N.E.R.D. have won the second annual Shortlist prize. They were presented with their award at a ceremony at Hollywood’s Henry Fonda theatre on Wednesday. The judges included Beck, Iggy Pop, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Larry Mullen Jr from U2 and members of The Strokes. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo commented, “It’s just cool to be amongst all those great groups, everybody from The Hives to The Vines to DJ Shadow. It’s a bunch of people with a similar vision to make music, not caring what boundaries or genres. It’s by cool people for cool people, but for the people ultimately.” Read more.