News October 17, 2016

Coldplay and The 1975 lead Q Award nominations

Coldplay and The 1975 lead the nominations for Britain’s Q Awards, with four each.

Both are included in the Best Album category, alongside David Bowie, Bastille and Christine and the Queens.

It’s the third time that Beyonce has been nominated; this time for her Formation video, after she blitzed this year’s MTV Video Music Awards with eight wins from 11 nominations. 

The awards are held in London in November. This year marks the first time the public can vote in, and attend, the ceremony.

Q Magazine will also present “merit awards” designed to recognise career-spanning achievements. These will include classic songwriter, classic album, outstanding contribution to music and the hall of fame

 

BEST ACT IN THE WORLD TODAY

Coldplay

 

Muse

 

U2

 

The 1975

 

Biffy Clyro

 

BREAKTHROUGH ACT

Blossoms

 

Let’s Eat Grandma

 

Jack Garratt

 

The Amazons

 

Nothing But Thieves

 

Spring King

 

Lady Leshurr

 

Christine and the Queens

 

Rat Boy

 

Gallant

 

BEST TRACK

Catfish and the Bottlemen – Twice

 

Biffy Clyro – Howl

 

Skepta – Man

 

Bastille – Good Grief

 

The 1975 – Somebody Else

 

BEST VIDEO

Coldplay – Up and Up

 

The 1975 – A Change Of Heart

 

Beyonce – Formation

 

Wolf Alice – Lisbon

 

PJ Harvey – Community Of Hope

 

BEST ALBUM

Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams

 

Bastille – Wild World

 

The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware Of It…

 

Christine and the Queens – Chaleur Humaine

 

David Bowie – Blackstar

 

BEST LIVE ACT

Savages

 

Muse

 

Coldplay

 

Wolf Alice

 

U2

 

BEST SOLO ARTIST 

Skepta

 

PJ Harvey

 

Michael Kiwanuka

 

Noel Gallagher

 

James Bay

 

This year’s awards are also sponsored for the first time by secondary ticketing platform StubHub – which has drawn criticism from consumer groups including FanFair Alliance. They say that the issue of tickets going to scalpers than fans and being resold at inflated prices is a contentious issue – and that StarHub allying itself with a well-regarded event like the Q Awards allows it to “buy legitimacy”.

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