It's all about the Grammys this morning, as the nominations for the 51st annual awards for outstanding achievements in the music industry were announced last night during a televised concert featuring Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera and BB King.

Top of the 2009 nominees is Lil Wayne with eight nominations, followed closely by Coldplay with seven, while Jay-Z, Kanye and Ne-Yo each received six nominations.
The reaction to the academy's choices have been generally positive, especially with the Brits - as they're absolutely delighted that Coldplay, Radiohead, Leona Lewis, Adele and Duffy have all received nominations, and are doing their usual thing of shouting from the rafters about  how amazing they are.

While it would take about ten years to go through the entire list of nominations (if you really care you can read it here) here's a brief list of the main categories and the nominees in each:

Record Of The Year:
Adele - 'Chasing Pavements'
Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida'
Leona Lewis - 'Bleeding Love'
M.I.A - 'Paper Planes'
Robert Plant And Alison Krauss - 'Please Read The Letter'

Album Of The Year:
Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida'
Lil Wayne - 'Tha Carter III'
Ne-Yo - 'Year Of The Gentleman'
Robert Plant And Alison Krauss - 'Raising Sand'
Radiohead - 'In Rainsbows'

Song Of The Year:
William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray, Kanye West - 'American Boy'
Adele Adkins - 'Chasing Pavements'
Jason Mraz - 'I'm Yours'
Sara Bareilles - 'Love Song'
Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin - 'Viva La Vida'

Best New Artist:
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan