Courtney Love to receive NME’s Icon Award

NME pays homage to the influential artist’s career, which has spanned four decades.

Courtney Love

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Courtney Love is set to receive the Icon Award at the NME Awards 2020.

Love first shot to fame in the 90s, as lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist of the influential grunge band, Hole. The band have since put out four studio albums, including 1994’s breakthrough Live Through This.

Love has also enjoyed success as both an actress and a solo artist. She was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1996 for her role in The People Vs. Larry Flynt and released her debut solo album, America’s Sweetheart, in 2004. Love has also made appearances on TV shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Empire, Revenge and more.

“Thank you so much for this award, it means a lot,” said Love about the nomination. “[NME was] there at the beginning and whilst we’ve sparred like siblings over the years I’ve always had a huge respect for what [NME does], and been very grateful for the support. It’s going to be a great night.”

The last NME Icon Award was awarded to Garbage’s Shirley Manson in 2018.

In other news surrounding the NME Awards 2020, Katherine Ryan and Julie Adenuga have been confirmed as co-hosts for the evening. Acts that are set to perform include The 1975, Yungblud, Beabadoobee and AJ Tracey.

The NME Awards take place on 12 February at the O2 Academy Brixton in London. Head to NME.com for a full list of nominees.

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[Ed’s note: NME is owned by BandLab Technologies, which also owns Guitar.com.]

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