Shirley Manson wins Icon Award
NME have confirmed that Shirley Manson will be the recipient of the first NME Icon Award.
The award will be collected by Shirley herself at the annual VO5 NME Awards at London’s O2 Brixton Academy on 14th February.
On winning the award Shirley said:
‘I am quite shocked but delighted to be recognised by NME with this award. I read it religiously as a young teen and well into adulthood, back when it was still a broadsheet, learning so much between its pages about music and the trailblazing artists who filled its pages. I will always be grateful for their support in being one of the first British publications to help break Garbage back in 1995 and I still use the website as an excellent resource for discovering new talent. So yeah… I’m pretty chuffed about it’.