David Bowie leads the way after 2013 Q Awards nominations are revealed


David Bowie leads the way for the 2013 Q Awards after the nominees were announced today.

Bowie is nominated in all the major categories; for Best Album with ‘The Next Day‘, Best Track with ‘Where Are We Now?‘, as well mentions for Best Solo Artist, Best Video and Best Act In The World today. His career exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, which closed last month, is also up for Best Event.

Elsewhere, Arctic Monkeys have landed nominations in the Best Track, Best Live Act and Best Act In The World Today sections, while Jake Bugg is up for Best New Act and Best Solo Artist.

“It’s been another unforgettable year for music, and the nominations reflect the breadth and brilliance of artists from the UK and beyond,” Q Senior Editor Matt Mason reflects.

“The return of David Bowie proved that, even in the digital age, popstars 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.”

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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