Grammy Awards 2008 Nominees; 2008 Grammy Awards Nominations

The nominations for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Thursday morning. KANYE WEST leads the pack with eight nods, including Album of the Year for his best-selling disc, Graduation.

AMY WINEHOUSE’s debut CD, Back to Black, was also recognized in the Album of the Year category, and her hit single, “Rehab,” earned nominations for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The soulful singer was also among the Best New Artist nominees along with FEIST, PARAMOUR, TAYLOR SWIFT and LEDESI.

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10, 2008 and will air on CBS.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Foo Fighters
These Days, Vince Gill
River: The Joni Letters, Herbie Hancock
Graduation, Kanye West
Back To Black, Amy Winehouse

RECORD OF THE YEAR
”Irreplaceable,” Beyoncé
”The Pretender,” Foo Fighters
”Umbrella,” Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
”What Goes Around…Comes Around,” Justin Timberlake
”Rehab,” Amy Winehouse

SONG OF THE YEAR
”Before He Cheats,” Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
”Hey There Delilah,” Tom Higgenson, songwriter (Plain White T’s)
”Like A Star,” Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae)
”Rehab,” Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse)
”Umbrella,” Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius “Dream” Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z)

NEW ARTIST
Feist
Ledisi
Paramore
Taylor Swift
Amy Winehouse

POP VOCAL ALBUM
Lost Highway, Bon Jovi
The Reminder, Feist
It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, Maroon 5
Memory Almost Full, Paul McCartney
Back To Black, Amy Winehouse

CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM
Konvicted, Akon
Just Like You, Keyshisa Cole
Fantasia, Fantasia
East Side Story, Emily King
Because Of You, Ne-Yo

RAP ALBUM
Finding Forever, Common
Kingdom Come, Jay-Z
Hip Hop Is Dead, Nas
T.I. vs T.I.P., T.I.
Graduation, Kanye West

COUNTRY ALBUM
Long Trip Alone, Dierks Bentley
These Days, Vince Gill
Let It Go, Tim McGraw
5th Gear, Brad Paisley
It Just Comes Natural, George Strait

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Alright, Still…, Lily Allen
Neon Bible, Arcade Fire
Volta, Björk
Wincing The Night Away, The Shins
Icky Thump, The White Stripes

MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
”Everything,” Michael Bublé
”Belief,” John Mayer
”Dance Tonight,” Paul McCartney
”Amazing,” Seal
”What Goes Around…Comes Around,” Justin Timberlake

FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
”Candyman,” Christina Aguilera
”1234,” Feist
”Big Girls Don’t Cry,” Fergie
”Say It Right,” Nelly Furtado
”Rehab,” Amy Winehouse

POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
”(You Want To) Make A Memory,” Bon Jovi
”Home,” Daughtry
”Makes Me Wonder,” Maroon 5
”Hey There Delilah,” Plain White T’s
”Window In The Skies,” U2

SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
”Timebomb,” Beck
”Only Mama Knows,” Paul McCartney
”Our Country,” John Mellencamp
”Radio Nowhere,” Bruce Springsteen
”Come On,” Lucinda Williams

ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
”It’s Not Over,” Daughtry
”Working Class Hero,” Green Day
”If Everyone Cared,” Nickelback
”Instant Karma,” U2
”Icky Thump,” Icky Thump

HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
”Sweet Sacrifice,” Evanescence
”The Pretender,” Foo Fighters
”I Don’t Wanna Stop,” Ozzy Osbourne
”Sick, Sick, Sick,” Queens Of The Stone Age
”The Pot,” Tool

ROCK SONG
”Come On,” Lucinda Williams, songwriter (Lucinda Williams)
”Icky Thump,” Jack White, songwriter (The White Stripes)
”It’s Not Over,” Chris Daughtry, Gregg Wattenberg, Mark Wilkerson & Brett Young, songwriters
”The Pretender,” Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel & Chris Shiflett, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
”Radio Nowhere,” Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
”Just Fine,” Mary J. Blige
”When I See You,” Fantasia
”No One,” Alicia Keys
”If I Have My Way,” Chrisette Michele
”Hate On Me,” Jill Scott

MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
”Woman,” Raheem DeVaughn
”B.U.D.D.Y.,” Musiq Soulchild
”Because of You,” Ne-Yo
”Future Baby Mama,” Prince
”Please Don’t Go,” Tank

R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
”Same Girl,” R. Kelly Featuring Usher
”Disrespectful,” Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige
”Hate That I Love You,” Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo
”Baby,” Angie Stone Featuring Betty Wright
”Bartender,” T-Pain Featuring Akon

R&B SONG
”Beautiful Flower,” India.Arie ”Hate That I Love You,” Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo
”No One,” Alicia Keys
”Teachme,” Musiq Soulchild
”When I See U,” Fantasia

RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE
”The People,” Common
”I Get Money,” 50 Cent
”Show Me What You Got,” Jay-Z
”Big Things Poppin’ (Do It),” T.I.
”Stronger,” Kanye West

RAP PEFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
”Southside,” Common Featuring Kanye West
”Make It Rain,” Fat Joe Featuring Lil Wayne
”Party Like A Rockstar,” Shop Boyz
”Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You),” UGK Featuring Outkast
”Better Than I’ve Ever Been,” Kanye West, Nas & KRS-One

RAP SONG
”Ayo Technology,” 50 Cent Featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
”Big Things Poppin’ (Do It),” T.I.
”Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” Kanye West
”Crank That (Soulja Boy),” Soulja Boy Tell’Em
”Good Life,” Kanye West Featuring T-Pain

FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
”Simple Love,” Alison Krauss
”Famous In A Small Town,” Miranda Lambert
”Nothin’ Better To Do,” LeAnn Rimes
”Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood
”Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love,” Trisha Yearwood

MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
”Long Trip Alone,” Dierks Bentley
”A Woman’s Love,” Alan Jackson
”If You’re Reading This,” Tim McGraw
”Give It Away,” George Strait
”Stupid Boy,” Keith Urban

COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
”Proud Of The House We Built,” Brooks & Dunn
”How Long,” Eagles
”Moments,” Emerson Drive
”Lucky Man,” Montgomery Gentry
”Sweet Memories,” The Time Jumpers

COUNTRY SONG
”Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood
”Give It Away,” George Strait
”I Need You,” Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
”If You’re Reading This,” Tim McGraw
”Long Trip Alone,” Dierks Bentley

COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR A MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION, OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
Across The Universe, Various Artists
Dreamgirls, Various Artists
Hairspray, Various Arists
Love, (The Beatles)
Once, Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO
”God’s Gonna Cut You Down,” Johnny Cash
”1234,” Feist
”Gone Daddy Gone,” Gnarls Barkley
”D.A.N.C.E,” Justice
”Typical,” Mute Math

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