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:
:: Best new act:
Foster The People
:: Best female artist:
:: Best male artist:
Cee Lo Green
:: 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:
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: