David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Leads 2013 Q Award Nominations
September 5th, 2013 9:36am EDT
David Bowie's first album in 10 years has scored him a slew of nominations at this year's Q Awards.
In March, the reclusive rock icon returned to the charts with his 24th album, The Next Day. He is now leading the way in the nominations at the magazine's annual prizegiving, with six nods under his belt.
Bowie is up for Best Track, Best Video, Best Solo Artist, Best Act in the World, and new award, Best Event for his sold-out career retrospective in London.
The 66-year-old singer will also battle for the night's top prize, Best Album, against Biffy Clyro Opposites, Daft Punk Random Access Memories, Foals Holy Fire and Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires Of The City.
Other acts leading the way are the Arctic Monkeys, Foals and Daft Punk, who all possess three nods.
As for the newcomers, the Best New Act trophy will be fought between Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Jagwar Ma, Valerie June, Laura Mvula, Tom Odell, Palma Violets and TOY.
The winners will be announced on October 21st at a ceremony in London.
The news rounds out a big week for Bowie, who is at the center of a rumored multi-million dollar bidding war between concert giants Live Nation and AEG to stage his first performance in eight years.