“Q” Unable To Relax, Prematurely Hands Out Award

Oct 23rd, 2009 // 2 Comments

The British rockists’ bible Q is having its own awards show this Monday, and to whet peoples’ appetite (or, you know, just remind people that they have a whole weekend to get really excited about the prospect of Kings Of Leon being honored by the British guitar-based-music-fan public), the first award was bestowed today: The Classic Song Award, which has been nabbed by Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s early-’80s smash “Relax.” Well, yeah, that’s sort of an undeniable match there. Damn you, Q, for being all snarkproof for once! Those of you who would like to compare the offerings of now to Frankie’s jam can peruse the nominee list in full after the jump.

Best New Act (Presented by Red Stripe)
White Lies
Friendly Fires
Empire Of The Sun
Passion Pit
The Dead Weather

Breakthrough Artist (Presented by My-Wardrobe.com)
Florence & The Machine
Lady GaGa
La Roux
Mr Hudson
Pixie Lott

Best Track
Kasabian – Fire
Muse – Uprising
Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightning
Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers
Noisettes – Never Forget You
Lily Allen – The Fear

Best Video (Presented by Nixon Watches)
The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother
Dizzee Rascal – Holiday
Florence & The Machine – Drumming Song
Mika — We Are Golden
Lady GaGa – Just Dance

Best Live Act (Presented by Marshall Amplification)
The Prodigy
Arctic Monkeys
Take That

Best Album (Presented by Citroën)
Arctic Monkeys – Humbug
U2 – No Line On The Horizon
Florence & The Machine – Lungs
The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die
Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Best Act In The World Today (Presented by Russian Standard Vodka)
Kings Of Leon
Arctic Monkeys

Note the sponsorships for every category. Odds on when the American Music Awards follow suit with that little bit of “innovation”?

Q Awards [Official site]
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax [Dailymotion]


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