Pop band Blue have been awarded the dubious title of Worst British Group in an awards show honouring the worst acts in music.

The annual NAOMI honours, named after British supermodel Naomi Campbell and her short-lived singing career, have named the ALL RISE boyband the worst in Britain, with Irish star Brian McFadden earning the title of the Worst International Male.

The awards are the antithesis to tonight's (09FEB05) Brit Awards in London and are voted for anonymously by record company executives, producers and music journalists.

Organiser SIMON GEORGE says, "Most awards take themselves too seriously. The Naomis recognise those who shouldn't have enjoyed what little success they have had."

The Naomi Award Winners are:

WORST BRITISH GROUP - BLUE

WORST BRITISH MALE - JAMIE CULLUM

WORST BRITISH FEMALE - RACHEL STEVENS

WORST BRITISH SINGLE - I BELIEVE MY HEART by DUNCAN JAMES AND KEEDIE

WORST BRITISH ALBUM - THE MEANING OF LOVE by Michelle McManus

WORST INTERNATIONAL MALE - BRIAN McFADDEN

WORST INTERNATIONAL FEMALE - NADIA

WORST INTERNATIONAL GROUP - WESTLIFE

WORST LIVE ACT - PETE DOHERTY

LEAST CONVINCING 'URBAN' ACT - BLAZIN' SQUAD

OUTSTANDINGLY BAD CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC - LOUIS WALSH.

09/02/2005 17:42