FILE PHOTO: British rapper Stormzy arrives to the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019 in London, Britain September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo
LONDON (Reuters) – Rockers The 1975 and grime star Stormzy triumphed at the Q Awards in London on Wednesday, winning Q Best Act in the World Today and Q Best Solo Artist respectively at the annual ceremony hosted by British music magazine Q.
Eighteen awards, some of which were voted for by readers, were handed out including new accolades Q Song of the Decade which went to singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey’s 2011 hit “Video Games” and Q Best Vocal Performance given to rapper and actress Little Simz.
Other winners included rock band Foals who scooped Q Best Album for “Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1)”, singer Lewis Capaldi who took Q Best Track for his song “Someone You Loved” and rapper Dizzee Rascal who won Q Innovation In Sound.
British rapper and actor Kano was honored with the Q Outstanding Contribution to Music award, ska band Madness took the Q Inspiration prize and Kevin Rowland of pop group Dexys Midnight Runners was presented with Q Classic Songwriter.
Q Icon went to French singer Christine and The Queens while Sonic Youth co-founder Kim Gordon took Q Hero at the awards, which were established in 1990.
British indie pop band Pale Waves were named Q Best Breakthrough Act.
Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise