No. 1

Number 1

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Smash hit

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Off the charts

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Classic

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The Grammy announcements came out today and Kanye was at the top with 8 noms. Smoked out Amy Winehouse got 6 to lead the females in nominations. I have a feeling that this is going to be a big day for ‘Ye, and he is going to do something major for his recently passed moms. The major categories run down like this:

Album of the Year
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Foo Fighters
These Days, Vince Gill
River: The Joni Letters, Herbie Hancock
Graduation, Kanye West
Back to Black, Amy Winehouse

Record of the Year
• “Irreplaceable,” Beyoncé
• “The Pretender,” Foo Fighters
• “Umbrella,” Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z)
• “What Goes Around . . . Comes Around,” Justin Timberlake
• “Rehab,” Amy Winehouse

Song of the Year
• “Before He Cheats,” John Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
• “Hey There Delilah,” Tom Higgenson, songwriters (Plain White T’s)
• “Like A Star,” Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae)
• “Rehab,” Amy Winehouse
• “Umbrella,” Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius “Dream” Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z)

Best New Artist
• Feist
• Ledisi
• Paramore
• Taylor Swift
• Amy Winehouse

Pop Vocal Album
Lost Highway, Bon Jovi
The Reminder, Feist
It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, Maroon 5
Memory Almost Full, Paul McCartney
Back To Black, Amy Winehouse

Rap Album
Finding Forever, Common
Kingdom Come, Jay-Z
Hip Hop Is Dead, Nas
T.I. vs T.I.P., T.I.
Graduation, Kanye West

Rock Album
Daughtry, Daughtry
Revival, John Fogerty
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Foo Fighters
Magic, Bruce Springsteen
Sky Blue Sky, Wilco

Country Album
Long Trip Alone, Dierks Bentley
These Days, Vince Gill
Let It Go, Tim McGraw
5th Gear, Brad Paisley
It Just Comes Natural, George Strait

Contemporary R&B Album
Konvicted, Akon
Just Like You, Keyshia Cole
Fantasia, Fantasia
East Side Story, Emily King
Because Of You, Ne-Yo

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