Robbie Williams joins Take That to claim award
Take That made their first public outing since Robbie Williams rejoined the boyband as they picked up a gong at the Q Awards here on Monday.
The British five-piece -- who have a new album due out next month -- appeared on stage together to accept the music magazine's "hall of fame" prize, recognising their many years of success.
"Very happy to be back. First day and we've won an award," Williams said on collecting the prize at the Grosvenor House Hotel venue.
"I'd like to thank my boys. Extremely happy here. Looking forward to the next few years," he added.
The biggest winner at the annual awards bash was flame-haired singer Florence Welch, of Florence and the Machine, who won "best female" and "best track" for her cover of 1986 dance classic "You Got the Love."
Rockers Kasabian grabbed the coveted "best act in the world today" award with American band The National claiming the "best album" prize for their record "High Violet".
Indie veterans Suede won the "inspiration" award which was picked up by their singer Brett Anderson while folk collective Mumford and Sons claimed the "best new act" prize.
1970s style symbol Bryan Ferry was presented with the "icon" award.
Rapper turned soul singer Plan B was named best "breakthrough artist," capping a remarkable transformation for the 27-year-old Londoner.
"I'm a little bit unaware of how big it has got until other people make me aware of it," the singer said.
Crowded House singer Neil Finn claimed the "Q classic songwriter" trophy while American punks Green Day were voted "best live act."
Ska-revivalists Madness were named "Q idol" and dance legends The Chemical Brothers won the "Q hero" prize.
Full list of awards and winners:
-- Breakthrough artist - Plan B
-- Best new act - Mumford and Sons
-- Hall of fame - Take That
-- Best track - Florence And The Machine, "You've Got The Love"
-- Classic songwriter - Neil Finn
-- Inspiration - Suede
-- Best live act - Green Day
-- Best video - Chase and Status, "End Credits"
-- Next big thing - Clare Maguire
-- Idol - Madness
-- Hero - The Chemical Brothers
-- Best male - Paolo Nutini
-- Best female - Florence Welch
-- Innovation in sound - Mark Ronson
-- Best album - The National, "High Violet"
-- Best act in the world today - Kasabian
-- Icon - Bryan Ferry
-- Classic album - Wings, "Band On The Run"
© 2010 AFP