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J Hus, Stefflon Don and more win big at NME Awards

ATTENDEES: Boy Better Know (Photo credit: Tim Whitby/NME)

THE V05 NME Awards took place on Wednesday (Feb 15), with some of the UK's hottest acts taking away coveted prizes.

J-Hus won the Best Album prize in this year’s honour, for his album Common Sense, which was also nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2017.

Grime pioneer Wiley picked up a gong for Best Book, for his Eskiboy memoirs, while Loyle Carner was honoured as Best British Solo Artist after a storming year in 2017.

Other big winners of the night include Craig David and Bastille won Best Collaboration for their hit I Know You, Boy Better Know who took home the NME Innovation Award and Avelino who won Best Mixtape.

See the full list of winners below:

Best British Band – Alt-J
Best British Solo Artist – Loyle Carner
Best New Artist – Stefflon Don
Best Live Artist – Kasabian
Best Track – Charli XCX, ‘Boys’


WINNER: Stefflon Don

Best International Band – Haim
Best Mixtape – Avelino, ‘No Bullshit’
Best Album – J Hus ‘Common Sense’
Best Collaboration – Craig David and Bastille, ‘I Know You’
Best Festival – Glastonbury
Best Film – Baby Driver
Best Music Video – The Big Moon, ‘Sucker’
Under The Radar Award – Pale Waves
Best Festival Headliner – Muse
Best International Solo Artist – Lorde
NME Icon – Shirley Manson
NME Innovation Award – Boy Better Know
Godlike Genius – Liam Gallagher
Best Book – Wiley, Eskiboy
Best TV Show – Stranger Things 2
Best Reissue – Radiohead, ‘OK Not OK’
Best Small Festival – Festival Number 6
Music Moment of The Year – One Love Manchester
Best Music Film – Gaga: Five Foot Two
Hero of the year – Ariana Grande
Villain of the year – Piers Morgan

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