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[12/06/07 - 12:24 PM]
Nominations Announced for "The 50th Annual Grammy Awards," with Winners to Be Named on a Special to Be Broadcast Live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, FeB. 10 on the CBS Television Network
Kanye West tops the nominations with eight, Amy Winehouse garnered six and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain earned five nominations each.

[via press release from CBS]

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR "THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS," WITH WINNERS TO BE NAMED ON A SPECIAL TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES, SUNDAY, FEB. 10 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Kanye West Leads the Nominations With Eight, Amy Winehouse Received Six

Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain Received Five Nominations Each

Foo Fighters, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Kanye West and Amy Winehouse Are Nominated for Album of the Year

Feist, Ledisi, Paramore, Taylor Swift and Amy Winehouse Up for Best New Artist

Nominations were announced today for THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY� AWARDS, with the winners of the awards, generally recognized as the most prestigious in the recording field, to be announced during a special to be broadcast live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This year's nominations reflect one of the most diverse years ever with the Album of the Year category alone representing the country, hip-hop, jazz, pop and rock genres.

Kanye West tops the nominations with eight, Amy Winehouse garnered six and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain earned five nominations each. Akon, Dierks Bentley, Chris Daughtry, Feist, Tim McGraw, John Newton, Ne-Yo, Rihanna and Bruce Springsteen received four each.

Kanye West received eight nominations, six as an artist and two as a songwriter: They are: Album Of The Year, Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Album and two each in the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group categories. Amy Winehouse is nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Foo Fighters is nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Hard Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album. Jay-Z is nominated for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Album. Timbaland is nominated for Record of the Year, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Dance Recording, Best Rap Song and Producer of the Year. Justin Timberlake is nominated for Record of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Dance Recording and Best Rap Song. T-Pain is nominated for Album of the Year, Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Rap Song and received two nominations in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category.

Highlights of this year's nominations include:

RECORD OF THE YEAR

IRREPLACEABLE - Beyonc�

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 - John 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 Bubl�

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 VOCAL

(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 - Beyonc� & 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 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

LOVE STONED/I THINK SHE KNOWS - Justin Timberlake

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE - Michael Bubl�

COOL YULE - Bette Midler

TRAV'LIN' LIGHT - Queen Latifah

LIVE IN CONCERT 2006 - Barbara 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 VOCAL

IT'S NOT OVER - Daughtry

WORKING CLASS HERO - Green Day

IF EVERYONE CARED - Nickelback

INSTANT KARMA - U2

ICKY THUMP - The White Stripes

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 PRETENDERS - 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 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 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 VOCAL

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 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)

TEACH ME - 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/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 SOLO PERFORMANCE

THE PEOPLE - Common

I GET MONEY - 50 Cent

SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT - Jay Z

BIG THING 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 SONG

AYO TECHNOLOGY - N. 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. Najim & K. West, 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 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 LATIN POP ALBUM

PAPITO - Miguel Bos� & Varios Artistas

12 SEGUNDOS DE OSCURIDAD - Jorge Drexler

NAVIDADES LUIS MIGUEL - Luis Miguel

DICEN QUE EL TIEMPO - Jennifer Pe�a

EL TREN DE LOS MOMENTOS - Alejandro Sanz

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE - Various Artists

DREAMGIRLS - Various Artists

HAIRSPRAY - Various Artists

LOVE - (The Beatles)

ONCE - Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR A MOTION PICTURE,

TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA

BABEL - Gustavo Santaolalla, composer

BLOOD DIAMOND - James Newton Howard, composer

THE DEPARTED - Howard Shore, composer

HAPPY FEET - John Powell, composer

PAN'S LABYRINTH - Javier Navarrete, composer

RATATOUILLE - Michael Giacchino, composer

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR -- NON CLASSICAL

HOWARD BENSON

JOE CHICCARELLI

MIKE ELIZONDO

MARK RONSON

TIMBALAND

Best ZydeCo or Cajun Music Album is a newly added category this year. In the Latin field, Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album has now been split into two categories, Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album and Best Latin Urban Album.

THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Walter C. Miller is producer/director, Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer and Tzvi Small is supervising producer.





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