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David Bowie leads Q Awards nominees (2013)

David Bowie, The Next Day

Story by Jack Foley

DAVID Bowie leads the nominees at this year’s Q Awards with six nods.

The 66-year-old made a surprise comeback earlier this year with new album The Next Day and is shortlisted in the best act in the world today category as well as best solo artist. The LP will also be vying for best album.

Other multiple nominees include Foals, Daft Punk and Arctic Monkeys, who are all named in three categories.

Foals nominations include Best act in the world today and best album (for Holy Fire), Daft Punk are in the running for best track (Get Lucky) and best album (Random Access Memories) and best video.

And Arctic Monkeys are also in the running for best track (Do I Wanna Know?), Best Act In The World Today and Best Live Act.

Ellie Goulding is up for best solo act and best track with her number one single Burn.

Among those competing for best new act are Disclosure, Palma Violets, Laura Mvula, TOY, Tom Odell and Jake Bugg, while a new category – best event – will see Bowie’s exhibition at the V&A Museum competing against Glastonbury, Latitude, The Rolling Stones and Kraftwerk.

Talking about the nominations for this year’s ceremony, Q Senior Editor Matt Mason said: “It’s been another unforgettable year for music, and the nominations reflect the breadth and brilliance of artists from the UK and beyond.

“All the Q Awards nominees have helped ensure that 2013 has been an incredible year for music.”

The winners will be announced at the 23rd anniversary of the event on October 21, 2013.

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The nominees at a glance:

Q Best New Act
Palma Violets
Laura Mvula
Jagwar Ma
Valerie June
Tom Odell
Jake Bugg

Q 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

Q Best Album Presented By Bose
David Bowie – The Next Day
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
Foals – Holy Fire
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Biffy Clyro – Opposites

Q Best Live Act
Arctic Monkeys
Mumford & Sons
The Stone Roses

Q 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

Q Best Solo Artist Presented By Citroën
David Bowie
Jake Bugg
Laura Marling
Ellie Goulding
John Grant

Q Best Act In The World Today
David Bowie
Vampire Weekend
Arctic Monkeys
Biffy Clyro

Q Best Event
David Bowie at the V&A
Kraftwerk at Tate Modern
The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park
The Killers at Wembley Stadium & The Garage