grammy nominations

After a long and drawn out evening the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards have been announced. Oddly enough, Beyonce and Taylor Swift lead the pack with the most nods, followed by Kanye West and The Black Eyed Peas. The show will air on the CBS network on January 31, 2010, so without further ado, check out the contenders for the upcoming ceremony.

Here are the nominees…

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.)

  • Halo
    Beyoncé
    Beyoncé Knowles & Ryan Tedder, producers; Jim Caruana, Mark “Spike” Stent & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers
    Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music / Columbia]
  • I Gotta Feeling
    The Black Eyed Peas
    David Guetta & Frederick Riesterer, producers; will.i.am, Dylan “3-D” Dresdow & Padraic “Padlock” Kerin, engineers/mixers
    [Interscope]
  • Use Somebody
    Kings Of Leon
    Jacquire King & Angelo Petraglia, producers; Jacquire King, engineer/mixer
    [RCA Records]
  • Poker Face
    Lady Gaga
    RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne & Dave Russell, engineers/mixers
    Track from: The Fame
    [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]
  • You Belong With Me
    Taylor Swift
    Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers
    [Big Machine Records]

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.)

  • I Am… Sasha Fierce
    Beyoncé
    Shondrae “Mr. Bangledesh” Crawford, Ian Dench, D-Town, Toby Gad, Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Amanda Ghost, Jim Jonsin, Beyoncé Knowles, Rico Love, Dave McCracken, Terius “The Dream” Nash, Radio Killa, Stargate, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Ryan Tedder & Wayne Wilkins, producers; Jim Caruana, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Toby Gad, Kuk Harrell, Jim Jonsin, Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, Radio Killa, Mark “Spike” Stent, Ryan Tedder, Brian “B-LUV” Thomas, Marcos Tovar, Miles Walker & Wayne Wilkins, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
    [Music World Music / Columbia]
  • The E.N.D.
    The Black Eyed Peas
    Apl.de.ap, Jean Baptiste, Printz Board, DJ Replay, Funkagenda, David Guetta, Keith Harris, Mark Knight, Poet Name Life, Frederick Riesterer & will.i.am, producers; Dylan “3D” Dresdow, Padraic “Padlock” Kerin & will.i.am, engineers/mixers; Chris Bellman, mastering engineer
    [Interscope Records]
  • The Fame
    Lady Gaga
    Flo Rida, Colby O’Donis & Space Cowboy, featured artists; Brian & Josh, Rob Fusari, Martin Kierszenbaum, RedOne & Space Cowboy, producers; 4Mil, Robert Orton, RedOne, Dave Russell & Tony Ugval, engineers/mixers; Gene Grimaldi, mastering engineer
    [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]
  • Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King
    Dave Matthews Band
    Rob Cavallo, producer; Chris Lord-Alge & Doug McKean, engineers/mixers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer
    [RCA Records / Bama Rags Recordings, LLC.]
  • Fearless
    Taylor Swift
    Colbie Caillat, featured artist; Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson, Nathan Chapman & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Hank Williams, mastering engineer
    [Big Machine Records]

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.)

  • Poker Face
    Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
    Track from: The Fame
    [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree; Publishers: Stefani Germanotta p/k/a Lady Gaga, Sony/ATV Songs/House of Gaga Publishing/GloJoe Music, Sony/ATV Songs/RedOne Productions.]
  • Pretty Wings
    Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
    Track from: Blacksummers’ Night
    [Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Muszewell, EMI April Music, Ben Ami Music.]
  • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
    Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
    Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]
  • Use Somebody
    Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
    [RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, McFearless Music/Bug Music, Coffee, Tea or Me Publishing/Bug Music.]
  • You Belong With Me
    Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
    Track from: Fearless
    [Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music/Potting Shed Music, Barbara Orbison World Publishing.]

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

  • Zac Brown Band
  • Keri Hilson
  • MGMT
  • Silversun Pickups
  • The Ting Tings

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

  • Hometown Glory
    Adele
    Track from: 19
    [XL/Columbia]
  • Halo
    Beyoncé
    Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music / Columbia]
  • Hot N Cold
    Katy Perry
    [Capitol]
  • Sober
    Pink
    Track from: Funhouse
    [LaFace Records]
  • You Belong With Me
    Taylor Swift
    Track from: Fearless
    [Big Machine Records]

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

  • This Time
    John Legend
    Track from: Evolver
    [G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia]
  • Love You
    Maxwell
    Track from: Blacksummers’ Night
    [Columbia]
  • Make It Mine
    Jason Mraz
    Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
    [Atlantic]
  • If You Don’t Know Me By Now
    Seal
    Track from: Soul
    [143/Warner Bros.]
  • All About The Love Again
    Stevie Wonder
    [Hidden Beach Records]

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

  • I Gotta Feeling
    The Black Eyed Peas
    Track from: The E.N.D.
    [Interscope Records]
  • We Weren’t Born To Follow
    Bon Jovi
    [Island]
  • Never Say Never
    The Fray
    Track from: The Fray
    [Epic]
  • Sara Smile
    Daryl Hall & John Oates
    Track from: Live At The Troubadour
    [Shout! Factory]
  • Kids
    MGMT
    Track from: Oracular Spectacular
    [Columbia]

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

  • Sea Of Heartbreak
    Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen
    [Manhattan]
  • Love Sex Magic
    Ciara & Justin Timberlake
    Track from: Fantasy Ride
    [LaFace Records]
  • Lucky
    Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
    Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
    [Atlantic]
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside
    Willie Nelson & Norah Jones
    Track from: American Classic
    [Blue Note]
  • Breathe
    Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat
    Track from: Fearless
    [Big Machine Records]

Best Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • The E.N.D.
    The Black Eyed Peas
    [Interscope Records]
  • Breakthrough
    Colbie Caillat
    [Universal Republic Records]
  • All I Ever Wanted
    Kelly Clarkson
    [RCA Records / 19 Recordings LLC./ S Records]
  • The Fray
    The Fray
    [Epic]
  • Funhouse
    Pink
    [LaFace Records]

Best Dance Recording
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)

  • Boom Boom Pow
    The Black Eyed Peas
    will.i.am & Jean Baptiste, producers; Dylan Dresdow, mixer
    Track from: The E.N.D.
    [Interscope Records]
  • When Love Takes Over
    David Guetta & Kelly Rowland
    David Guetta & Frederic Riesterer, producers; Veronica Ferraro, mixer
    Track from: One Love
    [Astralwerks]
  • Poker Face
    Lady Gaga
    RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne & Dave Russell, mixers
    Track from: The Fame
    [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]
  • Celebration
    Madonna
    [Warner Bros.]
  • Womanizer
    Britney Spears
    K. Briscoe, producer; Serban Ghenea, mixer
    Track from: Circus
    [Jive/Zomba]

Best Electronic/Dance Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

  • Divided By Night
    The Crystal Method
    [Tiny E Records]
  • One Love
    David Guetta
    [Astralwerks]
  • The Fame
    Lady Gaga
    [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]
  • Party Rock
    LMFAO
    [Party Rock/Will.i.am/Cherrytree/Interscope]
  • Yes
    Pet Shop Boys
    [Astralwerks]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • A Swingin’ Christmas
    Tony Bennett
    [Columbia]
  • Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden
    Michael Bublé
    [143/Reprise]
  • Your Songs
    Harry Connick, Jr.
    [Columbia]
  • Liza’s At The Palace
    Liza Minnelli
    [Hybrid Recordings]
  • American Classic
    Willie Nelson
    [Blue Note]

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
    Bob Dylan
    Track from: Together Through Life
    [Columbia]
  • Change In The Weather
    John Fogerty
    Track from: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
    [Verve Forecast]
  • Dreamer
    Prince
    Track from: LotusFlow3r
    [NPG Records]
  • Working On A Dream
    Bruce Springsteen
    Track from: Working On A Dream
    [Columbia]
  • Fork In The Road
    Neil Young
    Track from: Fork In The Road
    [Reprise]

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Can’t Find My Way Home
    Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
    Track from: Live From Madison Square Garden
    [Reprise]
  • Life In Technicolor II
    Coldplay
    Track from: Prospekt’s March EP
    [Capitol]
  • 21 Guns
    Green Day
    Track from: 21st Century Breakdown
    [Reprise]
  • Use Somebody
    Kings Of Leon
    [RCA Records]
  • I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
    U2
    Track from: No Line On The Horizon
    [Interscope]

Best Hard Rock Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • War Machine
    AC/DC
    Track from: Black Ice
    [Columbia]
  • Check My Brain
    Alice In Chains
    Track from: Black Gives Way To Blue
    [Virgin]
  • What I’ve Done
    Linkin Park
    Track from: Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes
    [Warner Bros.]
  • The Unforgiven III
    Metallica
    Track from: Death Magnetic
    [Warner Bros.]
  • Burn It To The Ground
    Nickelback
    Track from: Dark Horse
    [Roadrunner Records]

Best Metal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Dissident Aggressor
    Judas Priest
    Track from: A Touch Of Evil — Live
    [Epic]
  • Set To Fail
    Lamb Of God
    Track from: Wrath
    [Epic]
  • Head Crusher
    Megadeth
    Track from: Endgame
    [Roadrunner Records]
  • Señor Peligro
    Ministry
    Track from: Adios…
    [13th Planet]
  • Hate Worldwide
    Slayer
    [American / Columbia]

Best Rock Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • The Fixer
    Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder, songwriters (Pearl Jam)
    [Monkeywrench; Publishers: Innocent Bystander, Jumpin' Cat Music, Theory of Color, Write Treatage Music.]
  • I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
    Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr., songwriters (U2)
    Track from: No Line On The Horizon
    [Interscope; Publishers: Universal Music Publishing, Upala Music.]
  • 21 Guns
    Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool, songwriters (Green Day)
    Track from: 21st Century Breakdown
    [Reprise; Publishers: WB Music Corp./Green Daze Music.]
  • Use Somebody
    Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
    [RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, McFearless Music/Bug Music, Coffee, Tea or Me Publishing/Bug Music.]
  • Working On A Dream
    Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
    Track from: Working On A Dream
    [Columbia; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen]

Best Rock Album
(Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

  • Black Ice
    AC/DC
    [Columbia]
  • Live From Madison Square Garden
    Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
    [Reprise/Duck]
  • 21st Century Breakdown
    Green Day
    [Reprise]
  • Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King
    Dave Matthews Band
    [RCA Records / Bama Rags Recordings, LLC.]
  • No Line On The Horizon
    U2
    [Interscope]

Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
    David Byrne & Brian Eno
    [Yep Roc Records]
  • The Open Door
    Death Cab For Cutie
    [Atlantic]
  • Sounds Of The Universe
    Depeche Mode
    [Capitol]
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    Phoenix
    [Loyaute/Glassnote Records]
  • It’s Blitz!
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    [DGC Records/Interscope]

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

  • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
    Beyoncé
    Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music/Columbia]
  • It Kills Me
    Melanie Fiona
    [SRC/Universal Motown]
  • That Was Then
    Lalah Hathaway
    Track from: Self Portrait
    [Stax Records/Concord Music Group]
  • Goin’ Thru Changes
    Ledisi
    Track from: Turn Me Loose
    [Verve Forecast]
  • Lions, Tigers & Bears
    Jazmine Sullivan
    [J Records]

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

  • The Point Of It All
    Anthony Hamilton
    Track from: The Point Of It All
    [So So Def]
  • Pretty Wings
    Maxwell
    Track from: Blacksummers’ Night
    [Columbia]
  • Sobeautiful
    Musiq Soulchild
    Track from: OnMyRadio
    [Atlantic]
  • Under
    Pleasure P
    Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
    [Swagga Ent./Atlantic]
  • There Goes My Baby
    Charlie Wilson
    Track from: Uncle Charlie
    [Jive Records]

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Blame It
    Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
    [J Records]
  • Chocolate High
    India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild
    Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
    [Soulbird/Universal Republic]
  • Ifuleave
    Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige
    Track from: OnMyRadio
    [Atlantic]
  • Higher Ground
    Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters
    Track from: Oh Happy Day
    [EMI Gospel]
  • Love Has Finally Come At Last
    Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby
    Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
    [Shanachie Entertainment Corp.]

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • At Last
    Beyoncé
    Track from: Cadillac Records Music From The Motion Picture
    [Music World Music/Columbia]
  • Soul Music
    Anthony Hamilton
    Track from: Soul Men Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    [Stax/Concord]
  • Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
    Boney James & Quinn
    Track from: Send One Your Love
    [Concord Records]
  • Sow Love
    Ann Nesby
    Track from: The Lula Lee Project
    [It's Time Child Records/Tyscot]
  • Woman Gotta Have It
    Calvin Richardson
    Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
    [Shanachie Entertainment Corp.]

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Daykeeper
    The Foreign Exchange
    Track from: Leave It All Behind
    [Hard Boiled Records]
  • All Matter
    Robert Glasper & Bilal
    Track from: Double Booked
    [Blue Note]
  • Pearls
    India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore
    Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
    [Soulbird/Universal Republic]
  • A Tale Of Two
    Eric Roberson, Ben O’Neill & Michelle Thompson
    Track from: Music Fan First
    [Blue Erro Soul]
  • Blend
    Tonex
    Track from: Unspoken
    [Battery Records]

Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Blame It
    James T. Brown, John Conte, Jr., Jamie Foxx, Christopher Henderson, Brandon R. Melanchon, Breyon Prescott, T-Pain & Nathan L. Walker, songwriters (Jamie Foxx & T-Pain)
    [J Records; Publishers: Sly As A Foxx Music/Bug Music, Gifted Source Music/EMI April Music, It's N8 Publishing, James T. Brown, Brandon R. Melanchon, John Conte, Jr., Nappypub Music/Universal Music Z Songs, Chameleon Publishing.]
  • Lions, Tigers & Bears
    Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
    [J Records; Publishers: Nappy Puddy Music/Universal Music-Z Tunes, Salaam Remi Music/EMI April Music.]
  • Pretty Wings
    Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
    Track from: Blacksummers’ Night
    [Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Muszewell, EMI April Music, Ben Ami Music.]
  • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
    Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
    Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]
  • Under
    D. Babbs, L. Bereal, M. Cooper, A. Dixon, J. Franklin, T. Jones, R. New & K. Stephens, songwriters (Pleasure P)
    Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
    [Swagga Ent./Atlantic; Publishers: Tank1176Music/Blackfountain/Antonio Dixon's Muzik/EMI April Music/Notting Dale Songs/Lonnalistic/Songs4ronnie/Doverland 301 Music/Thailand Music/K.Stephens Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Silverplatinumy2k.]

Best R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • The Point Of It All
    Anthony Hamilton
    [So So Def]
  • Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
    India.Arie
    [Soulbird/Universal Republic]
  • Turn Me Loose
    Ledisi
    [Verve Forecast]
  • Blacksummers’ Night
    Maxwell
    [Columbia]
  • Uncle Charlie
    Charlie Wilson
    [Jive Records]

Best Contemporary R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • I Am… Sasha Fierce
    Beyoncé
    [Music World Music/Columbia]
  • Intuition
    Jamie Foxx
    [J Records]
  • The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
    Pleasure P
    [Swagga Ent./Atlantic]
  • Ready
    Trey Songz
    [Songbook/Atlantic]
  • Thr33 Ringz
    T-Pain
    [Jive Records]

Best Rap Solo Performance
(For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Best I Ever Had
    Drake
    [Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown]
  • Beautiful
    Eminem
    Track from: Relapse
    [Aftermath/Interscope Records]
  • D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
    Jay-Z
    [Roc Nation]
  • Day ‘N’ Nite
    Kid Cudi
    [Universal Motown/Good/Fool's Gold]
  • Casa Bey
    Mos Def
    Track from: The Ecstatic
    [Downtown Records]

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
(For duo, group or collaborative performances of Rap only. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Too Many Rappers
    Beastie Boys & Nas
    [Capitol]
  • Crack A Bottle
    Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
    Track from: Relapse
    [Aftermath/Interscope]
  • Money Goes, Honey Stay
    Fabolous & Jay-Z
    Track from: Loso’s Way
    [Def Jam]
  • Make Her Say
    Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common
    [Universal Motown/GOOD Music]
  • Amazing
    Kanye West & Young Jeezy
    Track from: 808s & Heartbreak
    [Roc-A-Fella]

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Ego
    Beyoncé & Kanye West
    [Music World Music/Columbia]
  • Knock You Down
    Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
    Track from: In A Perfect World…
    [MMG/Zone 4/Interscope Records]
  • Run This Town
    Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
    [Roc Nation]
  • I’m On A Boat
    The Lonely Island & T-Pain
    Track from: Incredibad
    [Universal Republic Records]
  • Dead And Gone
    T.I. & Justin Timberlake
    Track from: Paper Trail
    [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

Best Rap Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Best I Ever Had
    Aubrey Drake Graham, D. Hamilton & M. Samuels, songwriters (Drake)
    [Aspire/Young Money/Cash Money; Publisher: Sony/ATV Tunes.]
  • Day ‘N’ Nite
    S. Mescudi & O. Omishore, songwriters (Kid Cudi)
    [Universal Motown/Good/Fool's Gold; Publishers: Elsie's Baby Boy, Owo Olorun, Universal Music Publishing.]
  • Dead And Gone
    C. Harris, R. Tadross & J. Timberlake, songwriters (T.I. & Justin Timberlake)
    Track from: Paper Trail
    [Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Crown Club Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/Tenman Tunes/Universal Z Tunes/Cleopatra's Sons Music/EMI April Music.]
  • D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
    Shawn Carter & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka, Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky, songwriters) (Jay-Z)
    [Atlantic; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music, Unichappell Music, APM Music.]
  • Run This Town
    Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West & E. Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)
    [Roc Nation; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music/All The Above Publishing/Sony ATV/Annauhi Music/Athanasios Alatas Publishing.]

Best Rap Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Universal Mind Control
    Common
    [Geffen]
  • Relapse
    Eminem
    [Aftermath/Interscope]
  • R.O.O.T.S.
    Flo Rida
    [Poe Boy/Atlantic]
  • The Ecstatic
    Mos Def
    [Downtown Records]
  • The Renaissance
    Q-Tip
    [Universal Motown]

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

  • Dead Flowers
    Miranda Lambert
    [Columbia Records]
  • I Just Call You Mine
    Martina McBride
    Track from: Shine
    [RCA Records]
  • White Horse
    Taylor Swift
    Track from: Fearless
    [Big Machine Records]
  • Just A Dream
    Carrie Underwood
    Track from: Carnival Ride
    [Arista Nashville]
  • Solitary Thinkin’
    Lee Ann Womack
    Track from: Call Me Crazy
    [MCA Nashville]

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

  • All I Ask For Anymore
    Trace Adkins
    Track from: X (Ten)
    [Capitol Records Nashville]
  • People Are Crazy
    Billy Currington
    Track from: Little Bit Of Everything
    [Mercury Records]
  • High Cost Of Living
    Jamey Johnson
    Track from: That Lonesome Song
    [Mercury Records]
  • Living For The Night
    George Strait
    Track from: Twang
    [MCA Nashville]
  • Sweet Thing
    Keith Urban
    Track from: Defying Gravity
    [Capitol Records Nashville]

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

  • Cowgirls Don’t Cry
    Brooks & Dunn
    Track from: Cowboy Town
    [Arista Nashville]
  • Chicken Fried
    Zac Brown Band
    Track from: The Foundation
    [Home Grown/Big Picture/Atlantic]
  • I Run To You
    Lady Antebellum
    Track from: Lady Antebellum
    [Capitol Records Nashville]
  • Here Comes Goodbye
    Rascal Flatts
    Track from: Unstoppable
    [Lyric Street Records]
  • It Happens
    Sugarland
    Track from: Love On The Inside
    [Mercury Records]

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

  • Beautiful World
    Dierks Bentley & Patty Griffin
    Track from: Feel That Fire
    [Capitol Records Nashville]
  • Down The Road
    Kenny Chesney & Mac McAnally
    Track from: Lucky Old Sun
    [BNA Records Label]
  • Start A Band
    Brad Paisley & Keith Urban
    Track from: Play
    [Arista Nashville]
  • I Told You So
    Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis
    [19/Arista Nashville]
  • Everything But Quits
    Lee Ann Womack & George Strait
    Track from: Call Me Crazy
    [MCA Nashville]

You can check out the rest of the show’s nominees at the official Grammy website.

What do you think of the nominations this year? Is there anyone who should or shouldn’t have gotten a nod?