Adele had to sit out the Q awards show with an illness and had her producer Paul Epworth collect not one but two awards for her in London this afternoon.
Adele was honored by Q magazine with the Q Best Female award , while Rolling In The Deep was named Best Track at the ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
The Best Act In The World today, which was voted for by the public, went to UK group Coldplay , while Irish veterans U2 were voted the Greatest Act Of The Last 25 Years , a special award created for Q’s birthday.
Other artists to win the majority of the public’s votes included Ed Sheeran for Breakthrough Artist, Biffy Clyro for Best Live Act, while Q Best Male went to Tinie Tempah.
Ex Oasis member Noel Gallagher who triumphantly returned to the stage in Dublin last night was honoured as Q Icon, while Queen joined the Q Hall Of Fame and Staten Island New Yorker Lana Del Rey was named the Next Big Thing by Q’s specially assembled jury.
Q Award 2011 Winners:
Best Act In The World Today presented by First Drinks Brand: Coldplay
Greatest Act Of The Last 25 Years presented by BlackBerry: U2
Best Album: Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Q Best Male Artist presented by Merc: Tinie Tempah
Q Best Female Artist presented by Nivea Visage: Adele
Q Icon: Noel Gallagher
Q Classic Songwriter: Gary Barlow
Breakthrough Artist: Ed Sheeran
Best New Act presented by Orange Amplification: WU LYF
Q Innovation In Sound: Kaiser Chief
Q Inspiration presented by YouYou Mentoring: Fatboy Slim
Q Next Big Thing presented by Nivea Visage: Lana Del Ray
Best Track presented by Q Radio: Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Best Video presented by Q TV: Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude
Best Live Act: Biffy Clyro
Q Classic Song presented by Zippo: Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Q Outstanding Contribution To Music: Siouxsie Sioux
Q Hall Of Fame: Queen