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
Let’s Eat Grandma
Nothing But Thieves
Christine and the Queens
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Twice
Biffy Clyro – Howl
Skepta – Man
Bastille – Good Grief
The 1975 – Somebody Else
Coldplay – Up and Up
The 1975 – A Change Of Heart
Beyonce – Formation
Wolf Alice – Lisbon
PJ Harvey – Community Of Hope
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
BEST SOLO ARTIST
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”.