Best Band in the World? Muse Wins 2012 Q Awards’ Biggest Title

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British tastemaking magazine Q named Muse the Best Act in the World Today at its 2012 awards ceremony, which took place earlier today. Frontman Matt Bellamy said, “The key to winning this has been staying together. We’re solid as a rock. Thank you.”

Muse have taken a completely different direction on their latest album, which has produced the electronically-influenced single “Madness.” The new sound hasn’t scared away the British critics, nor has it hurt their album sales. Muse also won Best Act in the World in 2009. Last year, Coldplay took the title.

Other winners at the 2012 ceremony included Blur for Best Live Act, Emeli Sande for Best Solo Artist, and Dionne Warwick, of all people, who was given a classic song award. Here’s the complete winners rundown list.

Complete list of 2012 Q Awards Winners, according to the BBC:
Best new act – Django Django
Best track – Plan B, Ill Manors
Best album – Bobby Womack, The Bravest Man In The Universe
Best live act – Blur
Best video – Keane, Disconnected
Best solo artist – Emeli Sande
Best act in the world today – Muse
Q classic song – Dionne Warwick, Walk On By
Q spirit of independence – The Cribs
Q innovation in sound – Underworld
Q inspiration award – Pulp
Q icon award – Dexys
Q classic album – Manic Street Preachers, Generation Terrorists
Q hero – Johnny Marr
Q idol – Brandon Flowers

Last Updated on February 5, 2024

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