR:
Ariana Grande, Rose McGowan, Jeremy Corbyn, Ellie Rowsell, Big Shaq, David Attenborough
BEST BRITISH SOLO ARTIST SUPPORTED BY VO5:
Dua Lipa, Liam Gallagher, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Loyle Carner, Charli XCX
BEST INTERNATIONAL SOLO ARTIST:
Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent, Father John Misty
BEST NEW ARTIST:
Stefflon Don, J Hus, The Magic Gang, Sigrid, SZA, Shame
BEST ALBUM SUPPORTED BY ORANGE AMPLIFICATION:
‘Melodrama’ Lorde, ‘Common Sense’ J Hus, ‘Visions Of A Life’ Wolf Alice, ‘Humanz’ Gorillaz, ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ Loyle Carner, ‘Sleep Well Beast’ The National
BEST TRACK SUPPORTED BY ESTRELLA GALICIA:
‘Bless This Acid House’ Kasabian, ‘Humble’ Kendrick Lamar, ‘Green Light’ Lorde, ‘Something To Remember Me By’ The Horrors, ‘New Rules’ Dua Lipa, ‘Boys’ Charli XCX
BEST LIVE ARTIST:
Kasabian, Stormzy, Lorde, Royal Blood, LCD Soundsystem, Liam Gallagher
For more information, voting and full list of nominees go to: www.nme.com/awards
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