Hip-Hop, R&B Dominate Grammy Nominations

Hip-Hop, R&B Dominate Grammy Nominations

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The nominations for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and there are few surprises.

The hip-hop and R&B genres were again leaders of the pack, and Kanye West, John Legend and Mariah Carey led all musical acts with a staggering eight nominations each.

Not far behind with six nominations apiece were 50 Cent, The Black Eyed Peas’ Will.I.Am, Stevie Wonder and Beyonce Knowles; Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Gwen Stefani each received five nominations; and Common, Destiny’s Child, Foo Fighters, Gorillaz, Neptunes, Brad Paisley, Phil Tan and Gretchen Wilson earned four apiece.

Among nominations for Carey and West is arguably the most coveted award, Album of the Year, for which they’ll go up against recordings by Paul McCartney, U2 and Gwen Stefani.

And the nominees are:

Album of the Year

The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey

Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, Paul McCartney

Love, Angel, Music, Baby

, Gwen Stefani

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

, U2

Late Registration, Kanye West

Record of the Year

“We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey

“Feel Good Inc.,” Gorillaz

“Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” Green Day

“Hollaback Girl,” Gwen Stefani

“Gold Digger,” Kanye West with Jamie Foxx

Song of the Year (songwriter’s award)

“Bless the Broken Road,” Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna & Marcus Hummon (Rascal Flatts)

“Devils & Dust,” Bruce Springsteen (Bruce Springsteen)

“Ordinary People,” William Adams (aka, Will.I.Am) & John Stephens (John Legend)

“Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own,” U2 (U2)

“We Belong Together,” Johnta Austin, Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri & Manuel Seal (Mariah Carey)

New Artist


Fall Out Boy


John Legend


Pop Vocal Album

Extraordinary Machine, Fiona Apple

Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson

Wildflower, Sheryl Crow

Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, Paul McCartney

Love, Angel, Music, Baby, Gwen Stefani

Rock Album

X&Y, Coldplay

In Your Honor, Foo Fighters

A Bigger Bang, Rolling Stones

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, U2

Prairie Wind, Neil Young

R&B Album

Illumination, Earth, Wind and Fire

Free Yourself, Fantasia

Unplugged, Alicia Keys

Get Lifted, John Legend

A Time to Love, Stevie Wonder

Rap Album

Be, Common

The Cookbook, Missy Elliott

Encore, Eminem

The Massacre, 50 Cent

Late Registration, Kanye West

Country Album

Fireflies, Faith Hill

Lonely Runs Both Ways, Alison Krauss and Union Station

Time Well Wasted, Brad Paisley

All Jacked Up, Gretchen Wilson

Jasper County, Trisha Yearwood