51st Annual Grammy Nominations

NOTE: For the 52nd Annual Grammy nominations (calendar year 2008-2009, broadcast date January 31, 2010), check out this post.

51st Annual Grammy Nominations

OK, so the Grammys are still basically irrelevant, but it certainly is a welcome surprise to see M.I.A on the list for Record of The Year and Radiohead‘s nomination for Album of The Year is certainly well deserved (except that the nomination is a year late). I know they have a lot of haters out there, but I’m also not unhappy about Adele and Duffy‘s various nominations (though “Chasing Pavements” for Record of The Year might be a little bit much even for me). Major categories are below, view the complete list of the 51st Annual Grammy nominees over here.

Record Of The Year

* Chasing Pavements

* Viva La Vida

* Bleeding Love
Leona Lewis

* Paper Planes

* Please Read The Letter
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Album Of The Year

* Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

* Tha Carter III
Lil Wayne

* Year Of The Gentleman

* Raising Sand
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

* In Rainbows

Song Of The Year

* American Boy
William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West)
Track from: Shine

* Chasing Pavements
Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele)
Track from: 19

* I’m Yours
Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz)
Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.

* Love Song
Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles)
Track from: Little Voice

* Viva La Vida
Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

Best New Artist
* Adele

* Duffy

* Jonas Brothers

* Lady Antebellum

* Jazmine Sullivan

More nominations after the jump. The NYTimes has some nice analysis over here.

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

* Chasing Pavements
Track from: 19

* Love Song
Sara Bareilles
Track from: Little Voice

* Mercy
Track from: Rockferry

* Bleeding Love
Leona Lewis

* I Kissed A Girl
Katy Perry
Track from: One Of The Boys

* So What

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

* All Summer Long
Kid Rock
Track from: Rock N Roll Jesus

* Say
John Mayer
Track from: Continuum

* That Was Me
Paul McCartney
Track from: Amoeba’s Secret

* I’m Yours
Jason Mraz
Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.

* Closer
Track from: Year Of The Gentleman

* Wichita Lineman
James Taylor
Track from: Covers

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

* Viva La Vida
Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

* Waiting In The Weeds
Track from: Long Road Out Of Eden

* Going On
Gnarls Barkley
Track from: The Odd Couple

* Won’t Go Home Without You
Maroon 5
Track from: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long

* Apologize
Track from: Dreaming Out Loud

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

* Lesson Learned
Alicia Keys & John Mayer
Track from: As I Am

* 4 Minutes
Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
Track from: Hard Candy

* Rich Woman
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Track from: Raising Sand

* If I Never See Your Face Again
Rihanna & Maroon 5
Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded

* No Air
Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
Track from: Jordin Sparks

Best Pop Vocal Album

* Detours
Sheryl Crow

* Rockferry

* Long Road Out Of Eden

* Spirit
Leona Lewis

* Covers
James Taylor


  1. gia says:

    all suck as usual. The grammy’s are irrelevant. Another year of horrid music except for one of two amazing artists. I won’t mention them, they are my indie secrets.

  2. Chris McGee says:

    I have to agree with gia … all suck as usual.

  3. Royal-T says:

    What I’m going to say is that the only people on this list (and I am going to mention names) that I’m pulling for are M.I.A. (though I was hot on this record almost 2 years ago) and Katy Perry. Of those two I think that M.I.A. doesn’t have much of a chance but should get that award, then Katy Perry surely deserves her that was the hottest song of the Year without a doubt!!!

  4. Amanda says:

    Of all people to nominate, the JONAS BROTHERS?! Who in their right freaking mind would nominate little boys with whining moans coming out of their mouths as good artists?!

    The only people I am pulling for at this point are Maroon 5, OneRepublic and Coldplay;everyone else sucks.

  5. Davina says:

    Yes, they all suck like GIA said. The two that I’m pulling for is Alicia Keys and John May collab…They are amazing artist and if you listen to that song you’ll know that I’m right!!!!

  6. MissExcel says:

    wow another Grammy list full of commercialized flavors of the month. I’m not even watching this year. I’d rather write my own songs

  7. Benja says:

    American music sucks! Other than Radiohead (who are not American) all this is crap radio music. Mindless drones out to make a quick buck. A discrace to music. The Jonas Brothers??!!! WTF!? Terrible.

  8. Eli says:

    Ok the list is terrible again, but what’s worng with Robert Plant and Allison Krauss? they deserve to be here and so does MIA, radiohead, Adele and James Taylor.

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