Rapper Lil’ Wayne could have a good Grammy night in February after receiving eight Grammy Award Nominations (including Album of the Year) at a concert ceremony on Wednesday.
In addition to Album of the Year, Lil’ Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter III’ picked up a nomination for Best Rap Album.
British rockers Coldplay received seven nominations at the event. Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West all received six nominations.
“The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” was a new way to announce who would be up for an award and featured performances from Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Foo Fighters, B.B. King, John Mayer, and Taylor Swift.
The event was hosted by Grammy Winner LL Cool J and country singer Taylor Swift.
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards are scheduled to air on Feb. 8th, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Some Grammy nominations included:
Album Of The Year:
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (Coldplay)
Tha Carter III (Lil Wayne)
Year Of The Gentleman (Ne-Yo)
Raising Sand (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss)
In Rainbows (Radiohead)
Record Of The Year:
“Chasing Pavements” (Adele)
“Viva La Vida” (Coldplay)
“Bleeding Love” (Leona Lewis)
“Paper Planes” (M.I.A.)
“Please Read The Letter” (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss)
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, artist)
“Chasing Pavements” – Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele, artist)
“I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz, artist)
“Love Song” – Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles, artist)
“Viva La Vida” – Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay, artist)
Best New Artist:
Nominations in the Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
“Viva La Vida” – Coldplay
“Waiting In The Weeds” – Eagles
“Going On” – Gnarls Barkley
“Won’t Go Home Without You” – Maroon 5
“Apologize” – OneRepublic.
Best Rock Album:
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends – Coldplay
Rock N Roll Jesus – Kid Rock
Only By The Night – Kings Of Leon
Death Magnetic – Metallica
Consolers Of The Lonely – Raconteurs.
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
“Ribbon In The Sky” – Boyz II Men
“Words” – Anthony David Featuring Indie.Arie
“Stay With Me (By The Sea)” – Al Green Featuring John Legend
“I’m His Only Woman” – Jennifer Hudson Featuring Fantasia
“Never Give You Up” – Raphael Saadiq Featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton.
Best Rap Album:
American Gangster – Jay-Z
Tha Carter III – Lil Wayne
The Cool – Lupe Fiasco
Nas – Nas
Paper Trail – T.I.
The Best Country Collaboration With Vocals:
“Shiftwork” – Kenny Chesney & George Strait
“Killing The Blues” – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
“House Of Cash” – George Strait & Patty Loveless
“Life In A Northern Town” – Sugarland, Jake Owen & Little Big Town
“Let The Wind Chase You” – Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban.
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: