Biffy Clyro, Skepta and MIA win big at 2017 NME Awards

Biffy Clyro, Skepta and MIA win big at 2017 NME Awards

The 2017 NME Awards took place at London’s O2 Brixton Academy tonight (February 15), with Biffy Clyro, Skepta and MIA among the evening’s big winners.

Scottish rock outfit Biffy Clyro picked up the Best British Band award, while Skepta scooped the gong for Best British Male Artist and MIA was crowned Best British Female Artist.

Elsewhere, rock legends Metallica were named Best International Band, with Frank Ocean and Christine and The Queens picking up Best International Male and Best International Female Artist respectively.

Best New Artist went to UK star Dua Lipa, while Best Album was awarded to Bastille for Wild World.

On the live front, Glastonbury was named Best Festival, The 1975 named Best Live Band and Adele crowned Best Festival Headliner.

Electro pop pioneers the Pet Shop Boys received the coveted Godlike Genius award, closing proceedings with a live performance. Guitar legend Johnny Marr presented the band with the award, stating: "They've changed pop over three decades. Theyve brought romance, glamour, style and high art to pop."

Earlier this week, NME editor-in-chief hailed the magazine’s annual awards as “an alternative to other awards”.

“What we’ve proved over the past 18 months is that we can talk about anything and have NME’s spin on it,” he told Music Week. “That’s the same as the Awards – if you see artists like Beyoncé being nominated, that doesn’t make the NME Awards ‘less NME’.”

See below for the full list of winners. A full report on the event will follow.


Best British Band supported by Zig-Zag

Biffy Clyro


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



Best British Male Artist supported by The Pilot Pen Company



Best British Female Artist



Best International Male Artist supported by VO5

Frank Ocean


Best International Female Artist supported by VO5

Christine and The Queens


Best New Artist supported by TOPMAN

Dua Lipa


Best Album supported by HMV

Bastille ‘Wild World’


Best Track supported by Red Stripe

Christine And The Queens - ‘Tilted’


Best Live Band supported by Nikon

The 1975


Best Music Video

Slaves - ‘Consume Or Be Consumed’


Best Festival supported by ID&C



Best TV Series supported by Domino’s Pizza



Best Film

Louis Theroux – ‘My Scientology Movie’


Godlike Genius

The Pet Shop Boys




Best Music Film

Oasis - ‘Supersonic'


Music Moment Of The Year

Coldplay’s Viola Beach tribute at Glastonbury


Best Festival Headliner



Best Small Festival

End Of The Road


Villain Of The Year

Nigel Farage


Hero Of The Year



Worst Band

5 Seconds Of Summer


Best Reissue

Oasis – ‘Be Here Now’


Best Book

Johnny Marr – ‘Set The Boy Free’



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