The Limelight:The Winner Is…2010 Grammy Nominees

The 52nd Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced tonight during a Live Concert Nomination Special presented by The Recording Academy. CBS televised the Live Concert Special, which was hosted by LL Cool J and featured performances from The Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell, Sugarland, and Nick Jonas. Leading the pack in nominations is Beyonce’ with 10, while Taylor Swift has 8 nominations. Kanye, Maxwell, and The Black Eyed Peas all earned 6 nominations. The highlight for many is Drake’s nomination for Best Rap Solo, as he has yet to release a debut album. Check below for a highlighted list of several nominees. Check in on January 31, 2010 for the  52nd Annual Grammy Awards on CBS at 8pm EST.

Song of the Year
Beyonce -“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Kings of Leon – “Use Somebody”
Lady GaGa – “Poker Face”
Maxwell – “Pretty wings”
Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”
Pop Duo or Group With Vocals
Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”
Bon Jovi – “We Weren’t Born to Follow”
The Fray – “Never Say Never”
Daryl Hall and John Oates – “Sara Smile”
MGMT – “Kids”
Best Rap Solo Performance
Drake – “Best I Ever Had”
Kid Cudi – “Day N Nite”
Mos Def – “Casa Bey”
Jay-Z – “D.O.A. (Death of Autotune)”
Eminem – “Beautiful”
Best Rock Album
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 King
U2
– No Line on the Horizon
Best New Artist
Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
MGMT
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings
Record of the Year
Beyoncé – “Halo”
Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”
Kings of Leon – “Use Somebody”
Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”
Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”
Album of the Year
Beyoncé – I Am…Sasha Fierce
Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D.
Lady Gaga – The Fame
Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
Taylor Swift – Fearless

For the complete list of 2010 Grammy Award nominees, visit Grammy.com

By: Sarah J

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