NME Awards 2020: Taylor Swift makes surprise appearance at London's rowdy music awards
The 'Shake it Off' singer took home the award for Best Solo Act in the World
She's attended plenty of music ceremonies in her time, but Wednesday night's NME Awards were "the craziest" Taylor Swift has ever been to.
The American singer made a surprise appearance at the bash in London's O2 Academy Brixton, accepting a trophy for Best Solo Act in the World on stage.
The You Need to Calm Down star, who wore a pinstriped ensemble by Monse for the occasion, told the crowd she was honoured to have a matching set, having won Best International Solo Artist in 2016.
Scroll through the gallery above to see the red carpet arrivals at the NME Awards 2020.
“This is my first time at the NME Awards, and like, I just feel like everyone here is so shy, so reserved," the 30-year-old said in her acceptance speech. "Are you guys having any fun tonight? Are you going to come out of your shells at all? Oh, wait no. This is like the craziest award show I’ve ever been to.”
The night had earlier taken a turn as UK rapper Slowthai threw a glass and microphone into the audience while on stage to accept his Hero Of The Year award. The British musician, who appeared to have been angered by a heckler's comment, was subsequently restrained by security.
The NME Awards were first launched in 1953 by UK music magazine New Musical Express
Here's a full list of the night's winners:
Best Live Act: Foals
Best Festival Headliner: The Cure
Best New Act in the World: Clairo
Best Festival in the World: Glastonbury
NME Radar Award: Beabadoobee
Innovation Award: The 1975
Best Music Video: Yungblud, Original Me
Best New British Act: Easy Life
Best Collaboration: Slowthai + Mura Masa
Icon Award: Courtney Love
Best Film: Blue Story
Best Podcast: Have You Heard George’s Podcast?
Best TV Series: Peaky Blinders
Best Music Film: Liam Gallagher, As It Was
Best British Song: AJ Tracey, Ladbroke Grove
Best Song in the World: Billie Eilish, Bad Guy
Best British Album: Little Simz, Grey Area
Best Album in the World: Lana Del Rey, Norman ... Rockwell
Songwriter of the Decade: Robyn
Best British Solo Act: FKA twigs
Best Solo Act in the World: Taylor Swift
Best British Band: The 1975
Best Band in the World: Slipknot
Godlike Genius Award: Emily Eavis
Updated: February 13, 2020 11:59 AM