Il più prestigioso awards musicale, l’oscar della musica, andrà in onda l’8 Febbraio 2009 dagli Stamples Center di Los Angeles! L’edizione premierà i migliori artisti del 2008!

Sono state rese note ieri sera le nominees, ed a fare pienone di nomination è stato il sorprendente Lil’Wayne, fino a pochi anni fa sarebbe stato impensabile, il rapper ha preso ben 8 nominees, seguito dai sensazionali Coldplay! Qua sotto potete vedere le nominees, alcune piuttosto sorprendenti.. ! Sono felicissimo per Jazmine Sullivan, Ne-Yo, Keyshia e Jennifer Hudson!

Questi sono i veri premi della musica, e non del “commercio”.. e lo dimostrano chiaramente con queste nominees  …

Fate i vostri pronostici! (su music box 717 di Sky in esclusiva potrete vedere la diretta dell’evento in Italia)

 Record Of The Year 

  • Chasing Pavements
    Adele
    Eg White, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Steve Price, engineers/mixers
    Track from: 19
    [XL Recordings/Columbia] 
  • Viva La Vida
    Coldplay
    Markus Dravs, Brian Eno & Rik Simpson, producers; Michael Brauer & Rik Simpson, engineers/mixers

    Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    [Capitol Records] 
  • Bleeding Love
    Leona Lewis
    Simon Cowell, Clive Davis & Ryan “Alias” Tedder, producers; Craig Durrance, Phil Tan & Ryan “Alias” Tedder, engineers/mixers
    [J Records/SYCO Music] 
  • Paper Planes
    M.I.A
    Diplo, producer; Switch, engineer/mixer
    Track from: Kala
    [Interscope] 
  • Please Read The Letter
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer
    Track from: Raising Sand
    [Rounder] 


 

Category 2

Album Of The Year 
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

  • Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    Coldplay
    Markus Dravs, Brian Eno & Rik Simpson, producers; Michael H. Brauer, Markus Dravs, John O’Mahoney, Rik Simpson & Andy Wallace, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
    [Capitol Records] 
  • Tha Carter III
    Lil Wayne
    Babyface, Brisco, Fabolous, Jay-Z, Kidd Kidd, Busta Rhymes, Juelz Santana, D. Smith, Static Major, T-Pain & Bobby Valentino, featured artists; Alchemist, David Banner, Vaushaun “Maestro” Brooks, Cool & Dre, Andrews “Drew” Correa, Shondrae “Mr. Bangladesh” Crawford, Darius “Deezle” Harrison, Jim Jonsin, Mousa, Pro Jay, Rodnae, Skillz & Play, D. Smith, Swizz Beatz, Robin Thicke, T-Pain & Kanye West, producers; Angel Aponte, Joshua Berkman, Andrew Dawson, Joe G, Darius “Deezle” Harrison, Fabian Marasciullo, Miguel Scott, Robin Thicke, Julian Vasquez & Gina Victoria, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer
    [Universal Motown/Cash Money] 
  • Year Of The Gentleman
    Ne-Yo
    Chuck Harmony, Ne-Yo, Polow Da Don, StarGate, Stereotypes, Syience, Shea Taylor & Shomari “Sho” Wilson, producers; Kirven Arrington, Jeff Chestek, Kevin “KD” Davis, Mikkel Eriksen, Jaymz Hardy Martin, III, Geno Regist, Phil Tan & Tony Terrebonne, engineers/mixers; Herb Powers, Jr., mastering engineer
    [Def Jam/Compound] 
  • Raising Sand
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer
    [Rounder] 
  • In Rainbows
    Radiohead
    Nigel Godrich, producer; Nigel Godrich, Dan Grech-Marguerat, Hugo Nicolson & Richard Woodcraft, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
    [TBD Records] 

 

 

Category 3

Song Of The Year 
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year.
(Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • American Boy
    William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West)
    Track from: Shine
    [Atlantic/Homeschool; Publishers: Will.I.Am Music/Cherry River Music/Chrysalis Publishing/John Legend Publishing/Cherry River Music/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music/Larry Leron Music/Speir Music/Broke, Spoke and Gone Publishing] 
  • Chasing Pavements
    Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele)
    Track from: 19
    [XL Recordings/Columbia; Publishers: Universal-Songs of Polygram Int.] 
  • I’m Yours
    Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz)
    Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
    [Atlantic; Publisher: Goo Eyed Music] 
  • Love Song
    Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles)
    Track from: Little Voice
    [Epic; Publisher: Tiny Bear Music] 
  • Viva La Vida
    Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

    Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    [Capitol Records; Publishers: Universal Music-MGB Songs] 

 

 

Category 4

Best New Artist 
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

  • Adele
  • Duffy
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Jazmine Sullivan

Field 1 — Pop

 

Category 5

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance 
(For a solo vocal performance.
Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Chasing Pavements
    Adele
    Track from: 19
    [Columbia/XL] 
  • Love Song
    Sara Bareilles
    Track from: Little Voice
    [Epic] 
  • Mercy
    Duffy
    Track from: Rockferry
    [Mercury] 
  • Bleeding Love
    Leona Lewis
    [J Records/SYCO Music] 
  • I Kissed A Girl
    Katy Perry
    Track from: One Of The Boys
    [Capitol Records] 
  • So What
    Pink
    [LaFace] 

 

 

Category 6

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance 
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • All Summer Long
    Kid Rock
    Track from: Rock N Roll Jesus
    [Atlantic] 
  • Say
    John Mayer
    Track from: Continuum
    [Columbia] 
  • That Was Me
    Paul McCartney
    Track from: Amoeba’s Secret
    [Hear Music/MPL Communications Ltd.] 
  • I’m Yours
    Jason Mraz
    Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
    [Atlantic] 
  • Closer
    Ne-Yo
    Track from: Year Of The Gentleman
    [Def Jam/Compound Entertainment] 
  • Wichita Lineman
    James Taylor
    Track from: Covers
    [Hear Music] 

 

 

Category 7

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals 
(For established duos or groups, with vocals.
Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Viva La Vida
    Coldplay
    Track
    from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

    [Capitol Records] 
  • Waiting In The Weeds
    Eagles
    Track from: Long Road Out Of Eden
    [Eagles Recording Company II] 
  • Going On
    Gnarls Barkley
    Track from: The Odd Couple
    [Downtown/Atlantic] 
  • Won’t Go Home Without You
    Maroon 5
    Track from: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
    [Octone/A&M] 
  • Apologize
    OneRepublic
    Track from: Dreaming Out Loud
    [Mosley Music/Interscope Records] 

 

 

Category 8

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals 
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together.
Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Lesson Learned
    Alicia Keys & John Mayer
    Track from: As I Am
    [J Records] 
  • 4 Minutes
    Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
    Track from: Hard Candy
    [Warner Bros.] 
  • Rich Woman
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    Track from: Raising Sand
    [Rounder] 
  • If I Never See Your Face Again
    Rihanna & Maroon 5
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded
    [Def Jam] 
  • No Air
    Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
    Track from: Jordin Sparks
    [Jive] 

 

 

Category 9

Best Pop Instrumental Performance 
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals.
Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Love Appetite
    Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere
    Track from: Nudge It Up A Notch
    [Stax] 
  • I Dreamed There Was No War
    Eagles
    Track from: Long Road Out Of Eden
    [Eagles Recording Company II] 
  • Fortune Teller
    Fourplay
    Track from: Energy
    [Heads Up International] 
  • Steppin’ Out
    Stanley Jordan
    Track from: State Of Nature
    [Mack Avenue Records] 
  • Blast!
    Marcus Miller
    Track from: Marcus
    [Concord Jazz] 

 

 

Category 10

Best Pop Instrumental Album 
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • Sax For Stax
    Gerald Albright
    [Peak Records] 
  • Greatest Hits Rerecorded Volume One
    Larry Carlton
    [335 Records] 
  • Jingle All The Way
    Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
    [Rounder] 
  • The Spice Of Life
    Earl Klugh
    [Koch Records] 
  • A Night Before Christmas
    Spyro Gyra
    [Heads Up International] 

 

 

Category 11

Best Pop Vocal Album 
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Detours
    Sheryl Crow
    [A&M Records] 
  • Rockferry
    Duffy
    [Mercury] 
  • Long Road Out Of Eden
    Eagles
    [Eagles Recording Company II] 
  • Spirit
    Leona Lewis
    [J Records/SYCO Music] 
  • Covers
    James Taylor
    [Hear Music] 

Field 2 — Dance

 

Category 12

Best Dance Recording 
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances.
Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)

  • Harder Better Faster Stronger
    Daft Punk
    Thomas Bangalter & Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo, producers; Thomas Bangalter & Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo, mixers
    Track from: Alive 2007
    [Virgin Records] 
  • Ready For The Floor
    Hot Chip
    Hot Chip, producers; Dan Carey, mixer
    Track from: Made In The Dark
    [Astralwerks/DFA] 
  • Just Dance
    Lady Gaga & Colby O’Donis
    RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, mixer
    [Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live] 
  • Give It 2 Me
    Madonna
    Madonna & The Neptunes, producers; Andrew Coleman & Spike Stent, mixers
    Track from: Hard Candy
    [Warner Bros.] 
  • Disturbia
    Rihanna
    Brian Kennedy, producer; Phil Tan, mixer
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded
    [Def Jam] 
  • Black & Gold
    Sam Sparro
    Jesse Rogg & Sam Sparro, producers; Jeremy Wheatley, mixer
    Track from: Sam Sparro
    [Universal Republic Records] 

 

 

Category 13

Best Electronic/Dance Album 
(For vocal or instrumental albums.
Albums only.)

  • New York City
    Brazilian Girls
    [Verve Forecast] 
  • Alive 2007
    Daft Punk
    [Virgin Records] 
  • Bring Ya To The Brink
    Cyndi Lauper
    [Epic] 
  • X
    Kylie Minogue
    [Capitol/Astralwerks] 
  • Last Night
    Moby
    [Mute] 
  • Robyn
    Robyn
    [Konichiwa/Cherrytree/Interscope] 

Field 3 — Traditional Pop

 

Category 14

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album 
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Still Unforgettable
    Natalie Cole
    [DMI Records] 
  • The Sinatra Project
    Michael Feinstein
    [Concord Music Group] 
  • Noël
    Josh Groban
    [143/Reprise] 
  • In The Swing Of Christmas
    Barry Manilow
    [Hallmark/Arista] 
  • Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall
    Rufus Wainwright
    [Geffen] 

Field 4 — Rock

 

Category 15

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance 
(For a solo vocal performance.
Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Gravity
    John Mayer
    Track from: Where The Light Is — Live In Los Angeles
    [Columbia] 
  • I Saw Her Standing There
    Paul McCartney
    Track from: Amoeba’s Secret
    [Hear Music/MPL Communications Ltd.] 
  • Girls In Their Summer Clothes
    Bruce Springsteen
    Track from: Magic
    [Columbia] 
  • Rise
    Eddie Vedder
    [J Records] 
  • No Hidden Path
    Neil Young
    Track from: Chrome Dreams II
    [Reprise] 

 

 

Category 16

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals 
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals.
Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Rock N Roll Train
    AC/DC
    [Columbia] 
  • Violet Hill
    Coldplay
    Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    [Capitol Records] 
  • Long Road Out Of Eden
    Eagles
    Track from: Long Road Out Of Eden
    [Eagles Recording Company II] 
  • Sex On Fire
    Kings Of Leon
    [RCA Records] 
  • House Of Cards
    Radiohead
    Track from: In Rainbows
    [TBD Records] 

 

 

Category 17

Best Hard Rock Performance 
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals.
Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Inside The Fire
    Disturbed
    Track from: Indestructible
    [Reprise] 
  • Visions
    Judas Priest
    Track from: Nostradamus
    [Epic] 
  • Wax Simulacra
    The Mars Volta
    [Universal Motown] 
  • Saints Of Los Angeles
    Mötley Crüe
    Track from: Saints Of Los Angeles
    [Motley Records/Eleven Seven Music] 
  • Lords Of Salem
    Rob Zombie
    Track from: Zombie Live
    [Geffen/UMe] 

 

 

Category 18

Best Metal Performance 
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals.
Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Heroes Of Our Time
    DragonForce
    [Roadrunner Records] 
  • Nostradamus
    Judas Priest
    Track from: Nostradamus
    [Epic] 
  • My Apocalypse
    Metallica
    Track from: Death Magnetic
    [Warner Bros.] 
  • Under My Thumb
    Ministry
    Track from: Cover Up
    [Megaforce Records] 
  • Psychosocial
    Slipknot
    [Roadrunner Records] 

 

 

Category 19

Best Rock Instrumental Performance 
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Castellorizon
    David Gilmour
    Track from: Live In Gdansk
    [Columbia] 
  • Suicide & Redemption
    Metallica
    Track from: Death Magnetic
    [Warner Bros.] 
  • 34 Ghosts I-IV
    Nine Inch Nails
    Track from: Ghosts I-IV
    [The Null Corporation] 
  • Hope (Live For The Art Of Peace)
    Rush
    Track from: Songs For Tibet: The Art Of Peace
    [Art of Peace Foundation] 
  • Peaches En Regalia
    Zappa Plays Zappa
    [Strobosonic/Razor & Tie Entertainment] 

 

 

Category 20

Best Rock Song 
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.)
Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Girls In Their Summer Clothes
    Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
    Track from: Magic
    [Columbia; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen] 
  • House Of Cards
    Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)
    Track from: In Rainbows
    [TBD Records; Publisher: Warner Chappell Music] 
  • I Will Possess Your Heart
    Benjamin Gibbard, Nicholas Harmer, Jason McGerr & Christopher Walla, songwriters (Death Cab For Cutie)
    Track from: Narrow Stairs
    [Atlantic; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music/Where I’m Calling From Music/Shove It Up Your Songs/Giant Beat Songs/Please Pass The Songs] 
  • Sex On Fire
    Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
    [RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, McFearless Music/Bug Music, Coffee, Tea or Me Publishing/Bug Music] 
  • Violet Hill
    Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
    Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    [Capitol Records; Publisher: Universal Music-MGB Songs] 

 

 

Category 21

Best Rock Album 
(Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

  • Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    Coldplay
    [Capitol Records] 
  • Rock N Roll Jesus
    Kid Rock
    [Atlantic] 
  • Only By The Night
    Kings Of Leon
    [RCA Records] 
  • Death Magnetic
    Metallica
    [Warner Bros.] 
  • Consolers Of The Lonely
    The Raconteurs
    [Third Man/Warner Bros.] 

Field 5 — Alternative

 

Category 22

Best Alternative Music Album 
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Modern Guilt
    Beck
    [DGC Records/XL Recordings/Interscope] 
  • Narrow Stairs
    Death Cab For Cutie
    [Atlantic] 
  • The Odd Couple
    Gnarls Barkley
    [Downtown/Atlantic] 
  • Evil Urges
    My Morning Jacket
    [ATO Records] 
  • In Rainbows
    Radiohead
    [TBD Records] 

Field 6 — R&B

 

Category 23

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 
(For a solo vocal performance.
Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Me, Myself And I
    Beyoncé
    Track from: The Beyonce Experience Live Audio
    [Columbia/Music World Music] 
  • Heaven Sent
    Keyshia Cole
    Track from: Just Like You
    [Geffen] 
  • Spotlight
    Jennifer Hudson
    [Arista] 
  • Superwoman
    Alicia Keys
    Track from: As I Am
    [J Records] 
  • Need U Bad
    Jazmine Sullivan
    [J Records] 

 

 

Category 24

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance 
(For a solo vocal performance.
Singles or Tracks only.)

  • You’re The Only One
    Eric Benét
    Track from: Love & Life
    [Friday/Reprise] 
  • Take You Down
    Chris Brown
    Track from: Exclusive
    [Jive] 
  • Miss Independent
    Ne-Yo
    Track from: Year Of The Gentleman
    [Def Jam/Compound] 
  • Can’t Help But Wait
    Trey Songz
    Track from: Trey Day
    [Atlantic] 
  • Here I Stand
    Usher
    Track from: Here I Stand
    [LaFace] 

 

 

Category 25

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals 
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals.
Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Ribbon In The Sky
    Boyz II Men
    Track from: Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA
    [Decca Records] 
  • Words
    Anthony David Featuring India.Arie
    Track from: Acey Duecy
    [Soulbird/ Universal Republic Records] 
  • Stay With Me (By The Sea)
    Al Green Featuring John Legend
    Track from: Lay It Down
    [Blue Note Records] 
  • I’m His Only Woman
    Jennifer Hudson Featuring Fantasia
    Track from: Jennifer Hudson
    [Arista Records] 
  • Never Give You Up
    Raphael Saadiq Featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton
    Track from: The Way I See It
    [Columbia Records] 

 

 

Category 26

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance 
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals.
Singles or Tracks only.)

  • A Change Is Gonna Come
    Wayne Brady
    Track from: A Long Time Coming
    [Peak Records] 
  • You’ve Got The Love I Need
    Al Green Featuring Anthony Hamilton
    Track from: Lay It Down
    [Blue Note Records] 
  • Baby I Know
    (Linda Jones) With Helen Bruner & Terry Jones
    Track from: Soul Talkin
    [Philerzy Productions] 
  • Love That Girl
    Raphael Saadiq
    Track from: The Way I See It
    [Columbia Records] 
  • In Love With Another Man
    Jazmine Sullivan
    Track from: Fearless
    [J Records] 

 

 

Category 27

Best Urban/Alternative Performance 
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals.
Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Say Goodbye To Love
    Kenna
    Track from: Make Sure They See My Face
    [Star Trak/Interscope] 
  • Wanna Be
    Maiysha
    Track from: This Much Is True:
    [Eusonia Records] 
  • Be OK
    Chrisette Michele Featuring will.i.am
    Track from: I Am
    [Def Jam] 
  • Many Moons
    Janelle Monae
    Track from: Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Edition)
    [Wondaland/Bad Boy] 
  • Lovin You (Music)
    Wayna Featuring Kokayi
    Track from: Higher Ground
    [Quiet Power Productions, LLC] 

 

 

Category 28

Best R&B Song 
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3.
(Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Bust Your Windows
    Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Deandre Way, songwriter) (Jazmine Sullivan)
    Track from: Fearless
    [J Records; Publishers: Nappy Puddy Music/Universal Music-Z Tunes, Salaam Remi Music/EMI April Music, Soulja Boy Tellem Music/Croomstacular Music] 
  • Customer
    I. Barias, Raheem DeVaughn, C. Haggins, K. Oliver & J. Smith, songwriters (Raheem DeVaughn)
    Track from: Love Behind The Melody
    [Jive; Publishers: Universal Music-Z Tunes/Ahmad’s World/Universal Music/Nivrac Tyke Music/Fresh Paint Music/HC 1030 Publishing/Universal Music/Tetragrammaton Music/Melodic Piano Productions/HC 1030 Publishing] 
  • Heaven Sent
    Keyshia Cole, Jason Farmer & Alex Francis, songwriters (Keyshia Cole)
    Track from: Just Like You
    [Geffen; Publishers: She Wrote It/BMG Songs, J Vibe Publishing, Lex Project Publishing] 
  • Miss Independent
    M.S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & S. Smith, songwriters (Ne-Yo)
    Track from: Year Of The Gentleman
    [Def Jam/Compound; Publishers: Pen In The Ground Publishing, Universal Music-Z Tunes] 
  • Spotlight
    Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)
    [Arista Records; Publishers: Super Sayin’ Publishing/Universal Music-Z Songs, Sony/ATV Tunes, EMI Music Publishing] 

 

 

Category 29

Best R&B Album 
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Love & Life
    Eric Benét
    [Friday/Reprise] 
  • Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA
    Boyz II Men
    [Decca Records] 
  • Lay It Down
    Al Green
    [Blue Note] 
  • Jennifer Hudson
    Jennifer Hudson
    [Arista Records] 
  • The Way I See It
    Raphael Saadiq
    [Columbia] 

 

 

Category 30

Best Contemporary R&B Album 
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Growing Pains
    Mary J. Blige
    [Geffen] 
  • Back Of My Lac’
    J. Holiday
    [Capitol Records] 
  • First Love
    Karina
    [Def Jam] 
  • Year Of The Gentleman
    Ne-Yo
    [Def Jam/Compound] 
  • Fearless
    Jazmine Sullivan
    [J Records]
  • Giu

    Vedo che Jennifer Hudson ha un bel pò di Nomination…
    Spero porti a casa un sacco di statuette perchè è giusto che sia così!

  • simona

    buon natale a tt grnd riri !!!!!!!!!! dai ke spakki tt vinci tu nll categoria best dance , devi preoccuparti solo 1 pò x give it to me anke se fa molto skifo quella canzone io nn la sopporto + ogni vlt ke la sento mi viene 1 attakko d nervoso give it to me yeah ma kee oh ? w ririii xò nn so se vinci tu in qll altra cn if i never see your face again xkè è sempre combattuta cn madonna e justin vabbè dai si vedrà !!! t prg nn deludermi cn l’album !! rimani a fr il tuo buon R&B lascia perdere il techno e il punk t prg nn m deludereeeeeee !!!!!1

  • Pikkolo

    Anche io mi trovo molto in disappunto sulle nomination come dice il commento qui fatto in inglese…perché non elogiare un po Alicia che con As I Am ha fatto 1 lavoro stupendo, e mettere le mani avanti sul lavoro di Beyoncé(che adoro) facendolo pero sembrare un miracolo della musica…la cosa che mi ha scioccato di più è vedere come best performance Me,Myself&I…beh con tante cosa piu nuove e fresche in circolazione si poteva trovare qualcos’altro, ad esempio si poteva benissimo trovare un giusto rimpiazzo nell’album di Mariah(che ci ha abituati a performance straordinarie) che con le vendite non è andato come si sperava, ma qui non si parlava di vera musica a prescindere dalle copie vendute e dalla pubblicità che un artista si fa?
    Questi grammy mi danno l’idea di velare un qualche tentativo di promuovere gli artisti che vanno di più per farli vendere ancora di piu, fortunatamente non a discapito delle nuove reclute(Jazmine Sullivan,Duffy,Adele)…fortunatamente ho visto artisti nuovi e sopratutto meritevoli tra le varie nomination…
    I grammy romangono come dice Junkie…la piu importante e prestigiosa(e pubblicizzante aggiungerei) cerimonia di premiazione della VERA musica, quella che conta!!!

    • Raffaele

      forse, pikkolo, ti sfugge una cosa: che non si premiano gli album in quella categoria, ma le singole performance vocali in singole canzoni. Sarebbe bello se Bee vincesse quella categoria perchè nessuno è al suo livello dal vivo, tantomeno Mariah (negli ultimi anni poi…). Quindi è inutile che gridi allo scandalo.
      Nessuno ai Grammy ama particolarmente Bee su altre artiste, si vede che hanno ritenuto quella sua performance meritevole di una nomination. E infatti lo è, perchè è fantasiosa, musicalmente molto interessante, piena di soul, vocalmente notevole.
      L’hai vista?

  • Matteojustin

    Per chiunque conosce l’inglese….

    Another year, and more weird Grammy nominations from left field. You can count on it as a definite right up there with death and taxes. The big disaster: all but total snub of Alicia Keys’s album, “As I Am”. It should have been in Best Album, Song and Record. Instead, Keys was relegated to Best R&B album, R&B vocal performance by a female, and her duet with the ubiquitous darling of the awards, John Mayer. That the Grammys chose to snub Keys – maybe the leading performer/writer of her generation – speaks volumes.
    Second big disaster: not a single nomination for Mariah Carey or anything from her “E=MC2” album. Not even a throwaway nod in R&B. Just an outright, across the board snub. What’s worse: they put Carey through the agony of participating in the Grammy live telecast last night and then giving her nothing!
    Only two nominations, and minor ones, for Madonna for her Hard Candy album. Strange nominations: tracks from Paul McCartney and Beyonce each came from unofficial albums, or side releases that are generally unavailable or unknown. In fact, the McCartney nomination is for a live version of his song “That Was Me”, taken from a limited edition twelve inch vinyl release of four songs from his promotional performance at Amoeba Records in Hollywood.
    What? Is this the bootleg Grammy show? McCartney released a very good album called Memory Almost Full including that song, that got nothing otherwise. Or how about the Best Song nomination for a track by unknown singer Estelle and Kanye West? There are seven collaborators listed. The “song” also includes three samples. Best Dance Record maybe. But Best Song? I’m not convinced the judges on this panel knew what constituted a song. It’s very disappointing because they had many other better choices, and ignored them.
    Of course, the big money is on Coldplay to just sweep everything and call it a day. Their album and title track, “Viva La Vida”, is the equivalent of U2 from a couple of years ago. And the value added of Coldplay wife Gwyneth Paltrow in the audience, being thanked by Chris Martin, etc. is incentive enough for the Grammy telecast.
    Then there is the annual Kanye kerfuffle. He sampled a Daft Punk track called “Harder Better Stronger Faster” for his own track, called “Stronger” on his 2007 album, “Graduation”. That album was released in September 2007 and was eligible for last year’s Grammys. However: this year, the original Daft Punk track is nominated for Best Instrumental. According to amazon.com it was released on December 4, 2007 and was discontinued. It’s not available except maybe on a downloading service.
    And there’s more. Beyonce is nominated for a track called “Me Myself I”. It wasn’t a single and it’s not from an album. It’s from the ITunes audio version of a DVD live concert called The Beyonce Experience. Again, are there are any rules anymore, or is this just a way to make sure Beyonce is on the show?
    Of course, there may be more to the snubs than meet the eye. In the cases of Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey, it could be a punishment for appearing on the American Music Awards last month, and accepting awards from them. There has long been an unwritten rule that if an artist did anything with the AMAs, owned by Dick Clark Productions and considered a minor rival, the Grammys wouldn’t allow you on their show.
    What happened on the AMA’s: Keys won two “favorite album” awards there, and performed the show ending blockbuster, her “Superwoman”, with Queen Latifah and opera diva Kathleen Battle. Carey took home an honorary lifetime award and sang the hell out of “I Stay in Love”. Next time they’ll know better. I guess.

  • s.MAC.k

    category1: PAPER PLANES!!
    category4: Jazmine!!
    category13:ROBYN!!

  • viky

    Wow!
    Spero che Bee vinca nella sua categoria, anche se Alicia è una grande…sarà difficile, cmq una sfida tra talenti.
    Non male le nomination…ma Mariah???

  • Annie Hall

    sono contentissima per le 4 nomination di jennifer hudson,spero che vinca almeno un premio,stessa cosa vale per ne yo,e per i coldplay,che mi auguro possano trionfare in maniera eclatante.

  • Riccardoxi

    Mancano sicuramente dei grandissimi nomi, ma sono contento per i Coldplay, Adele, Jazmine, Jennifer e alcune nominations interessanti qua e là!
    Mi sembrano piuttosto….innovativi direi sti Grammy, un po’ fuori dai soliti canoni, più giovani oserei, e forse è per questo che siamo un po’ spiazzati da alcune assenze.

  • Lil’ Joey

    Sono contentissimo che l’artista con più nominations della serata sia un rapper, anche se sinceramente ho la sensazione che Lil’ Wayne inizi ad essere sopravvalutato… Comunque sia, grande Weezy ovviamente!!
    Contentissimo poi delle 6 nominations a Jay-Z, Kanye e Ne-Yo! Complimenti anche ai Coldplay che meritano le loro 7 nominations!
    Quest’anno non vedo davvero l’ora di vedere i Grammys, è pieno di nominees interessanti!!!
    Comunque sono pienamente d’accordo con Junkie, questi sono ormai gli unici awards seri e che contano veramente qualcosa…

  • grande weezy !! è il fenomeno dell’anno…
    anche i coldplay meritano !!

  • eryn

    Contentissimo per le nomination a Leona!
    Bene anche i Coldplay, Ne-Yo, Jazmine.

  • sea

    cmq x quanto riguarda britney nn è strano se fosse stata nominata.. xk fino ad ora ha avuto 6 nominations + 1 vittoria di toxic…

  • Fra_yeah

    Cioè se i Jonas Brothers vincono un Grammy credo che mi suiciderò.
    Che tristezza.

    • lmao

      si concordo…nominations davvero terribili qst anno

  • DJ BIRillo

    nn sn ttt le nomination…incredibile weezy nominato nella categoria album of the year O__O stupendo!!!

  • Dindo

    addirittura i jonas brothers, jasmine sullivan e lady gaga hanno una nomination ai grammy??!…wow

    • Ale!

      Hai mai sentito il disco di Jazmine??
      Ah ma tu sei quello che elogia le PCD??
      Ecco..

  • lmao

    cmq x la cronaca Mariah ha una nomination nella categoria gospel x la canzone
    “I Understand” assieme a Kim Burrell, Rance Allen, Bebe Winans, Mariah Carey & Hezekiah Walker’s Love Fellowship Tabernacle Church Choir

    meglio di niente ^^

    • Annie Hall

      si ,ci mancherebbe pure che le avesero dato il best r&b,o tanto più il record of the year,sicuramtne non vincera nemmeno l’unica nomination che ha ricevuto,artisticamente non e stato il suo anno, un’album scarso,e singoli penosi,si rifarà fra qualche anno,ma ora e tempo per altri artisti più meritevoli.

  • Milord

    Uff.. La Chris quest’ anno quota 0 nomineeeeees.. Peccato!!:(

  • Dany

    che bello è stata nominata leona *___* sarà lei a vincere nelle categorie assegnate *___*

  • Son davvero contento per queste nominations.. Questa è davvero bella musica!
    Devo dire che i due artisti più attesi dell’anno (apparte Coldplay, Beyonce e K. West), Mariah e Usher son stati davvero ignorati! Non mi aspettavo 5-6 nomination come ai passati grammy, ma per lo meno 3 nomination si.. Cmq per il resto son d’accordo! Inoltre vorrei dare una preferenza per le categorie piu vicine a questo blog:

    record of the year: M.I.A. tutta la vita
    album of the year: Coldplay
    song of the…: I’m yours (anche se son combattutto con Viva la vida)
    best new artist: Duffy senza ombra di dubbio
    Best female: Pink (anche se forse se lo meriterebbe più Mercy di Duffy)
    best male: Jason Mraz
    best group: Coldplay
    Best collaboration: Madonna, Timbelake, Timbaland
    best pop album: Duffy
    Best female rnb performance: Mi spiace per Beyonce ma deve vincere Alicia Keys
    Best male rnb performance: Trey Songz
    Best group rnb: Jazmine Sullivan
    Besr rnb song: Jazmine Sullivan
    Best rnb Album: Jazmine Sullivan

  • Andrea

    Ormai i grammy cosi come gli oscar sn diventati una pagliacciata…tra l’altro snobbati da tutta l’america l’anno scorso e figuriamoci quest’anno…non hanno piu l’importanza di una volta adesso è solo una tradizione portata avanti in qualke modo…prima era un evento!! anke questa è andata….!!

    • Stai parlando forse degli MTV Awards?

      Guarda che vittorie ai Grammy significa che le vendite degli album vincitori tornano a salire alle stelle.. non mi risulta che questo effetto lo faccia anche uno qualsiasi degli altri Awards! (guarda un nome a caso di qualche anno fa.. Norah Jones… o ancora le Dixie Chicks)

      Tu parli veramente da carampana, attieniti a fare i commenti da carampana …

      • Ale!

        Ma ancora non lo banni??

      • Andrea

        Cosa c’entrano gli effetti!?!?!? io parlo a livello di interesse …infatti gli ascolti di questa cerimonia sono crollati ai livelli dei telefilm americani ….ormai non interessano piu come prima! in america sono mooolto piu avanti ormai vanno oltre a queste pseudo-cerimonie!

      • Andrea

        ale tu sei l’emblema di quanto dice junkie e parli proprio tu?evita…

  • Ale!

    Non avrei tollerato nomination a Britney, questi sono premi seri, non quelli di MTV, votati da teenager brufolosi; detto questo abbastanza giuste le nomination, peccato per Beyoncé, il suo album urla Grammy ad ogni nota, ma sono sicuro fara’ il pieno di nods l’anno prossimo, darei tutte le categorie in cui e’ nominata a Jazmine Sullivan, merita sul serio, ai Coldplay, assurdo Album Of The Year per NeYo, il resto mi interessa poco; Beyoncé nominata per MM&UI mi sembra un po’ una forzatura, ma sicuramente la vincera’ dato che quella performance e’ semplicemente GRANDIOSA.

    • raffaele

      non essere troppo certo, io credo che se la meriti (o lei o Alicia), ma se decideranno di lanciare grammy dietro al debutto discografico dalla mediocre riuscita di Jennifer Hudson, le daranno anche questo premio…

  • _Dany

    Lady GaGa nominataaa *_*

  • nice.88

    best dance tifo assolutamente x rihanna !!!!!!! poi sarei felice ke vincessero anche i metallica !!!!!!

    • jrtlove88

      mi aggiungo a te ovviamente x tifare la nostra adorata riri!!
      poi sxero vincano qlcsa anke il grande neyo e bee k meritano tanto!! poi anke i coldplay e i metallica..

      • Andres91

        Secondo me Rihanna avrà + difficoltà a vincere nella categoria in cui c’è if I Never See Your Face Again che in qll cn Disturbia.
        L’unica ke le puo dare fastidio è Lady GaGa, ma vincerà RiRi :Q___

      • number 29

        Andres!!!! Dove ti eri cacciato?? Ciau Niciozza!! Che bello sisentirvi! Allora? Come state? Che mi raccontate? Devo rileggere meglio le nomination, ma sono abbastanza soddisfatta finora. Che combina al Riri? Ho letto il post dell acòassifica americana…. mi disp! Ma vedremo che succederà….. Rx!!

      • nice.88

        ciao number 29…non ti preoccupare x rihanna…stavano da tanto al 1 posto lei e T.I…..era anche ora che lasciassero il posto a qualkun altro…cmq di riri nessuna novità in particolare…soltanto che il video rehab sta salendo sempre di + in classifica !!!!!!! =) ci sentiamo ciaoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BLACKAFFAIR

    Molto interessanti i grammy di quest’anno,spero che adele vinca io ogni categoria,è sicuramente l’artista dell’anno!x record of the year assolutamente paper planes,m.i.a. meriterebbe molte + nominations..e ovviamente spero che la regina porti a casa l’ennesimo grammy x me myself and i….

  • Matt

    oppure…Erykah Badu???

  • OnlyBeyonce

    Io su beyonce world ho visto che la bee oltre che per me myself and i è candidata anche per if i were a boy e singles ladies.
    P.S spero che nella categoria dance vinca madonna con give it 2 me meritaaaaaaa

  • 1ToTo

    Anche io sono d’accordo sul fatto che è facile vinca molti premi la hudson…
    Inoltre sono contento per le nomination dei Coldplay e della Sulliva…meritano proprio.

    Junkie,perchè non posti le esibizioni del concerto per i grammy di ieri?*_*

  • Matt

    ok…mente aperta…Mariah???????? o Janet??????????????????? significa proprio carriera finita per Janet se manco i Grammy se la cagano più..

  • Peter

    Ma le categorie hip-hop dove sono?

  • Matt

    hei non prendere per il culo buffone…pieces of me nella categoria dance meritava

    • bnason

      guarda ke britney ha già vinto + di quanto si meritasse…..campando sul fatto ke nn era + psicopatica quindi….

    • Non prendo in giro. Ma apri la tua mente.. Britney ha già vinto troppo agli MTV awards, questi sono premi di vera musica.

    • Enrica

      ..c’è ma che fa scherzi..qui non parliamo degli awards ma dei grammy,se pensavi di trovarci Britney Spears in chissà quante nomination,sbagli.Piece of me tra l’altro ha una coreografia pessima,basta che sopra il titolo c’è scritto Britney Spears e l’obbiettiviva va a farsi benedire.

      • luca

        Britney era entrata nelle liste da cui sarebbero state scelte le nomination,infatti la Jive Record aveva proposto Blackout da inserire nelle nomination x Album Of The Year,poi aveva proposto GimmeMore per Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

        Quindi Piece Of Me nn centra nulla!!!

  • Matt

    Ma…Mariah?? e Britney???

    • Ceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerto! BRITNEY?!?

      AAHAHHAHAAH

      • VicTheKing

        Matt… qua parliamo di un minimo di qualità eh… Cioè Britney nn c’ azzecca proprio!

  • bnason

    sono convinto ke saranno all’insegna di jennifer hudson,soprattutto considerando quello ke le è successo
    spero trionfino i coldplay e la sullivan,se lo meritano proprio…