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NME announces nominees for VO5 NME Awards 2017

Beyoncé leads with five nominations this year.

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NME has revealed nominees of this year’s VO5 NME Awards 2017. This year US superstar Beyoncé leads with five nominations following the success of her album, Lemonade. Other acts receiving multiple nominations and expected to win include, The 1975, Bastille, Skepta and Christine and The Queens.

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 winners will be revealed on 15th February 2017 at London’s Brixton O2 Academy.

The nominees for each category are below:

Best British Band supported by Zig-Zag

Wolf Alice

The 1975


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


A Tribe Called Quest

Tegan & Sara

Best British Male supported by The Pilot Pen Company


Zayn Malik


Jamie T

Michael Kiwanuka

Richard Ashcroft

Best British Female

Dua Lipa


Charli XCX


Kate Tempest

PJ Harvey

Best International Male supported by VO5

Kanye West


The Weeknd

Frank Ocean

Kendrick Lamar

Chance The Rapper

Best International Female supported by VO5


Lady Gaga



Christine and The Queens

Tove Lo

Best New Artist supported by Topman


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



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


Reading & Leeds


Isle Of Wight


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


Game Of Thrones

Black Mirror


People Just Do Nothing

Best Film


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



Biffy Clyro



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


Millie Bobby Brown

Gary Lineker


Liam Gallagher

Worst Band

The Chainsmokers

Clean Bandit

Honey G


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


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