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The readers of respected music mag Q have voted U2 the greatest act of the past quarter century.

The readers’ choice picked up their award at this year’s Q Awards, taking place today in London. The special award also marked the 25th anniversary of the magazine.

Talking to the BBC on the red carpet in front of the venue, the U2 member whose face stares from millions of music t-shirts worldwide, frontman and singer Bono, hailed Q for its contribution to the world of music.

“It’s a truly great thing. They’re so important for anyone that wants to take all their music all the way,” the Irish singer declared.

English soul singer Adele also came up trumps, winning two awards for best female act and best track for her single Rolling In The Deep.

Sadly, due to the throat problems which led her to cancel many dates on her US tour, the 23-year-old was not present, leaving her producer Paul Epworth to pick up the awards.

Coldplay walked away with the award for best act in the world today, while Take That’s Gary Barlow scored the classic songwriter gong.

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