And the Nominees Are

The Grammy’s are this Sunday and I’m definitely watching it live this year. Rihanna got nominated 6 times, and she’s up against some pretty tough competition in each category.

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Here’s a look at her noms and competition.

Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

  • Irreplaceable
    Beyoncé
    Beyoncé Knowles, S. Smith & Stargate, producers; Jim Caruana, Jason Goldstein & Geoff Rice, engineers/mixers
    Track from: B’Day
    [Sony Urban Music/Columbia/Music World Productions]
  • The Pretender
    Foo Fighters
    Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby & Rich Costey, engineers/mixers
    [Roswell/RCA Records]
  • Umbrella
    Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
    Kuk Harrell, Terius “The Dream” Nash & C. “Tricky” Stewart, producers; Kuk Harrell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
    [Def Jam]
  • What Goes Around…Comes Around
    Justin Timberlake
    Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass & Timbaland, engineers/mixers
    [Jive/Zomba]
  • Rehab
    Amy Winehouse
    Mark Ronson, producer; Tom Elmhirst, Vaughan Merrick, Dom Morley, Mark Ronson & Gabriel Roth, engineers/mixers
    Track from: Back To Black
    [Universal Republic Records]

Song Of The Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Before He Cheats
    Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
    Track from: Some Hearts
    [19 Recordings/Arista Nashville; Publishers: Big Loud Shirt Industries, Mighty Underdog Music/Sony/ATV Cross Keys]
  • Hey There Delilah
    Tom Higgenson, songwriter (Plain White T’s)
    Track from: Every Second Counts
    [Hollywood Records/Fearless Records; Publisher: So Happy Publishing]
  • Like A Star
    Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae)
    Track from: Corinne Bailey Rae
    [Capitol Records; Publisher: Global Talent Publishing]
  • Rehab
    Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse)
    Track from: Back To Black
    [Universal Republic Records; Publisher: EMI Music Publishing]
  • Umbrella
    Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius “Dream” Nash & Christopher Stewart,
    songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z)
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
    [Def Jam; Publisher: Peer Music]

Best Dance Recording
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)

  • Do It Again
    The Chemical Brothers
    Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons, producers
    Track from: We Are The Night
    [Astralwerks]
  • D.A.N.C.E.
    Justice
    Gaspard Auge & Xavier de Rosnay, producers; Gaspard Auge & Xavier de Rosnay, mixers
    Track from: †
    [Downtown/Vice/Ed Banger]
  • Love Today
    Mika
    Jodi Marr, John Merchant, Mika & Greg Wells, producers; Greg Wells, mixer
    Track from: Life In Cartoon Motion
    [Casablanca/Universal Republic Records]
  • Don’t Stop The Music
    Rihanna
    Stargate, producer; Phil Tan, mixer
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
    [Def Jam]
  • LoveStoned/I Think She Knows
    Justin Timberlake
    Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass & Timbaland, mixers
    Track from: FutureSex/LoveSounds
    [Jive/Zomba]

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Same Girl
    R. Kelly Featuring Usher
    Track from: Double Up
    [Jive]
  • Disrespectful
    Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige
    [Burgundy/Sony/BMG]
  • Hate That I Love You
    Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
    [Def Jam Recordings]
  • Baby
    Angie Stone Featuring Betty Wright
    [Stax]
  • Bartender
    T-Pain Featuring Akon
    [Jive]

Best R&B Song

(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Beautiful Flower
    India.Arie & Joyce Simpson, songwriters (India.Arie)
    [Universal Republic Records; Publishers: Gold & Iron Music Publishing, WB Music Corp.]
  • Hate That I Love You
    Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo)
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
    [Def Jam Recordings; Publishers: EMI April Music, Sony/ATV Tunes]
  • No One
    Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers & Alicia Keys, songwriters (Alicia Keys)
    [J Records/MBK Entertainment; Publishers: Lellow Productions/EMI April Music, Book Of Daniel Music/EMI Music Publishing, D. Harry Productions]
  • Teachme
    Ivan Barias, Adam W. Blackstone, Randall C. Bowland, Carvin Haggins, Johnnie Smith II & Corey Latif Williams, songwriters (Musiq Soulchild)
    Track from: Luvanmusiq
    [Atlantic; Publishers: Nivrac Tyke/Universal Publishing, Latif Music/Universal Publishing, Tetra Grammaton/Universal Music Publishing, Melodic Piano Productions, HC 1030 Publishing]
  • When I See U
    Louis Biancaniello, Waynne Nugent, Erika Nuri, Kevin Risto, Janet Sewel & Sam Watters, songwriters (Fantasia)
    Track from: Fantasia
    [J Records/19 Records/S Records; Publishers: Breakthrough Creations/EMI April Music, S.M.Y. Publishing/Sony/ATV Tunes, Break North Music/Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Wayne Writers/Sony/ATV Tunes, J. Sewell Publishing, Golden The Super Kid Music]

and finally,

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • I Wanna Love You
    Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg
    Track from: Konvicted
    [SRC/Universal Motown]
  • Kiss, Kiss
    Chris Brown & T-Pain
    [Jive]
  • Let It Go
    Keyshia Cole Featuring Missy Elliott & Lil’ Kim
    Track from: Just Like You
    [Confidential Records/Geffen]
  • Umbrella
    Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
    [Def Jam Recordings]
  • Good Life
    Kanye West Featuring T-Pain
    Track from: Graduation
    [Roc-A-Fella]

For a full list of all the categories and artists nominated, Click Here.

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One Response to And the Nominees Are

  1. Keyshia Cole – superstar…

    Keyshia Cole born October 15, 1981 is a Grammy-nominated American R&B singer and text writer, and record producer known for her soulful voice….

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