Like Music? Let's talk Grammy Noms...


Grammy nominations were announced on a TV special last night and Lil Wayne led the way with 8 nominations.


Other artists with multiple nods: Coldplay had seven and Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, and Kanye West each had six.


Major nominations here:

Record Of The Year


Chasing Pavements

Adele


Viva La Vida

Coldplay


Bleeding Love

Leona Lewis


Paper Planes

M.I.A


Please Read The Letter

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss


Album Of The Year


Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

Coldplay


Tha Carter III

Lil Wayne


Year Of The Gentleman

Ne-Yo


Raising Sand

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss


In Rainbows

Radiohead


Song Of The Year


American Boy

William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West)


Chasing Pavements

Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele)


I'm Yours

Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz)


Love Song

Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles)


Viva La Vida

Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)


Best New Artist


Adele


Duffy


Jonas Brothers


Lady Antebellum


Jazmine Sullivan


Best Female Pop Vocal Performance


Chasing Pavements

Adele


Love Song

Sara Bareilles


Mercy

Duffy


Bleeding Love

Leona Lewis


I Kissed A Girl

Katy Perry


So What

Pink


Best Male Pop Vocal Performance


All Summer Long

Kid Rock


Say

John Mayer


That Was Me

Paul McCartney


I'm Yours

Jason Mraz


Closer

Ne-Yo


Wichita Lineman

James Taylor


Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals


Viva La Vida

Coldplay


Waiting In The Weeds

Eagles


Going On

Gnarls Barkley


Won't Go Home Without You

Maroon 5


Apologize

OneRepublic


Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals


Lesson Learned

Alicia Keys & John Mayer


4 Minutes

Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland


Rich Woman

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss


If I Never See Your Face Again

Rihanna & Maroon 5


No Air

Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown



So...what do we think? Who got cheated?


I have to tell you...if the Jonas Brothers win for Best New Artist (and are they really a new artist? Really?) I have no understanding of the music industry whatsoever.


Complete list of nominations: Grammy.com

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Dec 4, 2008 7:53PM EST

I dont undestand how some of these people get grammy nomiations. Kid Rock? Really? He is average at best, not someone who deserves a grammy, and for a song where all he did was sing over the top of Sweet Home Alabama, that song is tantamount to a cover and Jason Marz, for Song of the year? Again, he is ok I guess, but Song of the Year, meaning when we look back at 2008 we are really going to remember any of these songs that are nominated as defining that year of music? None of them do, out of all of them Love Song from Sara Barielles is the most deserving but even that is lackluster as a song of the year. And I swear to god if the Jonas Brother actually win a grammy(getting nominated is bad enough) but if they win, the grammys have lost all crediblity. It seems like for the most part these nominationies do not dererve a grammy and the ones that do are being nominated for their lesser works. The ones that actually derserve grammys; Mayer, Alicia Keyes, Coldplay, Radiohead, Paul McCartney are nominated for songs and albums that are not their best. The 2008 Grammys are really subpar this year. At least, thank god they did not give miley cyrus a nomination, they saved a tiny bit of credibility with that decision.

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Dec 4, 2008 8:09PM EST

Am I the only one who thinks Leona Lewis is overrated?

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RachelLEditor
Dec 4, 2008 8:14PM EST

Haha...am I the only one that thinks Katy Perry is overrated? I actually thought she would receive more nominations...
Leona Lewis I have never even bothered to listen to beyond "Bleeding Love".
I really liked Adele's and Duffy's albums though, so I'm happy to see they got recognized!

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Dec 4, 2008 8:33PM EST

Who the heck is Adele anyway?

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Dec 4, 2008 9:58PM EST

these people sell records. that's what this is about. we can cry about that if we like...but that's it. they sell. what that equates to is that PEOPLE LIKE THEIR MUSIC. and that's why they will win. and as for the Jonas Brothers... based on how huge they were able to get in a years time; based on sold out tours and concerts w/ thousands upon thousands of ppl; based on the fact that they're at least bringing the concepts of playing your own instruments and writing your own songs back to teenie-bopper-pop.... they DESERVE to win. we don't have to like their music i suppose. but COME ON to deny that they deserve recognition and act like they've done nothing at all....that's just ridiculous. and yes, quite often the best new artist is someone who may not have JUST walked on to the scene, but broke through this year in a big way.

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Dec 4, 2008 10:38PM EST

Selling records is not what the grammys is supposed to be about, that is want MTV awards are, Grammys are supposed to be strictly about the music. Which is why it seems like they are losing some creditiblity in that regard. Giving nominations to people like the jonas brother, and no, there is a giant difference between playing for thousands of people and playing for thousands of teenage girls. Which is what they do. There fans could not care less if they play their own instruments or write their own music, neither of which they do particularally well, the cover they tried to do of John Mayers Gravity makes me sick. They are not in the same level as those type of musicians which is what the grammys are supposed to be about. Go give them an MTV award fine, who really cares about those, but grammys are supposed to be about real musicians playing real music and they are neither. The best new artist award is supposed to be about someone they are recognizing as an artist we should be paying attention to and look to see great things from in the future. Now does that sound like the jonas brothers? A band that probably wont exist in five years should not be nominated for best new artist. Grammys are supposed to be something musicians strive to get to the level off, not just because teen age girls like them and they can play the a minor, c, and g chords on the guitar. They are just simply not a grammy level artist, or at the least the level of which the grammys used to represent.

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RachelLEditor
Dec 4, 2008 11:28PM EST

Haha. Word, ak10...though I imagined when I complained about the Jonas Brothers there would be quite a few dissenters.At any rate, regardless of how many records they sell...whenever they actually perform live - like at the American Music Awards a few weeks ago - they sound horrid (at least in my humble opinion).And...I swear whichever Jonas it is that supposedly is playing the guitar barely ever touches it!When heard on the radio in all of its produced glory, I admit that perhaps a few of their songs sound passably catchy...but I agree with ak10 that their actual talent level lies somewhere in the mediocre range and that in 5 years they will likely disappear.Time will tell...

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Dec 5, 2008 5:40AM EST

for a start the kid rock track is like ppl say just a cover version and it does not portray the true kid rock style unless he now wants radio shifters and there is no true rock or metal covered so these awards mean nothing at all to me they are like the brit awards over here just for all the crap music

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