AC/DC, Elbow, Iron Maiden and Radiohead Shortlisted For BRIT Awards

Coldplay, Duffy also up for gongs, see the full nominations here

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The nominations for the 2009 BRIT Awards were announced this Tuesday (January 20), with Coldplay and Duffy both being shortlisted in four categories each, including Best Album and Best Single.

Elbow are also in contention for two BRITs, one for Best Album and for Best British Group, hoping to follow up their Mercury Musoc Prize win for ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ album.

If confirmation were needed of a heavy rock return to the mainstream, AC/DC and Iron Maiden have both been shortlisted. AC/DC are up for two awards, Best International Album for Black Ice and for Best International Group. Whilst Iron Maiden are up for Best Live Act, for their Somewhere Back In Time Tour which kicked off last year.

Kings Of Leon, Girls Aloud, Take That, Coldplay, Duffy and U2 are to perform at this year’s BRIT Awards, which are to take place in London on February 18.

Presenting this year’s ceremony at Earls Court on February 18 will be pop star Kylie Minogue who will appear alongside James Corden and Matthew Horne.

Pet Shop Boys will receive the 2009 Lifetime Achievement award, whilst Florence And The Machine are named this year’sCritic’s Choice.

The full list of BRIT Award 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

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