2009 Meteor Awards
|2009 Meteor Awards|
Meteor Awards 2009 logo
|Presented by||Amanda Byram|
The 2009 Meteor Music Awards ceremony took place on 17 March 2009 in the RDS, Dublin. 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.
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. 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. 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. The Hope for 2009 nominees were announced on 18 February, with public voting commencing on 23 February. Hot Press editor Niall Stokes received an industry award, whilst Father Shay Cullen's PREDA Foundation received €100,000. The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to traditional folk musician Sharon Shannon.
- 1 Performances
- 2 Nominations
- 2.1 Public Voting Categories
- 2.2 Non-Public Voting Categories
- 2.3 Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2.4 Humanitarian Award
- 2.5 Industry Award
- 2.6 Hope for 2009
- 2.7 Most Downloaded Song
- 3 Multiple nominations
- 4 References
- 5 External links
|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"|
Public Voting Categories
Best National DJ
- Alison Curtis – Today FM
- Dave Fanning – RTÉ 2fm
- Tony Fenton – Today FM
- Ray Foley – Today FM
- Dan Hegarty – RTÉ 2fm
- Rick O'Shea – RTÉ 2fm
Presented by Lorraine Keane
Best Regional DJ
- Keith Cunningham (KC) - RedFM
- Dermot, Dave & Siobhan – Dublin's 98
- Leigh Doyle – Beat 102-103
- Mark Noble – FM 104
- Jon Richards – Galway Bay FM
- The Zoo Crew – Spin South West
Best Irish Band
Best Irish Male
Best Irish Female
Best Irish Pop Act
Presented by Pádraig Harrington
Best Irish Album
- Fight Like Apes – Fight Like Apes and the Mystery of the Golden Medallion
- Lisa Hannigan – Sea Sew
- Messiah J & The Expert – From the Word Go
- The Script – The Script
- Snow Patrol – A Hundred Million Suns
Best Irish Live Performance
- The Blizzards - Oxegen 2008
- The Coronas - The Button Factory
- Fight Like Apes - Whelan's
- Republic of Loose - The Academy
- The Swell Season - Olympia Theatre
Non-Public Voting Categories
Best International Live Performance
Best International Band
Best International Female
Best International Male
Presented by Louis Walsh
Best International Album
- Day & Age - The Killers
- Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
- Only by the Night - Kings of Leon
- The Circus - Take That
- Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends - Coldplay
Lifetime Achievement Award
Hope for 2009
Presented by Rick O'Shea
Most Downloaded Song
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
- 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
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