R&B star Jamelia and newcomers Keane have taken home the most coveted awards for best single and best album respectively at this year's Q Awards.

R&B star Jamelia and newcomers Keane have taken home the most coveted awards for best single and best album respectively at this year's Q Awards.

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 in only one category at the awards ceremony in London on Monday -- best video for "Take Me Out" (Domino).

U.K. group Razorlight beat Franz Ferdinand to the best new act prize and the title of best act in the world went to American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The best live act went to Manchester band Muse, who headlined at the final night of this year's Glastonbury festival.

Several merit prizes went to rock mainstays. U2 were honored for being 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.

-- Reuters