Lil Wayne Leads Grammy Nominations With 8

Lil Wayne Leads Grammy Nominations With 8

    Lil Wayne leads this years Grammy nominations with 8 nods. Wayne's "Tha Carter III," the years top selling album, is nominated for album of the year. Wayne will compete with Jay-Z for "Best Rap Album," who was nominated six awards himself. Kanye West also received six Grammy nominations.

    Other notable nominees include T.I., Andre 3000 and Nas who all received two nods while Lupe Fiasco doubled that with four nominations.

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    Lil Wayne leads this years Grammy nominations with 8 nods. Wayne's "Tha Carter III," the years top selling album, is nominated for album of the year. Wayne will compete with Jay-Z for "Best Rap Album," who was nominated six awards himself. Kanye West also received six Grammy nominations.

    Other notable nominees include T.I., Andre 3000 and Nas who all received two nods while Lupe Fiasco doubled that with four nominations.

Album of the Year
Coldplay, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends
Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III
Ne-Yo, Year of the Gentleman
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand
Radiohead, In Rainbows

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Big Boi (featuring Raekwon and Andrew 3000), “Royal Flush”
Jay-Z and T.I. (featuring Lil Wayne and Kanye West), “Swagger Like Us”
Lil Wayne (featuring Jay-Z), “Mr. Carter”
Ludacris (featuring T.I.), “Wish You Would”
Young Jeezy (featuring Kanye West), “Put On”

Record of the Year
Adele, “Chasing Pavements”
Coldplay, “Viva la Vida”
Leona Lewis, “Bleeding Love”
**M.I.A., “Paper Planes”
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, “Please Read the Letter”

Song of the Year
Estelle (featuring Kanye West), “American Boy”
Adele, “Chasing Pavements”
Jason Mraz, “I’m Yours”
Sara Bareilles, “Love Song”
Coldplay, “Viva la Vida”

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
Coldplay, “Viva la Vida”
The Eagles, “Waiting in the Weeds”
Gnarls Barkley, “Going On”
Maroon 5, “Won’t Go Home Without You”
OneRepublic, “Apologize”

Best Rap Album
Jay-Z, American Gangster
Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III
Lupe Fiasco, The Cool
Nas, Nas (?)
T.I. Paper Trail

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Danger Mouse
Nigel Godrich
Johnny Karkazis
Rick Rubin
Will.I.Am

Best Alternative Music Album

Beck, Modern Guilt
Death Cab for Cutie, Narrow Stairs
Gnarls Barkley, The Odd Couple
My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges
Radiohead, In Rainbows

Best Rap Solo Performance
Jay-Z, “Roc Boys (And the Winner Is … )”
Lil Wayne, “A Milli”
Lupe Fiasco, “Paris, Tokyo”
Nas, “N.i.*.*.e.r. (The Slave and the Master)”
Snoop Dogg, “Sexual Eruption”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Estelle (featuring Kanye West), “American Boy”
Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain), “Low”
John Legend & Andre 3000, “Green Light”
Lil Wayne featuring T-Pain, “Got Money”
Lupe Fiasco (featuring Matthew Santos), “Superstar”

Best Rap Song
Lil Wayne, “Lollipop”
Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain), “Low”
Snoop Dogg, “Sexual Eruption”
Lupe Fiasco (featuring Matthew Santos), “Superstar”
Jay-Z & T.I. (featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne), “Swagger Like Us”

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