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NME Awards 2018: J-Hus takes Best Album as Alt-J crowned Best British Band

J-Hus, Common Sense

Story by Jack Foley

UK hip hop star J-Hus has triumphed at the NME Awards 2018 by scooping Best Album in this year’s honours.

The rapper, whose album Common Sense was also nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2017, took the coveted award in what proved to be a good year for hip hop and grime in general.

Grime pioneer Wiley took the award for Best Book, for his Eskiboy memoirs, while Loyle Carner was honoured as Best British Solo Artist.

Of the other main winners on the night, Alt-J were crowned Best British Band, while Kasabian took the award for Best Live Artist.

Charli XCX’s Boys was named best track, while Stefflon Don was named best new artist.

All-girl band Haim were crowned best international band, while Lorde took best international solo artist.

The winners in full

Best British Band

Best British Solo Artist
Loyle Carner

Best New Artist
Stefflon Don

Best Live Artist

Best Track
Charli XCX, Boys

Best International Band

Best Mixtape
Avelino, No Bullshit

Best Album
J Hus, Common Sense

Best Collaboration
Craig David and Bastille, I Know You

Best Festival

Best Film
Baby Driver

Best Music Video
The Big Moon, Sucker

Under The Radar Award
Pale Waves

Best Festival Headliner

Best International Solo Artist

NME Icon
Shirley Manson

NME Innovation Award
Boy Better Know

Godlike Genius
Liam Gallagher

Best Book
Wiley, Eskiboy

Best TV Show
Stranger Things 2

Best Reissue
Radiohead, OK Not OK

Best Small Festival
Festival Number 6

Music Moment of The Year
One Love Manchester

Best Music Film
Gaga: Five Foot Two

Hero of the year
Ariana Grande

Villain of the year
Piers Morgan