The British magazine “New Musical Express” (NME) has awarded its honorary award “Divine genius” (Godlike Genius) former component of the duo Oasis Noel Gallagher for his contribution to music.
The greatest of the Gallagher brothers, who will collect the award at the NME Awards gala on February 29, follow the steps of other stars of British music such as U2, The Clash and The Cure, crowned as “divine genius” in previous editions.
It is not the first NME Award get Noel Gallagher who, along with his brother Liam, garnered 22 nominations and 13 Awards during the phase of Oasis, with more than 80 million records sold from 1991 to 2009.
The director of the NME, Krissi Murison, justified the choice because for almost two decades the name of Noel Gallagher dominated the pages of your publication more than anyone and his compositions have defined a generation.
Murison highlighted the passion and the intelligence of the artist, who said that “speaks better than any other musician of the time”.
To know the opinion of the jury, Gallagher thanked NME Magazine for this award.
“From the 43-year – now has 44 – I dreamed of this moment.” “I accept that I am now a genius, as God,” he joked.
Gallagher was part until the year 2009 of the successful British group Oasis, when he and his brother decided to secede by public disagreements and agreed to undertake careers separately.
The last October, Noel Gallagher released his first solo work, “High Flying Birds”, which got placed in number 1 of the list of best-selling albums in the United Kingdom.