The Q Awards 2012 London, UK

It may have been one of the most star-studded events in the music industry calendar, but the multiracial representation at the awards stole the spotlight at the Q Awards which took place on October 22, 2012 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

The Q Awards were launched in 1990, and tend to focus on rewarding consistent or “lifetime” achievement with classic album, inspiration and icon awards, among others.

The full list of Q Awards 2012 winners is as follows:

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 presented by citroën – Emeli Sandé

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

Multiracial Artist at the 2012 Q Awards

Emeli Sandé who is of Scottish and Zambian ancestryEmeli Sande

The Q AwardsEmeli Sandé holding her awardEmeli Sande 3

Emeli Sande 4Lianne La Havas who is of Greek and Jamaican ancestryLianne la Havas 2

Lianne la Havas 3

Lianne la HavasGroup SugababesJade Ewen is of Jamaican and Scottish-Sicilian ancesty.  Siobhan Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan 2

Siobhan Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha BuchananGroup Stooshe = Alexander Buggs who is of British and Ghanian ancestry. Karis Anderson who is of Italian and Jamaican ancestry.Karis Anderson, Courtney Rumbold and Alexandra Buggs of Stooshe

Karis Anderson, Courtney Rumbold and Alexandra Buggs of Stooshe 2

Karis Anderson, Courtney Rumbold and Alexandra Buggs of Stooshe 3

Karis Anderson, Courtney Rumbold and Alexandra Buggs of Stooshe 4Group Rizzle KicksJordan “Rizzle” Stephens who is of black/white ancestry. Harley “Sylvester” Alexander-Sule who is of black/white. The exact country of their parents are not documented but they are biracial!Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule of Rizzle Kicks

Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule of Rizzle Kicks 2

Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule of Rizzle Kicks 3

Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule of Rizzle Kicks 4

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