West, Winehouse lead Grammy nominations
Since Kanye West recently declared himself the greatest entertainer in modern times, he’ll be happy to know he is tops in Grammy nominations, getting eight nods. Of course, Amy Winehouse got six, but who’s counting?
West’s Graduation and Winehouse’s Back to Back are up for album of the year, and Winehouse is getting looks for best new artist and record and song of the year for Rehab. Other record of year candidates included Beyonce’s Irreplaceable, the Foo Fighter’s The Pretender, Rihanna’s Umbrella and What Goes Around Comes Around by Justin Timberlake.
West’s noms include best rap album and two entries for best rap song (Can’t Tell Me Nothing and Good Life). Timberlake and the Foo Fighters are among five acts got five nominations each, including Jay-Z, Timbaland and T-Pain.
Like the best new artist competion — with Winehouse, Feist, Paramour, Taylor Swift and Ledesi — the song of the year hopefuls are full of women: The category includes Rehab, Corrine Bailey Rae’s Like A Star, Carrie Underwood’s Before He Cheats, the Plain White T’s Hey There Delilah and Umbrella. Okay, the Plain White T’s aren’t women, but their overplayed song sure is whiny.
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