Arctic Monkeys Conquer Britain’s NME Awards


It seems Arctic Monkeys are continuing their winning streak at the 2014 NME Awards in London. Yesterday, they were handed three top honors at the ceremony, which followed previous eight nominations. The rockers went home with prizes for Best British Band, Best Live Band and Best Album award for their album AM.

Arctic Monkeys were also honored with Best Fan Community award, while the group’s singer, Alex Turner, became the Hero of the Year.

We don’t want to sound cynical, but they could’ve done better, especially in the Best Track category where their hit “Do I Wanna Know?” lost to “White Noise” by Disclosure. What’s more, in the Best Music Video category, they lost to Eagulls and their “Nerve Endings”.

David Bowie was probably surprised when Lily Allen was handed the title Best Solo Artist, but she was well aware of that and told the audience, “This is kind of dumb because David Bowie is in this category, and Jake Bugg, so this goes to you guys, not me! Thank you.”

Paul McCartney, introduced by Damon Albarn, received the unique Songwriter’s Songwriter award for his life-time career, ratifying his position as probably the greatest British singer of all times.

The Godlike Genius award was handed to Blondie as the night’s final honor, with them hitting the stage afterwards with their 1979 hit “One Way or Another.”

Famous TV show Breaking Bad received another award for Best TV Show, while Glastonbury was announced the best festival. Additionally, Drenge received the Best New Band award, followed by Haim who was honored with Best International Band.

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