The nominees for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards were announced just a few short hours ago and it’s rapper Kanye West and UK singing sensation Amy Winehouse who lead the field. West notched up eight nominations, whilst ‘Rehab’ singer Winehouse clocked in with an impressive six nominations. The news is likely welcomed by both artists, who have each been through a difficult few months – West losing his mother and Winehouse’s much documented drink and drug issues.
Both West and Winehouse are nominated in the coveted ‘Album Of The Year’ category for their ‘Graduation’ and ‘Back To Black’ albums respectively. Winehouse is also nominated for ‘Song Of The Year’ and ‘Record Of The Year’ for her smash ‘Rehab’. In the latter category, Winehouse faces competition from Beyonce’s ‘Irreplaceable’, Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ and Justin Timberlake’s ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’.