And the Nominees Are…

3 12 2009

Last night, in a schmultzy, confusing , poorly executed “concert format”, the Nominees for this year’s Grammys were announced. Seriously, they now make a SHOW for reading the nominations. The people performing were Grammy “hopefuls”, but not necessarily nominated…(wink wink) and the unveiling of the Jonas solo project (the cute one performed, the other two cheered form the audience in pure spite). It was unnessesary, redunant and yet another venue for a Jackson tribute…I kid you not.

Anyways, I’m saving you the pain of re-watching it, Here’s the List (you’re welcome):

Nominees:

Song of the Year
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Pretty Wings – Maxwell
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyoncé
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift

Pop Duo or Group With Vocals
Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”
Bon Jovi – “We Weren’t Born to Follow”
The Fray – “Never Say Never”
Daryl Hall and John Oates – “Sara Smile”
MGMT – “Kids”

Best Rock Album
AC/DC – Black Ice
Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood – Live from Madison Square Garden
Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown
Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
U2 – No Line on the Horizon

Best Rap Solo Performance
Drake – “Best I Ever Had”
Eminem – “Beautiful”
Jay-Z – “D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune)”
Kid Cudi – “Day ‘N’ Nite”
Mos Def – “Casa Bey”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Ego– Beyoncé & Kanye West
Knock You Down– Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
Run This Town– Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
I’m On A Boat– The Lonely Island & T-Pain
Dead And Gone- T.I. & Justin Timberlake

Country Duo or Group With Vocals
Brooks and Dunn – “Cowgirls Don’t Cry”
Zac Brown Band – “Chicken Fried”
Lady Antebellum – “I Run to You”
Rascal Flatts – “Here Comes Goodbye”
Sugarland – “It Happens” 

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
“Dead Flowers”–Miranda Lambert
“I Just Call You Mine”–Martina McBride
“White Horse”–Taylor Swift
“Just a Dream”–Carrie Underwood
“Solitary Thinkin'”–Lee Ann Womack

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
“All I Ask For Anymore”–Trace Adkins
“People Are Crazy”–Billy Currington
“High Cost Of Living”–Jamey Johnson
“Living For The Night”–George Strait
“Sweet Thing”–Keith Urban

Record of the Year
Beyoncé – “Halo”
Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”
Kings of Leon – “Use Somebody”
Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”
Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”

Album of the Year
Beyoncé – I Am…Sasha Fierce
Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D.
Lady Gaga – The Fame
Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
Taylor Swift – Fearless

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
“Hometown Glory”–Adele
“Halo”–Beyoncé
“Hot N Cold”–Katy Perry
“Sober”–Pink
“You Belong With Me”–Taylor Swift
“This Time”–John Legend
“Love You”–Maxwell
“Make It Mine”–Jason Mraz
“If You Don’t Know Me By Now”–Seal
“All About The Love Again”–Stevie Wonder

Best New Artist
Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
MGMT
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

As you can see, It’s a big year for Beyonce (who had one of the BEST videos of all time…), Taylor Swift (shock and awe!), The Black Eyed Peas (with the anthem of the year really…) and Lady Gaga (the weird one…). And it shows that being public enemy number one and D-bag of the year (even your president thinks so Kanye…) does not bode well for nominations…He had a new album this year…no individual Noms. Interesting.

Well, the show airs January 31st…which gives me lots of time to prepare my forecasting thesis on the winners.

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