The Grammy Nominations!

December 4th, 2008 // 1 Comment

Nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were announced during a special Grammy Nominations Concert last night at the Nokia Theatre LA Live featuring performances by Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, The Foo Fighters and Mariah Carey. And rapper Lil’ Wayne seems poised to bum rush the Grammys this year.

Wayne’s album Tha Carter III has gone five times platinum and he received eight nominations, including Album of the Year and Rap Album. Gwyneth Paltrow‘s favorite band (or maybe not) Coldplay, came in second with seven.

Besides Lil’ Wayne, Album of the Year nods went to Coldplay, Radiohead (don’t get confused, they are actually two different bands), Ne-Yo, and Alison Krauss & Robert Plant.

Leona Lewis‘ smash hit “Bleeding Love” is up for Record of the Year, as well as contributions from Adele, Coldplay, Allison Krauss & Robert Plant, and M.I.A. “Paper Planes” is the greatest song to hit the planet since “Let It Be” so she needs that Grammy.

Jonas Brothers brought the virginal quality to the Best New Artist category, and they’ll be competing against Adele, Duffy, Lady Antebellum, and Jazmine Sullivan.

In some surprising snubs, countrified darling Taylor Swift and toothy Disney employee Miley Cyrus were boxed completely out of the noms.

And Jennifer Hudson, who had a tragic year, received three nominations, including one for Best R&B Album for her self-titled debut.

Click on the link for a complete list of this year’s top categories.

And for more pictures from the Grammy Nominations concert, click any image in the gallery!
Nominations
for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were announced during a special
Grammy Nominations Concert last night at the Nokia Theatre LA Live
featuring performances by Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, The Foo Fighters and Mariah Carey. And rapper Lil’ Wayne seems poised to bum rush the Grammys this year.Wayne’s album Tha Carter III has gone five times platinum and he received eight nominations, including Album of the Year and Rap Album. Gwyneth Paltrow‘s favorite band (or maybe not) Coldplay, came in second with seven.Besides Lil’ Wayne, Album of the Year nods went to Coldplay, Radiohead (don’t get confused, they are actually two different bands), Ne-Yo, and Alison Krauss & Robert Plant.Leona Lewis‘ smash hit “Bleeding Love” is up for Record of the Year, as well as contributions from Adele, Coldplay, Allison Krauss & Robert Plant, and M.I.A. “Paper Planes” is the greatest song to hit the planet since “Let It Be” so she needs that Grammy.Jonas Brothers brought the virginal quality to the Best New Artist category, and they’ll be competing against Adele, Duffy, Lady Antebellum, and Jazmine Sullivan.In some surprising snubs, countrified darling Taylor Swift and toothy Disney employee Miley Cyrus were boxed completely out of the noms.And Jennifer Hudson, who had a tragic year, received three nominations, including one for Best R&B Album for her self-titled debut. Click on the link for a complete list of this year’s top categories. And for more pictures from the Grammy Nominations concert, click any image in the gallery! Album of the Year o Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay o Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne o Year of the Gentleman, Ne-Yo o Raising Sand, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss o In Rainbows, Radiohead
Record of the Year o “Chasing Pavements,” Adele o “Viva la Vida,” Coldplay o “Bleeding Love,” Leona Lewis o “Paper Planes,” M.I.A. o “Please Read the Letter,” Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Song of the Year o “American Boy,” William Adams,
Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray
& Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle featuring Kanye West) o “Chasing Pavements,” Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele) o “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz) o “Love Song,” Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles) o “Viva La Vida,” Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
Best New Artist o Adele o Duffy o Jonas Brothers o Lady Antebellum o Jazmine Sullivan
Pop Vocal Album o Detours, Sheryl Crow o Rockferry, Duffy o Long Road Out of Eden, Eagles o Spirit, Leona Lewis o Covers, James Taylor
Rap Album o American Gangster, Jay-Z o Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne o The Cool, Lupe Fiasco o Nas, Nas o Paper Trail, T.I.
Rock Album o Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay o Rock N Roll Jesus, Kid Rock o Only By the Night, Kings of Leon o Death Magnetic, Metallica o Consolers of the Lonely, The Raconteurs
Country Album o That Lonesome Song, Jamey Johnson o Sleepless Nights, Patty Loveless o Troubadour, George Strait o Around the Bend, Randy Travis o Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love, Trisha Yearwood 

By J. Harvey
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  1. Whitney

    I was also disappointed with Taylor being left out of the nominations, but it turns out her new album is ineligible because it was released after the September 30th cutoff date for consideration. Unfortunately, Miley’s snub doesn’t have the same explanation…

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