51st Grammy Awards Nominations

Published: Thursday 4th Dec 2008 by Sam
51st Grammy Award Nominations The nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were unveiled during a CBS prime-time concert special last night.
Leading the field with a whopping 8 nominations is rapper Lil’ Wayne, followed by Coldplay (7 nominations), and Ne-Yo, Jay-Z, and Kanye West – who all racked up 6 nominations a piece.
Brits Leona Lewis, Adele and Estelle also scored major nominations.
Check out the list of nominations in the main categories below. Click here to see the FULL list:

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Chasing Pavements – Adele

Viva La Vida – Coldplay

Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis

Paper Planes – M.I.A

Please Read The Letter – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

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

SONG OF THE YEAR

American Boy – William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West, artist)

Chasing Pavements – Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele, artist)

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz, artist)

Love Song – Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles, artist)

Viva La Vida – Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay, artist)

BEST NEW ARTIST

Adele

Duffy

Jonas Brothers

Lady Antebellum

Jazmine Sullivan

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

Detours – Sheryl Crow

Rockferry – Duffy

Long Road Out Of Eden – Eagles

Spirit – Leona Lewis

Covers – James Taylor

BEST R&B ALBUM

Love & Life – Eric Benet

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

BEST RAP ALBUM

American Gangster – Jay-Z

Tha Carter III – Lil Wayne

The Cool – Lupe Fiasco

Nas – Nas

Paper Trail – T.I.

Congratulations to all the nominees – most especially the Brits. I’m particularly proud of Estelle and Leona. The Grammy’s are undeniably the most prestigious body an artist, of any nationality, could wish to be recognised by. So it really is a big deal seeing some of home-grown talent flying the flag.

Winners are announced February 8th 2009.

What do you think of the nominees list?

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  1. Anonymous December 4, 2008

    Congrats to all the nominess they all fully deserve it. Although I must say i’m a bit disappointed that Alicia Keys was left out in the major catergories because her album ‘As I Am’ is such a great album.

  2. Anonymous December 4, 2008

    SAM YOU SAID IT BEST WHEN YOU SAID THAT BEYONCE IS THE GAME,ALICIA KEYS TIME IS UP,EVEN THE PROFESSIONALS SEE IT NOW.OH WELL

    BEYONCE HAS THE # 1 SONG AND THE # 3 SONG IN THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW
    "SINGLE LADIES IS # 1 ON THE HOT 100
    "IF I WERE A BOY"IS THE # 3 SONG ON THE HOT 100
    "SINGLE LADIES IS # 1 ON THE R&B/HIPHOP CHART
    "IF I WERE A BOY " IS THE # 1 SONG IN THE WORLD"

    NOW ASK YA FAVORITE ARTIST TO TELL ME SOMETHING
    WHERE YA BOSS AT?!
    BEYONCE HAS EVERY REASON TO FEEL LIKE SHE'S THAT BIT(H!
    BECAUSE SHE IS THE # 1 DIVA IN THIS GAME
    SHE HAS MORE # 1 SINGLES IN THIS DECADE THAN ANY OTHER ARTIST IN THE GAME PERIOD!

  3. Anonymous December 4, 2008

    YO WHAT THE F*** IS UP!! why had alicia keys As I Am not in anything.. That was on e of the most successful R&B albums in the past year.. what the hell that makes me mad.. and if Rihanna wins another grammy i'm done with the music industry…

  4. Anonymous December 4, 2008

    The Grammys are rubbish, gone are the days when they were considered important for a artist to received, most of the people who are up are pure rubbish and some I never even heard of, like always with the grammys

  5. T December 4, 2008

    I was SHOCKED @ Alicia getting no love, but they gave her some rushed love last years, but the Eagles and ish, i read Goldderby.latimes.com and for a cd sonld only at Walmart the eagles got no love in album or the years, i wasn’t htat shocked for wayne but c’mon he’s not that hot, but ne’yo ‘AOTY’ nod, OMFG, his cd sold beans and this, good looks then. umm good for Jaz Sul in ‘BNA’, freak the Jones Bros. and put Estelle in that, great she got ‘SOTR’ tho but since Amy (a brit) won last year, idk, i am DEF. tuning in to see who’s winning, it will be a night of surprise wins, in the major categories i think!!! Beyonce came too late, so maybe next year but Kanye, Jay-Z, Britney are coming out, sooo we will see!! Mariah got NADA, wow! (lowercase wow on purpose!)

  6. Joe December 4, 2008

    Man why did Beyonce come so late?
    Michelle Williams too!

  7. tia December 4, 2008

    i’m just glad they didnt nominate “popular people” just because thats what people want to see,i feel that alot of well deserving people got nominated,and i pray that lupe wins every one that he is nominated for because the cat is sooo underrated….j sullivan deserves best new artist…actually on the rap category i own all of those albums and love every single one…..i do think coldplay is gonna come out as big winners though,i like them

  8. mq1986 December 4, 2008

    For my part, I hope Allison Krauss and Robert Plant take some Grammy love home. Their "Raising Sand" album was incredible. All of you should check it out, even though it's folk-rock, not R&B.

  9. Anonymous December 4, 2008

    why did you leave out

    Best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals
    Boyz II Men – Ribbon In The Sky
    Anthony David ft India Arie – Words
    Al Green ft John Legend – Stay With Me (By The Sea)
    Jennifer Hudson ft Fantasia – I'm His Only Woman
    Raphael Saadiq ft Stevie Wonder and CJ Hilton – Never Give You Up

    Best R&B song (awarded to songwriters)
    Jazimine Sullivan – Bust Your Windows
    Raheem DeVaughn – Customer
    Keyisha Cole – Heaven Sent
    Ne-Yo – Miss Independent
    Jennifer Hudson – Spotlight

  10. tia December 4, 2008

    jazmine sullivan got a good 3 nods as i look at the whole list….bey got a nod for best audio on the expeirience tour with “me myself and i” and even trey songz snagged a nod

  11. Anonymous December 4, 2008

    I’m pissed cuz A keys was snubbed for Best Song and Best album!! She only got 3 nods..

  12. Anonymous December 5, 2008

    No the person who really got snubbed was Ashanti. She came back hard this year and had a single ("The Way That I Love You") reach number 37 on the Hot 100, number 2 on the Hot Hip Hop/R&B songs, and NUMBER 1 on the Hot Reccurant Hip Hop/R&B Songs.

    Not to mention there were other album tracks that were Grammy worth of at least nominations… Didn't expect "Good Good," to get a nomination because of it's lyrical content, but still a great song from the album, .The Declaration.'

    Not to mention the album was great and released in June 2008, so it would have been perfect timing. Bad judgement on the Grammy's part.

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  13. Anonymous December 5, 2008

    GO ADELE!!!!!!

  14. Anonymous December 5, 2008

    Grammys are trash! Why was Jay-Z nominated? Where are the other great artist who had great songs out, Alicia Keys, Ashanti.. I am happy Jennifer Hudson got the nods, at least they did something right. When you don’t conform to white america or start dying your hair blond, and showing all your assets, you are knocked out of everything…

  15. Joann February 8, 2009

    Beyonce just need take a break have some babies…… Get some new music and then come back in a fews years. We are so tired of her

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