Coldplay and Duffy lead BRIT Awards nominations

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Coldplay and Duffy lead BRIT Awards nominations
The nominations for the 2009 BRIT Awards have been announced, with Coldplay and Duffy getting four nominations each.

Both are nominated for British Album and British Single, and Coldplay have been nominated for British Group and British Live Act. Duffy’s remaining two nominations are for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.

Elbow’s 'The Seldom Seen Kid', Radiohead's 'In Rainbows' and The Ting Tings' 'We Started Nothing' are all up for British Album, and this year's Outstanding Contribution Award will go to Pet Shop Boys.

The BRIT Awards 2009 ceremony will take place February 18 at Earls Court in London, and will be presented by Kylie Minogue, James Corden and Mathew Home.

Florence And The Machine have already been announced as the winner of the Critics Choice Award, beating Little Boots and White Lies.

The full list of nominees is:

MasterCard British Album
Coldplay – 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends'
Duffy – 'Rockferry'
Elbow – 'The Seldom Seen Kid'
Radiohead – 'In Rainbows'
The Ting Tings – 'We Started Nothing'

British Group
Girls Aloud
Take That

British Single
Adele – 'Chasing Pavements’
Alexandra Burke – 'Hallelujah'
Coldplay – 'Viva La Vida'
Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome – 'Dance Wiv Me'
Duffy – 'Mercy'
Estelle ft Kanye West – 'American Boy'
Girls Aloud – 'The Promise'
Leona Lewis – 'Better in Time'
Scouting for Girls – 'Heartbeat'
'The X Factor' Finalists – 'Hero'

British Male Solo Artist
Ian Brown
James Morrison
Paul Weller
The Streets
Will Young

British Female Solo Artist
Beth Rowley

British Breakthrough Act
The Last Shadow Puppets
Scouting For Girls
The Ting Tings

British Live Act
Iron Maiden
Scouting For Girls
The Verve

International Album
AC/DC – 'Black Ice'
Fleet Foxes – 'Fleet Foxes'
The Killers – 'Day & Age'
Kings of Leon – 'Only By The Night'
MGMT – 'Oracular Spectacular'

International Group
Fleet Foxes
The Killers
Kings Of Leon

International Male Solo Artist
Neil Diamond
Kanye West
Seasick Steve

International Female Solo Artist
Gabriella Cilmi
Katy Perry

British Producer of the Year
Bernard Butler
Brian Eno
Steve Mac

Outstanding Contribution Award
Pet Shop Boys

--By our New York staff.
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