Alt-J And Loyle Carner Land Top Prizes At Britain’s NME Awards

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February 14, 2018 | 6:54pm EST

Alt-J and Loyle Carner landed the top prizes at the 2017 NME Awards in London on Wednesday night.
The U.K. hip-hop star beat the likes of Dua Lipa, Liam Gallagher, Ed Sheeran, and Stormzy to land the Best British Male prize, while indie rockers Alt-J were named Best British Band at the bash.
Other major awards went to J Hus, whose record Common Sense was named Best Album and Charli XCX, whose song Boys picked up Best Track.
English rockers Kasabian took home the trophy for Best Live Artist, while Muse claimed the Best Festival Headliner prize, and Ariana Grande was handed the Hero of the Year prize. Her One Love Manchester fundraising concert for the victims of the terror attack on her concert in the city was Musical Moment of 2017.
Honorary awards went to Liam Gallagher, who followed his brother Noel in being named a Godlike Genius by NME editors, and Garbage rocker Shirley Manson, who was honored with an Icon award.
After accepting her prize, Shirley told WENN she hoped the honor would inspire women in music.
“I feel very strongly that women are not recognized enough in our culture, in our art and our industry, so me getting an award, is like, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna take it’. Do I deserve it? I don’t care.”
The full list of NME Award winners is:

Best British Band

Best British Solo Artist
Loyle Carner

Best New Artist
Stefflon Don

Best Live Artist

Best Track
Boys by Charli XCX

Best International Band

Best Mixtape
No Bulls**t by Avelino

Best Album
Common Sense by J Hus

Best Collaboration
I Know You by Craig David and Bastille

Best Festival

Best Film
Baby Driver

Best Music Video
Sucker by The Big Moon

Under The Radar Award
Pale Waves

Best Festival Headliner

Best International Solo Artist

NME Icon
Shirley Manson

NME Innovation Award
Boy Better Know

Godlike Genius
Liam Gallagher

Best Book
Eskiboy by Wiley

Best TV Show
Stranger Things 2

Best Reissue
OK Not OK by Radiohead

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