51st Annual Grammy Awards Nominees Announced, Lil Wayne Led With Eight Nods

From the December 3 live concert announcing the 51st annual Grammy Awards nominees, it was unveiled that Lil Wayne will be competing with Coldplay, Ne-Yo and Radiohead for 'Album of the Year'.

AceShowbiz - Nominations for the 51st annual Grammy Awards have been announced in a CBS' live show which took place at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre on December 3. Co-hosted by %cLL Cool J% and %cTaylor Swift%, the event revealed that rap mogul %cLil Wayne% led the pack with eight nods.

Topping the nominations, Wayne put his sixth studio album "Tha Carter III" into a battle in the category of "Album of the Year" with %cColdplay%'s "Viva La Vida", %cNe-Yo%'s "Year of the Gentleman", %cRobert Plant% and %cAlison Krauss%' "Raising Sand" and %cRadiohead%'s "In Rainbows". Meanwhile, he gained seven other nods from such categories as "Best Rap Solo Performance", "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration", "Best Rap Album", "Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group" and "Best Rap Song". In the two latter counts, he received two nominations each.

On the other hand, beside competing with Wayne for a prize in "Albums of the Year", Coldplay were also listed as one of the nominees in "Record of the Year". Their title track off latest LP "Viva La Vida" will face off other hit singles such as %cAdele%'s "Chasing Pavements", %cLeona Lewis%' "Bleeding Love", %cM.I.A.%'s "Paper Planes" as well as Plant and Krauss' collaborative single "Please Read the Letter".

2009 Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 8, 2009, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. It will once again be broadcast live in high definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 - 11:30 P.M. (ET/PT). Performers as well as presenters for the show will be announced later.

Following are some of the nominations of the 51st annual Grammy Awards while for complete list, fans can log on to Grammy.com.

Record of the Year:

  • %cAdele%'s "Chasing Pavements"
  • %cColdplay%'s "Viva La Vida"
  • %cLeona Lewis%' "Bleeding Love"
  • %cM.I.A.%'s "Paper Planes"
  • %cRobert Plant% and %cAlison Krauss%' "Please Read the Letter"
Album of the Year: Song of the Year (the award goes to the songwriter):
  • %cEstelle%'s "American Boy" featuring %cKanye West%
  • %cAdele%'s "Chasing Pavements"
  • %cJason Mraz%'s "I'm Yours"
  • %cSara Bareilles%' "Love Song"
  • %cColdplay%'s "Viva La Vida"
Best New Artist:
  • %cAdele%
  • %cDuffy%
  • %cJonas Brothers%
  • %cLady Antebellum%
  • %cJazmine Sullivan%
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance:
  • %cAdele%'s "Chasing pavement"
  • %cSara Bareilles%'s "Love Song"
  • %cDuffy% in "Mercy"
  • %cLeona Lewis%' "Bleeding love"
  • %cKaty Perry%'s "I Kissed a Girl"
  • %cPink%'s "So What"
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance:
  • %cKid Rock%'s "All Summer Long"
  • %cJohn Mayer%'s "Say"
  • %cPaul McCartney%'s "That Was Me"
  • %cJason Mraz%'s "I'm Yours"
  • %cNe-Yo%'s "Closer"
  • %cJames Taylor%'s "Wichita Lineman"
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals:
  • %cColdplay%'s "Viva La Vida"
  • %cEagles%' "Waiting in the Weeds"
  • %cGnarls Barkley%'s "Going on"
  • %cMaroon 5%'s "Won't Go Home Without You"
  • %cOneRepublic%'s "Apologize"
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:
  • %cAlicia Keys% and %cJohn Mayer%'s "Lesson Learned"
  • %cMadonna%, %cJustin Timberlake% and %cTimbaland%'s "4 Minutes"
  • %cRobert Plant% and %cAlison Krauss%' "Rich Woman"
  • %cRihanna% and %cMaroon 5%'s "If I Never See Your Face Again"
  • %cJordin Sparks% and %cChris Brown%'s "No Air"
Best Pop Vocal Album:

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