Arctic Monkeys lead Q Awards nominations

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 September 2011
Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner

Arctic Monkeys have scored four nominations for this year's Q Awards, while Adele and Jessie J have received three each

Arctic Monkeys lead nominations for this year's Q Awards.

The 'Crying Lightning' hitmakers will compete for four trophies at this year's ceremony, including Best Track for 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair', Best Album for 'Suck It and See', Greatest Act in the World Today - which sees them up against Coldplay, Kasabian, U2, Muse and Arcade Fire - and Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years, a special prize created to mark the magazine's 25th anniversary.

Jessie J and Adele both scored three nominations each, with both acts up for Best Female artist alongside PJ Harvey, Beyonce Knowles and Laura Marling.

Jessie is also nominated for Best Video for 'Do It Like A Dude', and Breakthrough Artist, while Adele received two nods in the Best Track category, for her singles 'Someone Like You' and 'Rolling In The Deep'.

The Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years category "celebrates the band or act who have had the most significant influence on Q's musical landscape", with readers allowed to vote for a shortlist of 25 acts, including Blur, Oasis, Manic Street Preachers, Jack White, Nirvana, Radiohead, Jay-Z. Paul Weller, Green Day and The Cure.

The Q Awards - voted for by readers of the magazine - take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on October 24.

Q Awards 2011 full list of nominations:

Breakthrough Artist:

Jessie J

Ed Sheeran

Katy B

James Blake

Miles Kane

Best New Act presented:

The Vaccines


Foster the People

Everything Everything


Q Best Female Artist:


Laura Marling

Beyonce Knowles

Jessie J

PJ Harvey

Q 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


Beyonce Knowles

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


Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years:


Damon Albarn




Arcade Fire

Arctic Monkeys


Jack White

Paul Weller

Jay Z



The Strokes


The Stone Roses

Red Hot Chili Peppers


Manic Street Preachers


Beastie Boys



The Cure

Green Day

Arctic Monkeys

The stomping Sheffield tykes have graduated from songs about chip shops and taxi ranks, but the ferocious singalong favourites of old should also make an appearance.

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