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Kanye Dig the Grammy Noms? I Think You Can

Nominations for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Thursday morning, and Kanye West leads the field with eight nods, followed by Amy Winehouse with hic! six. The Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain each came away with five nominations.The nominees for album of the year are Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (Foo Fighters), These Days (Vince Gill), River: The Joni Letters (Herbie Hancock...?!), Graduation (Kanye) and Back to Black (Winehouse). Vying for record of the year are Beyoncé's "Irreplaceable," the Foo Fighters' "The Pretender," Rihanna's "Umbrella" (featuring Jay-Z), Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Around Comes Around" and Winehouse's "Rehab."Among American Idol alums, Carrie Underwood’s "Before He Cheats" is up for best country song and song of the year; Daughtry’s Daughtry is nominated for best rock album, and "It's Not Over" best rock song; and Fantasia's Fantasia is competing for contemporary R&B album honors.Before...

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Nominations for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Thursday morning, and Kanye West leads the field with eight nods, followed by Amy Winehouse with hic! six. The Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain each came away with five nominations.
The nominees for album of the year are Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (Foo Fighters), These Days (Vince Gill), River: The Joni Letters (Herbie Hancock...?!), Graduation (Kanye) and Back to Black (Winehouse).
Vying for record of the year are Beyoncé's "Irreplaceable," the Foo Fighters' "The Pretender," Rihanna's "Umbrella" (featuring Jay-Z), Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Around Comes Around" and Winehouse's "Rehab."
Among American Idol alums, Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" is up for best country song and song of the year; Daughtry's Daughtry is nominated for best rock album, and "It's Not Over" best rock song; and Fantasia's Fantasia is competing for contemporary R&B album honors.
Before you check out our Grammy Noms Gallery, here is the complete list of who's up for what:
Nominees for 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
Record Of The Year:
"Irreplaceable" - Beyoncé
"The Pretender" - Foo Fighters
"Umbrella" - Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
"What Goes Around... Comes Around" - Justin Timberlake
"Rehab" - Amy Winehouse
Best New Artist:
Feist
Ledisi
Paramore
Taylor Swift
Amy Winehouse
Song Of The Year:
"Before He Cheats" - John Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
"Hey There Delilah" - Tom Higgenson, songwriter (Plain White T's)
"Like A Star" - Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae)
"Rehab" - Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse)
"Umbrella" - Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius "Dream" Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z)
Best Pop Vocal Album:
Lost Highway - Bon Jovi
The Reminder - Feist
It Won't Be Soon Before Long - Maroon 5
Memory Almost Full - Paul McCartney
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Best 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
Best 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
Best 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
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance:
"Timebomb" - Beck
"Only Mama Knows" - Paul McCartney
"Our Country" - John Mellencamp
"Radio Nowhere" - Bruce Springsteen
"Come On" - Lucinda Williams
Best Rock Album:
Daughtry - Daughtry
Revival - John Fogerty
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace - Foo Fighters
Magic - Bruce Springsteen
Sky Blue Sky - Wilco
Best Rock Song:
"Come On" - Lucinda Williams, songwriter (Lucinda Williams)
"Icky Thump" - Jack White, songwriter (The White Stripes)
"It's Not Over" - Chris Daughtry, Gregg Wattenberg, Mark Wilkerson & Brett Young, songwriters (Daughtry)
"The Pretender" - Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel & Chris Shiflett, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
"Radio Nowhere" - Bruce Springsteen, songwriters (Bruce Springsteen)
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
"Same Girl" - R. Kelly Featuring Usher
"Disrespectful" - Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige
"Hate That I Love You" - Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo
"Baby" - Angie Stone Featuring Betty Wright
"Bartender" - T-Pain Featuring Akon
Best Contemporary R&B album:
Konvicted - Akon
Just Like You - Keyshia Cole
Fantasia - Fantasia
East Side Story - Emily King
Because Of You - Ne-Yo
Best Urban/Alternative Performance:
"Make A Baby" - Vikter Duplaix
"That's The Way Of The World" - Dwele
"Daydreamin'" - Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott
"Fantasy" - Meshell Ndegeocello
"Dream" - Alice Smith
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
"I Wanna Love You" - Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg
"Kiss, Kiss" - Chris Brown & T-Pain
"Let It Go" - Keyshia Cole Featuring Missy Elliott & Lil' Kim
"Umbrella" - Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
"Good Life" - Kanye West Featuring T-Pain
Best Rap Song:
"Ayo Technology" - N. Hills, Curtis Jackson, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (50 Cent Featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
"Big Things Poppin' (Do It)" - Clifford Harris & Byron Thomas, songwriters (T.I.)
"Can't Tell Me Nothing" - A. Davis & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" - Soulja Boy Tell'Em, songwriter (Soulja Boy Tell'Em)
"Good Life" - A. Davis, F. Najm & K. West, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring T-Pain)
Best 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

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals:

"Days Aren't Long Enough" - Steve Earle & Allison Moorer
"Because Of You" - Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson
"I Need You" - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
"Lost Highway" - Willie Nelson & Ray Price
"Oh Love" - Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood
Best Country Song:
"Before He Cheats" - Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
"Give It Away" - Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon & Jamey Johnson, songwriters (George Strait)
"I Need You" - Tony Lane & David Lee, songwriters (Tim McGraw & Faith Hill)
"If You're Reading This" - Tim McGraw, Brad Warren & Brett Warren, songwriters (Tim McGraw)
"Long Trip Alone" - Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley & Steve Bogard, songwriters (Dierks Bentley)
Best Country Album:
Long Trip Alone - Dierks Bentley
These Days - Vince Gill
Let It Go - Tim McGraw
5th Gear - Brad Paisley
It Just Comes Natural - George Strait
Best Contemporary Jazz Album:
Party Hats - Will Bernard
Downright Upright - Brian Bromberg
Re-Imagination - Eldar
River: The Joni Letters - Herbie Hancock
He Had A Hat - Jeff Lorber

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

Avant Gershwin - Patti Austin
Red Earth - A Malian Journey - Dee Dee Bridgewater
Music Maestro Please - Freddy Cole
Nightmoves - Kurt Elling
On The Other Side - Tierney Sutton