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Arcade Fire gets 2 nods at U.K. music awards

09/15/2011 01:04 EDT | Updated 11/15/2011 05:12 EST

Montreal’s Arcade Fire has scored nominations for best act in the world and best act of the last 25 years at Britain’s Q Awards, an annual set of prizes given by a prominent music magazine.

The band is a favourite in the U.K., having won two Brit Awards in February for its album The Suburbs on top of a Grammy win just a day earlier.

In the best act category Arcade Fire is competing against the Arctic Monkeys, which leads the Q awards with four nominations, including best album for Suck It and See. Muse, Coldplay, Kasabian and U2 also are vying for best act.

There are 25 artists nominated for best act of the last 25 years, a one-off category intended to mark 25 years of the magazine.

Readers will vote in that category, which includes everyone from the Prodigy to Damon Albarn. International contenders include Jay Z, Eminem, Madonna, Bjork and the Beastie Boys.

Adele continues her string of awards recognition, with nominations for Rolling in the Deep and Someone Like You. She is also competing for best female artist with Mercury Prize-winner P.J. Harvey.

Beyoncé has double nominations, for best live act and best female artist. U.S. rapper Cee Lo Green is up for best male artist, along with British acts such as Tinie Tempah and Wretch 32.

The Q Awards take place in London on Oct. 24.

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