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Kanye West, Amy Winehouse and T-Pain Dominate Grammy Nominations
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Posted on: December 7, 2007 09:22 MST
Filed under: Rap, R&B, Pop

Grammy Nominations

Kanye West, Amy Winehouse and T-Pain dominate the list of nominees for the 50th annual Grammy Awards.

The nominees were announced this morning (Dec. 6) while the show itself emanates live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles February 10.

Kanye West topped all with eight nominations followed by Amy Winehouse with six. Jay-Z, T-Pain, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland each scored five nods. Akon, Ne-Yo and Rihanna received four each.

Here is a select list of nominees:

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE:

The People
Common
Track from: Finding Forever
[Geffen]

I Get Money
50 Cent
Track from: Curtis
[Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records]

Show Me What You Got
Jay-Z
Track from: Kingdom Come
[Roc-A-Fella Records]

Big Things Poppin' (Do It)
T.I.
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

Stronger
Kanye West
Track from: Graduation
[Roc-A-Fella Records]

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP

Southside
Common Featuring Kanye West
Track from: Finding Forever
[Geffen]

Make It Rain
Fat Joe Featuring Lil Wayne
Track from: Me, Myself & I
[Terror Squad Entertainment]

Party Like A Rockstar
Shop Boyz
Track from: Rockstar Mentality
[OnDeck/Universal Republic Records]

Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)
UGK Featuring OutKast
[Jive]

Better Than I've Ever Been
Kanye West, Nas & KRS-One
[Nike]

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

I Wanna Love You
Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg
Track from: Konvicted
[SRC/Universal Motown]

Kiss, Kiss
Chris Brown & T-Pain
[Jive]

Let It Go
Keyshia Cole Featuring Missy Elliott & Lil' Kim
Track from: Just Like You
[Geffen]

Umbrella
Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
[Def Jam Recordings]

Good Life
Kanye West Featuring T-Pain
Track from: Graduation
[Roc-A-Fella]

BEST RAP SONG

Ayo Technology
Nate (Danja) Hills, Curtis Jackson, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake,
songwriters (50 Cent Featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
Track from: Curtis
[Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records; Publishers: 50 Cent Music Publishing/Virginia Beach Music/Danjahandz Music/WB Music Corp./Tenman Tunes]

Big Things Poppin' (Do It)
Clifford Harris & Byron Thomas, songwriters (T.I.)
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Crown Club Publishing/Warner Chappell Music, Fresh Is The Word]

Can't Tell Me Nothing
A. Davis & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)
Track from: Graduation
[Roc-A-Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978]

Crank That (Soulja Boy)
Soulja Boy Tell'Em, songwriter (Soulja Boy Tell'Em)
[Collipark/Interscope Records]

Good Life
A. Davis, F. Najm & K. West, songwriters (J. Ingram & Q. Jones, songwriters)
(Kanye West Featuring T-Pain)
Track from: Graduation
[Roc-A-Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978, Warner-Tamerlane Punlishing, Yellow Brick Road Music/Eiseman Music]

BEST RAP ALBUM

Finding Forever
Common
[Geffen]

Kingdom Come
Jay-Z
[Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings]

Hip Hop Is Dead
Nas
[Def Jam/Columbia/The Jones Experience]

T.I. vs T.I.P.
T.I.
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

Graduation
Kanye West
[Roc-A-Fella Records]

BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE

Just Fine
Mary J. Blige
[Geffen]

When I See You
Fantasia
Track from: Fantasia
[J Records/19 Records/S Records]

No One
Alicia Keys
[J Records/MBK Entertainment]

If I Have My Way
Chrisette Michele
Track from: I Am
[Def Jam Recordings]

Hate On Me
Jill Scott
Track from: The Real Thing
[Hidden Beach Recordings]

BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE

Woman
Raheem DeVaughn
[Jive Records]

B.U.D.D.Y.
Musiq Soulchild
Track from: Luvanmusiq
[Atlantic Records]

Because Of You
Ne-Yo
[Def Jam Recordings]

Future Baby Mama
Prince
Track from: Planet Earth
[Columbia/NPG Records]

Please Don't Go
Tank
Track from: Sex, Love & Pain
[Blackground/Universal Motown]

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS

Same Girl
R. Kelly Featuring Usher
Track from: Double Up
[Jive]

Disrespectful
Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige
[Burgundy/Sony/BMG]

Hate That I Love You
Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo
Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
[Def Jam Recordings]

Baby
Angie Stone Featuring Betty Wright
[Stax]

Bartender
T-Pain Featuring Akon
[Jive]

BEST URBAN/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE

Make A Baby
Vikter Duplaix
Track from: Bold And Beautiful
[BBE]

That's The Way Of The World
Dwele
Track from: Interpretations: Celebrating The Music Of Earth, Wind & Fire
[Stax]

Daydreamin'
Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott
Track from: Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
[1st & 15th/Atlantic]

Fantasy
Meshell Ndegeocello
Track from: Interpretations: Celebrating The Music Of Earth, Wind & Fire
[Stax]

Dream
Alice Smith
Track from: For Lovers, Dreamers & Me
[BBE Records]

BEST R&B SONG

Beautiful Flower
India.Arie & Joyce Simpson, songwriters (India.Arie)
[Universal Republic Records; Publishers: Gold & Iron Music Publishing, WB Music Corp.]

Hate That I Love You
M.S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring
Ne-Yo)
Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
[Def Jam Recordings; Publishers: EMI April Music, Sony/ATV Tunes]

No One
Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers & Alicia Keys, songwriters (Alicia Keys)
[J Records/MBK Entertainment; Publishers: Lellow Productions/EMI April Music, Book Of Daniel Music/EMI Music Publishing, D. Harry Productions]

Teachme
Ivan Barias, Adam W. Blackstone, Randall C. Bowland, Carvin Haggins, Johnnie
Smith II & Corey Latif Williams, songwriters (Musiq Soulchild)
Track from: Luvanmusiq
[Atlantic; Publishers: Nivrac Tyke/Universal Publishing, Latif Music/Universal Publishing, Tetra Grammaton/Universal Music Publishing, Melodic Piano Productions, HC 1030 Publishing]

When I See U
Louis Biancaniello, Waynne Nugent, Erika Nuri, Kevin Risto, Janet Sewel & Sam
Watters, songwriters (Fantasia)
Track from: Fantasia
[J Records/19 Records/S Records; Publishers: Breakthrough Creations/EMI April Music, S.M.Y. Publishing/Sony/ATV Tunes, Break North Music/Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Wayne Writers/Sony/ATV Tunes, J. Sewell Publishing, Golden The Super Kid Music]

BEST R&B ALBUM

Funk This
Chaka Khan
[Burgundy Records]

Lost & Found
Ledisi
[Verve Forecast]

Luvanmusiq
Musiq Soulchild
[Atlantic]

The Real Thing
Jill Scott
[Hidden Beach Recordings]

Sex, Love & Pain
Tank
[Blackground/Universal Motown Records]

BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM

Konvicted
Akon
[SRC/Universal Motown]

Just Like You
Keyshia Cole
[Geffen]

Fantasia
Fantasia
[J Records/19 Records/S Records]

East Side Story
Emily King
[J Records]

Because Of You
Ne-Yo
[Def Jam Recordings]

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Irreplaceable
Beyonce
Beyonce Knowles, S. Smith & Stargate, producers; Jim Caruana, Jason Goldstein &
Geoff Rice, engineers/mixers
Track from: B'Day
[Sony Urban Music/Columbia/Music World Productions]

The Pretender
Foo Fighters
Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby & Rich Costey, engineers/mixers
[Roswell/RCA Records]

Umbrella
Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
Kuk Harrell & C. "Tricky" Stewart, producers; Kuk Harrell & Manny Marroquin,
engineers/mixers
Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
[Def Jam]

What Goes Around Comes Around
Justin Timberlake
Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass &
Timbaland, engineers/mixers
[Jive/Zomba]

Rehab
Amy Winehouse
Mark Ronson, producer; Tom Elmhirst, engineer/mixer
Track from: Back To Black
[Universal Republic Records]

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Foo Fighters
Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby & Rich Costey, engineers/mixers; Brian
Gardner, mastering engineer
[Roswell/RCA Records]

These Days
Vince Gill
John Anderson, Guy Clarke, Rodney Crowell, Diana Krall & The Del McCoury Band,
featured artists; Vince Gill, John Hobbs & Justin Niebank, producers; Neal
Cappellino & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Adam Ayan, mastering engineer
[MCA Nashville]

River: The Joni Letters
Herbie Hancock
Leonard Cohen, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Corinne Bailey Rae, Luciana Souza &
Tina Turner, featured artists; Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, producers; Helik
Hadar, engineer/mixer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer
[Verve]

Graduation
Kanye West
Dwele, Lil Wayne, Mos Def & T-Pain, featured artists; Warryn "Baby Dubb"
Campbell, Eric Hudson, Brian "Allday" Miller, Nottz, Patrick "Plain Pat"
Reynolds, Gee Roberson, Toomp & Kanye West, producers; Bruce Beuchner, Andrew
Dawson, Mike Dean, Anthony Kilhoffer, Greg Koller, Manny Marroquin, Nottz Raw,
Tony Rey, Seiji Sekine, Paul Sheehy & D. Sloan, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller,
mastering engineer
[Roc-A-Fella Records]

Back To Black
Amy Winehouse
Mark Ronson & Salaamremi, producers; Tom Elmhirst, Gary Noble & Franklin
Socorro, engineers/mixers; Mark Ronson, mastering engineer
[Universal Republic Records]

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