Beyonce Leads The Way With Ten Grammy Nominations

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Pop superstar Beyonce is primed to have a big night at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards. The nominations for next year’s ceremony were announced on Wednesday night, and the “Single Ladies” singer leads all artists with ten nominations. Beyonce’s hit album “I Am…Sasha Fierce” is up for Album of the Year, while her single “Halo” will look to win Record of the Year. Beyonce’s catchy, club-banger “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) is up for the Grammy for Song of the Year.

Fellow hip-hop and R&B acts Maxwell, the Black Eyed Peas and Kanye West will also look to add a few Grammy awards to their trophy case as they each picked up six nominations. The Black Eyed Peas are up for Album of the Year for their hit record “The E.N.D.,” while Maxwell’s track “Pretty Wings” is nominated for Song of the Year. With his work on songs like “Knock You Down” and “Run This Town,” Kanye West is up for Grammys like Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
The nominees for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards were announced during a special live concert Wednesday night on CBS. Hosted by LL Cool J, “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!” featured performances from acts like the Black Eyed Peas, Nick Jonas and Maxwell. The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards will take place January 31st at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony will air at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS.

Here is a list of the rap and R&B nominees for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards:

Record Of The Year:
Beyonce — “Halo”
Black Eyed Peas — “I Got A Feeling”
Kings of Leon — “Use Somebody”
Lady GaGa — “Poker Face”
Taylor Swift — “You Belong With Me”

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Album Of The Year:
“I Am…Sasha Fierce” — Beyonce
“The E.N.D.” — Black Eyed Peas
“The Fame” — Lady GaGa
“Big Whiskey & The Groogrux King” — Dave Matthews Band
“Fearless” — Taylor Swift

Song Of The Year:
Lady GaGa — “Poker Face”
Maxwell — “Pretty Wings”
Beyonce — “Single Ladies”
Kings of Leon — “Use Somebody”
Taylor Swift — “You Belong With Me”

Best New Artist:
Keri Hilson
MGMT
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings
Zac Brown Band

R&B:
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance:
“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” — Beyonce
“It Kills Me” — Melanie Fiona
“That Was Then” — Lalah Hathaway
“Goin’ Thru Changes” — Ledisi
“Lions, Tigers & Bears” — Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance:
“The Point of It All” — Anthony Hamilton
“Pretty Wings” — Maxwell
“Sobeautiful” — Musiq Soulchild
“Under” — Pleasure P
“There Goes My Baby” — Charlie Wilson

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal:
“Blame It” — Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
“Chocolate High” — India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild
“Ifuleave” — Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige
“Higher Ground” — Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters
“Love Has Finally Come At Last” — Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby

Best R&B Song:
“Blame It” — Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
“Lions, Tigers & Bears” — Jazmine Sullivan
“Pretty Wings” — Maxwell
“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” — Beyonce
“Under” — Pleasure P

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
“Daykeeper” — The Foreign Exchange
“All Matter” — Robert Glasper & Bilal
“Pearls” — India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore
“A Tale of Two” — Eric Roberson, Ben O’Neill & Michelle Thompson
“Blend” — Tonex

Best R&B Album:
“The Point Of It All” — Anthony Hamilton
“Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics” — India.Arie
“Turn Me Loose” — Ledisi
“Blacksummers’night” — Maxwell
“Uncle Charlie” — Charlie Wilson

Best Contemporary R&B Album
“I Am…Sascha Fierce” — Beyonce
“Intuition” — Jamie Foxx
“The Introduction of Marcus Cooper” — Pleasure P
“Ready” — Trey Songz
“Thr33 Ringz” — T-Pain

RAP:
Best Rap Song
“Best I Ever Had” — Drake
“Day ‘N’ Nite” — Kid Cudi
“Dead And Gone” — T.I. & Justin Timberlake
“D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” — Jay-Z
“Run This Town” — Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West

Best Male Rap Solo Performance
Drake – “Best I Ever Had”
Eminem – “Beautiful”
Jay-Z – “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-tune)”
Kid Cudi – “Day N’ Night”
Mos Def – “Casa Bey”

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group:
“Too Many Rappers” — Nas & Beastie Boys
“Crack A Bottle” — Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
“Money Goes, Honey Stay” — Fabolous & Jay-Z
“Make Her Say” — Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common
“Amazing” — Kanye West & Young Jeezy

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Ego” — Beyonce & Kanye West
“Knock You Down” — Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
“Run This Town” — Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
“I’m On A Boat” — The Lonely Island & T-Pain
“Dead And Gone” — T.I. & Justin Timberlake

Best Rap Album:
“Universal Mind Control” — Common
“Relapse” — Eminem
“R.O.O.T.S.” — Flo Rida
“The Ecstatic” — Mos Def
“The Renaissance” — Q-Tip

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