Q Awards nominations announced: Arctic Monkeys, Christine & the Queens and Janelle Monae on list
Via The Independent
By Roisin O'Connor
The nominees for the annual Q Awards have been announced, with Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Janelle Monae, Christine & The Queens and Tom Grennan among the shortlisted artists.
IDLES, The 1975, Janelle Monae, Christine & The Queens, Arctic Monkeys and south London post-punks Goat Girl lead the nominations with two nods each.
Competing for the Q Best Album category are Interpol, Anna Calvi, Noel Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys and IDLES.
Taylor Swift received a nod for Q Best Live Act, as did David Byrne, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Liam Gallagher and Stefflon Don.
Kendrick Lamar was nominated for Best Act In The World Today alongside The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Paul Weller, St Vincent, and Florence & The Machine.
The awards ceremony takes place at The Roundhouse in London, and will include performances from bands including Wolf Alice and IDLES.
Q Magazine editor Ted Kessler said: "We've thought for a while at Q that in a digital world where streaming music is so ubiquitous, the old barriers between musical genres are meaningless. All that matters is whether a song has power, or if an artist makes something to become lost within.
"These shortlists, where Janelle Monae's future-funk rubs shoulders with Goat Girl's garage-punk in Best Track, or where Kendrick Lamar could just as easily be the Best Act In The World Today as Paul Weller, prove that."
See the nominations in full, below:
Q Breakthrough Act presented by Red Stripe
Amyl & The Sniffers
The Magic Gang
Q Best Track presented by Firestone
Love It If We Made It – The 1975
This Is America – Childish Gambino
Girlfriend – Christine & The Queens
The Man – Goat Girl
Make Me Feel – Janelle Monae
Bells & Circles - Underworld & Iggy Pop
Q Best Album
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – Arctic Monkeys
Hunter - Anna Calvi
Who Built The Moon? – Noel Gallagher
Joy As An Act Of Resistance - IDLES
Marauder - Interpol
I’m All Ears – Let’s Eat Grandma
Q Best Live Act presented by The Cavern Club
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Q Best Solo Artist presented by Absolute Radio
Christine & The Queens
Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Rocksteady Music School
Florence & The Machine
Q Best Festival/Event presented by Pretty Green Clothing
All Points East
Isle Of Wight Festival
Spotify Presents: Who We Be
The public can vote here until 5 October. The Q Awards take place at The Roundhouse in London on 17 October.