Coldplay and Duffy lead the Ivor Novello nominations this year with three each. The awards - which honour the best in British song writing - take place in London on May 21.
Both are up for Best Selling British Song award along for Mercy and Viva La Vida. Coldplay will also compete for the Album Award for for Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends. Coldplay's final nomination comes in the Most Performed Work category, again for Viva La Vida. The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the Cardiff born entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards for songwriting and composing. The "Ivors" are presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), and were first introduced in 1955.