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Courteney Cox congratulates Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid on Grammy nomination


Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox Getty Images for UCLA Institute

Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox Getty Images for UCLA Institute

Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox Getty Images for UCLA Institute

Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the ‘Song of the Year’ category, with nobody more thrilled than his partner and Friends star Courteney Cox.

The Derry musician and songwriter has been nominated for his work on Ed Sheeran’s recent hit Bad Habits.

The sitcom star posted a snap on her Instagram page congratulating McDaid, arm in arm and captioning the photo: “Somebody was nominated for a Grammy (song of the year)! So proud of you @jmd_snowpatrol.”

The singer wrote the song alongside English pop star Sheeran and singer-songwriter Fred Gibson back in January, with the Shape of You singer telling his Twitter followers the trio rented an old country house for a month during the process.

McDaid and Ed Sheeran are long-time pals, with the 30-year-old Halifax-born singer having originally introduced the Snow Patrol musician to Courteney Cox.

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The actress, known for her role as Monica on the hit US sit-com, met the Snow Patrol musician back in 2013. They have also been engaged on and off since 2015, with a rumoured wedding in Derry on the cards.

The Northern Irish musician is also godfather to Sheeran’s daughter Lyra.

The full list of nominees for the 64th Grammy Awards was released earlier this week, with the event scheduled to be streamed live on January 31 from the USA.

McDaid has been collaborating on a number of Ed Sheeran's hits, including Shape Of You, Galway Girl and Photograph.

Bad Habits looks to have some stiff competition for the Song of the Year however, going up against the likes of Billie Eilish's Happier Than Ever, Doja Cat Featuring SZA's Kiss Me More, and Lil Nas X's Montero (Call Me By Your Name).

McDaid isn’t the only Northern Ireland man eagerly anticipating the Grammy Awards.

A Co Antrim man has said he was left “speechless” after being told by TV funnyman Matt Lucas that he had been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

Raymond Walsh (32) performed as a featured singer as Grantaire on the Les Miserables Staged Concert Album – alongside the likes of Alfie Boe, Michael Ball, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas – which was recorded back in 2019.

Raymond explained that he found out about the nomination as part of a group message sent by Matt Lucas on Wednesday morning.

“He’s usually taking the mickey, so I didn’t believe it at first, but someone took a screenshot of the confirmation, but it hasn’t really sunk in yet.”

The Lisburn man described Lucas as a “very good friend” after performing alongside him for four months.

“He sent a text saying, Well done, we’ve been nominated for a Grammy’,” he said.

The cast of Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill won the Best Musical Theatre Album award at the Premiere Ceremony of the 63rd Grammy Awards last year.

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