[12/04/08 - 09:00 AM]
Nominations Announced for "The 51st Annual Grammy(R) Awards"
Lil Wayne leads all nominations with eight, followed by Coldplay with seven and Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West with six each.

[via press release from CBS]


Lil Wayne Leads GRAMMY� Nominations With Eight; Coldplay Earns Seven; Jay-Z, Ne-Yo And Kanye West Each Garner Six

Coldplay, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss And Radiohead Vie For Album Of The Year

Adele, Duffy, Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum and Jazmine Sullivan Up for Best New Artist

Nominations were announced last night for THE 51st ANNUAL GRAMMY� AWARDS, with the winners of the Awards, generally recognized as the most prestigious in the recording field, to be announced during a special LIVE broadcast from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

For the first time, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on CBS during primetime television as part of "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night�." Lil Wayne tops the nominations with eight; Coldplay garners seven; Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West each earn six nominations; Alison Krauss, John Mayer, Robert Plant, Radiohead and Jazmine Sullivan receive five each; and, Adele, Danger Mouse, Eagles, Lupe Fiasco, George Strait, and T.I. each have four nominations.

Highlights of the 51ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS nominations in 110 categories include:

Album Of The Year:

· 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

Record Of The Year:

· "Chasing Pavements" - Adele

· "Viva La Vida" - Coldplay

· "Bleeding Love" - Leona Lewis

· "Paper Planes" - M.I.A

· "Please Read The Letter" - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Best New Artist:

· Adele

· Duffy

· Jonas Brothers

· Lady Antebellum

· Jazmine Sullivan

Song Of The Year:

· "American Boy" - William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West)

· "Chasing Pavements" - Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele)

· "I'm Yours" - Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz)

· "Love Song" - Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles)

· "Viva La Vida" - Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

· "Viva La Vida" - Coldplay

· "Waiting In The Weeds" - Eagles

· "Going On" - Gnarls Barkley

· "Won't Go Home Without You" - Maroon 5

· "Apologize" - OneRepublic

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 Pop Vocal Album:

· Detours - Sheryl Crow

· Rockferry - Duffy

· Long Road Out Of Eden - Eagles

· Spirit - Leona Lewis

· Covers - James Taylor

Best Dance Recording:

· "Harder Better Faster Stronger" - Daft Punk

· "Ready For The Floor" - Hot Chip

· "Just Dance" - Lady Gaga & Colby O'Donis

· "Give It 2 Me" -Madonna

· "Disturbia" - Rihanna

· "Black & Gold" - Sam Sparro

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

· Still Unforgettable - Natalie Cole

· The Sinatra Project - Michael Feinstein

· No�l - Josh Groban

· In The Swing Of Christmas - Barry Manilow

· Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall - Rufus Wainwright

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

· "Rock 'N Roll Train" - AC/DC

· "Violet Hill" - Coldplay

· "Long Road Out Of Eden" - Eagles

· "Sex On Fire" - Kings Of Leon

· "House Of Cards" - Radiohead

Best Rock Song:

· "Girls In Their Summer Clothes" - Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

· "House Of Cards" - Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)

· " I Will Possess Your Heart " - Benjamin Gibbard, Nicholas Harmer, Jason McGerr & Christopher Walla, songwriters (Death Cab For Cutie)

· "Sex On Fire" - Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)

· "Violet Hill" - Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

Best Rock Album:

· Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends - Coldplay

· Rock N Roll Jesus - Kid Rock

· Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon

· Death Magnetic - Metallica

· Consolers Of The Lonely - The Raconteurs

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

· "Ribbon In The Sky" - Boyz II Men

· "Words" - Anthony David Featuring Indie.Arie

· "Stay With Me (By The Sea)" - Al Green Featuring John Legend

· "I'm His Only Woman" - Jennifer Hudson Featuring Fantasia

· "Never Give You Up" - Raphael Saadiq Featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton

Best Urban/Alternative Performance:

· "Say Goodbye To Love" - Kenna

· "Wanna Be" - Maiysha

· "Be OK" - Chrisette Michele Featuring will.i.am

· "Many Moons" - Janelle Monae

· "Lovin You (Music)" - Wayna Featuring Kokayi

Best R&B Album:

· Love & Life - Eric Ben�t

· Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA - Boyz II Men

· Lay It Down - Al Green

· Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson

· The Way I See It - Raphael Saadiq

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)

· "Low" - T. Dillard, M. Humphrey & T-Pain, songwriters (Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain)

· "Sexual Eruption" - Calvin Broadus, S. Lovejoy & D. Stewart, songwriters (Snoop Dogg)

· "Superstar" - Lupe Fiasco & Soundtrakk, songwriter (Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos)

· "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)

Best Rap Album:

· American Gangster - Jay-Z

· Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne

· The Cool - Lupe Fiasco

· Nas - Nas

· Paper Trail - T.I.

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals:

· "Shiftwork" - Kenny Chesney & George Strait

· "Killing The Blues" - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

· "House Of Cash" - George Strait & Patty Loveless

· "Life In A Northern Town" - Sugarland, Jake Owen & Little Big Town

· "Let The Wind Chase You" - Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban

Best Country Song:

· "Dig Two Graves" - Ashley Gorley & Bob Regan, songwriters (Randy Travis)

· "I Saw God Today" - Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell & Wade Kirby, songwriters (George Strait)

· "In Color" - Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller & James Otto, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)

· "Stay" - Jennifer Nettles, songwriter (Sugarland)

· "You're Gonna Miss This" - Ashley Gorley & Lee Thomas Miller, songwriters (Trace Adkins)

Best Country Album:

· That Lonesome Song - Jamey Johnson

· Sleepless Nights - Patty Loveless

· Troubadour - George Strait

· Around The Bend - Randy Travis

· Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love - Trisha Yearwood

Best Contemporary Jazz Album:

· Randy In Brasil - Randy Brecker

· Floating Point - John McLaughlin

· Cannon Re-Loaded: All-Star Celebration Of Cannonball Adderley - (Various Artists) Gregg Field & Tom Scott, producers

· Miles From India - (Various Artists) Bob Belden, producer

· Lifecycle - Yellowjackets Featuring Mike Stern

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

· Imagina: Songs Of Brasil - Karrin Allyson

· Breakfast On The Morning Tram - Stacey Kent

· If Less Is More...Nothing Is Everything - Kate McGarry

· Loverly - Cassandra Wilson

· Distances - Norma Winstone (Glauco Venier & Klaus Gesing)

The 51st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Walter C. Miller is producer/director, Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer.

About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music - The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit http://www.grammy.com/.* * *

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