2009 Meteor Awards

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2009 Meteor Awards
Meteor Music Awards 2009 logo.jpg
Meteor Awards 2009 logo
Presented byAmanda Byram

The 2009 Meteor Music Awards ceremony took place on 17 March 2009 in the RDS, Dublin.[1] It was the ninth edition of Ireland's national music awards. The event was recorded and it aired on RTÉ Two on 18 March 2009. The awards show was hosted by television presenter Amanda Byram.[2][3]

The general public were eligible to vote in eight categories - Best Irish Band, Best Irish Male, Best Irish Female, Best Irish Pop Act, Best Irish Album, Best Irish Live Performance, Best National DJ and Best Regional DJ.[4] AC/DC, Coldplay, Elbow, The Killers and Kings of Leon were nominated for Best International Band, whilst Boyzone, The Blizzards, The Coronas, The Script and Westlife were the nominees for Best Irish Pop Act.[5] Mick Flannery, Damien Dempsey, Duke Special, David Holmes and Richard Egan of Jape were nominated in the Best Irish Male category, whilst Enya, Lisa Hannigan, Gemma Hayes, Imelda May, Tara Blaise and Camille O'Sullivan were nominated in the Best Irish Female category.[6] The Hope for 2009 nominees were announced on 18 February, with public voting commencing on 23 February.[7] Hot Press editor Niall Stokes received an industry award, whilst Father Shay Cullen's PREDA Foundation received 100,000.[8] The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to traditional folk musician Sharon Shannon.[9]


Boyzone, The Blizzards, Sharon Shannon, Stereophonics and Imelda May performed on the night.[10][11]

Artist Performance
Stereophonics Medley
James Morrison "Broken Strings"
Duke Special "Sweet Sweet Kisses"
Gabriella Cilmi "Sweet About Me"
Enrique Iglesias and Gabriella Cilmi "Takin' Back My Love"
The Blizzards "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor"
Imelda May "Johnny Got a Boom Boom"
Elbow "Grounds For Divorce"
Boyzone "Love You Anyway"
Mundy and Sharon Shannon "Galway Girl"


The nominees were officially announced on 28 January 2009, having initially been published on the official site the night before only to be quickly removed.[6][12] And the winners are... [13]

Public Voting Categories[edit]

Best National DJ[edit]

Presented by Lorraine Keane

Best Regional DJ[edit]

Presented by Lucy Kennedy and Nancy Cartwright

Best Irish Band[edit]

Presented by Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney

Best Irish Male[edit]

Best Irish Female[edit]

Best Irish Pop Act[edit]

Presented by Pádraig Harrington

Best Irish Album[edit]

Presented by Tony Lundon, Liam McCormack and Sinéad McKenna

Best Irish Live Performance[edit]

Presented by Craig Doyle and Devon Murray

Non-Public Voting Categories[edit]

Best Traditional/Folk[edit]

Presented by Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh and Anna Nolan

Best International Live Performance[edit]

Best International Band[edit]

Presented by Caprice and Laura Whitmore Elbow won the award in 2009.

Best International Female[edit]

Best International Male[edit]

Presented by Louis Walsh

Best International Album[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Presented by Gráinne and Síle Seoige

Humanitarian Award[edit]

Presented by Pat Kenny and Conor Carmody from Meteor

Industry Award[edit]

Presented by Dave Fanning and Joe Elliott

Hope for 2009[edit]

Presented by Rick O'Shea

Most Downloaded Song[edit]

"Galway Girl" – Mundy and Sharon Shannon

Multiple nominations[edit]

Lisa Hannigan was the only solo artist to be nominated in more than one category. She was nominated in two categories, Best Irish Female and Best Irish Album. She won neither.

  • 3 - The Blizzards[14]
  • 3 - Coldplay
  • 3 - Fight Like Apes
  • 3 - The Killers
  • 3 - Kings of Leon
  • 3 - The Script
  • 2 - The Coronas
  • 2 - Lisa Hannigan
  • 2 - Republic of Loose
  • 2 - Snow Patrol


  1. ^ "Meteor Awards 2009 - Presenter & Nominees Revealed". Hot Press. 2009-01-28. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  2. ^ "Celebrity BB star set to appear on The Café". RTÉ. 2009-01-30. Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
  3. ^ "2009 Meteor Awards to be held St Patrick's Day at RDS". The Belfast Telegraph. 2009-01-28. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  4. ^ "Meteor Music Awards nominees revealed". RTÉ. 2009-01-29. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
  5. ^ "2009 Meteor Awards to be held St Patrick's Day at RDS". Sunday Tribune. 2009-01-28. Archived from the original on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  6. ^ a b "Sharon Shannon to receive major award". The Irish Times. 2009-01-28. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
  7. ^ "2fm Hope For 2009 shortlist announced". Hot Press. 2009-02-18. Retrieved 2009-02-18.
  8. ^ "Guest presenters join Meteors line-up". Hot Press. 2009-03-11. Archived from the original on 13 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-11.
  9. ^ "Shannon to get lifetime achievement gong". breakingnews.ie. 2009-01-28. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  10. ^ "Boyzone & Blizzards to play the Meteors". RTÉ. 2009-02-06. Archived from the original on 18 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
  11. ^ "UPDATED: Imelda May plans Dublin return". Hot Press. 2009-03-13. Archived from the original on 17 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-13.
  12. ^ "Meteor Music Awards folks wake up and shut down website". The Irish Times. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
  13. ^ "Top accolade for The Script". The Irish Times. 2009-03-17. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  14. ^ "Blizzards and Bishop set for The Café". RTÉ. 2009-03-13. Retrieved 2009-03-13.

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