Radiohead, Strokes Lead NME Award Nominations

Radiohead and the Strokes lead the nominations for U.K. music magazine NME's Carling Awards with four each. U2, Ian Brown, Andrew WK, Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, and Linkin Park are recognized in three c

Radiohead and the Strokes lead the nominations for U.K. music magazine NME's Carling Awards with four each. U2, Ian Brown, Andrew WK, Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, and Linkin Park are recognized in three categories in the awards, which can be voted on via NME.com. A number of artists have two nods, including the Charlatans U.K., the White Stripes, Ryan Adams, PJ Harvey, Slipknot, Ash, Muse, Basement Jaxx, and Fatboy Slim. The awards will be handed out Feb. 25 at the London Planit Arches.

Radiohead is up for best band and best live act, while its Capitol set "Amnesiac" will compete for best album and "Pyramid Song" will vie for best video. The Strokes earned nods for best band and best new act, while its "Hard To Explain" is up for best single and its RCA release "Is This It" will contend for best album.

Other groups contesting for best band are the Charlatans U.K., the White Stripes, and U2, which was honored last year with the Godlike Genius award. Competing for best solo artist are Adams, Brown, Havey, Minogue, and Andrew WK.

As previously reported, NME will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the Carling Show series. The concerts, which began this week, will feature Aphex Twin, Starsailor, Andrew WK, Nickelback, Pet Shop Boys, Doves, and Bubba Sparxxx, among others. The Doves show, originally scheduled for Feb. 21, has been pushed back to April 5 to allow the group time to finish its second album.

Here are the nominations for NME's Carling Awards:

Best band:
Charlatans U.K.
Radiohead
The Strokes
U2
White Stripes

Best solo artist:
Ryan Adams
Ian Brown
PJ Harvey
Kylie Minogue
Andrew WK

Best album:
Charlatans U.K., "Wonderland" (MCA)
Muse, "Origins of Symmetry" (Mushroom)
Radiohead, "Amnesiac" (Capitol)
Slipknot, "Iowa" (Roadrunner)
The Strokes, "Is This It" (RCA)

Best single:
Ash, "Burn Baby Burn"
Ian Brown, "Fear"
Dandy Warhols, "Bohemian Like You"
Gorillaz, "Clint Eastwood"
Kylie Minogue, "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
The Strokes, "Hard To Explain"

Best new act:
Gorillaz
Linkin Park
Starsailor
The Strokes
White Stripes

Best live act:
Ash
Linkin Park
Muse
Radiohead
U2

Best music video:
Basement Jaxx, "Where's Your Head At?"
Fatboy Slim, "Weapon of Choice"
Gorillaz, "Clint Eastwood"
Radiohead, "Pyramid Song"
U2, "Elevation"

Best hip-hop act:
Bubba Sparxxx
Eminem/D12
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
Outkast
Roots Manuva

Best R&B act:
Aaliyah
Alicia Keys
Craig David
Destiny's Child
So Solid Crew

Best dance act:
The Avalanches
Aphex Twin
Basement Jaxx
Daft Punk
Fatboy Slim

Best metal act:
Andrew WK
Linkin Park
Lostprophets
Slipknot
System Of A Down

Best pop act:
Britney Spears
Kylie Minogue
Madonna
S Club 7
Robbie Williams