51st Annual Grammy Nominations Announced

December 4, 2008 By:
51st Annual Grammy Nominations Announced

Kanye West was right when he said "This is Lil Wayne's year" because last night Lil Weezy earned 8 nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.

Lil Wayne led the pact with 8 as artists such as Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, Kanye earned 6 nods each.

The nominations for the 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards were announced late last night with singers such as Taylor Swift, John Mayer and Christina Aguilera on hand to hear them.

The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on"GRAMMY Sunday," Feb. 8, 2009, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on CBS at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

Below is the list of some of the categories:

Nominees for Album Of The Year are:

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends - Coldplay
Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
Year Of The Gentleman - Ne-Yo
Raising Sand - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
In Rainbows - Radiohead

Nominees for Record Of The Year are:

"Chasing Pavements" - Adele
"Viva La Vida" - Coldplay
"Bleeding Love" - Leona Lewis
"Paper Planes" - M.I.A
"Please Read The Letter" - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Best New Artist nominees are:

Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

Song Of The Year nominees include:

"American Boy" - William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West)
"Chasing Pavements" - Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele)
"I'm Yours" - Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz)
"Love Song" - Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles)
"Viva La Vida" - Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals nominees are:

"Viva La Vida" - Coldplay
"Waiting In The Weeds" - Eagles
"Going On" - Gnarls Barkley
"Won't Go Home Without You" - Maroon 5
"Apologize" - OneRepublic

Nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album go to:

Detours - Sheryl Crow
Rockferry - Duffy
Long Road Out Of Eden - Eagles
Spirit - Leona Lewis
Covers - James Taylor

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album nominees are:

Still Unforgettable - Natalie Cole
The Sinatra Project - Michael Feinstein
Noël - Josh Groban
In The Swing Of Christmas - Barry Manilow
Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall - Rufus Wainwright

Best Rock Album nominees are:

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends - Coldplay
Rock N Roll Jesus - Kid Rock
Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon
Death Magnetic - Metallica
Consolers Of The Lonely - The Raconteurs

For Best R&B Album, the nominees are:

Love & Life - Eric Benét
Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA - Boyz II Men
Lay It Down - Al Green
Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson
The Way I See It - Raphael Saadiq

For Best Rap Album, the nominees are:

American Gangster - Jay-Z
Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
The Cool - Lupe Fiasco
Nas - Nas
Paper Trail - T.I.

Nominations for Best Country Album are:

That Lonesome Song - Jamey Johnson
Sleepless Nights - Patty Loveless
Troubadour - George Strait
Around The Bend - Randy Travis
Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love - Trisha Yearwood