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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.

[ image: Fatboy Slim: Won Best Dance Act]
Fatboy Slim: Won Best Dance Act
Dance star Fatboy Slim and guitar band Gomez both picked up honours, while Robbie Williams took the Best Solo Artist title.

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.

[ image: Massive Attack: Won Godlike Genius Award For Services To Music]
Massive Attack: Won Godlike Genius Award For Services To Music
It has been a good year for the Manics. Only a few months ago they won the title of Best Band in the World at the Q Awards.

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

  • Best Band: Manic Street Preachers
  • Best Single: If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next by Manic Street Preachers
  • Best Album: This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours by Manic Street Preachers.
  • Best Solo Artist: Robbie Williams
  • Best Dance Act: Fatboy Slim
  • Best Dance Record: Rockafeller Skank by Fatboy Slim
  • Carling Premier Best New Band/Artist: Gomez
  • Best Music Video: If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next by Manic Street Preachers
  • Best Film: Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels
  • Musical Event Of The Year: Glastonbury Festival
  • Best TV Show: South Park
  • Best Radio Show: Mark Radcliffe
  • Radio 1 Evening Session Of The Year: (voted by Radio 1 listeners) Gomez Additional categories voted by NME writers:
  • Best LP: Deserter's Songs by Mercury Rev
  • Best Single: Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys
  • Godlike Genius Award For Services To Music: Massive Attack

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