Nme Awards Tickets
The NME Awards is an annual music awards show in the United Kingdom, founded by the music magazine, NME (New Musical Express).The first awards show was held in 1953 as the NME Poll Winners Concerts, shortly after the founding of the magazine.
The awards began as the NME Poll Winners Concert and awards ceremonies in the 1953. These continued through the 1960s, where concerts were filmed and broadcast on ITV. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were most commonly featured.
The awards began again in 1994 as the NME Brat Awards a punning alternative to the Brit Awards. The initial award ceremonies were supportive of the burgeoning Britpop scene with Oasis becoming the first band in the modern era to win three awards. Again in 1996 Oasis won four awards – Best Band, Best Live Band, Best Album ((What’s the Story) Morning Glory?) and Best Single (“Wonderwall”).
Later in the decade major winners were the Manic Street Preachers (4 awards in 1999) and Blur (3 awards in 2000).
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In 2006, Arctic Monkeys won both “Best New Band” and “Best British Band” in the same year and became the third band in the modern era to win three awards (Best New Band, Best British Band, Best Track). In his speech, lead singer Alex Turner alluded to how the awards reflected who received the most coverage by the magazine; “Who else was going to be Best British Band? You don’t write about something that much and then not tell you that you’re Best British Band”. Elsewhere that year, whilst collecting an award for his charity work, Bob Geldof called host Russell Brand a “cunt” to which Brand replied “[It’s] no wonder Bob Geldof is such an expert on famine “” he’s been dining out on ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ for 30 years. In the same year, Kaiser Chiefs were nominated for a six categories and won Best Album for Employment.
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