Brits Lead Grammy Nominations
British artists will be leading the way at the upcoming Grammy Awards - acts including COLDPLAY, RADIOHEAD, ADELE and DUFFY have all received nominations for next year's (09) ceremony.
Coldplay's Viva la Vida and Radiohead's In Rainbows will go up against Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III, Ne-Yo's Year of the Gentleman and Robert Plant and Allison Krauss' Raising Sand in the Album Of The Year category.
Soul singers Duffy and Adele are nominated for Best New Artist along with The Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum and Jazmine Sullivan.
Best Pop Collaboration will be fought out by Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland's hit track Four Minutes, Alicia Keys and John Mayer's Lessons Learned, Robert Plant and Allison Krauss with Rich Woman, Rihanna and Maroon 5's If I Never See Your Face Again and Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown's duet No Air.
Wednesday night's (03Nov08) nominations concert, held in Los Angeles, was hosted by country star Taylor Swift and rapper LL Cool J. The event saw performances from artists including Foo Fighters, who covered Carly Simon's classic You're So Vain and Christina Aguilera, who sang a version of (I Love You) Porgy from the famous Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess .
The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on 8 February 2009.