Noel Gallagher U2 and Adele Win At Q Awards 2011
25 Oct 2011
Noel Gallagher, Adele, Ed Sheeran and U2 were amomngst those artists who received the illustrious Q Awards took place yesterday at the swanky Grosvenor Hotel on London's Park Lane.
This year's newcomers, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Lana Del Rey, Jessie J and Tinie Tempah were amongst the lucky ones who scooped the prestigious award.
"This year's awards were a true celebration of where music is at right now," said Q's Editor-in-Chief Paul Rees, "being, as they were, reflective of how rich and varied the musical landscape is, and of how enthused music fans are to be able to discover so much that is new and exciting."
Q Magazine's readership voted Irish rock legends U2 as "The Greatest Act Of The Past 25 Years" while other legends, such as Siouxsie Sioux, Fatboy Slim and Coldplay were awarded for their contribution to music.
Ex-Oasis songsmith Noel Gallagher, who's debut solo album coincidely tops the UK album charts this week took the "O Icon Award" home.
The Q Icon had just announced more tour dates over the weekend. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are playing arena dates in February and March. Tickets for the 2012 dates go onsale this Friday, while Noel Gallagher tickets for his December gigs are now available.
Here's the full list of this year's Q Award winners:
Breakthrough artist: Ed Sheeran
Best new act: WU LYF
Q classic songwriter: Gary Barlow
Best track: Adele, Rolling In The Deep
Q innovation in sound: Kaiser Chiefs
Q inspiration: Fatboy Slim
Q next big thing: Lana Del Rey
Best video: Jessie J, Do It Like A Dude
Best album: Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Best live act: Biffy Clyro
Q classic song: Snow Patrol, Chasing Cars
Q icon: Noel Gallagher
Q best male artist: Tinie Tempah
Q best female artist: Adele
Q outstanding contribution to music: Siouxsie Sioux
Best act in the world today: Coldplay
Hall of fame: Queen
Greatest act of the past 25 years: U2