Each year the British music magazine NME presents awards to music artists including one for a godlike genius.

In the 2018 ceremonies, many of the awards went to modern artists; however, a few awards went to veteran artists including Liam Gallagher and Sihrley Manson of Garbage.

Noting that no artist has graced the cover of NME in it 66 year history, Editor in Chief Mike Williams named Liam Gallagher as the Godlike Genius.

Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson was given the NME Icon Award.

Radiohead won the award for the Best Reissue of “OK Not OK”.

Other winners of the 2018 NME Awards:
Best British Band: Alt-J
Best British Solo Artist: Loyle Carner
Best New Artist: Stefflon Don
Best Live Artist: Kasabian
Best Track: “Boys” by Charli XCX
Best International Band: Haim
Best Mixtape: “No Bullshit” by Avelino
Best Album: “Common Sense” by J Hus
Best Collaboration: “I Know You” by Craig David and Bastille
Best Festival: Glastonbury
Best Film: “Baby Driver”
Best Music Video “Sucker” by The Big Moon
Under the Radar: Pale Waves
Best Festival Headliner: Muse
Best International Solo Artist: Lorde
NME Innovation Award: Boy Better Know
Best Book: “Eskiboy” by Wiley
Best TV Show: “Stranger Things 2”
Best Small Festival: Festival Number 6
Music Moment of the Year: One Love Manchester
Best Music Film: “Gaga: Five Foot Two”
Heoro of the Year: Ariana Grande
Villain of the Year: Piers Morgan