Duffy, Coldplay dominate Brit Awards nominationsby The Associated Press on Jan. 21, 2009, under Calendar, Nation/World, Special
LONDON – Soul singer Duffy and Coldplay dominate the nominations for Britain’s prestigious music awards.
Coldplay’s first album in three years, “Viva La Vida” and Duffy’s “Rockferry” are both nominated for the title of best British album at the Brit Awards.
Coldplay will also compete with Elbow, Girls Aloud, Radiohead and revived boyband Take That for the title of best British Group.
Kayne West, Beyonce and Kings of Leon are nominated for the international categories.
The Brit Awards are the British equivalent of the Grammys and the nominations were announced Tuesday. The winners will be announced in London on Feb. 18.
Most winners are selected by a vote of over 1,000 industry members and include representatives from record companies, retailers and disc jockeys.