Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas Lead Grammy Nominations

Beyonce leads the pack with 10 nominations.

It could be [artist id="1236911"]Beyoncé’s[/artist] year at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in January, thanks to a field-leading 10 nominations for the singer’s I Am … Sasha Fierce album. She leads a female-heavy list of nominees that includes eight nods for [artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift[/artist]; six nods apiece for [artist id="817"]Maxwell[/artist], the [artist id="30064"]Black Eyed Peas[/artist], and [artist id="1230523"]Kanye West[/artist], and five each for [artist id="1269"]Jay-Z[/artist] and [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist].

Here’s a list of nominations in some of the major categories:

Album Of The Year

Beyoncé, I Am … Sasha Fierce
Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.
Lady Gaga, The Fame
Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
Taylor Swift, Fearless

Record Of The Year

Beyoncé, “Halo”
Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling”
Kings of Leon, “Use Somebody”
Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”
Taylor Swift, “You Belong With Me”

Song Of The Year
(awarded to the songwriters)

Lady Gaga, “Poker Face,”
Maxwell, “Pretty Wings”
Beyoncé, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
Kings of Leon, “Use Somebody”
Taylor Swift, “You Belong With Me

Best New Artist

Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
MGMT
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling”
Bon Jovi, “We Weren’t Born to Follow”
The Fray, “Never Say Never”
Daryl Hall & John Oates, “Sara Smile”
MGMT, “Kids”

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Jamie Foxx & T-Pain, “Blame It”
India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild, “Chocolate High”
Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige, “Ifuleave”
Robert Randolph & the Clark Sisters, “Higher Ground”
Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby, “Love Has Finally Come at Last”

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Beyoncé, I Am … Sasha Fierce
Jamie Foxx, Intuition
Pleasure P, The Introduction of Marcus Cooper
Trey Songz, Ready
T-Pain, Thr33 Ringz

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Adele, “Hometown Glory”
Beyoncé, “Halo”
Katy Perry, “Hot n Cold”
Pink, “Sober”
Taylor Swift, “You Belong With Me”

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

John Legend, “This Time”
Maxwell, “Love You”
Jason Mraz, “Make It Mine”
Seal, “If You Don’t Know Me by Now”
Stevie Wonder, “All About the Love Again”

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen, “Sea of Heartbreak”
Ciara & Justin Timberlake, “Love Sex Magic”
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat, “Lucky”
Willie Nelson & Norah Jones, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat, “Breathe”

Best Pop Vocal Album

Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.
Colbie Caillat, Breakthrough
Kelly Clarkson, All I Ever Wanted
The Fray, The Fray
Pink, Funhouse

Best Dance Recording

Black Eyed Peas, “Boom Boom Pow”
David Guetta & Kelly Rowland, “When Love Takes Over”
Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”
Madonna, “Celebration”
Britney Spears, “Womanizer”

Best Electronic/Dance Album

The Crystal Method, Divided by Night
David Guetta, One Love
Lady Gaga, The Fame
LMFAO, Party Rock
Pet Shop Boys, Yes

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, “Can’t Find My Way Home”
Coldplay, “Life in Technicolor II”
Green Day, “21 Guns”
Kings of Leon, “Use Somebody”
U2, “I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight”

Best Rock Album

AC/DC, Black Ice

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Live From Madison Square Garden
Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown
Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
U2, No Line on the Horizon

Best Rock Song

Pearl Jam, “The Fixer”
U2, “I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight”
Green Day, “21 Guns”
Kings of Leon, “Use Somebody”
Bruce Springsteen, “Working on a Dream”

Best Alternative Music Album

David Byrne & Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Death Cab for Cutie, The Open Door
Depeche Mode, Sounds of the Universe
Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It’s Blitz!

Best Rap Album

Common, Universal Mind
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 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”

Best Rap Song

Drake, “Best I Ever Had”
Kid Cudi, “Day n’ Nite”
T.I., “Dead and Gone”
Jay-Z, “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West, “Run This Town”

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(songwriter award)

Miley Cyrus, “The Climb” (“Hannah Montana: The Movie”)
Paramore, “Decode” (“Twilight”)
A.R. Rahman, “Jai Ho” (“Slumdog Millionaire”)
Beyoncé, “Once in a Lifetime” (“Cadillac Records”)
Bruce Springsteen, “The Wrestler” (“The Wrestler”)

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