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And… The Nominations Are In!

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Last night the 51 Grammy nominations were announced and the numbers are in. With Lil Wayne leading the pack with 8 nods, Cold Play with 7, and Kanye West, Ne-Yo, and Jay-z all with 6 this years Grammys will be all about the men and has definitely proven that Hip-Hop is not dead. Congratulations to all the nominees.

Category 1

Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

  • Chasing Pavements
    Adele
    Eg White, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Steve Price, engineers/mixers
    Track from: 19
    [XL Recordings/Columbia]
  • Viva La Vida
    Coldplay
    Markus Dravs, Brian Eno & Rik Simpson, producers; Michael Brauer & Rik Simpson, engineers/mixers
    Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    [Capitol Records]
  • Bleeding Love
    Leona Lewis
    Simon Cowell, Clive Davis & Ryan “Alias” Tedder, producers; Craig Durrance, Phil Tan & Ryan “Alias” Tedder, engineers/mixers
    [J Records/SYCO Music]
  • Paper Planes
    M.I.A
    Diplo, producer; Switch, engineer/mixer
    Track from: Kala
    [Interscope]
  • Please Read The Letter
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer
    Track from: Raising Sand
    [Rounder]

Category 2

Album Of The Year
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

  • Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    Coldplay
    Markus Dravs, Brian Eno & Rik Simpson, producers; Michael H. Brauer, Markus Dravs, John O’Mahoney, Rik Simpson & Andy Wallace, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
    [Capitol Records]
  • Tha Carter III
    Lil Wayne
    Babyface, Brisco, Fabolous, Jay-Z, Kidd Kidd, Busta Rhymes, Juelz Santana, D. Smith, Static Major, T-Pain & Bobby Valentino, featured artists; Alchemist, David Banner, Vaushaun “Maestro” Brooks, Cool & Dre, Andrews “Drew” Correa, Shondrae “Mr. Bangladesh” Crawford, Darius “Deezle” Harrison, Jim Jonsin, Mousa, Pro Jay, Rodnae, Skillz & Play, D. Smith, Swizz Beatz, Robin Thicke, T-Pain & Kanye West, producers; Angel Aponte, Joshua Berkman, Andrew Dawson, Joe G, Darius “Deezle” Harrison, Fabian Marasciullo, Miguel Scott, Robin Thicke, Julian Vasquez & Gina Victoria, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer
    [Universal Motown/Cash Money]
  • Year Of The Gentleman
    Ne-Yo
    Chuck Harmony, Ne-Yo, Polow Da Don, StarGate, Stereotypes, Syience, Shea Taylor & Shomari “Sho” Wilson, producers; Kirven Arrington, Jeff Chestek, Kevin “KD” Davis, Mikkel Eriksen, Jaymz Hardy Martin, III, Geno Regist, Phil Tan & Tony Terrebonne, engineers/mixers; Herb Powers, Jr., mastering engineer
    [Def Jam/Compound]
  • Raising Sand
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer
    [Rounder]
  • In Rainbows
    Radiohead
    Nigel Godrich, producer; Nigel Godrich, Dan Grech-Marguerat, Hugo Nicolson & Richard Woodcraft, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
    [TBD Records]
    Category 3

Song Of The Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • American Boy
    William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West)
    Track from: Shine
    [Atlantic/Homeschool; Publishers: Will.I.Am Music/Cherry River Music/Chrysalis Publishing/John Legend Publishing/Cherry River Music/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music/Larry Leron Music/Speir Music/Broke, Spoke and Gone Publishing]
  • Chasing Pavements
    Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele)
    Track from: 19
    [XL Recordings/Columbia; Publishers: Universal-Songs of Polygram Int.]
  • I’m Yours
    Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz)
    Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
    [Atlantic; Publisher: Goo Eyed Music]
  • Love Song
    Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles)
    Track from: Little Voice
    [Epic; Publisher: Tiny Bear Music]
  • Viva La Vida
    Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
    Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    [Capitol Records; Publishers: Universal Music-MGB Songs]

Category 4

Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

  • Adele
  • Duffy
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Jazmine Sullivan

Category 5

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Chasing Pavements
    Adele
    Track from: 19
    [Columbia/XL]
  • Love Song
    Sara Bareilles
    Track from: Little Voice
    [Epic]
  • Mercy
    Duffy
    Track from: Rockferry
    [Mercury]
  • Bleeding Love
    Leona Lewis
    [J Records/SYCO Music]
  • I Kissed A Girl
    Katy Perry
    Track from: One Of The Boys
    [Capitol Records]
  • So What
    Pink
    [LaFace]

Category 6

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • All Summer Long
    Kid Rock
    Track from: Rock N Roll Jesus
    [Atlantic]
  • Say
    John Mayer
    Track from: Continuum
    [Columbia]
  • That Was Me
    Paul McCartney
    Track from: Amoeba’s Secret
    [Hear Music/MPL Communications Ltd.]
  • I’m Yours
    Jason Mraz
    Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
    [Atlantic]
  • Closer
    Ne-Yo
    Track from: Year Of The Gentleman
    [Def Jam/Compound Entertainment]
  • Wichita Lineman
    James Taylor
    Track from: Covers
    [Hear Music]

Category 7

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Viva La Vida
    Coldplay
    Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    [Capitol Records]
  • Waiting In The Weeds
    Eagles
    Track from: Long Road Out Of Eden
    [Eagles Recording Company II]
  • Going On
    Gnarls Barkley
    Track from: The Odd Couple
    [Downtown/Atlantic]
  • Won’t Go Home Without You
    Maroon 5
    Track from: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
    [Octone/A&M]
  • Apologize
    OneRepublic
    Track from: Dreaming Out Loud
    [Mosley Music/Interscope Records]

Category 8

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Lesson Learned
    Alicia Keys & John Mayer
    Track from: As I Am
    [J Records]
  • 4 Minutes
    Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
    Track from: Hard Candy
    [Warner Bros.]
  • Rich Woman
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    Track from: Raising Sand
    [Rounder]
  • If I Never See Your Face Again
    Rihanna & Maroon 5
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded
    [Def Jam]
  • No Air
    Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
    Track from: Jordin Sparks
    [Jive]

For the Complete List, visit www.grammy.com

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