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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Somewhere Walter Ostanek is Crying

52nd Grammy Nominees Announced - Beyonce Leads the Pack

As holiday season approaches, award show season surely can not be far behind…. Yes Virginia, music awards shows may come and go, but the Grammys remain The Oscars of the music industry representing the full music spectrum from classical, country and gospel to rock, rap and reggae. Mind you, they did drop the Best Polka Album category thus forever altering music fandom and possibly the universe as we know it.

One Sad Walter Ostanek aside, this year's nominees were announced during a primetime broadcast last night, Dubbed, "Grammy Nominations Concert Live: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" aired live on CBS from Los Angeles' Club Nokia Theater.

The 1-hour special, hosted by LL Cool J, announced Grammy nominations in several categories and the world premiere performance of Nick Jonas & the Administration, as well as appearances by Black Eyed Peas, country stars Sugarland and R&B singer Maxwell. (Yes, yes I know the “moose cup boners” must have abounded!)

Watch for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards to air on Sunday, January 31, 2010 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, broadcast live on CBS at 8 P.M ET/PT.

Visit the Official Grammy Website for the Full List

2010 Grammy Award Nominees

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

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

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 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 Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals

Brooks & Dunn - “Cowgirls Don’t Cry”
Zac Brown Band - “Chicken Fried”
Lady Antebellum - “I Run To You”
Rascal Flatts - “Here Comes Goodbye"
Sugarland - “It Happens”

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 New Artist

Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

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 Female R&B Vocal Performance

Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”
Melanie Fiona – “It Kills Me”
Lalah Hathaway – “That Was Then”
Ledisi – “Goin’ Thru Changes”
Jazmine Sullivan – “Lions, Tigers & Bears”

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Anthony Hamilton – “The Point of It All”
Maxwell – “Pretty Wings”
Musiq Soulchild – “Sobeautiful”
Pleasure P – “Under”
Charlie Wilson – “There Goes My Baby”

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 Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

Beyoncé – “At Last”
Anthony Hamilton – “Soul Music”
Boney James & Quinn – “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight”
Ann Nesby – “Sow Love”
Calvin Richardson – “Woman Gotta Have It”


Allison said...

Who is Taylor Swift? Man, i feel old. And glad I don't like "popular" music.

Well, at least the Silversun Pickups were nominated...

Blair Whatmore said...

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.