Beyonce Leads Grammy Nominations, With Taylor Swift A Close Second

December 3rd, 2009 // Leave a Comment

Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Kings Of Leon, Taylor Swift and Black Eyed Peas are among the acts nominated for next year’s Grammy Awards.

The former Destiny’s Child singer is up for ten awards, including the Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Swift, the 19-year-old country star, had eight nominations. She and Lady Gaga, who was nominated five times, will face Beyoncé in those same top three categories.

The awards ceremony will take place on January 31 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

SONG OF THE YEAR
Beyonce – “Single Ladies”
Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”
Maxwell – “Pretty Wings”
Kings of Leon – “Use Somebody”
Taylor Swift
- “You Belong With Me.”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Beyonce – “I Am … Sasha Fierce”
Black Eyed Peas’ “The E.N.D.”
Lady Gaga – “The Fame”
Taylor Swift – “Fearless”
Dave Matthews Band – “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King.”

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Beyonce – “Halo”
Black Eyes Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”
Kings of Leon – “Use Somebody”
Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”
Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
MGMT
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Hometown Glory,” Adele
“Halo,” Beyonce
“Hot N Cold,” Katy Perry
“Sober,” Pink
“You Belong With Me,” Taylor Swift

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“This Time,” John Legend
“Love You,” Maxwell
“Make It Mine,” Jason Mraz
“If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” Seal
“All About the Love Again,” Stevie Wonder

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
“I Gotta Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas
“We Weren’t Born to Follow,” Bon Jovi
“Never Say Never,” The Fray
“Sara Smile,” Hall and Oates
“Kids,” MGMT

The rest of the 2009 GRAMMY nominee list is after the jump.

Gallery Info: Nick Jonas, T Pain, George Lopez, Fergie, Ringo Star, Black Eyed Peas, Smokey Robinson, Katy Perry, LL Cool J, Dwight Yoakam, Linkin Park and Joe Jonas at The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live on December 2, 2009


BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS”Sea of Heartbreak,” Rosanne Cash and Bruce Springsteen”Love Sex Magic,” Ciara and Justin Timberlake”Lucky,” Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat”Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” Willie Nelson and Norah Jones”Breathe,” Taylor Swift and Colbie CaillatBEST POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE”Besame Mucho,” Herb Alpert”Throw Down Your Heart,” Bela Fleck”The Fire,” Imogen Heap”Phoenix Rise,” Maxwell”Funk Joint,” Marcus MillerBEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUMIn Boston, Chris BottiLegacy, HiroshimaPotato Hole, Booker T. JonesModern Art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ FreemanDown the Wire, Spyro GyraBEST POP ALBUMThe E.N.D., The Black Eyed PeasBreakthrough, Colbie CaillatAll I Ever Wanted, Kelly ClarksonThe Fray, The FrayFunhouse, PinkBEST DANCE RECORDING”Boom Boom Pow,” The Black Eyed Peas”When Love Takes Over,” David Guetta and Kelly Rowland”Poker Face,” Lady Gaga”Celebration,” Madonna”Womanizer,” Britney SpearsBEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUMDivided By Night, The Crystal MethodOne Love, David GuettaThe Fame, Lady GagaParty Rock, LMFAOYes, Pet Shop BoysBEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUMA Swingin’ Christmas, Tony BennettMichael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden, Michael BubleYour Songs, Harry Connick, Jr.Liza’s At the Palace, Liza MinnelliAmerican Classic, Willie NelsonBEST SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE”Beyond Here Lies Nothin,’” Bob Dylan”Change in the Weather,” John Fogerty”Dreamer,” Prince”Working on a Dream,” Bruce Springsteen”Fork in the Road,” Neil YoungBEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS”Can’t Find My Way Home,” Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood”Live in Technicolor II,” Coldplay”21 Guns,” Green Day”Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon”I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight,” U2BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE”War Machine,” AC/DC”Check My Brain,” Alice in Chains”What I’ve Done,” Linkin Park”The Unforgiven III,” Metallica”Burn It to the Ground,” NickelbackBEST METAL PERFORMANCE”Dissident Aggressor,” Judas Priest”Set to Fail,” Lamb of God”Head Crusher,” Megadeath”Senor Peligro,” Ministry”Hate Worldwide,” SlayerBEST ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE”A Day in the Life,” Jeff Beck”Warped Sister,” Booker T. Jones”Playing With Fire,” Brad Paisley”Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin,’” Brian Setzer Orchestra”Now We Run,” Steve VaiBEST ROCK SONG”The Fixer,” Pearl Jam”I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight,” U2″21 Guns,” Green Day”Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon”Working on a Dream,” Bruce SpringsteenBEST ROCK ALBUMBlack Ice, AC/DCLive From Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood21st Century Breakdown, Green DayBig Whiskey and the Groogrux King, Dave Matthews BandNo Line on the Horizon, U2BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUMEverything That Happens Will Happen Today, David Byrne and Brian EchoThe Open Door, Death Cab for CutieSounds of the Universe, Depeche ModeWolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, PhoenixIt’s Blitz!, Yeah Yeah YeahsBEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE”Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It),” Beyonce”It Kills Me,” Melanie Fiona”That Was Then,” Lalah Hathaway”Goin’ Thru Changes,” Ledisi”Lions, Tigers & Bears,” Jazmine SullivanBEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE”The Point of It All,” Anthony Hamilton”Pretty Wings,” Maxwell”Sobeautiful,” Musiq Soulchild”Under,” Pleasure P”There Goes My Baby,” Charlie WilsonBEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS”Blame It,” Jamie Foxx and T-Pain”Chocolate High,” India.Arie and Musiq Soulchild”Ifuleave,” Musiq Soulchild and Mary J. Blige”Higher Ground,” Robert Randolph and The Clark Sisters”Love Has Finally Come at Last,” Calvin Richardson and Ann NesbyBEST TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE”At Last,” Beyonce”Soul Music,” Anthony Hamilton”Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” Boney James and Quinn”Sow Love,” Ann Nesby”Woman Gotta Have It,” Calvin RichardsonBEST URBAN/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE”Daykeeper,” The Foreign Exchange”All Matter,” Robert Glasper and Bilal”Pearls,” India.Arie and Dobet Gnahore”A Tale of Two,” Eric Roberson, Ben O’Neill, and Michelle Thompson”Blend,” TonexBEST R&B SONG”Blame It,” Jamie Foxx and T-Pain”Lions, Tigers, and Bears,” Jazmine Sullivan”Pretty Wings,” Maxwell”Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Beyonce”Under,” Pleasure PBEST R&B ALBUMThe Point of It All, Anthony HamiltonTestimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics, India.ArieTurn Me Loose, LedisiBlacksummers’ Night, MaxwellUncle Charlie, Charlie WilsonBEST CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUMI Am…Sasha Fierce, BeyonceIntuition, Jamie FoxxThe Introduction of Marcus Cooper, Pleasure PReady, Trey SongzThr33 Ringz, T-PainBEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE”Best I Ever Had,” Drake”Beautiful,” Eminem”D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune),” Jay-Z”Day ‘N’ Nite,” Kid Cudi”Casa Bey,” Mos DefBEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP”Too Many Rappers,” Beastie Boys and Nas”Crack A Bottle,” Eminem, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent”Money Goes, Honey Stay,” Fabolous and Jay-Z”Make Her Say,” Kid Cudi, Kanye West, and Common”Amazing,” Kanye West and Young JeezyBEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION”Ego,” Beyonce and Kanye West”Knock You Down,” Keri Hilson, Kanye West and Ne-Yo”Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West”I’m on a Boat,” The Lonely Island and T-Pain”Dead and Gone,” T.I. and Justin TimberlakeBEST RAP SONG”Best I Ever Had,” Drake”Day ‘N’ Nite,” Kid Cudi”Dead and Gone,” T.I. and Justin Timberlake”D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune),” Jay-Z”Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye WestBEST RAP ALBUMUniversal Mind Control, CommonRelapse, EminemR.O.O.T.S., Flo RidaThe Ecstatic, Mos DefThe Renaissance, Q-TipBEST FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE”Dead Flowers,” Miranda Lambert”I Just Call You Mine,” Martina McBride”White Horse,” Taylor Swift”Just a Dream,” Carrie Underwood”Solitary Thinkin,” Lee Ann WomackBEST MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE”All I Ask for Anymore,” Trace Adkins”People Are Crazy,” Billy Currington”High Cost of Living,” Jamey Johnson”Living for the Night,” George Strait”Sweet Thing,” Keith UrbanBEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS”Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” Brooks & Dunn”Chicken Fried,” Zac Brown Band”I Run to You,” Lady Antebellum”Here Comes Goodbye,” Rascal Flatts”It Happens,” SugarlandBEST COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS”Beautiful World,” Dierks Bentley and Patty Griffin”Down the Road,” Kenny Chesney and Mac McAnally”Start a Band,” Brad Paisley and Keith Urban”I Told You So,” Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis”Everything But Quits,” Lee Ann Womack and George StraitBEST COUNTRY INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE”Under the (Five) Wire,” Alison Brown”The Crystal Merchant,” The Greencards”Mansinneedof,” Sarah Jarosz”Producer’s Medley,” Steve WarinerBEST COUNTRY SONG”All I Ask for Anymore,” Trace Adkins”High Cost of Living,” Jamey Johnson”I Run to You,” Lady Antebellum”People Are Crazy,” Billy Currington”White Horse,” Taylor SwiftBEST COUNTRY ALBUMThe Foundation, Zac Brown BandTwang, George StraitFearless, Taylor SwiftDefying Gravity, Keith UrbanCall Me Crazy, Lee Ann WomackBEST NEW AGE ALBUMFaith, Jim BrickmanPrayer for Compassion, David DarlingLaserium for the Soul, HentaIn a Dream, Peter Kater, Dominic Miller, Kenny Loggins, and Jaques MorelenbaumImpressions of the West Lake, KitaroBEST CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUMUrbanus, Stefon Harris and BlackoutSounding Point, Julian LageAt World’s Edge, Philippe SaisseBig Neighborhood, Mike Stern75, Joe Zawinul and The Zawinul SyndicateBEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUMNo Regrets, Randy Crawford and Joe SampleDedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music of Coltrane and Hartman, Kurt EllingSo In Love, Roberta GambariniTide, Luciana SouzaDesire, Tierney SuttonBEST AMERICANA ALBUMTogether Through Life, Bob DylanElectric Dirt, Levon HelmWillie and the Wheel, Willie Nelson and Asleep at the WheelWilco (The Album), WilcoLittle Honey, Lucinda WilliamsBEST COMEDY ALBUMBack From the Dead, Spinal TapA Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!, Stephen ColbertInternet Leaks, Weird Al YankovicMy Weakness Is Strong, Patton OswaltSuckin’ It for the Holidays, Kathy GriffinTall, Dark, & Chicano, George LopezBEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR MOTION PICTURE, TV, ETCCadillac RecordsQuentin Tarantino’s Inglourious BasterdsSlumdog MillionaireTrue BloodTwilightBEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR MOTION PICTURE, TV, ETCThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Disc 1)Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceMilkStar TrekUpBEST SONG WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURE, TV, ETC”The Climb” (From Hannah Montana: The Movie), Miley Cyrus”Decode” (From Twilight), Paramore”Jai Ho” (From Slumdog Millionaire), A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer, and Vijay Prakash”Once in a Lifetime” (From Cadillac Records), Beyonce”The Wrestler” (From The Wrestler), Bruce SpringsteenPRODUCER OF THE YEAR (NON-CLASSICAL)T Bone BurnettEthan JohnsLarry KleinGreg KurstinBrendan O’BrienBEST REMIXED RECORDING”Don’t Believe in Love (Dennis Ferrer Objektivity Mix),” Dennis Ferrer (Dido)”The Girl and the Robot (Jean Elan Remix),” Jean Elan (Royksopp)”I Want You (Dave Aude Remix),” Dave Aude, (Dean Coleman Featuring DCLA)”No You Girls (Trentemoller Remix),” Anders Trentemoller (Franz Ferdinand)”When Love Takes Over (Electro Extended Remix),” David Guetta (David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland)BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO”Mr. Hurricane,” Beast”Boom Boom Pow,” The Black Eyed Peas”Life in Technicolor II,” Coldplay”Wrong,” Depeche Mode”Her Morning Elegance,” Oren LavieBEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEOIn Boston, Chris BottiJohnny Cash’s America, Johnny CashAnita O’Day — The Life of a Jazz Singer — Anita O’DayLove Pain and the Whole Crazy World Tour Live — Keith UrbanThe Beatles Love — All Together Now — Various Artists

By Miu von Furstenberg
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