The NME Awards 2013 – The Results

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Here are the award winners from last night’s NME awards.

Certainly some deserving winners here .. and some deserving losers? I’m unsure Harry Styles is a villain really. Bit of an easy target.

Best British Band
Winner: Biffy Clyro

Best International Band
Winner: The Killers

Best Solo Artist
Winner: Florence + The Machine

Best New Band
Winner: Palma Violets

Best Live Band
Winner: Rolling Stones

Best Album
Winner: The Maccabees – ‘Given To The Wild’

Best Track
Winner: Foals – ‘Inhaler’

Dancefloor Anthem
Winner: Calvin Harris feat. Florence – ‘Sweet Nothing’

Best Video
Winner: Arctic Monkeys – ‘R U Mine?’

Best TVShow
Winner: Fresh Meat

Best Festival
Winner: Reading & Leeds

Best Music Film
Winner: Crossfire Hurricane

Best Reissue
Winner: Blur – ’21’

Best Twitter
Winner: Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim)

Best Book
Winner: Mike Skinner, The Story Of The Streets

Music Moment Of The Year
Winner: Olympics opening ceremony

Hero Of The Year
Winner: Barack Obama

Villain Of The Year
Winner: Harry Styles

Best Small Festival
Winner: Festival No 6

Worst Band
Winner: One Direction

Best Fan Community
Winner: Muse

Best Film
Winner: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Hottest Man
Matt Bellamy

Hottest Woman
Amy Lee

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The Brit Awards 2013 – The WINNERS!

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Any surprises here? Let us know what you thought to the results!

(Photo/John Marshall JME)

Best British Album
Emeli Sande
Plan B
Alt-J
Paloma Faith
Mumford & Sons

Best British Single
Adele – ‘Skyfall’
Alex Clare – ‘Too Close’
Coldplay & Rihanna – ‘Princess of China’
DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora – ‘Hot Right Now’
Emeli Sandé – ‘Next To Me’
Florence & The Machine – ‘Spectrum’
James Arthur – ‘Impossible’
Jessie J – ‘Domino’
Labrinth Feat. Emeli Sandé – ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’
Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida ‘Troublemaker’
Rita Ora feat. Tinie Tempah – ‘R.I.P.’
Rizzle Kicks – ‘Mama Do The Hump’
Robbie Williams – ‘Candy’
Rudimental Feat. John Newman – ‘Feel The Love’
Stooshe – ‘Black Heart’

British Male Solo Artist
Ben Howard
Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
Richard Hawley
Plan B

British Female Solo Artist
Bat For Lashes
Emeli Sande
Jessie Ware
Paloma Faith
Amy Winehouse

Best British Group
Alt-J
Mumford and Sons
Muse
One Direction
The XX

Best Live Act
Mumford and Sons
Coldplay
Muse
The Vaccines
The Rolling Stones

Best International Group
The Black Keys
The Script
Alabama Shakes
Fun.
The Killers

Best International Male
Jack White
Gotye
Michael Buble
Frank Ocean
Bruce Springsteen

Best International Female
Rihanna
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana Del Rey
Taylor Swift

British Breakthrough Act
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Alt-J
Ben Howard
Rita Ora

Critics’ Choice
Tom Odell

British Producer
Paul Epworth

Special Recognition Award
War Child

BRITs Global Success Award
One Direction

The Brit Awards 2013

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The Brit Award 2013 Nominations – in full.

Get watching tonight and we’ll be doing a spot of the old live tweeting as well, find us here:

twitter.com/rara

Quick NB: We won’t be going as mental about One Direction as everyone else (probably)

British Breakthrough Act

Alt-J (Infectious Music)

• Ben Howard (Island / Universal Music)

Jake Bugg (Mercury / Universal Music)

Jessie Ware (Island / PMR / Universal Music)

Rita Ora (Columbia / Roc Nation / Sony Music)

Top 5 selected by Voting Academy. Winner identified by public vote promoted by brits.co.uk and BBC Radio 1

British Female Solo Artist

• Amy Winehouse (Island / Universal Music)

• Bat for Lashes (Parlophone / EMI Music)

Emeli Sandé (Virgin / EMI Music)

Jessie Ware (Island / PMR / Universal Music)

Paloma Faith (RCA / Sony Music)

British Group

Alt-J (Infectious Music)

Mumford & Sons (Gentlemen of The Road / Island / Universal Music)

Muse (Helium 3 / Warner Bros / Warner Music)

• One Direction (Syco / Sony Music)

• The xx (Young Turks / XL / Beggars)

British Live Act

• Coldplay (Parlophone / EMI Music)

Mumford & Sons (Gentlemen of The Road / Island / Universal Music)

Muse (Helium 3 / Warner Bros / Warner Music)

• The Rolling Stones (Polydor / Universal Music)

• The Vaccines (Columbia / Sony Music)

British Male Solo Artist

• Ben Howard (Island / Universal Music)

• Calvin Harris (Columbia / Sony Music)

• Olly Murs (Epic / Sony Music)

• Richard Hawley (Parlophone / EMI Music)

• Plan B (679 / Atlantic / Warner Music)

BRITs Global Success Award

The winner of this Award will be announced at the Show on Wednesday 20th February.

British Producer of the Year

• Damon Albarn

• Jake Gosling

• Paul Epworth

Special Recognition Award Winner

War Child UK

Critics’ Choice Award

• Tom Odell (Columbia / Sony Music) – Winner

• AlunaGeorge (Island / Universal Music)

• Laura Mvula (RCA / Sony Music)

In association with War Child Identified by a panel made up of media music critics

International Group 

• Alabama Shakes (Rough Trade / XL / Beggars)

• The Black Keys (Nonesuch / Warner Music)

• Fun (Atlantic / Fuelled By Ramen / Warner Music)

• The Killers (Vertigo / Universal Music)

• The Script (Epic / Phonogenic / Sony Music)

International Female Solo Artist

• Alicia Keys (RCA / Sony Music)

• Cat Power (Matador / XL / Beggars)

• Lana Del Rey (Polydor / Universal Music)

Rihanna (Def Jam / Universal Music)

• Taylor Swift (Mercury / Universal Music)

International Male Solo Artist

• Bruce Springsteen (Columbia / Sony Music)

• Frank Ocean (Def Jam / Universal Music)

• Gotye (Island / Universal Music)

• Jack White (XL Recordings / XL / Beggars)

• Michael Buble (Reprise / Warner Music)

British Single

• Adele ‘Skyfall’ (XL Recordings / XL / Beggars)

• Alex Clare ‘Too Close’ (Island / Universal Music)

• Coldplay & Rihanna ‘Princess of China’ (Parlophone / EMI Music)

• DJ Fresh Ft Rita Ora ‘Hot Right Now’ (Ministry of Sound / Ministry of Sound Group)

Emeli Sandé ‘Next To Me’ (Virgin / EMI Music)

• Florence & The Machine ‘Spectrum’ (Island / Universal Music)

• James Arthur ‘Impossible’ (Syco Music / Sony Music)

• Jessie J ‘Domino’ (Island / Lava / Universal Music)

• Labrinth Ft Emeli Sandé ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ (Syco Music / Sony Music)

• Olly Murs Ft Flo Rida ‘Troublemaker’ (Epic / Sony Music)

Rita Ora Ft Tinie Tempah ‘R.I.P.’ (Columbia / Roc Nation / Sony Music)

• Rizzle Kicks ‘Mama Do The Hump’ (Island / Universal Music)

• Robbie Williams ‘Candy’ (Island / Universal Music)

• Rudimental Ft John Newman ‘Feel The Love’ (Asylum / Black Butter / Warner Music)

• Stooshe ‘Black Heart’ (Future Cut / Qworks / Warner Bros / Warner Music

Top fifteen British singles based on the biggest sales success in 2012

British Album of the Year

Alt-J ‘An Awesome Wave’ (Infectious Music)

Emeli Sandé ‘Our Version Of Events’ (Virgin / EMI Music)

Mumford & Sons ‘Babel’ (Gentlemen of The Road / Island / Universal Music)

• Paloma Faith ‘Fall To Grace’ (RCA / Sony Music)

• Plan B ‘Ill Manors’ (679 / Atlantic / Warner Music)

10 Things you need to know today

Hello there.

We’ve put on a pair of galoshes, pulled out socks up and began wading through the ever rising tide of music news for you to fish out the 10 prize catches that you simply have to get to know today.

Simply click on the links to read more.

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1) Fatboy Slim has been booked to play The House of Commons

As part of a charitable initiative to get young people more involved in their communities. Nice.
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2) The Venue has been revealed & more acts have been added to the Sonar Music Festival based in Barcelona, Spain.

via FACT
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3) GHOSTPOET has announced his second album ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’

Easy for you to say. via Contact Music.

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4) Justin Timberlake & Timberland share not just a similar(ish) name but also share feelings too.

They are ‘just like brothers’ apparently. via PopJustice

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5) Headliners have been announced for The End of the Road Festival

Including David Byrne, St. Vincent, Frightened Rabbit and more.

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6) Phoenix have released details on their upcoming album and artwork too

Colour us (hideously) excited. Due in April!

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7) !!! stream new song through Warp Records from their album Thr!!!ler

Michael Jackson themes popping up quite regularly what with Phoenix recording their album on his mixing desk.

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8) Justin Timberlake has revealed his new album is ‘the best material he has ever done’

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9) Ticketmaster have developed an online system where users can swap tickets with each other for no extra cost

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10) The Strokes stream their new single from their new album

And.. it’s pretty good!

The GRAMMYs 2013

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Well.

Quite a night for British music last night as Adele and Mumford & Sons scooping awards. A lot of eyes on Katy Perry, Rihanna sat with Chris Brown, Frank Ocean used a combination of a lovely jacket and *technology* to engage the audience, Paul McCartney picked up his 50th (!!) Grammy and a whole lot of Skrillex was going on – again.

So here is the list, in full, of this year’s Grammy Award Winners:

1. RECORD OF THE YEAR
‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
Gotye Featuring Kimbra

2. ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Babel
Mumford & Sons

3. SONG OF THE YEAR
‘We Are Young’
Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun.Featuring Janelle Monáe)

4. BEST NEW ARTIST
Fun.

5. BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
‘Set Fire To The Rain’ [Live]
Adele

6. BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
Gotye Featuring Kimbra

7. BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Impressions
Chris Botti

8. BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Stronger
Kelly Clarkson

9. BEST DANCE RECORDING
‘Bangarang’
Skrillex Featuring Sirah

10. BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM
Bangarang
Skrillex

11. BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
Kisses On The Bottom
Paul McCartney

12. BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
Lonely Boy
The Black Keys

13. BEST HARD ROCK/METAL PERFORMANCE
‘Love Bites (So Do I)’
Halestorm

14. BEST ROCK SONG
‘Lonely Boy’
Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)

15. BEST ROCK ALBUM
El Camino
The Black Keys
Label: Nonesuch

16. BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Making Mirrors
Gotye

17. BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
‘Climax’
Usher

18. BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
‘Love On Top’
Beyoncé

19. BEST R&B SONG
Adorn

20. BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Channel Orange
Frank Ocean

21. BEST R&B ALBUM
Black Radio
Robert Glasper Experiment

22. BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
Niggas In Paris
Jay-Z & Kanye West

23. BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
‘No Church In The Wild’
Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream

24. BEST RAP SONG
‘Niggas In Paris’
Jay-Z & Kanye West

25. BEST RAP ALBUM
Take Care
Drake

26. BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
‘Blown Away’
Carrie Underwood

27. BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
‘Pontoon’
Little Big Town

28. BEST COUNTRY SONG
‘Blown Away’
Carrie Underwood

29. BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Uncaged
Zac Brown Band

30. BEST NEW AGE ALBUM
Echoes Of Love
Omar Akram

31. BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO
‘Hot House’
Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists

32. BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM
Radio Music Society
Esperanza Spalding

33. BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Unity Band
Pat Metheny Unity Band

34. BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM
Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Arturo Sandoval

35. BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM
¡Ritmo!
The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band

36. BEST GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
’10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)’
Matt Redman

37. BEST GOSPEL SONG
‘Go Get It’
Mary Mary

38. BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONG (TIE)
’10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)’
Matt Redman

‘Your Presence Is Heaven’
Israel & New Breed

39. BEST GOSPEL ALBUM
Gravity
Lecrae

40. BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM
Eye On It
TobyMac

41. BEST LATIN POP ALBUM
MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition
Juanes

42. BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
Imaginaries
Quetzal

43. BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM (INCLUDING TEJANO)
Pecados Y Milagros
Lila Downs

44. BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM
Retro
Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña

45. BEST AMERICANA ALBUM
Slipstream
Bonnie Raitt

46. BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM
Nobody Knows You
Steep Canyon Rangers

47. BEST BLUES ALBUM
Locked Down
Dr. John

48. BEST FOLK ALBUM
The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile

49. BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM
The Band Courtbouillon
Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy

50. BEST REGGAE ALBUM
Rebirth
Jimmy Cliff

51. BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
The Living Room Sessions Part 1
Ravi Shankar

52. BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM
Can You Canoe?
The Okee Dokee Brothers

53. BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM
Society’s Child: My Autobiography
Janis Ian

54. BEST COMEDY ALBUM
Blow Your Pants Off
Jimmy Fallon

55. BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM
Once: A New Musical
Original Broadway Cast

56. BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Midnight In Paris
(Various Artists)

57. BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

58. BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
‘Safe & Sound’ (From The Hunger Games)
Taylor Swift Featuring The Civil Wars

59. BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION
‘Mozart Goes Dancing’
Chick Corea & Gary Burton

60. BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT
‘How About You’
Gil Evans Project

61. BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT ACCOMPANYING VOCALIST(S)
‘City Of Roses’
Esperanza Spalding

62. BEST RECORDING PACKAGE
Biophilia
Björk

63. BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE
Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection
Woody Guthrie

64. BEST ALBUM NOTES
Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles
Ray Charles

65. BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM
The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set)
The Beach Boys

66. BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL
The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Yo-Yo Ma

67. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Dan Auerbach

68. BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL
‘Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)’
Skrillex, remixer (Nero)

69. BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM
Modern Cool
Patricia Barber

70. BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL
Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen
Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale

71. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL
Blanton Alspaugh

72. BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
‘Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine’
San Francisco Symphony

73. BEST OPERA RECORDING
‘Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen’
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus

74. BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE
‘Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen’
Kansas City Chorale

75. BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
‘Meanwhile’
Eighth Blackbird

76. BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
‘Kurtág & Ligeti: Music For Viola’
Kim Kashkashian

77. BEST CLASSICAL VOCAL SOLO
‘Poèmes’
Alan Gilbert & Seiji Ozawa; Orchestre National De France & Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France

78. BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM
Penderecki: ‘Fonogrammi’; ‘Horn Concerto’; P’artita’; ‘The Awakening Of Jacob’; ‘Anaklasis’
Antoni Wit, conductor

79. BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
Hartke, Stephen: ‘Meanwhile – Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays’
Eighth Blackbird

80. BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO
‘We Found Love’
Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris

81. BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO
‘Big Easy Express’
Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show

5 Things You Need To Know Today

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1) The new Queens of The Stone Age album is going to feature Elton John, David Grohl and Trend Reznor amongst others.

Pretty minor stuff then.

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2) Justin Timberlake has confirmed details of the full tracklisting for his new album, ‘The 20/20 Experience’

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3) Fleetwood Mac tickets sell out in 9 minutes this morning.

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4) Never before seen footage of Tupac released putting down bars for unreleased album

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5) Kraftwerk take up residency in Tate Modern in London

5 Things You Need To Know Today

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1) Frank Ocean has dropped charges against Chris Brown via his Tumblr (which is really worth a look by the way)

And he was poetic whilst he was at it.

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2) Beyonce has announced a UK tour for 2013

She is a busy and important lady who looks tremendous in finery.

(via The Mirror)

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3) Vampire Weekend announce their new album title through classifieds in newspaper

(via FACT)

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4) Fall Out Boy return with a new single & album ‘Save Rock & Roll) (although the single sounds a lot like r’n’b..)

(via Rolling Stone)

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5) The Postal Service return with 12 tour dates