Beyonce Dominates NME Nominations

Published: Friday 13th Jan 2017 by David

Beyonce‘s ‘Lemonade’ is the gift that keeps on giving.

Find out how and why below…

Best British Band supported by Zig-Zag

Wolf Alice
The 1975
Years & Years
Biffy Clyro
The Last Shadow Puppets

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas – Live Music Capital Of The World

Tame Impala
Kings Of Leon
Green Day
A Tribe Called Quest
Tegan and Sara

Best British Male supported by Pilot Pen Company

Zayn Malik
Jamie T
Michael Kiwanuka
Richard Ashcroft

Best British Female supported by Zadig & Voltaire

Dua Lipa
Charli XCX
Kate Tempest
PJ Harvey

Best International Male supported by VO5

Kanye West
The Weeknd
Frank Ocean
Kendrick Lamar
Chance The Rapper

Best International Female supported by VO5

Lady Gaga
Christine & The Queens
Tove Lo

Best New Artist supported by TOPMAN

Zara Larsson
Sunflower Bean
Christine and The Queens
Dua Lipa
Anderson .Paak

Best Album

Kanye West – ‘The Life Of Pablo’
Skepta – ‘Konnichiwa’
The 1975 – ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’
Radiohead – ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’
Bastille – ‘Wild World’
Beyoncé – ‘Lemonade’

Best Track

Tove Lo – ‘Cool Girl’
Charli XCX – ‘After The Afterparty’
Skepta – ‘Man’
Bastille – ‘Good Grief’
The 1975 – ‘Somebody Else’
Christine And The Queens – ‘Tilted’

Best Live Band supported by Nikon

The 1975
Bring Me The Horizon
Christine And The Queens
Wolf Alice

Best Video

Kanye West – ‘Famous’
Beyoncé – ‘Formation’
Radiohead – ‘Burn The Witch’
Slaves – ‘Consume Or Be Consumed’
Rat Boy – ‘Get Over It’
Wolf Alice – ‘Lisbon’

Best Festival supported by ID&C

Reading & Leeds
Isle Of Wight
V Festival

Best Music Film

Oasis: Supersonic
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ One More Time With Feeling
Sing Street
Gimme Danger
The Rolling Stones Havana Moon
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

Best TV Show

Stranger Things
Game Of Thrones
Black Mirror
People Just Do Nothing

Best Film

My Scientology Movie
Captain America: Civil War
Suicide Squad
Everybody Wants Some!!
Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Music Moment Of The Year

Bring Me The Horizon invade Coldplay’s table at NME Awards 2016
Coldplay’s Viola Beach tribute at Glastonbury
Beyoncé drops Lemonade
Skepta wins Mercury Prize
Pete Doherty plays The Bataclan
The Stone Roses’ first new music in 20 years

Best Festival Headliner

Biffy Clyro
The Stone Roses

Best Small Festival

Y Not
Green Man
End Of The Road
Festival No 6
Kendall Calling
Slam Dunk

Villain Of The Year

Donald Trump
David Cameron
Boris Johnson
Nigel Farage
Martin Shkreli
Katie Hopkins

Hero Of The Year

David Bowie
Millie Bobby Brown
Gary Lineker
Liam Gallagher

Worst Band

The Chainsmokers
Clean Bandit
Honey G
5 Seconds Of Summer
Twenty One Pilots

Best Reissue

REM – ‘Out Of Time’
Pink Floyd – ‘Meddle’
Oasis – ‘Be Here Now’
Michael Jackson – ‘Off The Wall’
DJ Shadow – ‘Endtroducing’
Blur – ‘Leisure’

Best Book

Alan Partridge – Nomad
Johnny Marr – Set The Boy Free
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
The Killers – Somewhere Outside That Finish Line
Zayn – Zayn: The Official Autobiography
Sylvia Patterson – I’m Not With The Band

Above are the 2017 NME nominations which see Beyonce and her new album ‘Lemonade’ lead with five noms, outperforming efforts made by the likes of Drake, Usher, Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

NME’s editor-in-chief Mike Williams said of this year’s nominations….

Every year we’re bowled over by the enthusiasm of the NME readers, voting in their thousands for their favourite bands, artists, tracks, albums and more. Covering every genre under the sun, this year’s shortlists reflect what an incredible 12 months of music we’ve had, both from returning superstars and brand new artists. We can’t wait to get them together in O2 Academy Brixton for the most rock ‘n’ roll night of the year, The VO5 NME Awards. Bring it on.


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  1. King January 13, 2017

    When your the queen and the awards keep coming in.
    GO bey…lets get it

  2. HailLegendBeysus January 13, 2017

    Yawn! Another day another slay! ???
    Now where are them Formation Dates if she really is extending the tour!!!

  3. Truth(yaaasss honey) January 13, 2017


    • Whut January 13, 2017

      Yasssss, but when will little kimmora???㊗️㊙️

  4. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 January 13, 2017

    2017 is already shaping up to be another SLAYFUL year for Beyonce. Funny things this will be another run of the mill award show she WILL NOT ATTEND! They will mail these to her and the haters can stay mad! Let the haters start the “oh she paid for these awards comments” in 5,4,3,2,1

  5. UPGRADEBOY January 13, 2017

    Worst band? Lmao they ate so shady .anyway congrat bey

    • HailLegendBeysus January 13, 2017

      5SOS is undefeated 2 years running! Wonder if they’ll win the category for a 3rd year in a row? ?

  6. The Wig Snatcher January 13, 2017

    Congratulation$$$ Bey!!! $lay $i$!!!

  7. S****** Blonde January 13, 2017

    I used to love NME, another sellouts.

    • Quad Stan January 13, 2017

      But the gag is, u sold out your racist rock’n’roll faves, when you decided to spend 5 years trolling an urban blog

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) January 13, 2017

      Good riddance sis, you won’t be missed.

      • Swit Katz January 13, 2017

        This moron hates beyonce yet loves Madonna who was never a great singer or dancer. You’re the reason people think we’re jealous of every minority’s success bcoz I’ve never understood why anyone would hate beyonce.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) January 13, 2017

      Sellout because bey got nominated….SHUT THE F*** AND KEEP BEING A RACIST C****.

    • OMG Logic!!! January 13, 2017

      Don’t listen to these classless peasants. Anyone who remembers past NME winners remembers that it was a magazine who used to focus on the best of the best in music instead of those who are just popular like they are now. You could always find fantastic bands and upcoming indie ones. Now it’s just about the biggest pop names and the same tired bands.

    • Lea January 13, 2017

      She paid for every one of them!

  8. Girl January 13, 2017

    Never heard of that award show before but congrats…….I guess

  9. Metzo January 13, 2017

    All these awards and year end accolades tho.. I can’t even keep up

  10. SMH January 13, 2017

    The expense account that keeps on giving…

  11. JOHNVIDAL January 13, 2017

    What´s this?
    Tjhose nominations are a little bit original and different I must say. Hard to find nowadays. Although the moment I read Adele or Beyonce nominated for HEROS of the year (why exactly? For releasing an album?) or the nominees for best film I instantly think about this as an irrelevant joke.

  12. mr.m January 13, 2017

    go bey!! work ur $$$
    buy these awards h**

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler January 13, 2017

      At least she’s not buying her own album certifications

  13. fatusankoh January 13, 2017

    You go queen Bey good luck more blessing and success in all you do

  14. OMG Logic!!! January 13, 2017

    Look at the nominees for Best Movie and Best Show. They alone should immediately inform everyone the standard of quality NME is looking for these days. Humans? S****** Squad? Who the hell watched S****** Squad and thought it was even remotely good, let alone Movie of the Year material?

    • JOHNVIDAL January 14, 2017

      I thought it wasn´t as bad as some wanted it to be (again). I enjoyed the team more than i thought I would. But obviously best of year material (neither this nor any other cbm) it is not. A joke.

  15. @ASAPicon January 13, 2017

    Theres a worst band category…. lol

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