• Josh Crowe

BANDLAB NME AWARDS 2022 Preview


NME has announced further details of the BandLab NME Awards 2022, including the winners of three more prestigious honorary awards and an exciting new performer, ahead of the event at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday 2 March 2022.


They were excited to announce Neneh Cherry as the winner of this year’s Icon Award, following previous winners Courtney Love and Shirley Manson, in celebration of her continual ability to redefine music, fashion and culture over the past three decades. It is also shared today that Liam Gallagher’s Free Concert For NHS Workers has been named the Music Moment Of The Year, as a triumphant night that celebrated the heroes of the pandemic.


Griff will be awarded the NME Radar Award on the night, following in the footsteps of previous winners beabadoobee and Pale Waves. As one of the UK’s most exciting young pop stars, NME are thrilled to present Griff with the award, which recognises emerging acts who are destined to become legends for the next generation of musicians. It is also announced today that Norwegian pop powerhouse Sigrid will be joining Griff onstage for a performance of their Best Collaboration–nominated track ‘Head on Fire’.


Celebrating the most brilliant people in music and pop culture right now, the BandLab NME Awards 2022 will be presented by the UK’s hottest comedian, actress & writer Daisy May Cooper and rapper, presenter & BBC Radio 1Xtra host Lady Leshurr, feature performances from some of the most thrilling musical acts around, big-name guests, and a raft of epic unpredictable moments. NME Awards aims to be an inclusive event for all to enjoy and have teamed up with Grolsch to provide interpreters on the night for hearing impaired and deaf attendees. Fans have the chance to be in the thick of the action, with tickets on sale now via nme.com.


You can see the nominations below:


BANDLAB NME AWARDS 2022 NOMINATIONS


GODLIKE GENIUS

FKA twigs


ICON AWARD

Neneh Cherry


INNOVATION AWARD

Halsey


SONGWRITER AWARD

Jack Antonoff


NME RADAR AWARD

Griff


MUSIC MOMENT OF THE YEAR

Liam Gallagher’s Free Concert For NHS Workers


BEST ALBUM IN THE WORLD

Genesis Owusu – 'Smiling With No Teeth'

Ghetts – 'Conflict Of Interest'

Halsey – 'If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power'

Lana Del Rey – 'Blue Banisters'

Little Simz – 'Sometimes I Might Be Introvert'

Sam Fender – 'Seventeen Going Under'

Self Esteem – 'Prioritise Pleasure'

Subsonic Eye – 'Nature Of Things'

Tyler, The Creator – 'Call Me If You Get Lost'

Wolf Alice – 'Blue Weekend'


BEST ALBUM BY A UK ARTIST

Ghetts – 'Conflict Of Interest'

Little Simz – 'Sometimes I Might Be Introvert'

Sam Fender – 'Seventeen Going Under'

Self Esteem – 'Prioritise Pleasure'

Wolf Alice – 'Blue Weekend'


BEST SONG IN THE WORLD

BTS – 'Butter'

Charli XCX – 'Good Ones'

CHVRCHES & Robert Smith – 'How Not To Drown'

Lorde – 'Solar Power'

Olivia Rodrigo – 'Good 4 U'

PinkPantheress – 'Just For Me'

Sam Fender – 'Seventeen Going Under'

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – 'Stay'

Warren Hue – 'Omomo Punk'

Wet Leg – 'Chaise Longue'


BEST SONG BY A UK ARTIST

Charli XCX – 'Good Ones'

CHVRCHES & Robert Smith – 'How Not To Drown'

PinkPantheress – 'Just For Me'

Sam Fender – 'Seventeen Going Under'

Wet Leg – 'Chaise Longue'


BEST LIVE ACT: SUPPORTED BY GROLSCH

Bleachers

Bring Me The Horizon

IDLES

Little Simz

Megan Thee Stallion

Rina Sawayama

Self Esteem

Tomorrow x Together

Wizkid

Yungblud


BEST FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD

All Points East

Austin City Limits

Fuji Rock

Exit Festival

Green Man

Life Is Beautiful

Reading & Leeds

Riot Fest

TRNSMT

Wireless


BEST FESTIVAL IN THE UK: SUPPORTED BY WHITE CLAW

All Points East

Green Man

Reading & Leeds

TRNSMT

Wireless


BEST SMALL FESTIVAL

End Of The Road

Live At Leeds

Lost Village

Mighty Hoopla

Wide Awake


BEST FESTIVAL HEADLINER

Billie Eilish

Liam Gallagher

Megan Thee Stallion

Wolf Alice

Tyler, The Creator


BEST BAND IN THE WORLD

Amyl & The Sniffers

Ben&Ben

Bring Me The Horizon

CHVRCHES

Fontaines DC

Glass Animals

HAIM

Måneskin

Nova Twins

Wolf Alice


BEST BAND FROM THE UK: SUPPORTED BY PIZZA EXPRESS

Bring Me The Horizon

CHVRCHES

Glass Animals

Nova Twins

Wolf Alice


BEST SOLO ACT IN THE WORLD

Arlo Parks

Billie Eilish

Burna Boy

Dave

Little Simz

Pyra

Rina Sawayama

Sam Fender

Tkay Maidza

The Weeknd


BEST SOLO ACT FROM THE UK

Arlo Parks

Dave

Little Simz

Rina Sawayama

Sam Fender


BEST NEW ACT IN THE WORLD: SUPPORTED BY CANO WATER

Bad Boy Chiller Crew

BERWYN

Bree Runway

Inhaler

King Stingray

Olivia Rodrigo

Shye

Tems

Wet Leg

Yard Act


BEST NEW ACT FROM THE UK: SUPPORTED BY MUSIC VENUE TRUST

Bad Boy Chiller Crew

BERWYN

Bree Runway

Wet Leg

Yard Act


BEST MIXTAPE

Berwyn – 'Tape 2/Fomalhaut'

Central Cee – 'Wild West'

FKA twigs – 'Caprisongs'

Holly Humberstone – 'The Walls Are Way Too Thin'

PinkPantheress – 'To hell with it'


BEST COLLABORATION

Baby Keem x Kendrick Lamar – 'Family Ties'

Coldplay x BTS – 'My Universe’'

FKA twigs x The Weeknd – 'Tears In The Club'

Griff x Sigrid – 'Head On Fire'

Rina Sawayama x Elton John – 'Chosen Family'


BEST PRODUCER: SUPPORTED BY BANDLAB

Arca

Fred again..

India Jordan

Nia Archives

Travis Barker


BEST FILM

Last Night In Soho

Licorice Pizza

Promising Young Woman

Sound Of Metal

The Harder They Fall


BEST TV SERIES

Feel Good

It's A Sin

Sex Education

Stath Lets Flats

We Are Lady Parts


BEST FILM ACTOR

Alana Haim

Benedict Cumberbatch

Jonathan Majors

Riz Ahmed

Thomasin McKenzie


BEST TV ACTOR

Aisling Bea

Mae Martin

Ncuti Gatwa

Olly Alexander

Zendaya


BEST REISSUE

The Beatles – 'Let It Be'

Nirvana – 'Nevermind'

OutKast – 'ATLiens'

Radiohead – 'Kid Amnesiae'

Taylor Swift – 'Red (Taylor’s Version)’


BEST MUSIC FILM

Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry

If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power

The Sparks Brothers

Summer Of Soul

Oasis Knebworth 1996


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Billie Eilish – 'Happier Than Ever'

Foals – 'Wake Me Up'

Lil Nas X – 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)'

Taylor Swift – 'All Too Well The Short Film'

Wet Leg – 'Chaise Longue'


BEST MUSIC BOOK

Bobby Gillespie – Tenement Kid

Dave Grohl – The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

Michelle Zauner (Japanese Breakfast) – Crying In H Mart

Questlove – Music Is History

Paul McCartney – The Lyrics


BEST PODCAST

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