Music pictures: NME award winners and losers 2014
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- The NME awards were held at Brixton Academy in London last night. Arctic Monkeys topped the 2014 winners list by picking up five awards, including best British band and album. The group's singer, Alex Turner (r), was named hero of the year.
- Lily Allen was named best solo artist.
- Haim were named best international band after losing out to French act Daft Punk at the Brit Awards. The band's guitarist and singer Alana Haim (centre) picked up another award for having the best Twitter feed. The 22-year-old, who tweets under the name @babyhaim, retained the title after first winning it in 2013.
- Disclosure picked up the award for the best track for White Noise.
- Paul McCartney won best songwriter award, whilst Damon Albarn won the award for best innovation.
- Metronomy, opened the show by performing Love Letters, from their forthcoming new album of the same name, with MKS.
- Glastonbury's Michael and Emily Eavis with the award for best festival.
- One Direction star Harry Styles, who didn't attend the ceremony, was given the title of villain of the year for a second year. Although One Direction avoided being named worst band for the third year in a row - instead it went to The 1975.
- Blondie picked up the Godlike Genius award and performed a set of their classic hits at the end of the night. The veteran US band, fronted by 68-year-old Debbie Harry (pictured), played songs including Heart of Glass, Rapture and Atomic.