Q Awards 2015 winners: James Bay, Ed Sheeran and Florence + The Machine win BIG

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James Bay Q Awards winners 2015

by Laurence Mozafari |
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James Bay has won the Best New Act award at the Q Awards 2015.

The Let It Go singer beat the likes of Slaves, Wolf Alice and BBC Sound Of 2015 winners, Years & Years, to nab the accolade.

Elsewhere The Libertines were awarded Best Track for *Gungg Din, *James Bay's pal Ed Sheeran scooped up Best Solo Artist, and Florence + The Machine triumphed thanks to their video for *Ship To Wreck.

Noel Gallagher and Chris Martin havin a right old laugh
Noel Gallagher and Chris Martin havin a right old laugh

    Q Awards 2015 winners

    Q Best New Act presented by Orange Amplification

    James Bay

    Q Best Track presented by Absolute Radio

    The Libertines – Gunga Din

    Q Best Album, presented by JBL

    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday

    **Q Best Video

    **Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck

    Q Hero Award

    Mark Ronson

    Q Best Live Act presented by The Cavern Club

    Royal Blood

    Q Classic Album Award

    Soul II Soul – Club Classics Vol. One

    Q Best Solo Artist presented by Citroën

    Ed Sheeran

    Q Innovation of Sound presented by Sony Xperia

    Gary Numan

    Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Queen Bohemian Lager


    Gibson Les Paul Award Award

    Tony Iommi

    Q Outstanding Contribution to Music Award

    Duran Duran


      The winners of the Q Awards 2015 were announced by Absoloute Radio's Christian O’Connell, which took place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. Speaking about the winners, Q Magazine's senior editor, Matt Mason said:

      Q magazine and the Q Awards are about seeking out and celebrating great music and the people who make it. It’s been an incredibly exciting year for music, particularly in the UK, and today’s winners reflect that. It’s thrilling to recognize a band such as Foals who’ve reached this level of success by continuing to pursue their own unique vision, while the phenomenal impact of Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran and James Bay on both sides of the Atlantic underlines the power of great British pop music.

      “It’s an honour to celebrate the careers of so many artists that have genuinely shaped modern music. With very different ideas and innovations, Gary Numan, Tony Iommi, Queen, New Order, Duran Duran, Soul II Soul, Mark Ronson and Noel Gallagher have all achieved the same result: radically re-defining the musical and cultural landscape. The fact that so many of them continue to make excellent and impactful music today only emphasises what a brilliant year it’s been. We look forward to discovering and celebrating even more great music in Q next year.”

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