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Jessie J and Adele leads Q Awards shortlist

Jessie J and Adele
Image caption Jessie J and Adele are both up for best female artist

Jessie J, Adele and Arctic Monkeys lead the charge at this year's Q Awards, with three nominations apiece.

Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey are among the names who are up for two prizes.

In the prestigious best act in the world today category, Muse, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Arcade Fire and U2 are set to compete.

The winners will be announced on 24 October at a ceremony at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Adele's singles Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You have been included in the same best track category.

For the second time the chart-topping singer, who has sold three million copies of her second album 21, will also go head to head with singer PJ Harvey.

Both artists were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, which went to Harvey, for her eighth album Let England Shake. The award-winning record is up for best album at the Q Awards too.

Adele and Harvey, along with Jessie J, Laura Marling and Beyonce have been shortlisted in the best female artist category.

Cee Lo Green, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32, Ed Sheeran and Example have all been named as possible contenders for the best male prize.

In the important best breakthrough artist category, Katy B and James Blake - who also made this year's Mercury list with their debut albums - are in the running.

Running against Harvey for the best album award are the Arctic Monkeys' Suck It And See ,Bon Iver's self titled record, Build A Rocket Boys! by Elbow and The Horrors' Skying.

Nominations for the international acts include Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and the Foo Fighters.

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