2020 NME Nominees Announced!

The 2020 NME Award nominations were announced in London yesterday (January 20th), with British rapper Slowthai leading the pack with an incredible 8 nominations.

The Northampton native, famous for hits such as Deal Wiv It, Inglorious and Nothing Great About Britain, lands noms for Best British Solo Act, Best Solo Act in the World, Best Live Act, as well as Best British Album, Best Album in the World, Best Collaboration, Best British Song, and Best Song in the World.

The 1975 bag themselves 5 nods, including Best British Band, Best Band in the World, Best British Song and Best Song in the World for their track People.

Other notable nominees include Billie Eilish, FKA Twiggs, Foals, Little Simz, Lizzo, Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, Lana Del Rey and Yungblud.

Check out the 2020 NME Award nominations in full below:

Best British Album
FKA Twigs – Magdalene
Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Pt. 1
Little Simz – GREY Area
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain

Best Album in the World
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
FKA Twigs – Magdalene
Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Pt. 1
Lana Del Rey – Norman ******* Rockwell
Little Simz – GREY Area
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind
Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain
Stella Donnelly – Beware Of The Dogs
Tyler, the Creator – IGOR

Best British Song
AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Georgia – About Work The Dancefloor
Mura Masa ft Slowthai – Deal Wiv It
The 1975 – People

Best Song in the World
AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
Clairo – Bags
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Georgia – About Work The Dancefloor
Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (remix)
Lizzo – Juice
Mura Masa ft Slowthai – Deal Wiv It
Post Malone – Circles
The 1975 – People

Best British Solo Act
AJ Tracey
Charli XCX
FKA twigs
Slowthai
Yungblud

Best Solo Act in the World
AJ Tracey
Beck
Billie Eilish
Charli XCX
FKA Twigs
Lana Del Rey
Lizzo
Slowthai
Taylor Swift
Yungblud

Best British Band
Bring Me The Horizon
IDLES
Krept & Konan
The 1975
The Big Moon

Best Band in the World
Bring Me The Horizon
Brockhampton
BTS
Haim
IDLES
Krept & Konan
Slipknot
Tame Impala
The 1975
The Big Moon

Best New British Act
Celeste
D-Block Europe
Easy Life
Jade Bird
Sam Fender

Best New Act in the World
Celeste
Clairo
D-Block Europe
DaBaby
Dominic Fike
Easy Life
Fontaines DC
Girl In Red
Jade Bird
Sam Fender

Best Live Act
Amyl + The Sniffers
Foals
Iggy Pop
Lizzo
Slowthai

Best Collaboration
BTS + Halsey – Boy With Luv
Charli XCX + Christine And The Queens – Gone
Megan Thee Stallion + DaBaby – Cash ****
Slowthai + Mura Masa – Deal Wiv It
Yungblud + Dan Reynolds – Original Me

Best Music Video
Brockhampton – I’ve Been Born Again
Easy Life – Nice Guys
Normani – Motivation
Stormzy – Vossi Bop
Yungblud – Original Me

Godlike Genius:
Emily Eavis

The 2020 NME Awards take place at The Brixton Academy in London on February, 12th.


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Written by Philip Logan

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