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Monday, 16 October, 2000, 17:47 GMT 18:47 UK
Coldplay's Q for success
Coldplay
Coldplay have had a successful 2000
Up-and-coming band Coldplay lead the nominations for the Q magazine awards - with three mentions in the best single, album and new act categories.

The nominations continue a successful year for the young four-piece, who followed-up an acclaimed performance at Glastonbury with their Mercury Music Prize-nominated album, Parachutes.

They face Travis, who are also nominated for three awards: best live act, best act in the world and best video for Coming Around.

Badly Drawn Boy
Badly Drawn Boy, aka singer/songwriter Damon Gough
Mercury winner Badly Drawn Boy and Manchester newcomers Doves are also doing well, with two nominations, both for best album and best new act.

As well as Travis, Stereophonics, the Manic Street Preachers, Blur and Radiohead will fight it out for the best act in the world prize.

The monthly magazine's awards are decided by the public, who this year can vote by Wap phone in a tie-up with a mobile phone network.

The ceremony, which will be hosted by Davina McCall, will take place on 31 October at the Park Lane Hotel in London.

Guests at the event will include club acts Moloko and the Chemical Brothers, rock bands Toploader and Muse and garage duo Artful Dodger.

The ceremony will be preceded by three special gigs in London. They feature Orbital's only UK date this year at the Hammersmith Palais (26 October), and The Clash's Joe Strummer playing the 100 Club in Oxford Street on 27 October.

It will be the first time Strummer has played the once-legendary punk venue in 24 years.

Irish band JJ72 complete the series of shows, with a concert at the tiny Dublin Castle venue in Camden on 29 October.

Last year's awards saw Blur named best band in the world, while the Chemical Brothers took best album for Surrender.


Q nominations in full:

Best video:
Travis - Coming Around
Kelis - Caught Out There
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Californication
Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch
Eminem - The Real Slim Shady

Best single:
Coldplay
- Yellow
David Gray - Babylon
Moloko - The Time Is Now
Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
Limp Bizkit - Take A Look Around

Best album:
Doves - Lost Souls
Primal Scream - Exterminator
Muse - Showbiz
Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour of Bewilderbeast
Coldplay - Parachutes

Best new act:
Coldplay
Badly Drawn Boy
JJ72
Muse
Doves

Best live act:
Primal Scream
Travis
Oasis
The Chemical Brothers
Moby

Best act in the world:
Manic Street Preachers
Stereophonics
Travis
Blur
Radiohead

Best producer:
Dr. Dre (Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP)
Steve Power & Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams - Sing When You're Winning)
Artful Dodger (for their work with such acts as Craig David, Robbie Craig & Romina Johnson)
Dave Eringa & George Brakoulias (Toploader - Onka's Big Moka)
Ross Robinson (Slipknot - Slipknot)

(Best Producer is voted for by a panel of judges which includes, League of Gentlemen, David Arnold, Eliza Carthy, and Arthur Baker.)

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