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Grammys 2009: Coldplay lead UK nominees

Coldplay

Story by Jack Foley

COLDPLAY lead a strong showing of British talent at the 2009 Grammy Awards with a total of seven nominations.

Chris Martin and company have been nominated in categories including best rock album (for new release, Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends), best rock song and pop and rock performance accolades.

They have previously won the best alternative album accolade for their first two releases, while Viva la Vida has enjoyed global success since its release in June.

Joining Coldplay on the shortlist for record of the year are the likes of Leona Lewis, Adele, Robert Plant and MIA – which means that the category will definitely go to a British winner in 2009!

Adele and Duffy will also compete for best new artist, while awards favourites Radiohead join Plant and Coldplay in the album of the year list.

The overall winner going into the 2009 ceremony is US rapper Lil’ Wayne, who boasts a mighty eight nominations in total – but British contenders such as Plant and Radiohead both shared five nods, while Adele has four to her name.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on February 8, 2009. Find out who won

The main 2009 nominees are…

Record of the year
Adele – Chasing Pavements
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
M.I.A. – Paper Planes
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Please Read The Letter

Album of the year
Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III
Ne-Yo – Year of the Gentleman
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
Radiohead – In Rainbows

Song of the year (awarded to songwriters)
Estelle – American Boy
Adele – Chasing Pavements
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Sara Bareilles – Love Song
Coldplay – Viva La Vida

Best new artist
Adele
Duffy
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

Best female pop vocal performance
Adele – Chasing Pavements
Sara Bareilles – Love Song
Duffy – Mercy
Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl
Pink – So What

Best male pop vocal performance
Kid Rock – All Summer Long
John Mayer – Say
Paul McCartney – That Was Me
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Ne-Yo – Closer
James Taylor – Wichita Lineman

Best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Eagles – Waiting In The Weeds
Gnarls Barkley – Going On
Maroon 5 – Won’t Go Home Without You
OneRepublic – Apologize

Best dance recording
Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger
Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor
Lady Gaga and Colby O’Donis – Just Dance
Madonna – Give It 2 Me
Rihanna – Disturbia
Sam Sparro – Black & Gold

Best electronic/dance album
Brazilian Girls – New York City
Daft Punk – Alive 2007
Cyndi Lauper – Bring Ya To The Brink
Kylie Minogue – X
Moby – Last Night
Robyn – Robyn

Best solo rock vocal performance
John Mayer – Gravity
Paul McCartney – I Saw Her Standing There
Bruce Springsteen – Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Eddie Vedder – Rise
Neil Young – Hidden Path

Best rock performance by a duo or group with vocals
AC/DC – Rock N Roll Train
Coldplay – Violet Hill
Eagles – Long Road Out of Eden
Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
Radiohead – House of Cards

Best rock song (awarded to songwriters)
Bruce Springsteen – Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Radiohead – House of Cards
Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Possess Your Heart
Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
Coldplay – Violet Hill

Best rock album
Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Kid Rock – Rock N Roll Jesus
Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
Metallica – Death Magnetic
The Raconteurs – Consolers of the Lonely

Best alternative music album
Beck – Modern Guilt
Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs
Gnarls Barkley – The Odd Couple
My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
Radiohead – In Rainbows

Best female R&B vocal performance
Beyonce – Me, Myself and I
Keyisha Cole – Heaven Sent
Jennifer Hudson – Spotlight
Alicia Keys – Superwoman
Jazmine Sullivan – Need U Bad

Best male R&B vocal performance
Eric Benet – You’re The Only One
Chris Brown – Take You Down
Ne-Yo – Miss Independent
Trey Songz – Can’t Help But Wait
Usher – Here I Stand

Best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals
Boyz II Men – Ribbon In The Sky
Anthony David ft India Arie – Words
Al Green ft John Legend – Stay With Me (By The Sea)
Jennifer Hudson ft Fantasia – I’m His Only Woman
Raphael Saadiq ft Stevie Wonder and CJ Hilton – Never Give You Up

Best R&B song (awarded to songwriters)
Jazimine Sullivan – Bust Your Windows
Raheem DeVaughn – Customer
Keyisha Cole – Heaven Sent
Ne-Yo – Miss Independent
Jennifer Hudson – Spotlight

Best R&B album
Eric Benet – Love & Life
Boyz II Men – Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA
Al Green – Lay It Down
Jennifer Hudson – Jennifer Hudson
Raphael Saadiq – The Way I See It

Best rap solo performance
Jay-Z – Rock Boys (And The Winner Is)
Lil’ Wayne – A Milli
Lupe Fiasco – Paris, Tokyo
Nas – N.i...e.r. (The Slave And The Master)
Snoop Dogg – Sexual Eruption

Best rap performance by a duo or group
Big Boi/Raekwon/Andre 3000 – Royal Flush
Jay-Z and TI ft Kanye West and Lil Wayne – Swagga Like Us
Ludacris ft TI – Wish You Would
Young Jeezy ft Kanye West

Best rap/sung collaboration
Estelle ft Kanye West – American Boy
Flo Rida ft T-Pain – Low
John Legend and Andre 3000 – Green Light
Lil’ Wayne ft T-Pain – Got Money
Lupe Fiasco ft Matthew Santos – Superstar

Best rap album
Jay-Z – American Gangster
Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter III
Lupe Fiasco – The Cool
Nas – Nas
TI – Paper Trial