Q Awards nominations announced

Adele, Jessie J and Arctic Monkeys head the nominations for the Q Awards, with three each.

Adele, Jessie J and Arctic Monkeys head the nominations for the Q Awards, with three each.

Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey are also among the names who are in the running for two prizes as the shortlists were announced.

Adele - who has sold three million copies of her '21' album - is up for best female artist, against Laura Marling, Beyonce, Jessie J and PJ Harvey. She has two nominations in the best track category for her singles 'Rolling In The Deep' and 'Someone Like You'.

Competing for the magazine's prized "best act in the world today" award are Muse, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Arcade Fire and U2.

Winners will be named on Monday October 24, at a ceremony at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

In addition, a one-off award will go to the best act of the past 25 years, the shortlist for which was announced a month ago.

Voting is at www.qthemusic.com.

Q editor-in-chief Paul Rees said the awards would celebrate readers' "ongoing passion for new and influential music".

The nominations for the Q Awards:

Breakthrough artist:

Jessie J

Ed Sheeran

Katy B

James Blake

Miles Kane

Best new act:

The Vaccines

WU LYF

Foster The People

Everything Everything

Nero

Best female artist:

Adele

Laura Marling

Beyonce

Jessie J

PJ Harvey

Best male artist:

Cee Lo Green

Tinie Tempah

Wretch 32

Ed Sheeran

Example

Best track:

Adele - 'Rolling In The Deep'

Aloe Blacc - 'I Need A Dollar'

Arctic Monkeys - 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair'

Adele - 'Someone Like You'

Foster The People - 'Pumped Up Kicks'

Best album:

Bon Iver - 'Bon Iver

Arctic Monkeys - 'Suck It and See'

Elbow - 'Build A Rocket Boys!'

The Horrors - 'Skying'

PJ Harvey - 'Let England Shake'

Best live act:

Coldplay

Biffy Clyro

Elbow

Beyonce

Chase And Status

Best video:

Jessie J - 'Do It Like A Dude'

Lady Gaga - 'Judas'

Foo Fighters - 'Walk'

Ed Sheeran - 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You'

Katy Perry - 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)'

Hurts - 'Wonderful Life'

Best act in the world today:

Muse

Coldplay

Arctic Monkeys

Kasabian

Arcade Fire

U2

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