Liam Gallagher scoops two prizes at the Q Awards
Liam Gallagher capped a triumphant month as a double-winner at the Q Awards less than a fortnight after the release of his number one album.
The former Oasis frontman was handed the best live act and Icon award – beating off competition from Ed Sheeran, who rocked up to the ceremony sporting a sling after fracturing his wrist in a bicycle accident.
The red-headed performer was crowned the best act in the world today following the release of his smash hit third album Divide.
The 26-year-old told reporters he did not want to “short-change” fans after having to postpone his Asia tour due to his injuries.
Gallagher’s double-win comes after a successful October for the Mancunian which included the release of his debut solo album As You Were.
Grime stalwart Wiley and fellow MC Stormzy also took home gongs – with the latter winning the best solo artist prize ahead of Sheeran, Gallagher, Lana Del Rey and St Vincent. Wiley was given the innovation in sound prize.
The best album award was handed to Gorillaz for Humanz – the fifth album from Damon Albarn’s animated outfit, while best track went to Kasabian for You’re In Love With A Psycho.
Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers headlined the sell-out show at Camden’s Roundhouse after they were given the Q Inspiration award – while fellow prize-winners Sleaford Mods also performed.
Winners also included Rag’N’Bone Man, whose debut album Human saw him collect the best breakthrough act – and the maverick award went to The Slits’ guitarist Viv Albertine.
Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams and songstress Paloma Faith were among the stars handing out prizes at the event.