Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Grammy Award 2009: Lil Wayne is in the lead with eight nominations

Year 2008 is going to end and the Grammy Award is approaching. The 51st Grammy Award Ceremony, the most prestigious award in the American Music Industry, is going to take place on February 8. 2009.

The list of nominees for the award has been published. Famous rapper, Lil Wayne, has the top spot with eight nominations. His album, “The Carter III,” sold 1 million copies in USA, making it the best opening tally of the year. Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, received other nominations in the rap song section including rap album and rap songs.

Two famous British Rock Bands- Coldplay and Radiohead, will be fighting for the top honors. Coldplay is at the second place with seven nominations. Radiohead received four nominations. Jay-Z, Kanye West and R& B singer Ne-Yo received six nominations each. Lil Wayne, Coldplay, Ne-Yo and Radiohead will compete in the album of the year category.

“Raising Sand,” an album created by former Led Zeppelin frontman, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss has been nominated in four categories including: Album of the year, Record of the year (Please Read the letter), Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (Rich Woman), and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (Killing the Blues). Female British singer, Duffy, received three nominations including Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (Mercy), and Best Pop Vocal Album (Rockferry). Fellow Brit female, Adele, received four nominations in Record of the Year (Chasing Pavements), Song of the Year (Chasing Pavements), Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

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