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Gorillaz Wins Best Album At The BRIT Awards

by Music-News.com on October 19, 2017

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Gorillaz and Ed Sheeran are celebrating after landing big wins at the 2017 Q Awards in London.

Ed, who attended the bash despite recently breaking his wrist, elbow and a rib in a bike accident, was named Best Act in the World Today by readers of the British music magazine, beating out The 1975, Queens Of The Stone Age, Adele, and Depeche Mode to the honor, while former Gorillaz took hom Best Album.

Liam Gallagher was honored with an Icon award, capping a good week for Liam, whose debut solo album, As You Were, broke sales records as it topped the U.K. albums chart on Friday.

There were also big Q Awards wins for rapper Stormzy, who claimed Best Solo Artist, and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, who was named Best Breakthrough Act.

Best Track went to Gorillaz for Humanz and Kasabian for You’re In Love With A Psycho, respectively, while Sleaford Mods’ biographical documentary Bunch of Kunst was named Best Film.

In addition to the fan voted prizes, editors at the publication also handed out awards honoring artists for their careers in music.

The Breeders’ Kelley Deal landed the Gibson Les Paul Award, British grime pioneer Wiley received the Innovation in Sound accolade, and the Manic Street Preachers took home an Inspiration Award. The Slits rocker Viv Albertine walked off with the night’s Maverick Prize.

The full list of 2017 Q Award winners is

Breakthrough Act – Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
Best Track – “You’re In Love With A Psycho” – Kasabian
Best Album – Humanz – Gorillaz
Best Live Act – Liam Gallagher
Best Solo Artist – Stormzy
Best Act In The World Today – Ed Sheeran
Best Film – Bunch Of Kunst (Sleaford Mods)
Maverick – Viv Albertine
Innovation in Sound – Wiley
Icon – Liam Gallagher
Gibson Les Paul Award – Kelley Deal
Inspiration – Manic Street Preachers

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