Florence and the Machine lead UK's Mojo nominations

Tue May 4, 2010 11:08am EDT
 
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - London act Florence and the Machine won four Mojo music award nominations on Tuesday, ahead of rockers Kasabian who have three and Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley who both have two.

The awards, organized by Mojo magazine, are decided by readers voting online. The winners will be announced on June 10 at a ceremony in London.

Florence and the Machine was nominated for best album for "Lungs," breakthrough act, best live act and song of the year with "You've Got the Love."

Leicester band Kasabian were shortlisted for best live act, song of the year ("Fire") and best album ("West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum").

Sheffield act Arctic Monkeys are contesting song of the year ("Crying Lightning") and best live act while Richard Hawley is up for song of the year ("Open Up Your Door") and best album ("Truelove's Gutter").

Space rock band Hawkwind will be honored with the 2010 Mojo Maverick Award.

"Despite the fact that they have rarely flirted with the mainstream, their music and their attitude has inspired so many different areas of modern music, it's incredible," said Phil Alexander, Mojo Magazine's editor-in-chief.

Following is a list of the nominees:

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