LONDON (Reuters Life!) - British rockers Muse beat recently disbanded Oasis to Q magazine’s Best Act in the World Today award on Monday.
Songwriter and guitarist Noel Gallagher announced he was quitting Oasis two months ago, but the Manchester band was still nominated for the award alongside Muse, Coldplay, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys.
Oasis also lost out in the Best Live Act category, which was won by the Arctic Monkeys.
Best New Act was won by White Lies, Breakthrough Artist went to Mr. Hudson, Best Video was awarded to Lady GaGa for “Just Dance” and Lily Allen scooped Best Track with “The Fear.”
“Q remains proud of the fact that its awards recognizing musical achievement and excellence during the past 12 months are decided by the nation’s music fans, who once again have voted in their thousands,” said Q’s editor-in-chief Paul Rees.
Following is a list of the main winners:
Best New Act - White Lies
Breakthrough Artist - Mr. Hudson
Best Track - Lily Allen/The Fear
Best Video - Lady GaGa/Just Dance
Best Live Act - Arctic Monkeys
Best Album - Kasabian/West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Best Act In The World Today - Muse
Outstanding Contribution to Music - Robert Plant
Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato