The Next To Me singer picked up the prize earlier today (22nd October) at the ceremony, which was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Speaking of the event, Q Magazine Editor Andrew Harrison said in a statement: "It's been the most incredible year for British music.
"Our bands and our anthems transformed the Olympics. A string of great albums announced fantastic new talent on the scene. And amazing comeback shows from Blur and the Stone Roses showed the enduring appeal of our best-loved musicians.
"Q is proud to raise a glass (perhaps a bottle of our very own Q Red Label Beer) to salute the artists that make Britain the world capital of rock and roll."
Full list of 2012 Q Award winners:
Q Best New Act Presented By Merc
Django Django - WINNER
Lianne La Havas
Florence + the Machine - 'Shake It Out'
Fun - 'We Are Young'
Gotye - 'Somebody That I Used To Know'
Plan B - 'Ill Manors' - WINNER
Rizzle Kicks - 'Mama Do The Hump'
Best Album Presented By Red Stag by Jim Beam
The Black Keys - El Camino
Richard Hawley - Standing At The Sky's Edge
The Maccabees - Given To The Wild
Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe - WINNER
Best Live Act
Blur - WINNER
The Stone Roses
Arctic Monkeys - 'R U Mine?'
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'Everybody's On The Run'
Keane - 'Disconnected' - WINNER
The Killers - 'Runaways'
Nicki Minaj - 'Starships'
Best Solo Artist presented by Citroen
Emeli Sandé - WINNER
Best Act In The World Today
Muse - WINNER
The Stone Roses
Q Classic Song
Dionne Warwick: 'Walk On By'
Q Spirit Of Independence
Q Innovation In Sound
Q Inspiration Award
Q Icon Award
Q Classic Album
Manic Street Preachers: Generation Terrorists
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