slowthai and The 1975 Collect Multiple Nominations at 2020 NME Awards
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Billie Eilish, in the meantime, lands three nods from editors and readers of the British music magazine, whereas Glastonbury festival organizer Emily Eavis is set to receive the Godlike Genius Award.

AceShowbiz - British rapper slowthai and The 1975 lead the nominees at the 2020 NME Awards.

The U.K. hip-hop star received eight nods from editors and readers of the British music magazine, including Best British Solo Act, Best Solo Act in the World, Best Live Act, as well as Best British Album, and Best Album in the World for his debut LP, "Nothing Great About Britain".

slowthai's remaining nominations are for his collaboration with Mura Masa, "Deal Wiv It", which is up for Best Collaboration, Best British Song, and Best Song in the World.

The 1975 bagged five nods, including Best British Band and Best Band in the World, and Best British Song and Best Song in the World nominations for their track "People".

Other British stars up for prizes include FKA twigs, Foals, Little Simz, Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, and YUNGBLUD.

Notable international acts up for prizes in the global categories are Billie Eilish, who has three nominations, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey, and Taylor Swift.

Glastonbury festival organiser Emily Eavis will receive the magazine's Godlike Genius Award, following her father, who bagged the honour back in 1996.

"I remember being at the NME Awards when I was 16 and being so proud to see my dad named Godlike Genius," she said in a statement. "It's a huge honour to be given the same award all these years later."

The NME Awards will take place at London's Brixton Academy on 12 February.

The list of nominees is as follows:

Godlike Genius:

  • Emily Eavis

Best British Album:

  • FKA twigs - "Magdalene"
  • Foals - "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Pt. 1"
  • Little Simz - "GREY Area"
  • Michael Kiwanuka - "Kiwanuka"
  • slowthai - "Nothing Great About Britain"

Best Album in the World:

  • Billie Eilish - "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"
  • FKA twigs - Magdalene
  • Foals - "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Pt. 1"
  • Lana Del Rey - "Norman ******* Rockwell"
  • Little Simz - "GREY Area"
  • Michael Kiwanuka - "Kiwanuka"
  • Slipknot - "We Are Not Your Kind"
  • slowthai - "Nothing Great About Britain"
  • Stella Donnelly - "Beware of the Dogs"
  • Tyler, the Creator - "IGOR"

Best British Song:

  • AJ Tracey - "Ladbroke Grove"
  • Dua Lipa - "Don't Start Now"
  • Georgia - "About Work the Dancefloor"
  • Mura Masa ft. slowthai - "Deal Wiv It"
  • The 1975 - "People"

Best Song in the World:

Best British Solo Act:

Best Solo Act in the World:

Best British Band:

Best Band in the World:

Best New British Act:

  • Celeste
  • D-Block Europe
  • Easy Life
  • Jade Bird
  • Sam Fender

Best New Act in the World:

  • Celeste
  • Clairo
  • D-Block Europe
  • DaBaby
  • Dominic Fike
  • Easy Life
  • Fontaines D.C.
  • Girl in Red
  • Jade Bird
  • Sam Fender

Best Live Act:

Best Collaboration:

Best Music Video:

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