December 6, 2007

Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Justin Score Big Grammy Nominations

Everyone figured there would be two names dominating this year's Grammy Awards nominees: rapper Kanye West and troubled songstress Amy Winehouse. And Thursday morning (December 6), when Akon, Fergie, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda, the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins, country artist Taylor Swift and comedian George Lopez announced the nominees inside the Music Box @ Fonda in Hollywood, West's and Winehouse's names came up a lot.

Kanye West topped the nominations with eight, Amy Winehouse scored six, and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain each earned five nods. Akon, Dierks Bentley, Chris Daughtry, Feist, Tim McGraw, John Newton, Ne-Yo, Rihanna and Bruce Springsteen received four each.

Kanye and Winehouse will go head-to-head for Album of the Year honors: West for his third opus, Graduation, and Winehouse for her sophomore LP, Back to Black. Both are in the running alongside the Foo Fighters, for Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace; country singer Vince Gill's These Days; and jazz legend Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters.

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

"I Wanna Love You" — Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg

"Kiss, Kiss" — Chris Brown & T-Pain

"Let It Go" — Keyshia Cole Featuring Missy Elliott & Lil’ Kim

"Umbrella" — Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z

"Good Life" — Kanye West Featuring T-Pain

Best Rap Song

"Ayo Technology" — N. Hills, Curtis Jackson, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (50 Cent Featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)

"Big Things Poppin’ (Do It)" — Clifford Harris & Byron Thomas, songwriters (T.I.)

"Can’t Tell Me Nothing" — A. Davis & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)

"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" — Soulja Boy Tell’Em, songwriter (Soulja Boy Tell’Em)

"Good Life" — A. Davis, F. Najm & K. West, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring T-Pain)

Best 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

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