February 28, 2011 - submitted by Thomas, United Kingdom

Q. Hi dear Oracle, I got a question Coldplay related.

If the song Clocks was released in April of 2003 as a single and all of that
why did the song win the Grammy for the record of the year in 2004?


The Oracle replies:

The Grammy year of eligibility doesn't run from January - December as a normal calendar so the release dates fall into different brackets rather than what you would think usual.
Hence Clocks' release as a single was eligible for the Grammy nomination and win in 2004 despite the album it came from being a winner the previous year.