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Last Updated: Thursday December 04 2008 13:42 GMT

Brits could steal show at Grammys

Leona Lewis

British music acts like Coldplay and Leona Lewis could steal the show when winners are announced at the most important music awards show around.

They've been nominated for record of the year at the Grammys, which are handed out on 8 February 2009.

In fact, all five acts in that category are British, with Adele, MIA and Robert Plant also in line to win it.

Rap star L'il Wayne picked up the most Grammy nominations with eight, just ahead of Coldplay who grabbed seven.

Top Brit acts at the Grammys
Coldplay's Chris Martin
Coldplay - Seven nominations
Radiohead - Five
Robert Plant - Five
Adele - Four
Duffy - Three
Leona Lewis - Three
It looks like it could be a good night for other hip-hop artists too, with Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West all hoping to take home five prizes.

The Grammys are a bit like the Oscars of the music world, so for British acts to do so well at them is really impressive.

As well as her record of the year nomination, Leona could pick up two other trophies. Duffy has also been nominated three times, while Adele went one better with four.