David Bowie leads Q Awards nominations

2013-09-05 17:43
Los Angeles - David Bowie leads nominations for the 2013 Q Awards, with six nods.

The iconic singer made a surprise comeback in January when he released single Where Are We Now, followed it with his first album in ten years, The Next Day, in March.

David - whose nominations include Best Track, Best Solo Artist and Best Video - is followed in the rankings by Arctic Monkeys, Foals and Daft Punk, who each have three nominations.

Ellie Goulding is next with two nominations, Best Solo Artist and Best Track for her recent UK number one single Burn.

'Unforgettable year for music'

She said: "It means so much to be nominated for a Q award, I have read and loved Q Magazine for as long as I can remember. It's an honour to be nominated in these categories with these nominees."

One of the most hotly contested categories is Best New Act, which sees Jake Bugg pitted against Disclosure, Palma Violets, Laura Mvula, TOY and Tom Odell.

Q magazine Senior Editor Matt Mason said: "It's been another unforgettable year for music, and the nominations reflect the breadth and brilliance of artists from the UK and beyond. The return of David Bowie proved that, even in the digital age, pop stars retain the ability to completely amaze and surprise us, while the phenomenal success of Daft Punk showed that you can still reach right across the globe with one great song.

"With Glastonbury back on the calendar, we've also enjoyed a summer of outstanding live performances. All the Q Awards nominees have helped ensure that 2013 has been an incredible year for music."

The Q Awards 2013 Nominations:

Best New Act
Palma Violets
Laura Mvula
Jagwar Ma
Valerie June
Tom Odell
Jake Bugg

Best Track
Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?
David Bowie - Where Are We Now?
Ellie Goulding - Burn
Robin Thicke ft TI and Pharrell - Blurred Lines

Best Video
Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
Manic Street Preachers - Show Me the Wonder
Vampire Weekend - Diane Young
Beady Eye - Shine a Light

Best Album
David Bowie - The Next Day
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
Foals - Holy Fire
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Biffy Clyro - Opposites

Best Live Act
Arctic Monkeys
Mumford & Sons
The Stone Roses

Best Solo Artist
David Bowie
Jake Bugg
Laura Marling
Ellie Goulding
John Grant

Best Act in the World Today
David Bowie
Vampire Weekend
Arctic Monkeys
Biffy Clyro

Best Event
David Bowie at the V&A
Kraftwerk at Tate Modern
The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park
The Killers at Wembley Stadium and The Garage

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