NME Awards facts for kids

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Elvis Presley, winner of 26 NME Awards

The NME Awards is a yearly music awards show in the United Kingdom. It was started by the music magazine, NME (New Musical Express). The first awards show was held in 1953.

At first it was called the NME Poll Winners Concerts. These continued through until 1972. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were most commonly featured.

The awards began again in 1994 as the NME Brat Awards. This was a pun on the BRIT Awards.

Major winners

Note: This list only includes winners of major awards (e.g. Best Album, Best British Band, Best Track, etc.)

  • 1995 – Oasis (3 awards)
  • 1996 – Oasis (4 awards)
  • 1999 – Manic Street Preachers (4 awards)
  • 2000 – Blur (3 awards)
  • 2001 – Coldplay (2 awards)
  • 2002 – The Strokes (3 awards)
  • 2003 – Coldplay (2 awards)
  • 2005 – Franz Ferdinand (2 awards)
  • 2006 – Arctic Monkeys (3 awards)
  • 2007 – Arctic Monkeys (2 awards)
  • 2008 – Arctic Monkeys (3 awards)
  • 2009 – MGMT (2 awards)
  • 2010 – Muse and Kasabian (2 awards)
  • 2011 – My Chemical Romance (2 awards)
  • 2012 – Florence and the Machine (2 awards)

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