Rapper KANYE WEST and soul star AMY WINEHOUSE are leading the pack at the 50th
Grammy Awards, after picking up eight and six nominations respectively.
West’s Graduation is up for awards including Album Of The Year and Rap Album
Of The Year, while his tracks Can’t Tell Me Nothing and Good Life have both
been nominated for Best Rap Song.
Winehouse’s Back To Black is also up for the coveted Album Of The Year gong,
and her hit single Rehab is nominated for both Song Of The Year and Record Of
The Year, going up against Rihanna’s Umbrella, which is also recognized in the
Justin Timberlake and Foo Fighters, who both received a total of five nods
apiece, are also in the running for Record Of The Year with their respective
releases What Goes Around… Comes Around and The Patience.
Foo Fighters’ Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace will compete for Album Of The
Year and Best Rock Album.
Other multiple nominees, announced on Thursday morning (06Dec07), include
Jay-Z, who has six nods including Best Rap Album for Kingdom Come, while Bruce
Springsteen, Akon, Chris Daughtry and Ne-Yo have each received four
Elsewhere, Sir Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi and Maroon 5 are all up for Best Pop
Vocal Album; Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Vince Gill will fight it out for Best
Country Album; and Keyshia Cole, Ne-Yo and Akon compete for Best Contemporary
The winners will be revealed at a ceremony in Los Angeles on 10 February