U2 nominated for Grammy Award

U2 nominated for Grammy Award

U2's 'No Line on the Horizon' album is in line for a gong as nominations were announced for the 2010 Grammy Awards last night.

US stars Beyonce and Taylor Swift led the charge, with the former Destiny's Child star bagging 10 nods, with country singer Swift following with eight.

Elsewhere, it was also a good night for the Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga.

But having dominated at the award ceremony earlier this year - with Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, Coldplay and Adele all picking up multiple and significant wins - it was a poor night for the UK music scene.

The winners of the 52nd Grammy Awards will be announced on January 31 at a ceremony at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles

For the second straight year the nominations in the main categories were read out during a glitzy showbiz bash in Los Angeles.

Hosted by rap star LL Cool J, attendees included many of the acts nominated and music grandees such as Motown great Smokey Robinson and Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.

The event included a tribute to Michael Jackson by Maxwell. Maxwell was also announced as a nominee in the Song of the Year category for his comeback hit 'Pretty Wings'.

However, he faces tough competition, with Beyonce's 'Single Ladies', Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face', Taylor Swift's 'You Belong With Me' and Kings of Leon's 'Use Somebody' all given a nod in the category.

Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift will also fight it out in the Record of the Year category - where they are joined again by the Kings of Leon and the Black Eyed Peas.

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