At the Q Awards in London October 2007
With The Arctic Monkeys and Paul McCartney.
Paul’s been celebrated here before, and is currently in court about his divorce settlement to Heather Mills.
Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band from Sheffield. Formed in 2002.
Best Act in the World Today – Q Awards.
They achieved chart success with their first single, “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”, which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart. Their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, released on 23 January 2006, was at the time the fastest-selling debut album in British music history. It remains the fastest-selling debut album for a group. It received critical acclaim, winning both the 2006 Mercury Prize and the 2007 Brit Award for Best British Album. The band’s second album, Favourite Worst Nightmare, was released on 23 April 2007, sold over 225,000 copies in its debut week, and was nominated for the 2007 Mercury Prize.
Arctic Monkeys headlined the Glastonbury Festival on 22 June 2007, the highlights of which were aired on BBC2. During their headline act, the band performed with Dizzee Rascal and covered Shirley Bassey’s “Diamonds Are Forever”.