Arctic Monkeys - Arctic Monkeys Are Triple Winners At Britain's Nme Awards

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Rockers Arctic Monkeys were the big winners at the 2014 NME Awards in London on Wednesday (26Feb14) after taking home a trio of top honours.

The Fluorescent Adolescent hitmakers, who headed into the ceremony with eight nominations, picked up the first prize of the night, for Best Live Band, and followed it up with the Best Album accolade for Am and Best British Band.

But it wasn't all about the Arctic Monkeys - their hit Do I Wanna Know? lost out to Disclosure's White Noise in the Best Track category, and Best Music Video went to Eagulls for Nerve Endings.

Lily Allen claimed the title of Best Solo Artist, but appeared a little shocked as she collected the trophy and told the crowd, "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."

Meanwhile, Blur star and Innovation prize winner Damon Albarn was given the honour of introducing Sir Paul MCCartney as the recipient of the one-off Songwriter's Songwriter award, in celebration of his phenomenal career.

As he took to the podium at the O2 Academy Brixton, the Beatles icon recalled reading the Nme magazine during his youth and confessed to pulling off a prank with his Fab Four bandmates years ago, revealing: "One of the things we used to like to do was plant false stories in the Nme and we actually got one in that George (Harrison) was Billy Fury's cousin, but he wasn't...!"

After a brief technical glitch, Blondie were honoured with the night's final accolade, the Godlike Genius award, and they wrapped up the event by hitting the stage for a hits medley, kicking off the set with their 1979 smash One Way or Another.

Other performances during the night came from the likes of The Horrors, Belle and Sebastian, and Metronomy, who teamed up with female trio Mutya Keisha Siobhan to open the show with Love Letters.

The main list of winners at the 2014 Nme Awards is as follows:

Best British Band - Arctic Monkeys

Best Live Band - Arctic Monkeys

Best Album - Am by Arctic Monkeys

Best Track - White Noise, Disclosure

Best Solo Artist - Lily Allen

Best New Band - Drenge

Best International Band - Haim

Best Music Video - Nerve Endings by Eagulls

Best Music Film - Made of Stone, directed by Shane Meadows

Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution to Music - Belle and Sebastian

Philip Hall Radar Award - Fat White Family

Songwriter's Songwriter Award - Sir Paul MCCartney

Godlike Genius - Blondie

Innovation - Damon Albarn

Best Festival - Glastonbury

Best TV Show - Breaking Bad


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