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Last Updated:  Tuesday, 25 February, 2003, 10:51 GMT
Grammy double for Coldplay
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Grammy favourites: Coldplay
Rock band Coldplay led British winners on a disappointing night at the Grammys.

The group won two prizes at the US music industry's most prestigious awards ceremony, including best alternative album for A Rush Of Blood To The Head.

They also won best rock performance by a group for their track In My Place.

Frontman Chris Martin gave a rendition of their track Politik with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at the Madison Square Gardens ceremony.

But the four-piece, who won two Brit Awards last week, were the UK's only high-profile winners at the Grammys.

Bruce Springsteen performs at the Grammys
Bruce Springsteen led a tribute to The Clash
Club act Dirty Vegas walked away with the best dance recording Grammy for their track Days Go By, which became a hit in the US thanks to its use in a car advertisement.

The trio, from south-east London, formed in 2001 and saw their debut album - also called Dirty Vegas - hit the US top ten in June 2002.

They were also nominated for best recording package and best video.

The Clash documentary Westway To The World, directed by Don Letts, won the best longform video prize.

Big names to miss out on a Grammy included Elvis Costello, who was up for best rock album and best male rock vocal for When I Was Cruel. He lost out to Bruce Springsteen in both categories.

His US-only compilation of live tracks and B-sides, Cruel Smile, was up for best alternative album.

Costello and Springsteen performed London Calling as a tribute to The Clash and their frontman Joe Strummer, who died in December.

Craig David's 7 Days - a hit in the UK in 2000 - was up for best male pop vocal, along with Sir Elton John's Original Sin and Sting's Fragile.

But they all lost out to John Mayer's Your Body Is A Wonderland.



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