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Tuesday, 9 October, 2001, 05:42 GMT 06:42 UK
Stereophonics top Q awards nominees
Stereophonics
The Stereophonics: nominations in four categories
Welsh band Stereophonics has scooped four nominations for this year's Q awards.

The band is nominated in categories for best single, best album, best live act, and best act in the world today.

Click here to see the Q Award nominees in full.

Close behind them are veteran Irish rockers U2 who are in the running for best album, best live act and best act in the world.

The Sterephonics were Sir Richard Branson's V2 label's first signing some five years ago.

U2
U2 were triumphant at the 2001 Brit Awards
Since then the trio, made up of singer Kelly Jones, drummer Stuart Cable and Bassist Richard Jones have gone from strength to strength.

Their album JEEP has been a critical and sales success.

Meanwhile superband U2, who have been recording for over two decades, are enjoying a multi-million selling album in All That You Can't Leave Behind.

The monthly magazine's annual awards nominations features a wide mix of music genres.

Stereophonics and U2 will compete with REM, Radiohead, Travis and Manic Street Preachers for the title of best act in the world.

Travis won that award last year, while the Manics won it the year before.

In the best new act category Mercury Prize nominees Turin Brakes, Goldfrapp and Tom McRae are in the running.

Madonna
Madonna's is in the running for best live act
They will compete with Starsailor, Strokes and Dido for the final award.

PJ Harvey is also in the running for best album with her Mercury Prize-winning record Strokes From The City, Stories From The Sea.

Competition comes from Radiohead, with Amnesiac, Muse with Origin of Symmetry and Travis with The Invisible Band.

Fatboy Slim, who swept the board at the MTV video awards, is in the running for best video with Weapon of Choice.

Gorillaz, Basement Jaxx, Avalanches, I Monster and Nelly Furtado will compete against the DJ.

The Q Awards will be presented at a ceremony in London on 29 October.

Q nominations in full :

Best single

Ash - Burn Baby Burn
Stereophonics - Have A Nice Day
Feeder - Buck Rodgers
New Order - Crystal
Weezer - Hash Pipe
Charlatans - Love Is The Key

Best album:

PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From The Sea
Radiohead - Amnesiac
U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
Travis - The Invisible Band
Muse - Origins of Symmetry
Stereophonics - JEEP

Best video:

Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice
Nelly Furtado - I'm Like a Bird
The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
I Monster - Daydream in Blue
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
Basement Jaxx - Romeo

Best new act: (Supported by BBC Radio 1)

Starsailor
Turin Breaks
Strokes
Goldfrapp
Tom McRae
Dido

Best live act:

Manic Street Preachers
Madonna
Coldplay
Stereophonics
U2
Muse

Best act in the world today:

U2
REM
Stereophonics
Radiohead
Travis
Manic Street Preachers

Best producer:

Nigel Godrich - Radiohead (Amnesiac) and Travis (The Invisible Band)
Chris Shaw - Supper Furry Animals (Rings Around The World)
Eno/Lanois - U2 (All That You Can't Leave Behind) John Leckie - Muse (Origin of Symmetry) Pat McCarthy - REM (Reveal) Dan The Automator - Gorillaz (Gorillaz)

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See also:

31 Oct 00 | Entertainment
Q Awards 2000: The winners
31 Oct 00 | Entertainment
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29 Feb 00 | Brit Awards
Cwmaman feels the noise
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JEEP: Press reviews
18 Jul 01 | Reviews
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