Coldplay head a list of Grammy nominees dominated by British acts ahead of tonight's ceremony.

Chris Martin and company have seven nominations for the prestigious US music awards, with rapper Lil Wayne the most nominated artist with eight nods.

Coldplay could take the record of year prize though their competitors all come from the UK, with Leona Lewis, Adele, MIA and Robert Plant - with US country singer Alison Krauss - also nominated.

Among the seven nominations for the Viva La Vida stars are nods in both the pop and rock categories while hip-hop stars Kanye West and Jay-Z, along with R 'n' B artist Ne-Yo each have six nominations.

Radiohead have five nominations, including album of the year and best alternative album.

Other Brits gunning for Grammy glory including female singers Estelle and Duffy, in the song of the year and new artist categories respectively.

The 2009 Grammy Awards take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this evening.

Nominations for the 51st annual Grammy awards include:Record of the Year
Adele: Chasing Pavements
Coldplay: Viva La Vida
Leona Lewis: Bleeding Love
M.I.A.: Paper Planes
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Please Read The Letter

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

Song of the Year:
Estelle feat. Kanye West: American Boy
Adele: Chasing Pavements
Jason Mraz: I'm Yours
Sara Bareilles: Love Song
Coldplay: Viva La Vida

New artist:
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

Pop vocal album:
Sheryl Crow: Detours
Duffy: Rockferry
Eagles: Long Road Out Of Eden
Leona Lewis: Spirit
James Taylor: Covers

Rock vocal 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
Raconteurs: Consolers Of The Lonely

R 'n' 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

Rap album:
Jay-Z: American Gangster
Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III
Lupe Fiasco: The Cool
Nas: Nas
T.I.: Paper Trail

08/02/2009 16:24:06