Billie Eilish and The 1975 head Q Awards 2019 nominations

Billie Eilish and The 1975 head Q Awards 2019 nominations

Billie Eilish and The 1975 lead the nominations for the Q Awards 2019, with four nods each.

Eilish is nominated for Q Best Track, Q Best Solo Act, Q Best Album and Q Best Act In The World Today, while The 1975 are nominated for Q Best Track, Q Best Album, Q Best Live Performance and Q Best Act In The World Today.

Stormzy and Lewis Capaldi are both nominated for three gongs, while Little Simz, Slowthai, AJ Tracey, Liam Gallagher, Lana Del Rey and Dave have two nominations each. 

Q editor Ted Kessler said the 2019 shortlist is longer than it has ever been due to "how brilliant music is right now". 

Held in association with Absolute Radio, the event will be hosted by Camden Roundhouse on Wednesday, October 16. An exclusive pre-awards gig with Biffy Clyro will take place at the same venue the night before. The awards will again feature a special intimate post-awards gig, which will be announced soon.  

The public can cast their votes and choose the winners for the following categories here. Voting closes on Monday, October 7.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Q Breakthrough Act presented by Red Stripe

Gerry Cinnamon

Little Simz


Lewis Capaldi


Fontaines DC

AJ Tracey

Easy Life

Pale Waves

Sam Fender

Working Men’s Club

Self Esteem


Q Best Track

People - The 1975

Vossi Bop – Stormzy

Bad Guy - Billie Eilish

Must I Evolve – JARV IS

Juice – Lizzo

Cellophane – FKA Twigs

Incapable - Roisin Murphy

Ladbroke Grove - AJ Tracey

Harmony Hall – Vampire Weekend

Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi


Q Best Album

Eton Alive - Sleaford Mods

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?  - Billie Eilish

A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships - The 1975

Norman Fucking Rockwell - Lana Del Rey

Remind Me Tomorrow - Sharon Van Etten

Nothing Great About Britain - Slowthai

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1) - Foals

Psychodrama - Dave

Grey Area - Little Simz

Serfs Up - Fat White Family


Q Best Live Performance presented by The Cavern Club

The 1975 - Reading Festival

Stormzy - Glastonbury

Ariana Grande –  The O2

The Courteeners - Heaton Park

The Streets – Brixton Academy

Florence & The Machine – BST Hyde Park

Doves – TCT at Royal Albert Hall

The Strokes – All Points East

Michael Kiwanuka – End Of The Road

Neil Young & Bob Dylan – BST Hyde Park


Q Best Solo Act

Lewis Capaldi


Loyle Carner

Billie Eilish


Aldous Harding

Liam Gallagher

Florence Welch

Kate Tempest



Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Rocksteady Music School


The 1975

Billie Eilish

Florence And The Machine

Liam Gallagher

Arctic Monkeys

Lana Del Rey

Bruce Springsteen

Christine And The Queens

Biffy Clyro


Q Best Festival/Event

All Points East



Isle Of Wight Festival

British Summer Time

Reading and Leeds Festival

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