slowthai nominated for eight accolades in the annual NME Awards

slowthai will be leading the charge at next month’s NME Awards, after been nominated in eight different categories.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 12:51 pm
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 9:06 am

The Northampton rapper has been nominated in the Best Album In The World, Best British Album, Best Song In The World, Best British Song, Best Solo Act In The World, Best British Solo Act, Best Live Act and Best Collaboration categories.

As well as being nominated in his own right, he has been nominated for his collaboration with Mura Masa on the single Deal Wiv It.

The NME Awards 2020 take place on Wednesday, February 12 at London’s O2 Brixton Academy where slowthai played a sold out show last year.

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As well as celebrating the best of the last 12 months in music, there will live performances and awards for film and TV.

slowthai’s 2019 debut Nothing Great About Britain is up against Magdalene by FKA Twigs, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Pt. 1 by Foals, Grey Area by Little Simz and Kiwanuka by Michael Kiwanuka.

Deal Wiv It is up against singles by AJ Tracey, Dua Lipa, Georgia and The 1975.

At the ceremony, Emily Eavis will be receiving the Godlike Genius award.

So far, Yungblud, Beabadoobee and The 1975 have been confirmed as performing on the night.

Last year, slowthai’s critically acclaimed debut album was nominated for a Mercury Prize.

Following its release in May, he played sold out tours across the UK, toured across the world and ended the year with a hometown gig Northampton’s Roadmender.

A full list of categories and nominees for the NME Awards 2020 is available at

Tickets for the show are on sale now via and cost from £24.25.