Coldplay lead the shortlist of this year's Q Awards with four nominations. On top of the list, the band are nominated for Best Album, thanks to their latest album "Viva la Vida". They will compete with four others contenders, including Fleet Foxes with their self-titled album, The Last Shadow Puppets with "The Age of the Understatement", Vampire Weekend with their self-titled album, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with "Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!".
The band are also listed in Best Track and Best Video categories for single "Violet Hill" from their fourth album. Other bands who join Coldplay in Best Track caterory are Hot Chip with "Ready for the Floor", Vampire Weekend with "A-Punk", and Goldfrapp with "Happiness".
For their last nomination, Coldplay join Oasis, Muse, Metallica and Kings of Leon in Best Act category. The winners from all categories will be announced in the ceremony which will take place at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane on October 6.