"Viva la Vida" wins Grammy for song of the year

Sun Feb 8, 2009 8:47pm EST
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Coldplay tune "Viva la Vida" won the Grammy for song of the year on Sunday.

The prize goes to the songwriters, in this case the members of Coldplay.

The other nominated songs were "American Boy," performed and co-written by Estelle and Kanye West; "Chasing Pavements," performed and co-written by Adele; "I'm Yours," performed and written by Jason Mraz; and "Love Song," performed and written by Sara Bareilles.

The 51st annual Grammy Awards, the music industry's top honors, were handed out at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

(Reporting by Mary Milliken; editing by Mohammad Zargham)

<p>The band Coldplay arrives at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>