Muse, My Chemical Romance, Dave Grohl win big at the Shockwave NME Awards

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Last night, the 2011 Shockwave NME Awards, awarded by UK music magazine NME ( New Musical Express), was held in London's O2 Academy Brixton. Big winners of the night were My Chemical Romance, who took home prizes for Best International Band and Best Video for "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)."

The awards began in the 1950s, lasted for more than ten years, and then came back in 1994 as an alternative to the pop-focused Brit Awards. The NME Awards are distinguished by their online voting system.

Best British Band went to Muse for the second year, and Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl took home the Godlike Genius trophy. Arcade Fire, nominated for four awards, earned Best Album for The Suburbs.

Best Solo Artist was Laura Marling, winning over Florence Welch, Frank Turner, Kayne West, and Paul Weller. Best New Band went to Hurts, and Best Live Band was Biffy Clyro.

Justin Bieber earned the dubious honors of Least Stylish and Worst Album for his My World - other nominees for worst album included Cheryl Cole, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, and My Chemical Romance.

Foo Fighters will also headlining the NME Awards Big Gig at London's Wembley Arena on February 25. Also taking the stage are Cee Lo Green, Band of Horses, and No Age.

To see the full list of winners and nominees, visit: http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/55133

Watch My Chemical Romance's award-winning video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egG7fiE89IU

 

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