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See which fellas we hope walk away with golden phonographs

Shaun Harrison
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Kanye West

Nominated for: Song of the year for "American Boy" with Estelle and best rap performance by a duo or group for "Swagga Like Us" with Jay-Z, T.I., Lil Wayne Sure, he loves to talk about how great he is, but the fact that he's consistently up for awards proves he may be on to something. Or he's just shamelessly arrogant. In either case, Mr. West didn't score much love among our readers, landing in last place.
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T.I.

Nominated for: Best rap album for Paper Trail and best rap performance by a duo or group for "Swagga Like Us" with Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Kanye West T.I. has dabbled in acting and will serve jail time in March for possession of unregistered firearms, but he hasn't let that distract him from churning out hits. He can do whatever he likes!
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Lil Wayne

Nominated for: Album of the year and best rap album for Tha Carter III, best rap solo performance for "A Milli," best rap performance by a duo or group for "Swagga Like Us" with Jay-Z, T.I. and Kanye West and "Mr. Carter" with Jay-Z, and best rap/sung collaboration for "Got Money" with T-Pain Lil Wayne proved that artists can still sell albums, by moving more than a million copies of Tha Carter III in its first week on the shelves. His many nominations prove that Weezy's success was no fluke.
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Metallica

Nominated for: Best rock album for Death Magnetic and best metal performance for "My Apocalypse" These metal icons have been lying low, but their latest release won all sorts of critical praise and, of course, Grammy nods. Based on your votes, there are still several of you who like to rock along.
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The Jonas Brothers

Nominated for: Best new artist Sure, they appeal to the tween set and write ridiculously saccharine pop songs, but considering how their name seems to pop up everywhere, these boys are doing something right.
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Ne-Yo

Nominated for: Best male pop vocal performance for "Closer," best male R&B vocal performance and best R&B song for "Miss Independent" and best contemporary R&B album for Year of the Gentleman A gentleman, indeed. Ne-Yo's smooth style provides a nice break from the club-banging tunes of his fellow artists. (Not that he can't rock it when he needs to.) In either case, he's got a good chunk of our readers' support.
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Chris Brown

Nominated for: Best male R&B vocal performance for "Take You Down" and best pop collaboration with vocals for "No Air" with Jordin Sparks Chris Brown brings a young energy to his work that has won over fans for the past few years. And teaming with the winner of America's most popular TV show is never a bad way to gain a little extra exposure.
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John Mayer

Nominated for: Best male pop vocal performance for "Say," best pop collaboration with vocals for "Lesson Learned" with Alicia Keys, and best solo rock vocal performance for "Gravity" Apparently John Mayer still makes music when not being featured in the tabloids with gal pal Jennifer Aniston. And as long as he keeps cranking out tunes, it seems he will keep getting nominated for golden phonographs.
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Coldplay

Nominated for: Record of the year, song of the year, best pop performance by A duo or group with vocals for "Viva La Vida" and best rock album and album of the year for Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends This band is nominated for so many awards this year, you could make a drinking game based on their categories alone. And based on your votes, they may just be walking away with several statues. Bottoms up!
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Kid Rock

Nominated for: Best male pop vocal performance for "All Summer Long" and best rock album for Rock N Roll Jesus So what if his song is based around a "Sweet Home Alabama" riff — it's a rad song. But based on our poll, it seems like he earned this top spot for a different reason: "Long legs, long hair and a cowboy hat. He's a cowgirl's eye candy. ;)" — Cadottthinkheforgott