NME Awards 2022
Feeling hungover today? Did you get up to much last night? Well, if you were one of the hallowed few to be at the Bandlab NME Awards 2022 then we are fairly sure that you may have had a raucous night. Stars of the music world were out in force for the ceremony that took place at London's O2 Academy Brixton (one of our favourite venues we add) where our “Brat” Awards took centre stage.
Hosted by actress and comedian Daisy May Cooper and rapper-presenter Lady Leshurr, the ceremony saw live performances, impassioned acceptance speeches and rock and roll mischief take place. Now in its incredible 69th year, the NME Awards are one of the world’s premier music events. During the course of the prestigious ceremony’s history, the awards have been given to the very biggest stars across music. Evolving with the times, this year witnessed non-gendered categories and a positive step to be more inclusive through the abolishment of the traditional best male and best female categories.
Live performances from Rina Sawayama, Sam Fender, Griff, and The Cure showed just how influential the magazine has been in supporting talent both young and old. Our bespoke awards, the infamous Brats, are the original anti-award and capture the rebelliousness, anti-authoritarian streak that all good performers and artists share. Custom-made using top secret techniques, they celebrate (through their defiant middle finger) creativity and the very best within the music industry and feature a gold bracelet engraved with the winner’s details. Indeed, American star and winner of the innovation award Halsey proclaimed, “This is the coolest award I've gotten in my life, ever. It means the world to me."
The main winners from last night are:
Godlike Genius - FKA Twigs
Icon Award - Neneh Cherry
Innovation Award - Halsey
Songwriter Award - Jack Antonoff
NME Radar Award - Griff
Music Moment of the Year - Liam Gallagher's Free Concert For NHS Workers
Hero of the Year (voted for by the public) - Tomorrow X Together
Villain of the Year award (voted for by the public) - Jacob Rees-Mogg
Best Album in the World - Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under
Best Album by a UK artist - Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under
Best Song in the world - Lorde - Solar Power
Best Song by a UK artist - Chvrches and Robert Smith - How Not To Drown
Best Live Act - Rina Sawayama
Best Festival in the World - Life Is Beautiful
Best Festival in the UK - Reading & Leeds
Best Small Festival - Wide Awake
Best Festival Headliner - Wolf Alice
Best Band in the World - Fontaines DC
Best Band from the UK - Bring Me The Horizon
Best Solo act in the World - Burna Boy
Best Solo act from the UK - Little Simz
Best New act in the World - Olivia Rodrigo
Best New act from the UK - Berwyn
Best Collaboration - Griff x Sigrid - Head On Fire
Once again, Creative Awards London would like to thank and congratulate all at NME for another stellar year. For more information on our bespoke awards, contact our studio via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8159 2747. And, if you did party a bit too hard last night, our go to cure is a nice fry-up and a can of Coke.