The Q Awards 2019 full winners list
The 1975, Lewis Capaldi and Foals all triumph
Last updated 27th Feb 2020
One of the zeniths of the music calendar, The Q Awards is association with Absolute Radio, took place at The Roundhouse in Camden, London last night (16th October), and once again it was graced by music royalty.
After Scottish rock titans Biffy Clyro played a seismic sold-out show the night before, a total of eighteen Q Awards were dished out throughout the evening including the brand-new gongs Q Song Of The Decade and Q Best Vocal Performance.
Man of the moment, Lewis Capaldi, scooped the The Q Best Track (presented by Absolute Radio) award for his all-conquering anthem ‘Someone You Loved’, while The 1975 were named Q Best Act In The World Today Presented by Rocksteady Music School.
Capping off a tremendous past year, Oxford’s prodigal sons Foals took home one of the biggest honours of the night - Q Best Album for ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1)’
Elsewhere, Lana Del Rey won the inaugural Q Song Of The Decade for her 2011 breakthrough anthem ‘Video Games’ and she personally thanked Q via a video link at the ceremony.
Other big winners on the night included Stormzy (Q Best Solo Act), Dexys Midnight Runners frontman Kevin Rowland (Q Classic Songwriter), Madness (Q Inspiration), Christine And The Queens (Q Icon Presented by Raymond Weil) and Pale Waves (Q Best Breakthrough Act Presented by Red Stripe).
Biffy Clyro, Anne-Marie, Jarvis Cocker, Rose McGowan and Ella Eyre were among those presenting awards on the night.
Ted Kessler, Editor of Q Magazine, comments: “I always say that music is not a competition. But someone has to win these Q Awards. And, even though the shortlists in the voted for categories were extremely tight, this year I think our readers have captured the eclectic current tastes of the most music-hungry in the nation, from Stormzy to The 1975, Lewis Capaldi to Foals.
“It’s also a great privilege to be able to honour the lifetime achievements of artists like Kim Gordon, Tricky, Madness and Kevin Rowland, those who’ve not just soundtracked our lives going back generations, but have also changed our wardrobes many times over between them. I’m glad, too, that Lana Del Rey’s Video Games answered the question that’s been bugging us for months, too: what is the best song of the decade? You can read more about that in the new Q, out on Monday.”
The full Q Awards 2019 winners list is as follows:
Q Best Breakthrough Act Presented by Red Stripe – Pale Waves
Q Best Track Presented by Absolute Radio – Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
Q Best Album – Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1)
Q Best Live Performance Presented by The Cavern Club – Michael Kiwanuka – End Of The Road Festival
Q Best Solo Act – Stormzy
Q Best Act In The World Today Presented by Rocksteady Music School – The 1975
Q Best Festival/Event– All Points East
Q Innovation In Sound – Dizzee Rascal
Q Classic Album – Tricky – Maxinquaye
Q Maverick Presented by The Roundhouse – Edwyn Collins
Fender Play Award – Anna Calvi
Q Outstanding Contribution To Music – Kano
Q Classic Songwriter – Kevin Rowland
Q Inspiration – Madness
Q Icon Presented by Raymond Weil – Christine And The Queens
Q Hero – Kim Gordon
Q Song Of The Decade – Lana Del Rey – Video Games
Q Best Vocal Performance – Little Simz