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Queensland Music Awardsannounced

The 2011 Queensland Music Awards (formerly Q Song Awards) were held at the Old Museum in Brisbane last night, and although some big names took home some gongs, there were some lesser known names acknowledged as well.

The big winner was 19 year old Emma Louise, picking up three awards including Song Of The Year and the Pop Award for her chart-topping Jungle.

Elsewhere, the now defunct The Middle East collected album of the year, while Kate Miller-Heidke and Ben Salter picked up the public-voted Courier Mail Most Popular Female and Male awards respectively, with The Amity Affliction taking home the Most Popular Group.

Sam Hales from The Jungle Giants was awarded the brand new Arts Queensland Billy Thorpe Scholarship, which gives him $10,000 to pursue his musical dreams.

You can catch the currently unsigned Emma Louise supporting Josh Pyke as he tours around Australia in September.

The 2011 Queensland Music Award Winners:

School Award
Ode to Abigail – Stephen Smith

Indigenous Award
Beggars – The Medics

Regional Award
Umbrella Town – The McMenamins

Blues and Roots Award
One Step – Kooii

Country Award
Move Into The City – James Blundell & Kim Richey

Folk/singer songwriter
1000 Sundowns – Emma Louise

Urban Award
Robots – Schoolfight

Electronic/Dance Award
The Stars Have Aligned – Dievscity

Jazz Award
Saudade – Roberto Iregui (with Marialy Pacheco)

World Music Award
Between The Green And The Blue – The Barleyshakes

Rock Award
Gebbie Street – DZ Deathrays

Heavy Award
A Burning Horizon – Tria Mera

Pop Award
Jungle – Emma Louise

The Courier-Mail Most Popular Male Award
Ben Salter

The Courier-Mail Most Popular Female Award
Kate Miller-Heidke

The Courier-Mail Most Popular Group Award
The Amity Affliction

The Grant Mclennan Lifetime Achievement Award
Bill Hauritz

The Export Achievement Award
Kate Miller-Heidke

The Billy Thorpe Scholarship
Sam Hales

Song Of The Year
Jungle – Emma Louise

Album Of The Year
I Want That You Are Always Happy – The Middle East

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