December 13, 2012

Blur wins Artrocker Awards - 2012

Blur has won an award at this year's Artrocker Award. The Reissue of the Year prize went to the ‘21: The Box’ from Blur.

To see a full list of winners, click here. Congratulations to the band and to everyone who voted for them!

October 24, 2012

Blur at the Q Awards - Then and Now 2012

Here is the roundup of videos and pictures of Blur at the Q Awards 2012.

Blur won 'Best Live Act' at the 2012 Q Awards, beating The Stone Roses and many other bands. Muse took the 'Best Act in the World Today' award, beating competitors such as Lady Gaga and Coldplay. Pulp were also prizewinners. It was a triumph for British bands.

But what was Blur's history with this prestigious music award ? How many times have Blur won anything at the Q Awards before ? The answer is - many, many times. Blur's past awards include:

Q Awards 1994
  • Best Album - WINNER (Parklife)
  • Best Producer - WINNER (Stephen Street)
Q Awards 1995
  • Best Album - WINNER (The Great Escape)
Q Awards 1999
  • Best Act In The World Today - WINNER
  • Best Producer - WINNER (William Orbit)
Q Awards 2000
  • Best Act In The World Today - Nomination
Q Awards 2003
  • Best Album - WINNER (Think Tank)
  • Best Producer - Nomination (Blur / Ben Hillier)
  • Best Act In The World Today - Nomination
Q Awards 2009
  • Best Live Act - Nomination
Q Awards 2012

  • Best Act In The World Today - Nomination
  • Best Live Act - WINNER

For those curious to watch Blur in past Q Awards, scroll down for some archive footage of the band stealing the show. Scroll down even further to watch Blur at the Q Awards 2012, where Alex James speaks after the award ceremony about future Blur plans, playing shows and watch Blur being announced on stage.

New images of the band from the Q Awards 2012:

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And some more extra footage of the day - Blur arriving at the Q Awards in London, on the red carpet and at the hotel.

Who should have won 'Best Live Act' ?

Order the new Blur: Parklife (Live at Hyde Park CD / DVD) HERE
Order the new Blur boxset HERE
Blur first ever 2012 gig-  Maida Vale gig full coverage HERE
Blur for Spain and Porto HERE
Blur Europe Tour News  HERE


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