Mit Kanye West (8 Nominierungen – u.a. Album of The Year ‚Graduation’) und Amy Winehouse (6 Nominierungen – u.a. Album of The Year ‚Back To Black’) führen die Kritikerlieblinge des Jahres die Liste der Grammy Nominierungen an. Aber auch Timbaland, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Maroon 5, Nas, Paul McCartney, Common, Nelly Furtado, Gwen Stefani sind im Rennen um die Awards.

Die Grammy Awards werden am 10. Februar in Los Angeles verliehen.

Hier alle Nominierten Künstler der Universal International Division im Überblick:

KANYE WEST
Album of the Year - Graduation
Best Rap Album - Graduation
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - Good Life Featuring T-Pain
Best Rap Solo Performance - Stronger
Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group - Better Than I've Ever Been - w/ Nas & KRS-One
Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group - Southside w/Common
Best Rap Song - Can't Tell Me Nothing
Best Rap Song - Good Life

AMY WINEHOUSE
Record of the Year - Rehab
Album of the Year - Back To Black
Song of the Year - Rehab
New Artist
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - Rehab
Best Pop Album - Back To Black

RIHANNA
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - Umbrella w/ JAY-Z
Song Of the Year - Umbrella w/ JAY-Z
Record Of the Year - Umbrella
Best Dance Recording - Please Don't Stop The Music
Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo or A Group - Hate That I Love You W/ Ne-Yo
Best R&B Song - Hate That I Love You w/ Ne-Yo

TIMBALAND
Record Of The Year - What Goes Around... Comes Around (Producer)
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals - Give It To Me
Best Dance Recording - LoveStoned/I Think She Knows (Producer)
Best Rap Song - Ayo Technology (Producer)
Production, Non-Classical:
• Come Around (M.I.A. Featuring Timbaland) (T)
• Give It To Me (Timbaland Featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake) (T)
• Make Me Better (Fabolous Featuring Ne-Yo) (S)
• Timbaland Presents: Shock Value (Timbaland) (A)
• The Way I Are (Timbaland Featuring Keri Hilson & D.O.E.) (S)

NE-YO
Best R&B Vocal Performance- Because of You
Best R&B Song- Hate That I Love You w/Rihanna
Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo or A Group- Hate That I Love You W/Rihanna
Best Contemporary R&B Album- Because of You
Record of the Year- Irreplaceable- Beyonce

JAY-Z
Best Rap Album - Kingdom Come
Song Of the Year - Umbrella
Record Of the Year - Umbrella
Best Rap Solo Performance - Show Me What You Got
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - Umbrella-w/ Rihanna

AKON
Best Contemporary R&B Album (Konvicted)
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (I Wanna Love You)
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals (The Sweet Escape)
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals (Bartender)

FEIST
Best New Artist
Best Pop Vocal Album - The Reminder
Best Female Pop Vocal - 1234
Best Short Form Music Video - 1234

MAROON 5
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals - Makes Me Wonder
Best Pop Vocal Album - It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Production, Non-Classical:
• Mike Elizondo
• It Won't Be Soon Before Long (Maroon 5) (A)

MARY J. BLIGE
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance - Just Fine
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals - Disrespectful
Best Gospel Performance - Never Gonna Break My Faith

COMMON
Best Rap Solo Performance - The People
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group - Southside
Best Rap Song - Finding Forever

PAUL MCCARTNEY
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Dance Tonight
Best Pop Vocal Album - Memory Almost Full
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance - Only Mama Knows

NAS
Best Rap Album- Hip Hop is Dead
Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group- Better Than I've Ever Been- w/Nas & KRS- One

NELLY FURTADO
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - Say It Right
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals - Give It To Me w/ Timbaland & Justin Timberlake

BON JOVI
Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group - You Want to Make a Memory
Best Pop Vocal Album- Lost Highway

50 CENT
Best Rap Solo Performance - I Get Money
Best Rap Song - Ayo Technology

TANK
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (Please Don’t Go)
Best R&B Album (Sex, Love & Pain)

U2
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals - Window In The Skies
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or

Group With Vocals - Instant Karma
Track from: Instant Karma - The Campaign To Save Darfur
[Warner Bros.]

BOBBY O.S.T.
Best Gospel Song "Never Gonna Break My Faith"- Aretha Franklin & Mary J. Blige

BRIGHT EYES
Best Recording Package - Cassadaga

CHRIS CORNELL
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media - You Know My Name

CHRISETTE MICHELE
Best R&B Vocal Performance- If I Had My Way

FERGIE
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - Big Girls Don't Cry

GWEN STEFANI
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals - The Sweet Escape w/ Akon

INDIE.ARIE
Best R&B Song (Beautiful Flower)

JOHN MELLENCAMP
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance (Our Country)

LIL WAYNE
Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group (Make It Rain)

MIKA
Best Dance Recording - Love Today

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
Best Hard Rock Performance - Sick, Sick, Sick

SHINY TOY GUNS
Best Electronic/Dance Album (We Are Pilots)

SHOP BOYZ
Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group

SNOOP DOGG
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - I Wanna Love You w/ Akon

SOULJA BOY
Best Rap Song - Crank That

STEPHEN MARLEY
Best Reggae Album

TAYLOR SWIFT
Best New Artist

THE DREAM
Song Of the Year- Umbrella w/JAY-Z

METALLICA
Best Rock Instrumental Performance - The Ecstasy Of Gold
Track from: We All Love Ennio Morricone
[Sony Classical]