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Kanye, Amy Winehouse Lead Grammy Nominations


Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, and Rihanna each swept up multiple nominations when the Grammy Award nominations were announced this morning.

West leads the field with eight nominations, including one for Album of the Year and many others in the rap performance categories. Winehouse scored six nominations, including Album, Record and Song of the Year and Best New Artist.

The Album of the Year category is an interesting one this time around, with Herbie Hancock, Vince Gill, and the Foo Fighters joining West and Winehouse. Beyonce, the Foo Fighters, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Winehouse will square off for Record of the Year.

The most pleasant surprise: Four nominations for my gal Feist, including Best New Artist. The awards — the Grammys' 50th — will be presented Feb. 10.

This list has all of the nominees in more than 100 categories, and to see the highlights — including the rock, pop, rap, R&B, and country nominees — just read more

RECORD OF THE YEAR
"Irreplaceable" — Beyonce
"The Pretender" — Foo Fighters
"Umbrella" — Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
"What Goes Around…Comes Around" — Justin Timberlake
"Rehab" — Amy Winehouse

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace — Foo Fighters
These Days — Vince Gill
River: The Joni Letters — Herbie Hancock
Graduation — Kanye West
Back to Black — Amy Winehouse

SONG OF THE YEAR
"Before He Cheats" — Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
"Hey There Delilah" — Tom Higgenson, songwriter (Plain White T's)
"Like a Star" — Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae)
"Rehab" — Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse)
"Umbrella" — Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius "Dream" Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z)

BEST NEW ARTIST
Feist
Ledisi
Paramore
Taylor Swift
Amy Winehouse

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Candyman" — Christina Aguilera
"1234" — Feist
"Big Girls Don't Cry" — Fergie
"Say It Right" — Nelly Furtado
"Rehab" — Amy Winehouse

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Everything" — Michael Bublé
"Belief" — John Mayer
"Dance Tonight" — Paul McCartney
"Amazing" — Seal
"What Goes Around...Comes Around" — Justin Timberlake

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"(You Want To) Make A Memory" — Bon Jovi
"Home" — Daughtry
"Makes Me Wonder" — Maroon 5
"Hey There Delilah" — Plain White T's
"Window In The Skies" — U2

BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
"Steppin' Out" — Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera
"Beautiful Liar" — Beyoncé & Shakira
"Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)" — Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
"The Sweet Escape" — Gwen Stefani & Akon
"Give It To Me" — Timbaland Featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
"Off The Grid" — Beastie Boys
"Paris Sunrise #7" — Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
"Over The Rainbow" — Dave Koz
"One Week Last Summer" — Joni Mitchell
"Simple Pleasures" — Spyro Gyra

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
The Mix-Up — Beastie Boys
Italia — Chris Botti
At The Movies — Dave Koz
Good To Go-Go — Spyro Gyra
Roundtrip — Kirk Whalum

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Lost Highway — Bon Jovi
The Reminder — Feist
It Won't Be Soon Before Long — Maroon 5
Memory Almost Full — Paul McCartney
Back To Black — Amy Winehouse

BEST DANCE RECORDING
"Do It Again" — The Chemical Brothers
"D.A.N.C.E." — Justice
"Love Today — Mika
"Don't Stop The Music" – Rihanna
"LoveStoned/I Think She Knows" — Justin Timberlake

BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM
We Are The Night — The Chemical Brothers
— Justice
Sound Of Silver — LCD Soundsystem
We Are Pilots — Shiny Toy Guns
Elements Of Life — Tiësto

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
Call Me Irresponsible — Michael Bublé
Cool Yule — Bette Midler
Trav'lin' Light — Queen Latifah
Live In Concert 2006 — Barbra Streisand
James Taylor At Christmas — James Taylor

BEST SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Timebomb" — Beck
"Only Mama Knows" — Paul McCartney
"Our Country" — John Mellencamp
"Radio Nowhere" — Bruce Springsteen
"Come On" — Lucinda Williams

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"It's Not Over" — Daughtry
"Working Class Hero" — Green Day
"If Everyone Cared" — Nickelback
"Instant Karma" — U2
"Icky Thump" — The White Stripes

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
"Sweet Sacrifice" — Evanescence
"The Pretender" — Foo Fighters
"I Don't Wanna Stop" — Ozzy Osbourne
"Sick, Sick, Sick" — Queens Of The Stone Age
"The Pot" — Tool

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
"Nothing Left" — As I Lay Dying
"Never Ending Hill" — King Diamond
"Aesthetics Of Hate" — Machine Head
"Redemption" — Shadows Fall
"Final Six" — Slayer

BEST ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
"The Ecstasy Of Gold" — Metallica
"Malignant Narcissism" — Rush
"Always With Me, Always With You" — Joe Satriani
"Once Upon A Time In The West" — Bruce Springsteen
"The Attitude Song" — Steve Vai

BEST ROCK SONG
"Come On" — Lucinda Williams, songwriter (Lucinda Williams)
"Icky Thump" — Jack White, songwriter (The White Stripes)
"It's Not Over" — Chris Daughtry, Gregg Wattenberg, Mark Wilkerson & Brett Young, songwriters (Daughtry)
"The Pretender" — Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel & Chris Shiflett, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
"Radio Nowhere" — Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Daughtry — Daughtry
Revival — John Fogerty
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace — Foo Fighters
Magic — Bruce Springsteen
Sky Blue Sky — Wilco

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Alright, Still... — Lily Allen
Neon Bible — Arcade Fire
Volta — Bjork
Wincing The Night Away — The Shins
Icky Thump — The White Stripes

BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Just Fine" — Mary J. Blige
"When I See You" — Fantasia
"No One" — Alicia Keys
"If I Have My Way" — Chrisette Michele
"Hate On Me" — Jill Scott

BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Woman" — Raheem DeVaughn
"B.U.D.D.Y." — Musiq Soulchild
"Because Of You" — Ne-Yo
"Future Baby Mama" — Prince
"Please Don't Go" — Tank

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"Same Girl" — R. Kelly Featuring Usher
"Disrespectful" — Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige
"Hate That I Love You" — Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo
"Baby" — Angie Stone Featuring Betty Wright
"Bartender" — T-Pain Featuring Akon

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE

"Walk A Mile In My Shoes" — Otis Clay
"All Night Long" — Randy Crawford & Joe Sample
"In My Songs" — Gerald Levert
"I Apologize" — Ann Nesby
"I Am Your Man" — Ryan Shaw

BEST URBAN/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE
"Make A Baby" — Vikter Duplaix
"That’s The Way Of The World" — Dwele
"Daydreamin'" — Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott
"Fantasy" — Meshell Ndegeocello
"Dream" — Alice Smith

BEST R&B SONG
"Beautiful Flower" — India.Arie & Joyce Simpson, songwriters (India.Arie)
"Hate That I Love You" — M.S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo)
"No One" — Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers & Alicia Keys, songwriters (Alicia Keys)
"Teachme" —Ivan Barias, Adam W. Blackstone, Randall C. Bowland, Carvin Haggins, Johnnie Smith II & Corey Latif Williams, songwriters (Musiq Soulchild)
"When I See U" — Louis Biancaniello, Waynne Nugent, Erika Nuri, Kevin Risto, Janet Sewel & Sam Watters, songwriters (Fantasia)

BEST R&B ALBUM
Funk This — Chaka Khan
Lost & Found — Ledisi
Luvanmusiq —Musiq Soulchild
The Real Thing — Jill Scott
Sex, Love & Pain — Tank

BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM
Konvicted — Akon
Just Like You — Keyshia Cole
Fantasia — Fantasia
East Side Story — Emily King
Because Of You — Ne-Yo

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE
"The People" — Common
"I Get Money" — 50 Cent
"Show Me What You Got" — Jay-Z
"Big Things Poppin' (Do It)" — T.I.
"Stronger" — Kanye West

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
"Southside" — Common Featuring Kanye West
"Make It Rain" — Fat Joe Featuring Lil Wayne
"Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz
"Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)" — UGK Featuring OutKast
"Better Than I've Ever Been" — Kanye West, Nas & KRS-One

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
"I Wanna Love You" — Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg
"Kiss, Kiss" — Chris Brown & T-Pain
"Let It Go" — Keyshia Cole Featuring Missy Elliott & Lil' Kim
"Umbrella" — Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
"Good Life" — Kanye West Featuring T-Pain

BEST RAP SONG
"Ayo Technology" — Nate (Danja) Hills, Curtis Jackson, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (50 Cent Featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
"Big Things Poppin' (Do It)" — Clifford Harris & Byron Thomas, songwriters (T.I.)
"Can't Tell Me Nothing" — A. Davis & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" — Soulja Boy Tell'Em, songwriter (Soulja Boy Tell'Em)
"Good Life" — A. Davis, F. Najm & K. West, songwriters (J. Ingram & Q. Jones, songwriters) (Kanye West Featuring T-Pain)

BEST RAP ALBUM
Finding Forever — Common
Kingdom Come — Jay-Z
Hip Hop Is Dead — Nas
T.I. vs T.I.P. — T.I.
Graduation — Kanye West

BEST FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Simple Love" — Alison Krauss
"Famous In A Small Town" — Miranda Lambert
"Nothin' Better To Do" — LeAnn Rimes
"Before He Cheats" — Carrie Underwood
"Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love" — Trisha Yearwood

BEST MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORAMNCE
"Long Trip Alone" — Dierks Bentley
"A Woman's Love" — Alan Jackson
"If You're Reading This" — Tim McGraw
"Give It Away" — George Strait
"Stupid Boy" — Keith Urban

BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"Proud Of The House We Built" — Brooks & Dunn
"How Long" — Eagles
"Moments" — Emerson Drive
"Lucky Man" — Montgomery Gentry
"Sweet Memories" — The Time Jumpers

BEST COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
"Days Aren't Long Enough" — Steve Earle & Allison Moorer
"Because Of You" — Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson
"I Need You" — Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
"Lost Highway" — Willie Nelson & Ray Price
"Oh Love" — Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood

BEST COUNTRY INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
"Little Monk" — Russ Barenberg
"Mucky The Duck" — The Greencards
"Throttleneck" — Brad Paisley
"Rawhide!" — Andy Statman
"Fidoodlin'" — The Time Jumpers

BEST COUNTRY SONG
"Before He Cheats" — Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
"Give It Away" — Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon & Jamey Johnson, songwriters (George Strait)
"I Need You" —Tony Lane & David Lee, songwriters (Tim McGraw & Faith Hill)
"If You're Reading This" — Tim McGraw, Brad Warren & Brett Warren, songwriters (Tim McGraw)
"Long Trip Alone" — Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley & Steve Bogard, songwriters (Dierks Bentley)

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Long Trip Alone — Dierks Bentley
These Days — Vince Gill
Let It Go — Tim McGraw
5th Gear — Brad Paisley
It Just Comes Natural — George Strait

BEST TRADITIONAL FOLK ALBUM
Try Me One More Time — David Bromberg
Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John — Peter Case
Banjo Talkin' — Cathy Fink
Dirt Farmer — Levon Helm
Charlie Louvin — Charlie Louvin

BEST CONTEMPORARY FOLK/AMERICANA ALBUM
The Calling —Mary Chapin Carpenter
My Name Is Buddy — Ry Cooder
Washington Square Serenade — Steve Earle
Children Running Through — Patty Griffin
Orphans — Tom Waits

BEST CONTEMPORARY WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
Céu — Céu
Gil Luminoso —Gilberto Gil
Momento —Bebel Gilberto
Djin Djin — Angelique Kidjo
An Ancient Muse — Loreena McKennitt

BEST MUSICAL SHOW ALBUM Best Musical Show Album
A Chorus Line
Company
Grey Gardens
Spring Awakening
West Side Story

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION, OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
Across The Universe
Dreamgirls
Hairspray
Love
Once

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION, OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
Babel
Blood Diamond
The Departed
Happy Feet
Pan's Labyrinth
Ratatouille

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Howard Benson
Joe Chiccarelli
Mike Elizondo
Mark Ronson
Timbaland

BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO
"God's Gonna Cut You Down" — Johnny Cash
"1234" — Feist
" Gone Daddy Gone" — Gnarls Barkley
" D.A.N.C.E." — Justice
" Typical" — Mute Math

BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO
"Live & Loud At The Fillmore" — Dierks Bentley
"Trapped In The Closet Chapters 13-22" — R. Kelly
"The Confessions Tour" — Madonna
"10 Days Out - Blues From The Backroads" — Kenny Wayne Shepherd & "Liberacion - The Songs Of The New Cuban Underground" — Various Artists

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