The 2010 Grammy nominations were announced on Wednesday, December 2nd, with the ladies leading the pack. Seasoned diva Beyoncé received 10 nominations for her “I am … Sasha Fierce” album, including record of the year for “Halo” and song of the year for “Single Ladies.”
Kanye West’s VMA victim, Taylor Swift, was also at the front of the Grammy line with eight nominations. She’ll go up against Beyoncé in multiple categories, including record of the year. Hopefully this time Kanye will leave the Hennessy at home!
The Black Eyed Peas received six nominations for their album “The E.N.D” including record of the year for “I Gotta Feeling.” Kanye West also received six nominations, though none were for his critically acclaimed “808’s and Heartbreaks” album.
In R&B news, the year of the comeback has been solidified for Maxwell, who also received six nods for his “BLACKsummers’night” album, including song of the year for “Pretty Wings.”
Keri Hilson received a nod for best new artist and although Ciara’s latest album “Fantasy Ride” took us nowhere, she received a nod for her collaboration with Justin Timberlake on “Love Sex Magic.” Jazmine Sullivan, Lalah Hathaway, Ledisi and newcomer Melanie Fiona were all nominated for best female R&B vocal performance. The male category includes the likes of Anthony Hamilton, Musiq Soulchild and former Pretty Ricky front man Pleasure P, who, instead of celebrating blindly right now is likely lamenting accusations of child molestation that just hit the web.
The Best R&B Album category is dominated by men, with “slow but steady” Trey Songz making his first appearance on the 2010 nominations list. Jamie Foxx, Pleasure P and T-Pain leave only enough room for Beyoncé to round out the five.
The contenders for Best Rap Album represent an eclectic mix of tastes with Common, Eminem, Flo-Rida, Mos Def and Q-Tip all nominated. But perhaps one of the most exciting categories this year is best rap solo performance, which marks the first Grammy nods for newcomers Drake and Kid Cudi, who join Mos Def, Jay-Z and Eminem in the category. Other nominees include incarcerated rapper T.I., Common, Flo-Rida, Eminem, Q-Tip, Young Jeezy, Nas and Fabolous.
The 2010 Grammy Awards is scheduled to air in February next year. For the full list of nominees, just click on the link below!
Written by Shaira Brereton