51st Grammy Awards Nominees

The nominees for the 51st Grammy Awards were named Wednesday night with New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne and British band Coldplay topping the list.

The following is a list of nominees in the major categories:

Record of the year

“Chasing Pavements”, Adele

“Viva la vida”, Coldplay

“Bleeding”, Leona Lewis

“Paper Planes”, M.I.A

“Please Read the Letter”, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Album of the year

“Viva la vida”, Coldplay

“Tha Carter III: The Rebirth”, Lil Wayne

“Year of the Gentleman”, Ne-Yo

“Raising sand”, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

“In Rainbows”, Radiohead

Song of the year

“American Boy”, William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray and Kanye West

“Chasing Pavements”, Adele Adkins and Eg White

“I’m Yours”, Jason Mraz

“Love Song”, Sara Bareilles

“Viva la vida”, Coldplay

Best New Artist



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 Collaboration with Vocals

Alicia Keys and John Mayer “Lesson Learned”

Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland “4 Minutes”

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss “Rich Woman”

Rihanna and Maroon Five in “If I Never See Your Face Again”

Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown “No Air”

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Detours”, Sheryl Crow

“Rockferry”, Duffy

“Long Road out of Eden”, Eagles

“Spirit”, Leona Lewis

“Covers”, James Taylor

Best Rock Album

“Viva la vida or Death and All His Friends”, Coldplay

“Rock N Roll Jesus”, Kid Rock

“Only by the Night”, Kings of Leon

“Death Magnetic”, Metallica

“Consolers of the Lonely”, The Raconteurs

Best R and B Album

“Love & Life”, Eric Benet

“Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA”, Boyz II Men

“Lay it Down”, Al Green

“Jennifer Hudson”, Jennifer Hudson

“The Way I See It”, Raphael Saadiq

Best Rap Album

“American Gangster”, Jay-Z

“Tha Carter III”, Lil Wayne

“The Cool”, Lupe Fiasco

“Nas”, Nas

“Paper Trail”, T.I.

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