David Bowie leads the nominations for the Q Awards 2013.

The legendary singer has been recognised in six categories, including Best Album for The Next Day, Best Track for Where Are We Now and Best Video for The Stars (Are Out Tonight).

Daft Punk, Foals and Arctic Monkeys have each picked up three nominations.

Q magazine's Senior Editor Matt Mason said: ''It's been another unforgettable year for music, and the nominations reflect the breadth and brilliance of artists from the UK and beyond.

"The return of David Bowie proved that, even in the digital age, pop stars retain the ability to completely amaze and surprise us, while the phenomenal success of Daft Punk showed that you can still reach right across the globe with one great song.

"With Glastonbury back on the calendar, we've also enjoyed a summer of outstanding live performances. All the Q Awards nominees have helped ensure that 2013 has been an incredible year for music."

The Q Awards take place in London in October and will be hosted by comedian Al Murray.

The Q Awards 2013 nominations are:

Q Best New Act
Palma Violets
Laura Mvula
Jagwar Ma
Valerie June
Tom Odell
Jake Bugg

Q Best Track
Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams Get Lucky
Arctic Monkeys Do I Wanna Know?
David Bowie Where Are We Now?
Ellie Goulding Burn
Robin Thicke ft TI and Pharrell Blurred Lines

Q Best Video
Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams Get Lucky
David Bowie The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
Manic Street Preachers Show Me the Wonder
Vampire Weekend Diane Young
Beady Eye Shine a Light

Q Best Album
David Bowie The Next Day
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires Of The City
Foals Holy Fire
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Biffy Clyro Opposites

Q Best Live Act
Arctic Monkeys
Mumford & Sons
The Stone Roses

Q Best Solo Artist
David Bowie
Jake Bugg
Laura Marling
Ellie Goulding
John Grant

Q Best Act in the World Today
David Bowie
Vampire Weekend
Arctic Monkeys
Biffy Clyro

Q Best Event
David Bowie at the V&A
Kraftwerk at Tate Modern
The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park
The Killers at Wembley Stadium and The Garage