List of awards and nominations received by Snow Patrol

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Snow Patrol awards and nominations

Snow Patrol live at Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht on 11 October 2006
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
Brit Awards
0 6
BMI Awards
7 7
Grammy Awards
0 1
Hot Press Awards
2 3
IFPI Platinum Europe Awards
5 5
Ivor Novello Awards
1 1
Mercury Prize
0 1
Meteor Music Awards
6 10
MTV Europe Music Awards
0 1
MTV Video Music Awards Japan
0 1
Q Awards
1 4
Echo Awards
0 3
Totals
Awards won 25
Nominations 51

Snow Patrol is a Northern Irish alternative rock band formed in 1994 in Dundee, Scotland. The band consists of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Gary Lightbody, lead guitarist Nathan Connolly, bassist Paul Wilson, drummer Jonny Quinn and keyboardist Tom Simpson. They have released five studio albums to date, which have been released either by the Jeepster or Fiction/Interscope labels.[1] They have sold more than ten million albums worldwide.[2]

Snow Patrol first received the Phil Lynott Best New Band award in 1999 at the Hot Press Awards. They also received one Ivor Novello Album Award for their third album Final Straw in 2005. The band has received seven BMI Awards, two for the song "Run" in 2005: "College Song of the Year" and "BMI Pop Award". The other awards were for the songs "Chasing Cars" and "Hands Open", each winning a BMI Pop Award (twice for Chasing Cars, in 2007 and 2008) and for being performed a combined one million times in the United States in 2007. The band has been particularly successful at the Meteor Music Awards, winning six awards from total seven nominations. These awards were for "Best Irish Band" and "Best Irish Album", in 2005 and 2007, "Best Live Performance", in 2007, and "Most Downloaded Song" for "Chasing Cars", in 2007. They have also received five IFPI Platinum Europe Awards; two for the album Final Straw, in 2004 and 2008 for crossing the two million sales mark in Europe; and the others for the album Eyes Open, in 2006, 2007 and 2009, for crossing the three million sales mark in Europe. Overall, Snow Patrol has received 25 awards from 51 nominations.

BRIT Awards[edit]

The Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. Snow Patrol has received six nominations.[3][4][5]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 Snow Patrol Best British Group Nominated
Final Straw Best British Album Nominated
Snow Patrol Best British Rock Act Nominated
2007 Snow Patrol Best British Group Nominated
Eyes Open Best British Album Nominated
"Chasing Cars" Best British Single Nominated

BMI Awards[edit]

The BMI Awards are the Broadcast Music Incorporated's annual music awards. Snow Patrol has received seven awards from seven nominations.[6][7][8][9][10]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 "Run" BMI College Song of the Year Won
BMI Pop Award Won
2007 "Chasing Cars" One Million US Performances Won
BMI Pop Award Won
"Hands Open" One Million US Performances Won
BMI Pop Award Won
2008 "Chasing Cars" BMI Pop Award Won

Choice Music Prize[edit]

The Choice Music Prize is awarded to albums which best sum up the year in Irish music. The award doesn't take in airplay as a criterion, and is awarded solely on the basis of artistic merit.[11] The award is the Irish equivalent of the UK’s Mercury Music Prize. Snow Patrol has received one nomination.[12]

Year Recipient Award Result
2006 Eyes Open Album of the Year Nominated

Echo Awards[edit]

The Echo Awards is a German music award event which is held annually. Each year's winner is determined by the previous year's sales, Snow Patrol has received three nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 Snow Patrol International Newcomer of the Year Nominated
2008 Snow Patrol International Group of the Year Nominated
2012 Snow Patrol International Rock/Pop Group Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the music industry. Snow Patrol has received one nomination.[13]

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 "Chasing Cars" Best Rock Song Nominated

Hot Press Awards[edit]

The Hot Press Awards are annually hosted by the Irish magazine Hot Press. Snow Patrol has received two awards from three nominations.[14][15][16]

Year Recipient Award Result
1999 Snow Patrol Phil Lynott Award for Best New Band Won
2002 When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up Best Irish Album Nominated
2009 Snow Patrol Irish Band of the Decade Won

IFPI Platinum Europe Award[edit]

The IFPI Platinum Europe Award is an award given by International Federation of the Phonographic Industry to artists that have sold one million copies of an album in Europe.[17] Snow Patrol has received five awards.[18][19][20][21][22]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 Final Straw One Million European Sales Won
2006 Eyes Open One Million European Sales Won
2007 Eyes Open Two Million European Sales Won
2008 Final Straw Two Million European Sales Won
2009 Eyes Open Three Million European Sales Won

International Dance Music Awards[edit]

The International Dance Music Awards are annual music awards held at the Winter Music Conference. Snow Patrol has received one nomination.[23]

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 "Chasing Cars" Best Alternative/Rock Dance Track Nominated

Ivor Novello Awards[edit]

The Ivor Novello Awards are presented annually by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) for excellence in songwriting and composing. Snow Patrol has received one awards from one nomination.[24]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 Final Straw Ivor Novello Album Award Won

NME Awards[edit]

The NME Awards are the annual music awards given out by the New Musical Express. Snow Patrol has received one nomination.[25]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 Snow Patrol Best British Band Nominated

Mercury Prize[edit]

The Mercury Prize is an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom or Ireland. The award is the UK equivalent of Ireland's Choice Music Prize.[12] Snow Patrol has received one nomination.[26]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 Final Straw Best Album Nominated

Meteor Music Awards[edit]

The Meteor Music Awards are the national music awards of Ireland. Snow Patrol has received seven awards from been ten nominations.[27][28][29][30][31]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 Snow Patrol Best Irish Band Nominated
2005 Snow Patrol Best Irish Band Won
Final Straw Best Irish Album Won
2007 Snow Patrol Best Irish Band Won
Eyes Open Best Irish Album Won
Snow Patrol Best Live Performance Won
"Chasing Cars" Most Downloaded Song Won
2010 Snow Patrol Best Irish Band Won
Up to Now Best Irish Album Nominated
Snow Patrol Best Irish Live Performance Nominated

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) are annual music awards to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. Snow Patrol has received one nomination.

Year Recipient Award Result
2012 Snow Patrol Best World Stage Performance Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards Japan[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards Japan are annual music awards organized by MTV Japan. Snow Patrol has received one nomination.[32]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 "Signal Fire" Best Video from a Film Nominated

Q Awards[edit]

The Q Awards are the UK's annual music awards run by the music magazine Q. Snow Patrol has received one award from four nominations.[33][34]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 Snow Patrol Best New Act Nominated
2006 "Chasing Cars" Best Track Nominated
Eyes Open Best Album Nominated
2011 "Chasing Cars" Classic Song Won

Silver Clef Awards[edit]

The "O2 Silver Clef Lunch" is annually held in aid of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Charity. The event features the Silver Clef Awards.[35] Snow Patrol has received one award from one nomination.[35]

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 Snow Patrol Best British Group Won

TEC Awards[edit]

The TEC Awards are annually awarded to recognize achievements of audio professionals. They honor the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, films, TV shows and live performances.[36] Snow Patrol has received one nomination.[37]

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 "Chasing Cars" Record Production/Single or Track Nominated

UK Festival Awards[edit]

The UK Festival Awards is an annual event of UK festival scene which allows festival-goers to set the continuing standard.[38] Snow Patrol has received one award from three nominations.[39][40]

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 Snow Patrol Most Memorable Moment Won
2009 Snow Patrol Best Headliner – Radio 1's Big Weekend Nominated
Best Headliner – V Festival Nominated

Heritage Award[edit]

In June 2010 the band were commemorated with a Heritage Award by PRS for Music. A plaque was erected on the Duke of York pub in Belfast where the band performed their first gig. The band was only the sixth to receive the award along with the likes of Blur and Elton John. With all the members turning out, they later performed a live set to a small crowd of around 30 people. Quinn described the award as an "honour", and said the plaque meant more to him than other awards that they have received along the way.[41]

Other recognitions[edit]

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