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Arcade Fire and Plan B lead Q Awards

Arcade Fire and Plan B lead nominations for the Q Awards 2010 with three nods each, while The xx, Paul Weller, Kasabian, Muse, Kings Of Leon and Green Day, among others, all have two.
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Arcade Fire and Plan B lead nominations for the Q Awards 2010, with three nods each.

The Canadian group are in line for Best Act In The World Today, Best Album for their third effort 'The Suburbs', and their track 'We Used To Wait' is up for Best Video.

British rapper Plan B's 'The Defamation Of Strickland Banks' is up for Best Album, and he also gets nominations in the Best Male Artist and Breakthrough Artist categories.

A number of artists have picked up two nominations for the awards, including recent Mercury Prize winners The xx, 'The Modfather' Paul Weller, British indie bands Kasabian and Muse and US groups Kings Of Leon and Green Day.

The magazine's annual awards - which take place on October 25th at London's Grosvenor House - will also see the introduction of three new award categories for 2010: Next Big Thing, Best Male Artist - which will see The Killers Brandon Flowers, Dizzee Rascal, Paolo Nutini, Paul Weller and Plan B go head to head - and Best Female Artist, which pits Corinne Bailey Rae against Ellie Goulding, Florence And The Machine, Lady Gaga and Laura Marling.

Q Editor-In-Chief Paul Rees said: ""There are more voted-for awards than ever, emphasising that the Q Awards, uniquely, are the people's choice.

"I'm delighted to say the quality and variety of the acts nominated this year testifies strongly to the fact that music right now is as vibrant and exciting as it's ever been."

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The Q Awards 2010 Nominees, as voted for by Q followers

Breakthrough Artist

Ellie Goulding

Laura Marling


Plan B


Best New Act

Mumford and Sons

The Drums

The xx

Two Door Cinema Club

Wild Beasts

Best Video

Arcade Fire - 'We Used To Wait'

Biffy Clyro - 'The Captain'

Chase and Status - 'End Credits (ft. Plan B)'

Gorillaz - 'Stylo'

Vampire Weekend - 'Giving Up The Gun'

Best Live Act

Green Day


Lady Gaga



Best Album

Arcade Fire - 'The Suburbs'

Gorillaz - 'Plastic Beach'

Paul Weller - 'Wake Up The Nation'

Plan B - 'The Defamation Of Strickland Banks'

The National - 'High Violet'

Best Track

Biffy Clyro - 'The Captain'

Florence And The Machine - 'You've Got The Love'

Mumford and Sons - 'The Cave'

Owl City - 'Fireflies'

The xx - 'VCR'

Best Female Artist

Corinne Bailey Rae

Ellie Goulding

Florence And The Machine

Lady Gaga

Laura Marling

Best Male Artist

Brandon Flowers

Dizzee Rascal

Paolo Nutini

Paul Weller

Plan B

Best Act In The World Today

Arcade Fire

Green Day


Kings Of Leon


Posted on 17 Sep 2010 10:00 to category : Music News

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