Justin Bieber Wins Villain Of The Year NME Award Night Before His Birthday

Robbie Daw | March 1, 2012 9:31 am

British rock mag NME, which recently offended its former cover girl Lady Gaga by labeling Born This Way the Most Pretentious Album Ever, pulled somewhat of an about-face by singling Mother Monster out for Best Band Blog Or Twitter at last night’s NME Awards. In fact, the publication aimed its negativity elsewhere by “awarding” birthday boy Justin Bieber with both Villain Of The Year and Worst Album Of The Year (for Under The Mistletoe). So who does the magazine actually like? Find out by checking the full list of winners below. Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, who, despite the ongoing confusion of whether she’s actually part of a band or not, won Best Solo Artist (guess that solves that?) and Best Track for “Shake It Out”. Another multiple winner: Foo Fighters, who picked up statues for Best International Band and Best Music Film.

Meanwhile Jared Leto of 30 Seconds To Mars and Paramore’s Hayley Williams were named Hottest Male and Hottest Female, respectively, while boy band One Direction were shamed with an award for Worst Band.

2012 NME Awards

Best British Band: KasabianBest International Band: Foo FightersBest Solo Artist: Florence + The MachineBest New Band: The VaccinesBest Live Band: Arctic MonkeysBest Album: The Horrors, SkyingBest Track: Florence + The Machine, “Shake It Out”Dancefloor Anthem: Katy B, “Broken Record”Best Video: Hurts, “‘Sunday”Best TV Show: Fresh MeatBest Festival: GlastonburyBest Film: SubmarineBest Music Film: Back And Forth, Foo FightersGreatest Music Moment Of The Year: The Stone Roses reuniteBest Reissue: The Smiths, Complete ReissuesBest Book: Noel Fielding, The Scribblings Of A Madcap ShambletonHero Of The Year: Matt BellamyVillain Of The Year: Justin BieberWorst Album: Justin Bieber, Under The MistletoeWorst Band: One DirectionBest Album Artwork: Friendly Fires, PalaBest Band Blog Or Twitter: @ladygagaBest Small Festival: RockNessMost Dedicated Fans: MuseHottest Male: Jared Leto (30 Seconds To Mars)Hottest Female: Hayley Williams (Paramore)

[Via NME]