Kanye, Winehouse Lead 50th Annual Grammy Award Nominations

There’s no getting through to grammy.com, but the music awards that engage your indifference like no other have announced this year’s nominations, and with a mix of nostalgia, waning reverence, and morbid curiosity, we’re checking in. While we wait on the full platter, here’s some quick bites:

  • Kanye West’s Graduation leads the pack with eight nominations, setting the stage for a pack-leading eight expletive-laced and highly entertaining YouTube tantrums.
  • With six nods, Amy Winehouse is second in nominations but first in people that need learn how not to get photographed with coke on the face (Soho, apparently the land of a million photogs and not one mirror).
  • Amy and Kanye join Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, and Foo Fighters in the Album Of The Year running.
  • Feist gets a nod for Best New Artist. Which makes sense! Thank you 2007, Apple, and Perez Hilton for introduced us to her. Leslie’s also up for Best Vocal Album.
  • Those up in the catch-all Alternative Album category: Arcade Fire, the Shins, the White Stripes, Björk, and Lily Allen.
  • Other acts you love that received nominations include Wilco, Justice, and Daughtry.

A gradually filled-in list of noms after the jump.


RECORD OF THE YEAR

  • “Irreplaceable” – Beyonce
  • “The Pretender” – Foo Fighters
  • “Umbrella” – Rihanna (Feat. Jay-Z)
  • “What Goes Around … Comes Around” – Justin Timberlake
  • “Rehab” – Amy Winehouse

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace – Foo Fighters
  • These Days – Vince Gill
  • River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
  • Graduation – Kanye West
  • Back To Black – Amy Winehouse

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • “Before He Cheats – Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins (Carrie Underwood)
  • “Hey There Delilah” – Tom Higgenson (Plain White T’s)
  • Corinne Bailey Rae (Corinne Baily Rae) – “Like A Star”
  • Amy Winehouse (Amy Winehouse) – “Rehab”
  • Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius “Dream” Nash & Christopher Stewart (Rihanna Feat. Jay-Z) – “Umbrella”

NEW ARTIST

  • Feist
  • Ledisi
  • Paramore
  • Taylor Swift
  • Amy Winehouse

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

  • Alright, Still – Lily Allen
  • Neon Bible – Arcade Fire
  • Volta – Björk
  • Wincing The Night Away – The Shins
  • Icky Thump – The White Stripes

POP VOCAL ALBUM

  • Bon Jovi – Lost Highway
  • Feist – The Reminder
  • Maroon 5 – It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
  • Paul McCartney – Memory Almost Full
  • Amy Winehouse – Back To Black

POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS

  • “(You Want To) Make A Memory” – Bon Jovi<
  • “Home” – Daughtry
  • “Makes Me Wonder” – Maroon 5″
  • “Hey There Delilah” – Plain White T’s
  • “Window In The Skies – U2″

FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE

  • “Candyman” – Christina Aguilera
  • “1234” – Feist
  • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” – Fergie
  • “Say It Right” – Nelly Furtado
  • “Rehab” – Amy Winehouse”

MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE

  • “Everything” – Michael Bublé
  • “Belief” – John Mayer
  • “Dance Tonight” – Paul McCartney
  • “Amazing” – Seal
  • “What Goes Around … Comes Around” – Justin Timberlake

POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS

  • “Steppin’ Out” – Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera
  • “Beautiful Liar” – Beyoncé & Shakira
  • “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)” – Robert Plant & Alison Kraus
  • “The Sweet Escape” – Gwen Stefani & Akon
  • “Give It To Me” – Timbaland (Feat. Nelly Furtado)

POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS

  • “Steppin’ Out” – Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera
  • “Beautiful Liar” – Beyoncé & Shakira
  • “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)” – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  • “The Sweet Escape” – Gwen Stefani & Akon
  • “Give It To Me” – Timbaland Featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake

POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE

    “Off The Grid” – Beastie Boys

  • “Paris Sunrise #7″ – Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
  • “Over The Rainbow” – Dave Koz
  • “One Week Last Summer” – Joni Mitchell
  • “Simple Pleasures” – Spyro Gyra

ROCK ALBUM

  • Daughtry – Daughtry
  • Revival – John Fogerty
  • Echoes, Silece, Patience & Grace – Foo Fighters
  • Magic – Bruce Springsteen
  • Sky Blue Sky – Wilco

ROCK SONG

  • “Come On” – Lucinda Williams (Lucinda Williams)
  • “Icky Thump” — Jack White (The White Stripes)
  • “It’s Not Over” – Chris Daughtry, Gregg Wattenberg, Mark Wilkerson & Brett Young (Daughtry)
  • “The Pretender” – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel & Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters)
  • “Radio Nowhere” – Bruce Springsteen (Bruce Springsteen)

SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE

  • “Timebomb” – Beck
  • “Only Mama Knows” – Paul McCartney
  • “Our Country” – John Mellencamp
  • “Radio Nowhere” – Bruce Springsteen
  • “Come On” – Lucinda Williams

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM

  • We Are The Night – The Chemical Brothers
  • ? – Justice
  • Sound Of Silver – LCD Soundsystem
  • We Are Pilots – Shiny Toy Guns
  • Elements Of Life – Tiesto

DANCE RECORDING

  • “Do It Again” – The Chemical Brothers
  • “D.A.N.C.E.” – Justice
  • “Love Today” – Mika
  • “Don’t Stop The Music” – Rihanna
  • “Love Stoned/I Think She Knows” – Justin Timberlake

RAP ALBUM

  • Finding Forever – Common
  • Kingdom Come – Jay-Z
  • Hip Hop Is Dead – Nas
  • T.I. vs T.I.P. – T.I.
  • Graduation – Kanye West

RAP SONG

  • “Ayo Technology” – N. Hills, Curtis Jackson, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake (50 Cent Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
  • “Big Things Poppin’ (Do It)” – Clifford Harris & Byron Thomas (T.I.)
  • “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” – A. Davis & Kanye West (Kanye West)
  • “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” – Soulja Boy Tell’Em, songwriter (Soulja Boy Tell’Em)
  • “Good Life” – A. Davis, F. Najm & K. West (Kanye West Feat. T-Pain)

RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

  • “I Wanna Love You” – Akon (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
  • “Kiss, Kiss” – Chris Brown & T-Pain
  • “Let It Go” – Keyshia Cole (Feat. Missy Elliott & Lil’ Kim)
  • “Umbrella” – Rihanna (Feat. Jay-Z)
  • “Good Life” — Kanye West Featuring T-Pain

R&B ALBUM

  • Funk This – Chaka Khan
  • Lost & Found – Ledisi
  • Luvanmusiq – Musiq Soulchild
  • The Real Thing – Jill Scott
  • Sex, Love & Pain – Tank

R&B SONG

  • “Beautiful Flower” – India.Arie
  • “Hate That I Love You” – Rihanna (Feat. Ne-Yo)
  • “No One” – Alicia Keys
  • “Teachme” – Musiq Soulchild
  • “When I See You” – Fantasia