Sunday, December 7, 2008

2009 Grammy Nods are In

Nominations for the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight by The Recording Academy and reflected one of the most diverse years ever with the Album Of The Year category alone representing the rap, R&B, folk and rock genres.

Lil Wayne topped the nominations with eight, Coldplay garnered seven, and Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West each earned six nods. Alison Krauss, John Mayer, Robert Plant, Radiohead and Jazmine Sullivan received five each, and Adele, Danger Mouse, Eagles, Lupe Fiasco, George Strait, and T.I. each received four nominations.

For the first time, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on prime-time television as part of "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night." The one-hour special — broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre L.A Live — featured past GRAMMY winners and nominees reading nominations in several categories, as well as performing songs from the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in celebration of the grand opening of the GRAMMY Museum.

Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J and 50th GRAMMY Best New Artist nominee Taylor Swift co-hosted the telecast, and presenters/performers included four-time GRAMMY winner Christina Aguilera, five-time GRAMMY winners Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, the six-time GRAMMY-winning Foo Fighters, 14-time GRAMMY winner B.B. King, five-time GRAMMY winner John Mayer, and Swift.

The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Feb. 8, 2009, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends - Coldplay
Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
Year Of The Gentleman - Ne-Yo
Raising Sand - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
In Rainbows - Radiohead

-American Boy - William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West, artist)
-Chasing Pavements - Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele, artist)
-I'm Yours - Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz, artist)
-Love Song - Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles, artist)
-Viva La Vida - Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay, artist)

Chasing Pavements - AdeleViva La Vida - Coldplay
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
Paper Planes - M.I.A
Please Read The Letter - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Best New Artist
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
All Summer Long-Kid Rock
Say-John Mayer
That Was Me-Paul McCartney
I'm Yours-Jason Mraz
Wichita Lineman-James Taylor

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Won't Go Home Without You-Maroon 5
Going On-Gnarls Barkley
Waiting In The Weeds-Eagles
Viva La Vida-Coldplay

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Lesson Learned-Alicia Keys & John Mayer
4 Minutes-Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
Rich Woman-Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
If I Never See Your Face Again-Rihanna & Maroon 5
No Air-Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Me, Myself And I-Beyoncé
Heaven Sent-Keyshia Cole
Spotlight-Jennifer Hudson
Superwoman-Alicia Keys
Need U Bad-Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
You're The Only One-Eric Benét
Take You Down-Chris Brown
Miss Independent-Ne-Yo
Can't Help But Wait-Trey Songz
Here I Stand-Usher

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Never Give You Up-Raphael Saadiq Featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton
I'm His Only Woman-Jennifer Hudson Featuring Fantasia
Stay With Me (By The Sea)-Al Green Featuring John Legend
Words-Anthony David Featuring India.Arie
Ribbon In The Sky-Boyz II Men

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
A Change Is Gonna Come-Wayne Brady
You've Got The Love I Need-Al Green Featuring Anthony Hamilton
Baby I Know-(Linda Jones) With Helen Bruner & Terry Jones
Love That Girl-Raphael Saadiq
In Love With Another Man-Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song
Bust Your Windows-
Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Deandre Way, songwriter) (Jazmine Sullivan)

I. Barias, Raheem DeVaughn, C. Haggins, K. Oliver & J. Smith, songwriters (Raheem DeVaughn)

Heaven Sent-
Keyshia Cole, Jason Farmer & Alex Francis, songwriters (Keyshia Cole)

Miss Independent-
M.S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & S. Smith, songwriters (Ne-Yo)

Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)

Best R&B Album
Love & Life-Eric Benét
Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA-oyz II Men
Lay It Down-l Green
Jennifer Hudson-ennifer Hudson
The Way I See It-Raphael Saadiq

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Growing Pains-Mary J. Blige
Back Of My Lac'-J. Holiday
First Love-Karina
Year Of The Gentleman-Ne-Yo
Fearless-Jazmine Sullivan

Best Rap Solo Performance
Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)...-Jay-Z
A Milli-Lil WayneTrack from: Tha Carter III
Paris, Tokyo-Lupe Fiasco
N.i.*.*.e.r. (The Slave And The Master)-Nas
Sexual Eruption-Snoop Dogg

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Royal Flush-Big Boi Featuring Raekwon And Andre 3000
Swagga Like Us-Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne
Mr. Carter-Lil Wayne Featuring Jay-Z
Wish You Would-Ludacris Featuring T.I.
Put On-Young Jeezy Featuring Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
American Boy-Estelle Featuring Kanye West
Low-Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain
Green Light-John Legend & Andre 3000
Got Money-Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain
Superstar-Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos

Best Rap Song
Lollipop-D. Carter, S. Garrett, D. Harrison, J. Scheffer & R. Zamor, songwriters (Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major)Track from: Tha Carter III[Cash Money/Universal Motown; Publishers: Young Money Publishing/Warner-Chappell Music, Herbalicious Music/Blackfountain Music/EMI-April Music, JimiPub Music/EMI Blackwood, Three Nails and A Crown Publishing]

Low-T. Dillard, M. Humphrey & T-Pain, songwriters (Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain)Track from: Mail On Sunday[Poe Boy/Atlantic; Publishers: E-Class Publishing/Top Quality Publishing/NappyPub Music/Zomba Songs]

Sexual Eruption-Calvin Broadus, S. Lovejoy & D. Stewart, songwriters (Snoop Dogg)Track from: Ego Trippin[Geffen; Publishers: My Own Chit Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music, Shawty Redd Songs/EMI April Music, Pimpin Tha Pen]

Superstar-Lupe Fiasco & Soundtrakk, songwriters (Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos)Track from: The Cool[1st & 15th/Atlantic; Publishers: Hey Lu Chill Music (Heavy As Heaven/Universal Music), 1st & 15th Publishing (Mr. Lopez Music/Universal Music Publishing)]
Swagga Like Us-D. Carter, S. Carter, Clifford Harris & Kanye West, songwriters (M. Arulpragasam, N. Headon, M. Jones, J. Mellor, T. Pentz & P. Simonon, songwriters) (Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne)[Roc-A-Fella/Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Crown Club Pub./Warner-Tamerlane/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood/Carter Boys Music/EMI April/Young Money Pub./Warner-Tamerlane/Hollertronix/Domino Publishing/Universal Z Tunes/Univ. Polygram Int'l]

Best Rap Album
American Gangster-Jay-Z[Roc-A-Fella]
Tha Carter III-Lil Wayne[Cash Money/Universal Motown]
The Cool-Lupe Fiasco[1st & 15th/Atlantic]
Nas-Nas[Def Jam]
Paper Trail-T.I.[Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

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