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Jessie J and Noel Gallagher pick up Q magazine awards
24 October 2011
Last updated at 16:03
Noel Gallagher, Jessie J, Biffy Clyro and U2 are among the artists picking up prizes at this year's Q magazine awards.
Noel Gallagher, Tom Meighan from Kasabian and Jessie J pose for pictures backstage at this year's Q music awards. Jessie J landed the best video title for her Do It Like A Dude and Noel Gallagher was awarded the icon gong.
Biffy Clyro won the best live act award. Adele, who wasn't there because of her throat problems, picked up two prizes for best track (Rolling In The Deep) and best female artist.
Tinie Tempah, Gary Barlow, Ed Sheeran and Lana del Rey hold their gongs for best male award, Q classic songwriter, breakthrough artist and Q next big thing.
Kaiser Chiefs won the Q innovation in sound prize. The best album award went to Bon Iver, the pseudonym of US singer/songwriter Justin Vernon, for his self-titled second release.
Snow Patrol won the Q classic song prize for their track, Chasing Cars. Pioneering punk star Siouxsie Sioux, who blazed a trail for many female rock stars, was rewarded for her outstanding contribution to music.
WU LYF (pronounced Woo Life) won best new act at the awards. The ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel also saw rock legends Queen given the hall of fame award, in a year which marks the band's 40th anniversary.
Other big winners included Coldplay, who were named the best act in the world today, and DJ Fatboy Slim (or Norman Cook) who won the Q inspiration gong.
Irish rock band U2 were honoured as the greatest act of the past quarter of a century. The band were chosen by readers of Q magazine as the top artists of the past 25 years at its annual awards.
Other stars who attended the awards included Emeli Sande, Example and last year's X Factor winner Matt Cardle. Q editor-in-chief Paul Rees said: "This year's awards were a true celebration of where music is at right now."
QPR footballer Joey Barton also put in an appearance as did Wretch 32 and James Dean Bradfield from Manic Street Preachers.
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