Finding a distinctly new nominations rhythm, the Grammys announced this year's nominees in an all-star concert countdown Wednesday, hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift. The unlikely emcee matchup set the tone for many of the categories' diverse nominees, starting with Lil Wayne and Coldplay topping this year's nominations count with eight and seven nods, respectively.
Going head-to-head for top album of the year are Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III, Coldplay's Viva La Vida (both of which were top selling LPs in 2008) and Radiohead's In Rainbows. Joining them are Ne-Yo's Year of the Gentleman and Robert Plant's Raising Sand, on which he collaborated with bluegrass crooner Alison Krauss.
Krauss and Plant also overlap with the nominations for best record of the year, along with Adele, Coldplay, Leona "Bleeding Love" Lewis and M.I.A.
More Grammy nominations, after the jump.
Christmas in Rockefeller Center
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Bright lights, big city, indeed. Hosts Al Roker and Jane Krakowski pull the switch in tonight's 76th annual Christmas-tree lighting in Manhattan, a grand gala twinkling with time-honored holiday songs and current hits.
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How pumped is the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences about its Wednesday night Grammy nomination concert? So pumped that the powers that be have inserted not one, but two exclamation points into the title: The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music's Biggest Night.
Try to look past it. We did.
The inelegantly dubbed event (9 pm/ET, CBS) will be the one-stop shop for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards nominees. The concert will mark the first time ...