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2008 Grammy Nominations

Lil Wayne, Coldplay Top Grammy Nominations


Lil Wayne took top honors Wednesday night when the Grammy nominations were announced in primetime, followed closely by Coldplay, Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, and Kanye West. Lil Wayne nabbed eight nominations, while Coldplay had seven and Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, and Kanye each had six.

Lil Wayne's most prestigious nomination came in the Album of the Year category, where he'll face off against Coldplay, Ne-Yo, Radiohead, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. (Both Radiohead and the Plant/Krauss duo nabbed five nominations overall.)

Among the nominations that made me smile: MIA's "Paper Planes" for Record of the Year, Kylie Minogue's X for Best Electronic/Dance Album, and the Flight of the Conchords album for Best Comedy Album. The Grammy site has the complete list of nominations, and to see the nominees in many major categories, just read more.

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," Estelle
"Chasing Pavements," Adele
"I'm Yours," Jason Mraz
"Love Song," Sara Bareilles
"Viva La Vida," Coldplay

BEST NEW ARTIST
Adele
Duffy
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Chasing Pavements," Adele
"Love Song," Sara Bareilles
"Mercy," Duffy
"Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis
"I Kissed A Girl," Katy Perry
"So What," Pink

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"All Summer Long," Kid Rock
"Say," John Mayer
"That Was Me," Paul McCartney
"I'm Yours," Jason Mraz
"Closer," Ne-Yo
"Wichita Lineman," James Taylor

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"Viva La Vida," Coldplay
"Waiting In The Weeds," Eagles
"Going On," Gnarls Barkley
"Won't Go Home Without You," Maroon 5
"Apologize," OneRepublic

BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
"Lesson Learned," Alicia Keys & John Mayer
"4 Minutes," Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
"Rich Woman," Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
"If I Never See Your Face Again," Rihanna & Maroon 5
"No Air," Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
"Love Appetite," Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere
"I Dreamed There Was No War," Eagles
"Fortune Teller," Fourplay
"Steppin' Out," Stanley Jordan
"Blast!" Marcus Miller

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Sax For Stax, Gerald Albright
Greatest Hits Rerecorded Volume One, Larry Carlton
Jingle All The Way, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
The Spice Of Life, Earl Klugh
A Night Before Christmas, Spyro Gyra

BEST POP ALBUM
Detours, Sheryl Crow
Rockferry, Duffy
Long Road Out Of Eden, Eagles
Spirit, Leona Lewis
Covers, James Taylor

BEST DANCE RECORDING
"Harder Better Faster Stronger," Daft Punk
"Ready For The Floor," Hot Chip
"Just Dance," Lady Gaga & Colby O'Donis
"Give It 2 Me," Madonna
"Disturbia," Rihanna
"Black & Gold," Sam Sparro

BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM
New York City, Brazilian Girls
Alive 2007, Daft Punk
Bring Ya To The Brink, Cyndi Lauper
X, Kylie Minogue
Last Night, Moby
Robyn, Robyn

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
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 SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Gravity," John Mayer
"I Saw Her Standing There," Paul McCartney
"Girls In Their Summer Clothes," Bruce Springsteen
"Rise," Eddie Vedder
"No Hidden Path," Neil Young

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"Rock N Roll Train," AC/DC
"Violet Hill," Coldplay
"Long Road Out Of Eden," Eagles
"Sex On Fire," Kings Of Leon
"House Of Cards," Radiohead

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
"Inside The Fire," Disturbed
"Visions," Judas Priest
"Wax Simulacra," The Mars Volta
"Saints Of Los Angeles," Mötley Crüe
"Lords Of Salem," Rob Zombie

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
"Heroes Of Our Time," DragonForce
"Nostradamus," Judas Priest
"My Apocalypse," Metallica
"Under My Thumb," Ministry
"Psychosocial," Slipknot

BEST ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
"Castellorizon," David Gilmour
"Suicide & Redemption," Metallica
"34 Ghosts I-IV," Nine Inch Nails
"Hope (Live For The Art Of Peace)," Rush
"Peaches En Regalia," Zappa Plays Zappa

BEST ROCK SONG
"Girls In Their Summer Clothes," Bruce Springsteen
"House Of Cards," Radiohead
"I Will Possess Your Heart," Death Cab for Cutie
"Sex On Fire," Kings of Leon
"Violet Hill," Coldplay

BEST ROCK ALBUM
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

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Modern Guilt, Beck
Narrow Stairs, Death Cab For Cutie
The Odd Couple, Gnarls Barkley
Evil Urges, My Morning Jacket
In Rainbows, Radiohead

BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Me, Myself And I," Beyoncé
"Heaven Sent," Keyshia Cole
"Spotlight," Jennifer Hudson
"Superwoman," Alicia Keys
"Need U Bad," Jazmine Sullivan

BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"You're The Only One," Eric Benét
"Take You Down," Chris Brown
"Miss Independent," Ne-Yo
"Can't Help But Wait," Trey Songz
"Here I Stand," Usher

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"Ribbon In The Sky," Boyz II Men
"Words," Anthony David Featuring India.Arie
"Stay With Me (By The Sea)," Al Green Featuring John Legend
"I'm His Only Woman," Jennifer Hudson Featuring Fantasia
"Never Give You Up," Raphael Saadiq Featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"A Change Is Gonna Come," Wayne Brady
"You've Got The Love I Need," Al Green Featuring Anthony Hamilton
"Baby I Know," Linda Jones with Helen Bruner and Terry Jones
"Love That Girl," Raphael Saadiq
"In Love With Another Man," Jazmine Sullivan

BEST URBAN/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE
"Say Goodbye To Love," Kenna
"Wanna Be," Maiysha
"Be OK," Chrisette Michele Featuring will.i.am
"Many Moons," Janelle Monae
"Lovin You (Music)," Wayna Featuring Kokayi

BEST R&B SONG
"Bust Your Windows," Jazmine Sullivan
"Customer," Raheem DeVaughn
"Heaven Sent," Keyshia Cole
"Miss Independent," Ne-Yo
"Spotlight," Jennifer Hudson

BEST R&B ALBUM
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

BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM
Growing Pains, Mary J. Blige
Back Of My Lac', J. Holiday
First Love, Karina
Year Of The Gentleman, Ne-Yo
Fearless, Jazmine Sullivan

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE
"Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)..." Jay-Z
"A Milli," Lil Wayne
"Paris, Tokyo," Lupe Fiasco
"N.i.*.*.e.r. (The Slave And The Master)," Nas
"Sexual Eruption," Snoop Dogg

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
"Royal Flush," Big Boi Featuring Raekwon And Andre 3000
"Swagga Like Us," Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne
"Mr. Carter," Lil Wayne Featuring Jay-Z
"Wish You Would," Ludacris Featuring T.I.
"Put On," Young Jeezy Featuring Kanye West

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
"American Boy," Estelle Featuring Kanye West
"Low," Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain
"Green Light," John Legend & Andre 3000
"Got Money," Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain
"Superstar," Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos

BEST RAP SONG
"Lollipop," Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major
"Low," Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain
"Sexual Eruption," Snoop Dogg
"Superstar," Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos
"Swagga Like Us," Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne

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

BEST FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"For These Times," Martina McBride
"What I Cannot Change," LeAnn Rimes
"Last Name," Carrie Underwood
"Last Call," Lee Ann Womack
"This Is Me You're Talking To," Trisha Yearwood

BEST MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"You're Gonna Miss This," Trace Adkins
"In Color," Jamey Johnson
"Just Got Started Lovin' You," James Otto
"Letter To Me," Brad Paisley
"Troubadour," George Strait

BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"God Must Be Busy," Brooks & Dunn
"Love Don't Live Here," Lady Antebellum
"Every Day," Rascal Flatts
"Blue Side Of The Mountain," The SteelDrivers
"Stay," Sugarland

BEST COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
"Shiftwork," Kenny Chesney & George Strait
"Killing The Blues," Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
"House Of Cash," George Strait & Patty Loveless
"Life In A Northern Town," Sugarland, Jake Owen & Little Big Town
"Let The Wind Chase You," Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban

BEST COUNTRY INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
"Sumatra," Cherryholmes
"Two Small Cars In Rome," Jerry Douglas & Lloyd Green
"Sleigh Ride," Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
"Is This America? (Katrina 2005)," Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny, Jerry Douglas & Bruce Hornsby
"Cluster Pluck," Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert & Steve Wariner

BEST COUNTRY SONG
"Dig Two Graves," Randy Travis
"I Saw God Today," George Strait
"In Color," Jamey Johnson
"Stay," Sugarland
"You're Gonna Miss This," Trace Adkins

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
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

BEST CONTEMPORARY FOLK/AMERICANA ALBUM
Day After Tomorrow, Joan Baez
I, Flathead, Ry Cooder
Sex & Gasoline, Rodney Crowell
All I Intended To Be, Emmylou Harris
Raising Sand, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

BEST COMEDY ALBUM
Anticipation, Lewis Black
Flight Of The Conchords, Flight Of The Conchords
For Your Consideration, Kathy Griffin
It's Bad For Ya, George Carlin
Songs Of The Bushmen, Harry Shearer

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR MOTION PICTURE, TV, ETC
American Gangster
August Rush
Juno
Mamma Mia!
Sweeney Todd — The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR MOTION PICTURE, TV, ETC
The Dark Knight
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
Iron Man
There Will Be Blood
Wall-E

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURE, TV, ETC
"Down To Earth" (From Wall-E), Peter Gabriel
"Ever Ever After" (From Enchanted), Carrie Underwood
"Say" (From The Bucket List), John Mayer
"That's How You Know" (From Enchanted), Amy Adams
"Walk Hard (From Walk Hard — The Dewey Cox Story), John C Reilly

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (NON-CLASSICAL)
Danger Mouse
Nigel Godrich
Johnny Karkazis (Johnny K)
Rick Rubin
will.i.am

BEST REMIXED RECORDING
"Closer (StoneBridge Radio Edit)," StoneBridge (Ne-Yo)
"Electric Feel (Justice Remix)," Justice (MGMT)
"4 Minutes (Junkie XL Remix)," Junkie XL (Madonna Featuring Justin Timberlake)
"Just Fine (Moto Blanco Remix)," Moto Blanco (Mary J. Blige)
"The Longest Road (Deadmau5 Remix)," Deadmau5 (Morgan Page Featuring Lissie)

BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO
"Honey," Erykah Badu
"Who's Gonna Save My Soul," Gnarls Barkley
"Another Way To Die," Alicia Keys & Jack White
"House Of Cards," Radiohead
"Pork And Beans," Weezer

BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO
Where The Light Is — Live In Los Angeles, John Mayer
Runnin' Down A Dream, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Good Girl Gone Bad Live, Rihanna
Respect Yourself — The Stax Records Story, Various Artists
Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who, The Who

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