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Country princess Taylor Swift kept her awards mojo going, with eight Grammy nominations, but Beyoncé had the most — 10 — as the Recording Academy announced the nominees with a live, music-filled special for the second year in a row.

Highlights from CBS' The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown to Music's Biggest Night included performances by Maxwell — who offered a Michael Jackson tribute — and the Black Eyed Peas.

The Peas garnered six nods, as did Maxwell and Kanye West. Host LL Cool J opened the show with a medley of hits from the past year.

The 52nd annual Grammy Awards ceremony will air Sunday, Jan. 31 (8/7c) on CBS.

Among the the nominees in the on-air announcements:

Record of the Year

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

Album of the Year

Beyoncé, I Am ... Sasha Fierce

Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King

Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.

Lady GaGa, The Fame

Taylor Swift, Fearless

Song of the Year

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 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"

Hall & Oates, "Sara Smile"

MGMT, "For Kids,"

Best rock album:

U2, No Line on the Horizon

AC/DC, Black Ice

Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, Live from Madison Square Garden

Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown

Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux

Best rap solo performance:

Drake

Eminem

Jay-Z

Kid Cudi

Mos Def



Best country performance by a duo or group:

Brooks and Dunn

Zac Brown Band

Lady Antebellum

Rascal Flatts

Sugarland