Tuesday, January 26, 1999 Published at 08:52 GMT
Manics win at NME awards
Manic Street Preachers: Swept the board at the NME Awards
The Manic Street Preachers have won four of the main prizes in the NME's annual awards.
Readers of the music paper voted the Manics Best Band as well as giving them Best Single, Album and Video.
Last year it was the Verve who dominated the NME Awards.
In previous years NME held a star-studded award ceremony to hand over the awards, formerly known as The Brats.
However this year there was no ceremony and winners were simply announced in a special edition of Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq's show, Lamacq Live, and marked with an award winners edition of the paper published this week.
They also notched up their first number one single in 1998.
The band's award-winning fourth album This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours was the first which did not feature lyrics from guitarist Richey Edwards who disappeared nearly four years ago.
In addition to the readers voting NME writers also picked three awards including the Godlike Genius Award For Services To Music which went to Massive Attack.
Winners of the NME Premier Awards
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