They are one of the most popular Indie bands within the UK music scene and they have achieved considerable heights within the United States but this didn’t help the Arctic Monkeys win a Mercury award. The band had been widely tipped to receive the Mercury award but were majorly snubbed by the organisers. Needless to say, this is well and truly behind the band and they were one of the big winners at the 2011 Glenfiddich Mojo Awards.
The Arctic Monkeys received the prize for Best Album, the same category which they were snubbed for at the Mercury Music Prize awards.
Their fourth album named Suck It and See has achieved great success within the UK, just like their previous album. The band were presented with the Mojo award for this album just several days after missing out on the Mercury prize.
The Arctic Monkeys had faced exceptionally tough competition from Rumer, who had been nominated for three awards which included Best Album for her debut release, Seasons of My Soul. Despite being nominated for three awards Rumer was presented with just one, this was for Breakthrough Act.
The Sheffield based band had also been nominated for the prize of Song of the Year for their track Don’t Sit Down Because I’ve Moved Your Chair, although they were not awarded this award. This award was presented to Grinderman for the track Heathen Child.
Elsewhere at the awards the Icon Awards was presented to the legend Ringo Starr, the former Beatles member was very honoured to have been awarded this. He spoke to the audience saying there was very little he could say, he continued by stating that he is still performing and doing what he loves. Ringo has just completed a tour and returned from Vienna, he concluded his speech by stating that he could finally use the phrase Goodnight Vienna.
Also to be honoured at the Mojo awards was the former Sex Pistol John Lydon, he was presented with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. The former band member took this opportunity to speak out about record companies who stated had left him bankrupt.
Others who were presented with awards at the ceremony included Gary Numan, John Grant and Primal Scream.