The NME Awards Champions

Arctic Monkeys stole the headlines at the NME music awards on Thursday with three prizes, including Best British Band

Young quartet Arctic Monkeys is the new sensation of music industry as they nab three NME awards at the annual NME awards held Thursday Feb 23rd, 2006. They among others win the categories of Best Track for their single "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor," while also is named Best New Band and Best British Band, only to become the first group at the NME awards to do so.

Meanwhile, the leading nominee Kaiser Chiefs who is up for six categories only win one award mainly for Best Album category for "Employment." Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand, in addition, secures the Best Live Band award, while Oasis wins Best Video category for "The Importance of Being Idle." Best International Band award goes to The Strokes, and Best Solo Artist award is given to Kanye West.


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