Noel Gallagher: Godlike Genius 2012
Los Angeles - Noel Gallagher is to receive the Godlike Genius prize at this year's NME Awards.
The singer is to be honoured at the music magazine's annual ceremony for his three-decade spanning career which has seen him achieve global success with Oasis and launch his successful solo project Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
Speaking about the honour, Noel said: "I would like to thank NME for bestowing upon me such a great accolade. I have dreamt of this moment since I was 43 years old. I accept that I am now a genius, just like God."
NME editor Krissi Murison insists the 44-year-old musician - who quit Oasis in August 2009 after a bust-up with his brother Liam Gallagher - is a worthy winner of the award because he walks and talks it better than any other musician out there".
She said: "For the best part of two decades, the voice of one man has dominated the pages of NME more than any other. That man is Noel Gallagher. Opinionated, intelligent, passionate and always hilarious - Noel walks and talks it better than any other musician out there, and it's just one of the reasons why the British public loves him so dearly.
"That he keeps pushing boundaries as a solo artist proves that there's a long way to go in the story of one of the most talented musicians Britain has ever produced."
Previous winners of the honour include Dave Grohl, Paul Weller, Ian Brown, The Cure and the Manic Street Preachers.
The NME Awards take place on February 29 at London's O2 Academy Brixton.