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Beyonce & Kanye Lead Grammy Nominations

Posted By on December 3, 2009

    Last night the 2010 Grammy Award nominations concert was held, hosted by none other than LL Cool J. Keeping in their tradition of screwing Rap/Hip Hop artists, no Rap albums were included in the "Album Of The Year," "Best New Artist" or even "Record Of The Year" categories not to mention Flo Rida was nominated for "Best Rap Album" and Jay-Z wasn't (due to the August cut-off). Drake, Q-Tip and Keri Hilson all shared their reactions to being nominated… "'I belong to the youngest grammy nominated crew' YM Forever," Drizzy wrote Thursday (December 3) morning on his Twitter. "THANK U ALL FOR THE CONGRATULATORY GESTURES!!!," Q-Tip wrote Thursday via Twitter. "thank you all for the salute for the grammy nod! its all good yall with the grammies but i just wanna keep this music crazy 4 yall.. thats my focus." [LL Cool J Freestyles At The Grammy Nominations Concert – Watch Here]

    Keri Hilson was thankful and said it was very unexpected. "Tune into CBS right NOW!!! Grammy Nomination special!!!! LL Cool J is hosting yet performing right now," she wrote on Twitter. "OMG I just found out I'm nominated for TWO GRAMMY'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!! Best New Artist & Best Rap/Sung Collabo!! DILLIGENCE IS REWARDED. Your time will come. Keep working & improving every day, accept criticism, and never cease the fight to make ur dream reality. This process is called your story." [Rap & Hip Hop Grammy Nominations – Full List Click Here]

    This years awards ceremony is lead by Beyonce and Taylor Swift. Beyonce leads everyone with ten nominations followed by country singer Taylor Swift who got eight nods. The Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and Kanye West all got six nominations while Lady Gaga and Jay-Z got five each. [Beyonce – 13 Ridiculous Things About Her Special – Watch Here]

LL Cool J – Freestyle Medley (Live At Grammy Nominations)


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2010 Grammy Nominations (RAP/HIPHOP)

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

Best Rap Solo Performance

Drake – “Best I Ever Had”
Eminem – “Beautiful”
Jay-Z – “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
Kid Cudi – “Day ‘N’ Nite”
Mos Def – “Casa Bey”

Best Rap Song

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

Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group

Beastie Boys & Nas – “Too Many Rappers”
Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent – “Crack A Bottle”
Fabolous & Jay-Z – “Money Goes, Honey Stay”
Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common – “Make Her Say”
Kanye West & Young Jeezy – “Amazing”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Beyoncé & Kanye West – “Ego”
Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo – “Knock You Down”
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – “Run This Town”
The Lonely Island & T-Pain – “I’m On A Boat”
T.I. & Justin Timberlake – “Dead And Gone”


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