POP QUEENS; Lily and Gaga lead chart girls' charge.Byline: BEVERLEY LYONS Beverley Lyons is a Scottish showbiz journalist and broadcaster.
She was born in Glasgow, the daughter of Radio producer Ben Lyons, and promoter Louise nee Rosenthal and has one sister Yvette who is a producer with Yorkshire Television.
POP r u l e d a t the Q Awards as Lady Gaga and Lily Allen beat rockers Kings Of Leon and Kasabian to the top prizes.
Lily won Best Track for The Fear, beating Kasabian's Fire and Arctic Monkeys' Crying Lightning at the bash in London's Grosvenor House Hotel The Grosvenor House Hotel is one of the largest and most famous luxury hotels in London. It was built in the 1920s on the site of the former London residence of the Dukes of Westminster, whose family name is Grosvenor. . Meanwhile Lady Gaga beat competition from the likes of Florence And The Machine to walk away with video of the year for Just Dance.
Both acts were summer festival highlights, traditionally the home of rock and indie bands, proving pop was back with a vengence.
Q editor-in-chief Paul Rees said: "I hope the awards not only highlight the unique breadth of Q's music a l w o r l d b u t a l s o the fact that great music remains timeless."
Pop princess Pixie Lott was also at the bash and the theme continued with retro pop stars Frankie Goes To Hollywood picking up the classic song prize for their controversial Eighties anthem Relax, which was banned byRadio 1 on release.
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"So I think i t's quite interesting that the song has stood the test of time and is being honoured here today."
Spandau Ballet, White Lies and Mr Hudson also picked u p g o n g s f o r t h e i r contributions to music, while Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins collected his Legend trophy from the Cribs.
Edwyn, who called in Cribs frontman Ryan Jarman to work on his new material, was on top form as he told the Razz: "I'm always happy to win an award."
Edwyn's next project will be recording with Franz Ferdinand for his new album.
He said: "I want to call the record Polite Music For Old People but my son is trying to veto it." Ryan said of his old producer: "Edwyn is good because he always has been harsh on himself. He is very funny and a cynical kind of guy."
Amy Winehouse managed to steal some of the attention at the bash when she arrived late on stage to present the Inspiration Award to The Specials.
Show host, comedian and Pub Landlord Al Murray joked: "Amy is stuck in a lift."
A slightly rambling Amy eventually made it to the stage, complete with a cleavage revealing dress, and said: "Put your hands up in the air for what are the most inspirational band of all time."
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She said: "Amy has been giving me good advice. She tells me not to drink and likes to cook big dinners for me including a seafood dish."
Rockers Muse, Arctic Mo n k e y s , U2 a n d Kasabian managed to win awards.
And Ser g e f rom Kasabian revealed the highlight of his day had been hearing Robert Plant had bought his album.He said: "I can die n o w I've been told that."
LOTT OF STYLE: Pixie Lott arrives MUSE NIGHT: The band scooped the Best Act in the World Today award WINNER:Lily Allen with her Q Award for single The Fear