British artists are leading the way at the upcoming Grammy Awards - acts including Coldplay, Radiohead, Leona Lewis, Adele and Duffy have all received nominations for next year (09)'s 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.
Lewis' hit single Bleeding Love will compete in the Record of the Year category against Adele's Chasing Pavements, Coldplay's Viva La Vida, M.I.A.'s Paper Planes and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' Please Read The Letter.
British pop star Adele is also nominated for Best New Artist along with soul singer Duffy, 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.
The nominees for Best Rock Album are Coldplay's Viva La Vida, Kid Rock's Rock N Roll Jesus, Kings Of Leon's Only By The Night, Metallica's Death Magnetic and Consolers Of The Lonely by The Raconteurs.
The hip-hop stars who will be fighting it out for Best Rap Album include Jay-Z for American Gangster , Lil Wayne with Tha Carter III, Lupe Fiasco's The Cool, Paper Trail by T.I. and Nas with his self-titled LP.
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, Mariah Carey who performed Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) 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.
The list of main nominees is as follows:
Album Of The Year:
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends - Coldplay
Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
Year Of The Gentleman - Ne-Yo
Raising Sand - Robert Plant + Alison Krauss
In Rainbows - Radiohead
Record Of The Year:
Chasing Pavements - Adele
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
Paper Planes - M.I.A
Please Read The Letter - Robert Plant + Alison Krauss
Best New Artist:
The Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan
Song Of The Year:
American Boy - Estelle featuring Kanye West
Chasing Pavements - Adele
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Love Song - Sara Bareilles
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Waiting In The Weeds - Eagles
Going On - Gnarls Barkley
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5
Apologize - OneRepublic
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:
Lesson Learned - Alicia Keys + John Mayer
4 Minutes - Madonna, Justin Timberlake + Timbaland
Rich Woman - Robert Plant + Alison Krauss
If I Never See Your Face Again - Rihanna + Maroon 5
No Air - Jordin Sparks + Chris Brown
Nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album:
Detours - Sheryl Crow
Rockferry - Duffy
Long Road Out Of Eden - Eagles
Spirit - Leona Lewis
Covers - James Taylor
Nominations for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
Rock 'N Roll Train - AC DC
Violet Hill - Coldplay
Long Road Out Of Eden - Eagles
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
House Of Cards - Radiohead
Nods for Best Rock Song:
Girls In Their Summer Clothes - Bruce Springsteen
House Of Cards - Radiohead
I Will Possess Your Heart - Death Cab For Cutie
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Violet Hill - Coldplay
Best Rock Album:
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends - Coldplay
Rock N Roll Jesus - Kid Rock
Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon
Death Magnetic - Metallica
Consolers Of The Lonely - The Raconteurs
For Best Rap Album,: American Gangster - Jay-Z
Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
The Cool - Lupe Fiasco
Nas - Nas
Paper Trail - T.I.