Brett Anderson and his bandmates will join the likes of The Clash, Paul Weller, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers, New Order, Dave Grohl and Noel Gallagher, when they collect the career achievement honour at London's O2 Academy Brixton on 18 February (15).
Anderson says, "It's wonderful to be recognised, and it's great for us having been through lots of ups and downs in our career. It's been a real rollercoaster ride of extreme highs and lows, so to be honoured in this way 25 years after we got together is lovely."
Announcing the news on Monday (09Feb15), Nme editor Mike Williams adds, "Suede fundamentally altered the course of alternative music in the '90s, tying disparate strands of influence into one definitive British sound. They found romance in squalor and beauty in self-destructive hedonism. They were the outsider gang everyone wanted to join and I'm delighted to announce them as the recipients of this year's Nme Godlike Genius Award."
Meanwhile, Kasabian lead this year's nominations list with eight - one more than Royal Blood and Jamie T.
Suede, Charli Xcx and Royal Blood will be among the event's performers.