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03 March 2022

Griff, Liam Gallagher, Sam Fender Win At NME Awards

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Griff, Liam Gallagher and Sam Fender were among the winners at the NME Awards 2022 held last night (2 March 2022) at Brixton Academy, London.

Griff secured the NME Radar Award and told the audience: “I count it as a privilege that every day I get to do this.”

She later returned to the stage alongside Norwegian singer Sigrid to collect the prize for best collaboration for their track Head On Fire.

The award for Music Moment Of The Year went to former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher for the free concert he played for NHS workers at the O2 Arena, London, last summer. Gallagher was unable to attend the ceremony but provided a statement, reading, “Sorry I can’t be there tonight to accept the award, unfortunately I’m a bit under the weather,” said Gallagher. “I’d like to dedicate it to all the NHS workers and care workers.”

One of the highlights of the evening was Robert Smith of The Cure’s performance with Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches. Smith and the band played their 2021 collaboration How Not To Drown (voted Best Song By A UK Artist) and the Cure classic Just Like Heaven.

NME Awards 2022 – full list of winners

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

Hero of the year (voted for by the public) – Tomorrow X Together

Villain of the year award (voted for by the public) – Jacob Rees-Mogg

Best album in the world – Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

Best album by a UK artist – Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

Best song in the world – Lorde – Solar Power

Best song by a UK artist – Chvrches and Robert Smith – How Not To Drown

Best live act – Rina Sawayama

Best festival in the world – Life Is Beautiful

Best festival in the UK – Reading & Leeds

Best small festival – Wide Awake

Best festival headliner – Wolf Alice

Best band in the world – Fontaines DC

Best band from the UK – Bring Me The Horizon

Best solo act in the world – Burna Boy

Best solo act from the UK – Little Simz

Best new act in the world – Olivia Rodrigo

Best new act from the UK – Berwyn

Best collaboration – Griff x Sigrid – Head On Fire

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