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Thursday, 31 October, 2002, 18:55 GMT
Ms Dynamite battles Coldplay at awards
Ms Dynamite
Ms Dynamite won the Mercury Music Prize
Ms Dynamite has been nominated for another clutch of awards, adding to her explosively successful year.

She is up for three Top of the Pops Awards, including best newcomer and best album.

Coldplay and Pop Idol winner Will Young have also been nominated for a trio of gongs.

Ms Dynamite, real name Niomi McLean-Daley, was the surprise winner of this year's Mercury Music Prize for her album A Little Deeper.

The awards, which celebrate the best in pop music, will be hosted by Ronan Keating at the Manchester Evening News Arena on 29 November.

Coldplay
Chris Martin fronts Coldplay

The winners are chosen by the public who can phone, text or e-mail to vote for their favourite artist.

Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates, Oasis, Nickelback and Enrique Iglesias will be keeping their fingers crossed as they are also shortlisted in two categories.

Young and Gates will once again be competing against each other for top pop act and top newcomer.

The Streets and former Neighbours star Holly Valance have also been nominated for top newcomer.

Young is also up for best single for his debut number one Evergreen.

Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Head is up for best album, while the band, headed by Chris Martin, are also vying for top rock act and tour.

Kylie Minogue, who picked up a best tour nomination, will perform at the ceremony.

Others acts confirmed for the night include Craig David, Moby and Blue.

Nominations in full

Top newcomer
Ms Dynamite
Gareth Gates
The Streets
Holly Valance
Will Young

Top R&B
Ashanti
Mary J Blige
Ms Dynamite
Nelly
Ja Rule

Top rock
Coldplay
Nickelback
Oasis
Puddle Of Mudd
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Top dance
Basement Jaxx
Ian Van Dahl
JXL
Moby
Scooter

Top pop
Atomic Kitten
Blue
Gareth Gates
Sugababes
Will Young

Top tour
Coldplay
Enrique Iglesias
Kylie Minogue
Oasis
Slipknot

Top single
Enrique Iglesias - Hero
Liberty X - Just A Little
Nickelback - How You Remind Me
Shakira - Whenever Wherever
Will Young - Evergreen

Top album
Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Doves -The Last Broadcast
Ms Dynamite - A Little Deeper
Eminem - The Eminem Show
Pink- Missundaztood.

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