R&B star Jamelia and piano-driven rock act took home honors for best single and best album respectively at the Q Awards yesterday (Oct. 4) in London.

R&B star Jamelia and piano-driven rock act took home honors for best single and best album respectively at the Q Awards yesterday (Oct. 4) in London. Jamelia won best single for "See It in a Boy's Eyes" (Parlophone), adding to the three prizes she won at last week's MOBO Awards. Keane scooped the best album award for "Hopes and Fears" (Island).

Nominated for four awards, Mercury prize-winning quartet Franz Ferdinand won only for best video for "Take Me Out" (Domino). New York group Razorlight beat Franz Ferdinand for the best new act prize. The best act in the world honor went to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The best live act was bestowed on Muse, who headlined at the final night of this year's Glastonbury festival.

Several merit prizes went to rock mainstays. U2 were honored as musical icons, Sir Elton John received the classic songwriting prize and Roxy Music won a lifetime achievement award. Awards also went to the Pet Shop Boys and the Human League.

The awards, hosted by television presenter Jonathan Ross at the Grosvenor House Hotel, are voted for by the record-buying public.


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