Thursday, December 3, 2009

Beyoncè Nominated For 10 Grammy Awards. Pleasure P, Three. Whitney, Mariah Zero

Congratulations to Mrs Carter, who leads the field of Grammy nominees with 10 nods. Taylor Swift was second with eight nominations; Alleged child molester Pleasure P got nominated, but Whitney and Mariah received no nods.

The full cast of characters from last September's MTV Video Music Awards - yes, including Kanye -- will be at the Grammys, which will be handed out on Jan. 31 in Los Angeles. So things should get interesting.

Here's the (almost) complete list of nominees.

Best Album:
* I Am… Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé
* The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas
* The Fame, Lady Gaga
* Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux Kings, Dave Matthews Band
* Fearless, Taylor Swift

Album of the Year
* I Am… Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé
* The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas
* The Fame, Lady Gaga
* Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux Kings, Dave Matthews Band
* Fearless, Taylor Swift

Record of the Year
* “Halo,” Beyoncé
* “I Gotta Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas
* “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon
* “Poker Face,” Lady Gaga
* “You Belong With Me,” Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
* “Poker Face,” Lady Gaga
* “Pretty Wings,” Maxwell
* “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”, Beyoncé
* “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon
* “You Belong With Me,” Taylor Swift

Best New Artist
* Zac Brown Band
* Keri Hilson
* Silversun Pickups
* The Ting Tings

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
* Adele, “Hometown Glory”
* Beyoncé, “Halo”
* Katy Perry, “Hot N Cold”
* Pink, “Sober”
* Taylor Swift, “You Belong With Me”

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
* John Legend, “This Time”
* Maxwell, “Love You”
* Jason Mraz, “Make It Mine”
* Seal, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”
* Stevie Wonder, “All About the Love Again”

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
* The Black Eyed Peas, “I Got a Feeling”
* Bon Jovi, “We Weren’t Born to Follow”
* The Fray, “Never Say Never”
* Hall & Oates, “Sara Smile”
* MGMT, “Kids”

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
* Roseanne Cash and Bruce Springsteen, “Sea of Heartbreak”
* Ciara and Justin Timberlake, “Love Sex Magic”
* Jason Mraz and Cobie Caillat, “Lucky”
* Willie Nelson and Norah Jones, “Baby It’s Cold Outside
* Taylor Swift and Cobie Caillat, “Breathe”

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
* Herb Alpert, “Besame Mucho”
* Bela Fleck, “Throw Down Your Heart”
* Imogen Heap, “The Fire”
* Maxwell, “Phoenix Rise”
* Marcus Miller, “Funk Joint”

Best Pop Instrumental Album
* In Boston, Chris Botti
* Legacy, Hiroshima
* Potato Hole, Booker T. Jones
* Modern Art, The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman
* Down the Wire, Spyro Gyra

Best Pop Vocal Album
* The E.N.D., Black Eyed Peas
* Breakthrough, Cobie Caillat
* All I Ever Wanted, Kelly Clarkson
* The Fray, The Fray
* Funhouse, Pink

Best Dance Recording
* “Boom Boom Pow,” The Black Eyed Peas
* “When Love Takes Over,” David Guetta & Kelly Rowland
* “Poker Face,” Lady Gaga
* “Celebration,” Madonna
* “Womanizer,” Britney Spears

Best Electronic/Dance Album
* Divided by Night, Crystal Method
* One Love, David Guetta
* The Fame, Lady Gaga
* Party Rock, LMFAO
* Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
* A Swingin’ Christmas, Tony Bennett
* Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden, Michael Bublé
* Your Songs, Harry Connick Jr.
* Liza’s at the Palace, Liza Minnelli
* American Classic, Willie Nelson

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
* Bob Dylan, “Beyond Here Lies Nothing”
* John Fogerty, “Change in the Weather”
* Prince, “Dreamer”
* Bruce Springsteen, “Working on a Dream”
* Neil Young, “Fork in the Road”

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
* Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, “Can’t Find My Way Home”
* Coldplay, “Life in Technicolor II”
* Green Day, “21 Guns”
* Kings of Leon, “Use Somebody”
* U2, “I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight”

Best Hard Rock Performance
* AC/DC, “War Machine”
* Alice in Chains, “Check My Brain”
* Linkin Park, “What I’ve Done”
* Metallica, “The Unforgiven”
* Nickelback, “Burn It to the Ground”

Best Metal Performance
* Judas Priest, “Dissident Aggressor”
* Lamb of God, “Set to Fail”
* Megadeath, “Head Crusher’
* Ministry, “Señor Peligro”
* Slayer, “Hate Worldwide”

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
* Jeff Beck, “A Day in the Life”
* Booker T. Jones, “Warped Sister”
* Brad Paisley, “Playing With Fire”
* Brian Setzer Orchestra, “Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin’”
* Steve Vai, “Now We Run”

Best Rock Song
* “The Fixer,” Pearl Jam
* “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight,” U2
* “21 Guns,” Green Day
* “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon
* “Working on a Dream,” Bruce Springsteen

Best Rock Album
* Black Ice, AC/DC
* Live at Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood
* 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day
* Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, Dave Matthews Band
* No Line on the Horizon, U2

Best Alternative Music Album
* Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, David Byrne and Brian Eno
* The Open Door, Death Cab for Cutie
* Sounds of the Universe, Depeche Mode
* Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Phoenix
* It’s Blitz!, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
* Beyoncé, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
* Melanie Fiona, “It Kills Me”
* Lalah Hathaway, “That Was Then”
* Ledisi, “Goin’ Thru Changes”
* Jazmine Sullivan, “Lions, Tigers & Bears”

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
* Anthony Hamilton, “The Point of it All”
* Maxwell, “Pretty Wings”
* Musiq Soulchild, “Sobeautiful”
* Pleasure P, “Under”
* Charlie Wilson, “There Goes My Baby”

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
* Jamie Foxx and T-Pain, “Blame It”
* India.Arie and Musiq Soulchild, “Chocolate High”
* Musiq Soulchild and Mary J. Blige, “Ifuleave”
* Robert Randolph and the Clark Sisters, “Higher Ground”
* Calvin Richardson and Ann Nesby, “Love Has Finally Come at Last”

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
* Beyoncé, “At Last”
* Anthony Hamilton, “Soul Music”
* Boney James & Quinn, “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight”
* Ann Nesby, “Sow Love”
* Calvin Richardson, “Woman Gotta Have It”

Best R&B Song
* “Blame It,” Jamie Foxx and T-Pain
* “Lions, Tigers & Bears,” Jazmine Sullivan
* “Pretty Wings,” Maxwell
* “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, Beyoncé
* “Under,” Pleasure P

Best R&B Album
* The Point of It All, Anthony Hamilton
* Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics, India.Arie
* Turn Me Loose, Ledisi
* Blacksummers’ Night, Maxwell
* Uncle Charlie, Charlie Wilson

Best Contemporary R&B Album
* I Am…Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé
* Intuition, Jamie Foxx
* The Introduction of Marcus Cooper, Pleasure P
* Ready, Trey Songz
* Thr33 Ringz, T-Pain

Best Rap Solo Performance
* Drake, “Best I Ever Had”
* Eminem, “Beautiful”
* Jay-Z, “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
* Kid Cudi, “Day and Night”
* Mos Def, “Casa Bey”

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
* “Too Many Rappers,” Beastie Boys and Nas
* “Crack a Bottle,” Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
* “Money Goes, Honey Stay,” Fabolous & Jay-Z
* “Make Her Say,” Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common
* “Amazing,” Kanye West and Young Jeezy

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
* “Ego,” Beyoncé and Kanye West
* “Knock You Down,” Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
* “Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
* “I’m On a Boat,” The Lonely Island & T-Pain
* “Dead and Gone,” T.I. and Justin Timberlake

Best Rap Song
* “Best I Ever Had,” Drake
* “Day ‘N’ Nite,” Kid Cudi
* “Dead and Gone,” T.I. and Justin Timberlake
* “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune),” Jay-Z
* “Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West

Best Rap Album
* Universal Mind Control, Common
* Relapse, Eminem
* R.O.O.T.S., Flo Rida
* The Ecstatic, Mos Def
* The Renaissance, Q-Tip

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
* “Dead Flowers,” Miranda Lambert
* “I Just Call You Mine,” Martina McBride
* “White Horse,” Taylor Swift
* “Just a Dream,” Carrie Underwood
* “Solitary Thinkin’,” Lee Ann Womack

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
* “All I Ask For Anymore,” Trace Adkins
* “People Are Crazy,” Billy Currington
* “High Cost of Living,” Jamey Johnson
* “Living for the Night,” George Strait
* “Sweet Thing,” Keith Urban

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
* Brooks & Dunn, “Cowgirls Don’t Cry”
* Zac Brown Band, “Chicken Fried”
* Lady Antebellum, “I Run to You”
* Rascal Flatts, “Here Comes Goodbye”
* Sugarland, “It Happens”

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
* “Beautiful World,” Dierks Bentley and Patty Griffin
* “Down the Road,” Kenny Chesney and Mac McAnally
* “Start a Band,” Brad Paisley and Keith Urban
* “I Told You So,” Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis
* “Everything But Quits,” Lee Ann Womack & George Strait

Best Country Instrumental Performance
* “Under The (Five) Wire,” Alison Brown
* “The Crystal Merchant,” The Greencards
* “Mansinneedof,” Sarah Jarosz
* “Producer’s Medley,” Steve Wariner

Best Country Song
* “All I Ask for Anymore,” Trace Adkins
* “High Cost of Living,” Jamey Johnson
* “I Run to You,” Lady Antebellum
* “People Are Crazy,” Billy Currington
* “White Horse,” Taylor Swift

Best Country Album
* The Foundation, Zac Brown Band
* Twang, George Strait
* Fearless, Taylor Swift
* Defying Gravity, Keith Urban
* Call Me Crazy, Lee Ann Womack

Best Gospel Performance
* “Free to Be Me,” Francesca Battistelli
* “Jesus Is Love,” Heather Headley Featuring Smokie Norful
* “I Believe,” Jonny Lang With Fisk Jubilee Singers
* “Wait on the Lord,” Donnie McClurkin Featuring Karen Clark Sheard
* “Born Again,” Third Day

Best Gospel Song
* “Born Again,” Third Day
* “City on Our Knees,” TobyMac
* “Every Prayer,” Israel Houghton & Mary Mary
* “God in Me,” Mary Mary Featuring Kierra “KiKi” Sheard
* “The Motions,” Matthew West

Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album
* The Big Picture, Da’ T.R.U.T.H.
* Crash, Decyfer Down
* Innocence & Instinct, Red
* Live Revelations, Third Day
* The Dash, John Wells—The Tonic

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
* Speaking Louder Than Before, Jeremy Camp
* The Power of One, Israel Houghton
* The Long Fall Back to Earth, Jars Of Clay
* Love Is on the Move, Leeland
* Freedom, Mandisa

Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album
* Jason Crabb, Jason Crabb
* Dream On, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
* The Rock, Tracy Lawrence
* In God’s Time, Barry Scott & Second Wind
* Everyday, Triumphant Quartet

Best Traditional Gospel Album
* God Don’t Never Change, Ashley Cleveland
* The Law of Confession, Part I, Donald Lawrence & Co.
* Oh Happy Day, Various Artists
* The Journey Continues, The Williams Brothers
* How I Got Over, Vickie Winans

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
* Audience of One, Heather Headley
* Renewed, Sheri Jones-Moffett
* Just James, J Moss
* Smokie Norful: Live, Smokie Norful
* Bold Right Life, Kierra Sheard

Best Latin Pop Album
* 5to Piso, Ricardo Arjona
* Te Acuerdas, Francisco Céspedes
* Sin Frenos, La Quinta Estación
* Hu Hu Hu, Natalia Lafourcade
* Gran City Pop, Paulina Rubio

Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album
* Rio, Aterciopelados
* Y., Bebe
* Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo, Calle 13
* La Luz Del Ritmo, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
* La Revolucion, Wisin Y Yandel

Best Reggae Album
* Rasta Got Soul, Buju Banton
* Brand New Me, Gregory Isaacs
* Awake, Julian Marley
* Mind Control—Acoustic, Stephen Marley
* Imperial Blaze, Sean Paul

Best Comedy Album
* Back From the Dead, Spinal Tap
* A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!, Stephen Colbert
* Internet Leaks, “Weird Al” Yankovic
* My Weakness Is Strong, Patton Oswalt
* Suckin’ It for the Holidays, Kathy Griffin
* Tall, Dark & Chicano, George Lopez

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