17 October 2019 18:53
Winning the song title of the decade is a huge responsibility, isn't it? Lana Del Rey received the honor at the Q Awards, promoted by the British magazine Q. Lana Del Rey was not at the awards ceremony that took place this Thursday, October 16, in London, but sent a video of thanks. "I am more than honored to receive the song title of the decade, this is surreal. Thanks for your support, it means the world to me,"she said.
Song Of The Decade goes to @LanaDelRey for Video Games #QAwards pic.twitter.com/AdSJyYjfo6 — Music Week (@MusicWeek) October 16, 2019 "Video Games" was the first official single of Lana Del Rey's career, released in 2011. The 1975, Stormzy and Lana Del Rey among big winners at Q Magazine Awards 2019 The 1975, Stormzy, Lana Del Rey and Lewis Capaldi were among the big winners at the annual Q Magazine Awards last night (October 16). The ceremony took place at Camden's legendary Roundhouse and was teed up last night by a special underplay performance at the venue by Biffy Clyro on Tuesday October 15. Among the notable winners were Stormzy, who took away Q Best Solo Act and The 1975 who claimed Best Act In The World Today. Elsewhere, Lewis Capaldi scored The Q Best Track and Foals were furnished with Q Best Album award for Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1).
Biffy Clyro, Anne-Marie, Jarvis Cocker, Rose McGowan and Ella Eyre were among those presenting awards. Speaking about this year's ceremony, Q editor Ted Kessler said: "I always say that music is not a competition. But someone has to win these Q Awards. And, even though the shortlists in the voted for categories were extremely tight, this year I think our readers have captured the eclectic current tastes of the most music-hungry in the nation, from Stormzy to The 1975, Lewis Capaldi to Foals. It's also a great privilege to be able to honour the lifetime achievements of artists like Kim Gordon, Tricky, Madness and Kevin Rowland, those who've not just soundtracked our lives going back generations, but have also changed our wardrobes many times over between them.
Anyway, before I reveal all the other names, let's go to Q Editor Ted Kessler to let him attempt to justify the whole event. "But someone has to win these Q Awards. And, even though the shortlists in the voted-for categories were extremely tight, this year I think our readers have captured the eclectic current tastes of the most music-hungry in the nation, from Stormzy to The 1975, Lewis Capaldi to Foals". Wait, I said I was going to reveal the names, Ted. Say something generic about awards and prizes and celebrating great music. "It's also a great privilege to be able to honour the lifetime achievements of artists like Kim Gordon, Tricky, Madness and Kevin Rowland, those who've not just soundtracked our lives going back generations, but have also changed our wardrobes many times over between them. I'm glad, too, that Lana Del Rey's 'Video Games' answered the question that's been bugging us for months, too: what is the best song of the decade?" Fuck's sake, Ted. I was really looking forward to surprising everyone with this list I've got here. Thanks a lot, Ted. Best Breakthrough Act: Pale Waves Best Track: Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved Best Album: Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1) Best Live Performance: Michael Kiwanuka – End Of The Road Festival Best Vocal Performance: Little Simz Best Solo Act: Stormzy Best Act In The World Today: The 1975 Best Festival/Event: All Points East Classic Album: Tricky – Maxinquaye Song Of The Decade: Lana Del Rey – Video Games Outstanding Contribution To Music: Kano Classic Songwriter: Kevin Rowland Icon: Christine And The Queens A number of Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to bemoan the news that Moussa Djenepo and Cedric Soares will miss the Saints' upcoming Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers (official Southampton website). The Saints summer signing, who won the Premier League Goal of the Month award for his solo strike against Sheffield United last month, has missed the last four matches and remains unavailable as he continues to recover from a reoccurring tendon problem. Cedric, meanwhile, has been absent since the 4-0 win over Portsmouth in the League Cup, having picked up an injury in the warm-up ahead of the game against Tottenham Hotspur and having to be withdrawn. At his pre-match press conference, Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl said of Djenepo: "He's still not 100 percent. Regarding Cedric, the Austrian said: "Maybe a little bit quicker, but his calf injury takes time to heal and at the moment it's not as quick as we thought. Also for him, it's not most important that he's back as quick as possible but the most important thing is for it not to happen again." With Southampton struggling in the league at present, it was hoped that both players would have been fit for the trip to Wolves, so the news that both will miss the game was a bitter pill to swallow for some fans. Here is some of the social media reaction to the Djenepo and Cedric updates on the Southampton feed: With Djenepo out we may not win — Peter (@_Phoenix84) 17 October 2019 On a brighter note, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Maya Yoshida, Jan Bednarek, Kevin Danso, Stuart Armstrong and Michael Obafemi are all available for Southampton after having featured for their respective countries during the international break and coming through their games unscathed.