Beyoncé drives the current year's VO5 NME Awards selections getting the gesture for five gongs.
The Lemonade hitmaker, 35, will fight it out for Best Album, Best International Female, Best Video, Best Music Moment of the Year and Hero of the Year.
The American star stands up to firm competition from partners, for instance, Sia, Lady Gaga, her sister Solange, Tove Lo and Christine and the Queens in the luxurious overall female class.
While the best collection class will undoubtedly be another extreme one to call with the pop ruler up against Kanye West's 'The Life Of Pablo', Skepta's 'Konnichiwa', The 1975's 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It', Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool and Bastille's 'Wild World'.
Mike Williams, proofreader in-boss, NME stated: 'Each year we're astounded by the excitement of the NME perusers, voting in their thousands for their most loved groups, specialists, tracks, collections and then some.
'Covering each classification under the sun, the current year's waitlists reflect what an unfathomable 12 months of music we've had, both from returning hotshots and fresh out of the plastic new craftsmen. We can hardly wait to get them together in the O2 Academy Brixton for the most shake "n" move night of the year, The VO5 NME Awards. Bring it on.'
Previous One Direction star Zayn Malik is up for Best British Male, denoting a noteworthy turnaround after his previous band were delegated Worst Band at the service in 2012 and 2013.
The Pillowtalk artist is up against Mercury Prize-winning Skepta, Kano, Jamie T, Michael Kiwanuka and Richard Ashcroft.
The NME Villain and Hero of the Year classifications are continually intriguing issues and this year is no special case.
Previous Prime pastor David Cameron got his seventh designation in the same number of years for the scalawag prize, where he is joined on the waitlist by kindred lawmakers US President-elect Donald Trump; Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, dubious US financial specialist Martin Shkreli and frank supporter Katie Hopkins.
Saint of the Year sees David Bowie after death selected, close by Adele, Stranger Things on-screen character Millie Bobby Brown, Gary Lineker and Beyoncé.
5 Seconds of Summer look set to score a cap trap in NME's 'Most exceedingly bad Band' class.
The four-piece Australian pop gathering held the title in 2016 for a moment year, however confront solid rivalry with X Factor's Honey G, Clean Bandit, The Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots and Nickelback additionally selected for 2017.
A year ago's NME Awards saw a lot of show while Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes destroyed Coldplay's table inside the Brixton Academy amid his live execution of Happy Song.
Oli thumped jugs of bubbly off the beaten path as he belted out the overwhelming track, before the table appeared to somewhat crumple underneath him.
Yet, Coldplay's Chris Martin seemed to savor the off the cuff minute, portraying it as 'exceptionally shake "n" roll'.
Shake mammoths Biffy Clyro will play an uncommon close acoustic gig at London's Omeara on Thursday night to authoritatively report the waitlist.
The VO5 NME Awards will occur on February 15.