Nominations have been announced for the Q Awards, which will be presented on 24 Oct in London. The mag’s Editor In Chief Paul Rees had this to say about this year’s reader voted shortlists: “I’m delighted that Q’s audience has once again demonstrated – by voting in their thousands – both their enthusiasm to discover and embrace new music, and the sheer breadth of their musical tastes. The Q Awards 2011 will celebrate their ongoing passion for new and influential music”.
And look people, here’s a, erm, queue of Q noms:
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, Beyoncé, 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, Beyoncé, 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 (TGIF), Hurts – Wonderful Life.
Best Act In The World Today: Muse, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, U2.
Greatest Act Of The Last 25 Years: U2, Damon Albarn, Radiohead, Oasis, Nirvana, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Jack White, Paul Weller, Jay Z, Eminem, Madonna, The Strokes, REM, The Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Manic Street Preachers, Björk, Beastie Boys, Metallica, Prodigy, The Cure, Green Day.