Lil Wayne Leads Grammy Noms

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New Orleans rapper, Lil Wayne, was the most nominated artist of the year at the Grammy Nominations Live Concert last night. Wayne was nominated for 8 Grammy's, including album of the year for The Carter III.

Leading the pack is:

Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West (6)

Jazmine Sullivan (5)

Lupe Fiasco and T.I. (4)

The catergories I am most likely to pay attention to with out nodding off are:

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Big Boi (featuring Raekwon and Andrew 3000), "Royal Flush"
Jay-Z and T.I. (featuring Lil Wayne and Kanye West), "Swagger Like Us"
Lil Wayne (featuring Jay-Z), "Mr. Carter"
Ludacris (featuring T.I.), "Wish You Would"
Young Jeezy (featuring Kanye West), "Put On"

Best Rap Album
Jay-Z, American Gangster
Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III
Lupe Fiasco, The Cool
Nas, Nas
T.I. Paper Trail

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Danger Mouse
Nigel Godrich
Johnny Karkazis
Rick Rubin

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Adele, "Chasing Pavements"
Sara Bareilles, "Love Song"
Duffy, "Mercy"
Leona Lewis, "Bleeding Love"
Katy Perry, "I Kissed a Girl"
Pink, "So What"

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Kid Rock, "All Summer Long"
John Mayer, "Say"
Paul McCartney, "That Was Me"
Jason Mraz, "I'm Yours"
Ne-Yo, "Closer"
James Taylor, "Wichita Lineman"

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Beyoncé, "Me, Myself and I" Keyshia Cole, "Heaven Sent"
Jennifer Hudson, "Spotlight"
Alicia Keys, "Superwoman"
Jazmine Sullivan, "Need U Bad"

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Eric Benét, "You're the Only One"
Chris Brown, "Take You Down"
Ne-Yo, "Miss Independent"
Trey Songz, "Can't Help But Wait"
Usher, "Here I Stand"

Best Rap Solo Performance
Jay-Z, "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is ... )"
Lil Wayne, "A Milli"
Lupe Fiasco, "Paris, Tokyo"
Nas, "N.i.*.*.e.r. (The Slave and the Master)"
Snoop Dogg, "Sexual Eruption"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Estelle (featuring Kanye West), "American Boy"
Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain), "Low"
John Legend & Andre 3000, "Green Light"
Lil Wayne featuring T-Pain, "Got Money"
Lupe Fiasco (featuring Matthew Santos), "Superstar"

Best Rap Song
Lil Wayne, "Lollipop"
Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain), "Low"
Snoop Dogg, "Sexual Eruption"
Lupe Fiasco (featuring Matthew Santos), "Superstar"
Jay-Z & T.I. (featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne), "Swagger Like Us"

For a complete list of Grammy Nominees click here.

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