With four nominations, Sheffield rockers the Arctic Monkeys have climbed to the top of the pile ahead of the annual Q Music Awards, to be held Oct. 30 in London.

With four nominations, Sheffield rockers the Arctic Monkeys have climbed to the top of the pile ahead of the annual Q Music Awards, to be held Oct. 30 in London.

The record-breaking band are up for best new act, best live act, best single for U.K. chart-topper "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor," and best album for their Mercury Prize-winning set "Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not" (Domino).

Alternative rock trio Muse are up for three trophies: best live act, best album for "Black Holes And Revelations" (Helium 3/Warner Bros) and best act in the world today.

Also on the night, soul legend Smokey Robinson will be honored with Q's outstanding contribution to music award.

U.K. broadcaster Jonathan Ross is to host the non-televised ceremony for the third year in succession.

Yahoo! Music, meanwhile, has for the first time stepped up as the exclusive headline sponsor of the awards ceremony.

The public can cast votes for the 2006 gala via text, email or the official Q Awards Web site.

The awards, now in its 14th year, celebrated this month the 20th anniversary of the flagship Q music magazine.