Coldplay win two top Q music awards

Mon Oct 6, 2008 10:44am EDT
 
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - British band Coldplay won two top prizes at the Q music magazine awards on Monday, taking the Best Album title for chart-topper "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" and the Best Act in the World accolade.

Welsh soul star Duffy, whose debut album "Rockferry" has sold an estimated 3.5 million copies worldwide so far, won her first Q prize when she was named Breakthrough Artist at the 2008 awards in London, according to the magazine's website.

English group Keane won the Best Track category for "Spiralling" from their third album "Perfect Symmetry," and U.S. indie rock band Vampire Weekend scooped the Best Video title with "A-Punk."

The Kaiser Chiefs were named Best Live Act, and The Last Shadow Puppets, featuring Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, won the Best New Act award, rounding off the major categories.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

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<p>Chris Martin (R) and Jonny Buckland of Coldplay perform during a concert as part of their European Viva La Vida tour in Budapest on September 23, 2008. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai</p>