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Q Awards salute Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson
Robinson - and his Miracles - have had hits for Motown since 1960
Motown legend Smokey Robinson is to be honoured for his "outstanding" contribution to music at the Q Awards, which take place in London later.

The Arctic Monkeys are listed in four categories - more than any other act - at the event, hosted by Jonathan Ross.

Muse are up for three awards, including best act in the world today, where they face competition from U2, Coldplay, Oasis and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Nominees Lily Allen, Gnarls Barkley and Razorlight are also expected to attend.

Allen is up for best new act, alongside the Arctic Monkeys, the Kooks, Orson and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Controversy

Gnarls Barkley - who this year scored the first ever UK number one single on download sales alone - are shortlisted for best track with Crazy and best video for Smiley Faces.

The best video category also includes When You Were Young by the Killers and I Don't Feel Like Dancin' by the Scissor Sisters.

Kasabian's Empire and Why Won't You Give Me Your Love from the Zutons are the other nominees in that category.

Lily Allen
Lily Allen is nominated for best new act, won last year by James Blunt
Razorlight are included in the best album category alongside Muse, the Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Keane and Snow Patrol.

There are also five nominees for the track of the year award, including Crazy and I Don't Feel Like Dancin'.

I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor by the Arctic Monkeys, Never Be Lonely by the Feeling and Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars complete the list.

The ceremony, which is held at the Grosvenor House Hotel but is not televised, is renowned for being controversial.

Last year Yoko Ono criticised Sir Paul McCartney's songwriting abilities, while in 2004, Sir Elton John accused Madonna of miming during concerts during a tirade packed with four-letter words.


SEE ALSO
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Lily Allen wins web music award
04 Oct 06 |  Entertainment
The Arctic Monkeys' stellar rise
06 Sep 06 |  Entertainment
Arctic Monkeys win Mercury prize
05 Sep 06 |  Entertainment
Bailey Rae scoops top Mojo award
06 Jun 06 |  Entertainment
Nine weeks on top for Crazy hit
28 May 06 |  Entertainment

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