Top acts vie for Q music awards

Adele, Jessie J and Arctic Monkeys are likely to be the big winners at today’s Q Awards, heading the nominations with three each.

Adele, Jessie J and Arctic Monkeys are likely to be the big winners at today’s Q Awards, heading the nominations with three each.

Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey are also in the running for two prizes each at the glittering ceremony.

Adele – who has sold a colossal three million copies of her 21 album – is up for “best female artist”, competing against Laura Marling, Beyonce, Jessie J and PJ Harvey.

She also 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 at a ceremony at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

A one-off award will also be given to the best act of the past 25 years.

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


:: Breakthrough artist:

Jessie J

Ed Sheeran

Katy B

James Blake

Miles Kane

:: Best new act:

The Vaccines


Foster The People

Everything Everything


:: Best female artist:


Laura Marling


Jessie J

PJ Harvey

:: Best male artist:

Cee Lo Green

Tinie Tempah

Wretch 32

Ed Sheeran


:: 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:


Biffy Clyro



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:



Arctic Monkeys


Arcade Fire


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