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Rihanna, Coldplay and Carly Rae Jepsen score APRA nods

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May 24, 2013 | 5:57am EDT

Rihanna, Coldplay and Carly Rae Jepsen are among the artists who will do battle for prizes at the upcoming 2013 Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards. The Umbrella hitmaker has scored a nomination in the Pop Work of the Year category for her hit track Diamonds and she will take on Australian artists including Delta Goodrem (Sitting on Top of the World) and Guy Sebastian (Don't Worry Be Happy) at the songwriting prizegiving. The other nominee in the category is singer-songwriter Timomatic, who has scored two nods with his tracks If Looks Could Kill and Set it Off. The International Work of the Year prize will be fiercely contested by big names including Coldplay (Paradise), Carly Rae Jepsen (Call Me Maybe), The Black Keys (Lonely Boy), Ed Sheeran (Lego House) and fun. (We Are Young). Other stars who look set to dominate the event include rapper 360, who scored four nominations, and rockers Tame Impala, who have two nods for the coveted Song of the Year trophy with Elephant and Feels Like We Only Go Backwards. The band will go up against Guy Sebastian (Get Along), Courtney Barnett (History Eraser), and Mia Dyson (When the Moment Comes). The prizes will be handed out at a ceremony in Melbourne, Australia on 17 June (13).

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