Duffy and Adele in Q awards battle

Duffy and Adele will go head to head after both being nominated for best Breakthrough Artist at the Q Awards.

Duffy and Adele will go head to head after both being nominated for best Breakthrough Artist at the Q Awards.

Coldplay are up for four awards, securing the largest number of nominations and sealing their status at the top of the music scene following the release of their new, fourth album this year.

Newcomers The Ting Tings follow with three nods, including one for Best Track for their Number One hit 'That’s Not My Name'.

Welsh chanteuse Duffy, 24, who was kicked out of her school choir at the age of seven but is now compared to Sixties legend Dusty Springfield, is in the running for two gongs.

As well as a nomination for Breakthrough Artist, she is also up for Best Track with her Number One hit, 'Mercy'.

Singing sensation Adele, 20, a Brit School graduate, is up for Breakthrough Artist after bursting on to the music scene with the song 'Chasing Pavements' and Number One album, 19.

Other nominees announced today for the annual music bash include US star Katy Perry, in the running for Best Track for her Number One hit 'I Kissed a Girl'.

The Number One song, which has been criticised for its lyrics, was penned by Nineties popstar Cathy Dennis.

Perry will do battle in the Best Track category with Keane (Spiralling), Duffy (Mercy), Coldplay (Violet Hill), and The Ting Tings (That’s Not My Name).

The Last Shadow Puppets – a side project of Arctic Monkey Alex Turner, Coldplay, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are among the bands nominated for Best Album.

Coldplay, Oasis, Muse, Metallica and Kings of Leon are in the running for best Act in the World Today.

Others up for best Breakthrough are US stars Santogold and Bon Iver and Australian Gabriella Cilmi.

The Q Awards take place on October 6 at the Grosvenor House hotel in London.

The nominations in full are:

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

Duffy

Adele

Santogold

Bon Iver

Gabriella Cilmi

BEST NEW ACT

Fleet Foxes

Glasvegas

The Ting Tings

The Last Shadow Puppets

Vampire Weekend

BEST TRACK

Keane – Spiralling

Duffy – Mercy

Coldplay – Violet Hill

Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl

The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name

BEST VIDEO

Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor

Coldplay – Violet Hill

The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name

Vampire Weekend – A-Punk

Goldfrapp – Happiness

BEST LIVE ACT

Kaiser Chiefs

Kings Of Leon

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

The Verve

Rage Against The Machine

BEST ALBUM

Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age Of The Understatement

Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!

BEST ACT IN THE WORLD TODAY

Coldplay

Oasis

Muse

Metallica

Kings Of Leon

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