Archive for December 4th, 2008

Partial List of Grammy Nominees

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 New Artist
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

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 Rock Album
Coldplay, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Kid Rock, Rock N Roll Jesus
Kings of Leon, Only by the Night
Metallica, Death Magnetic
The Raconteurs, Consolers of the Lonely

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

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Adele, “Chasing Pavements”
Sara Bareilles, “Love Song”
Duffy, “Mercy”
Leona Lewis, “Bleeding Love”
Katy Perry, “I Kissed a Girl”
Pink, “So What”

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Kid Rock, “All Summer Long”
John Mayer, “Say”
Paul McCartney, “That Was Me”
Jason Mraz, “I’m Yours”
Ne-Yo, “Closer”
James Taylor, “Wichita Lineman”

Best Dance Recording
Daft Punk, “Harder Better Faster Stronger”
Hot Chip, “Ready for The Floor”
Lady Gaga and Colby O’Donis, “Just Dance”
Madonna, “Give It 2 Me”
Rihanna, “Disturbia”
Sam Sparro,”Black & Gold”

Best Electronic/Dance Album
Brazilian Girls, New York City,
Daft Punk, Alive 2007,
Cyndi Lauper, Bring Ya to The Brink
Kylie Minogue, X
Moby, Last Night
Robyn, Robyn

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
AC/DC, “Rock N Roll Train”
Coldplay, “Violet Hill”
The Eagles, “Long Road Out of Eden”
Kings of Leon, “Sex on Fire”
Radiohead, “House of Cards”

Best Hard Rock Performance
Disturbed, “Inside the Fire”
Judas Priest, “Visions”
The Mars Volta, “Wax Simulacra”
Mötley Crüe, “Saints of Los Angeles”
Rob Zombie, “Lords of Salem”

Best Metal Performance
DragonForce, “Heroes of Our Time”
Judas Priest, “Nostradamus”
Metallica, “My Apocalypse”
Ministry, “Under My Thumb”
Slipknot, “Psychosocial”

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 Female R&B Vocal Performance
Beyoncé, “Me, Myself and I” Keyshia Cole, “Heaven Sent”
Jennifer Hudson, “Spotlight”
Alicia Keys, “Superwoman”
Jazmine Sullivan, “Need U Bad”

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Eric Benét, “You’re the Only One”
Chris Brown, “Take You Down”
Ne-Yo, “Miss Independent”
Trey Songz, “Can’t Help But Wait”
Usher, “Here I Stand”

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”

I’ll be back later with some commentary.

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Curious to see how this works… it’s not like it can be worse than those morning pressers where “stars” mumble out the names of artists they’d never listen to.

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