Kylie honoured for cancer fightback

Kylie Minogue, Amy Winehouse and Paul McCartney shared the spoils at the Q Awards today.

Kylie Minogue, Amy Winehouse and Paul McCartney shared the spoils at the Q Awards today.

Pop queen Kylie was crowned Q Idol for the way she has returned to the spotlight after beating breast cancer.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney was named Q Icon.

And Winehouse beat the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs and Manic Street Preachers to win Best Album for Back To Black.

The magazine’s editor, Paul Rees, said: “This year, as ever, the Q Awards celebrate and herald great music of all genres and era – from the best in new music to rock’s legendary elite.

“And, at a time when the digital revolution has prompted many to predict the demise of the music business itself, this year the awards also demonstrate that great music and outstanding artists will continue to flourish and inspire, no matter how or where people choose to listen to them.”

The annual ceremony was held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London’s Park Lane.

Other winners included Best Breakthrough Artist for singer-songwriter Kate Nash, Best Act In The World Today for Arctic Monkeys, the Q Legend award for Ian Brown and the Q Lifetime Achievement honour for ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr.

Manchester music legend Anthony Wilson, who died from cancer in August aged 57, was honoured with the Q Hero award.

It was accepted by his children, Oliver and Isobel.

Full List of Winners

:: Best New Act – The Enemy

:: Best Track – Manic Street Preachers, Your Love Alone Is Not Enough

:: Breakthrough Artist – Kate Nash

:: Best Video – Kaiser Chiefs, Ruby

:: Q Classic Song – Stereophonics, Local Boy In The Photograph

:: Q Classic Album – The Verve, Urban Hymns

:: Q Innovation In Sound – Sigur Ros

:: Q Lifetime Achievement – Johnny Marr

:: Q Merit Award – Ryan Adams

:: Q Hero – Anthony H Wilson

:: Best Album – Amy Winehouse, Back To Black

:: Best Live Act – Muse

:: Q Legend – Ian Brown

:: Q Classic Songwriter – Billy Bragg

:: Q Inspiration Award – Damon Albarn

:: Best Act In The World Today – Arctic Monkeys

:: Q Idol – Kylie Minogue

:: Q Icon – Paul McCartney

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