Grammy Confusion….

So it’s Grammy Awards season folks and we have the nominations, well the ones to look out For…

The 52nd annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 31.

Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

  • Halo
    Beyoncé
    Beyoncé Knowles & Ryan Tedder, producers; Jim Caruana, Mark “Spike” Stent & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers
    Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music / Columbia]
  • I Gotta Feeling
    The Black Eyed Peas
    David Guetta & Frederick Riesterer, producers; will.i.am, Dylan “3-D” Dresdow & Padraic “Padlock” Kerin, engineers/mixers
    [Interscope]
  • Use Somebody
    Kings Of Leon
    Jacquire King & Angelo Petraglia, producers; Jacquire King, engineer/mixer
    [RCA Records]
  • Poker Face
    Lady Gaga
    RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne & Dave Russell, engineers/mixers
    Track from: The Fame
    [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]
  • You Belong With Me
    Taylor Swift
    Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers
    [Big Machine Records]

Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

  • Halo
    Beyoncé
    Beyoncé Knowles & Ryan Tedder, producers; Jim Caruana, Mark “Spike” Stent & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers
    Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music / Columbia]
  • I Gotta Feeling
    The Black Eyed Peas
    David Guetta & Frederick Riesterer, producers; will.i.am, Dylan “3-D” Dresdow & Padraic “Padlock” Kerin, engineers/mixers
    [Interscope]
  • Use Somebody
    Kings Of Leon
    Jacquire King & Angelo Petraglia, producers; Jacquire King, engineer/mixer
    [RCA Records]
  • Poker Face
    Lady Gaga
    RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne & Dave Russell, engineers/mixers
    Track from: The Fame
    [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]
  • You Belong With Me
    Taylor Swift
    Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers
    [Big Machine Records]

 

 

Category 2

Album Of The Year
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

  • I Am… Sasha Fierce
    Beyoncé
    Shondrae “Mr. Bangledesh” Crawford, Ian Dench, D-Town, Toby Gad, Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Amanda Ghost, Jim Jonsin, Beyoncé Knowles, Rico Love, Dave McCracken, Terius “The Dream” Nash, Radio Killa, Stargate, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Ryan Tedder & Wayne Wilkins, producers; Jim Caruana, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Toby Gad, Kuk Harrell, Jim Jonsin, Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, Radio Killa, Mark “Spike” Stent, Ryan Tedder, Brian “B-LUV” Thomas, Marcos Tovar, Miles Walker & Wayne Wilkins, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
    [Music World Music / Columbia]
  • The E.N.D.
    The Black Eyed Peas
    Apl.de.ap, Jean Baptiste, Printz Board, DJ Replay, Funkagenda, David Guetta, Keith Harris, Mark Knight, Poet Name Life, Frederick Riesterer & will.i.am, producers; Dylan “3D” Dresdow, Padraic “Padlock” Kerin & will.i.am, engineers/mixers; Chris Bellman, mastering engineer
    [Interscope Records]
  • The Fame
    Lady Gaga
    Flo Rida, Colby O’Donis & Space Cowboy, featured artists; Brian & Josh, Rob Fusari, Martin Kierszenbaum, RedOne & Space Cowboy, producers; 4Mil, Robert Orton, RedOne, Dave Russell & Tony Ugval, engineers/mixers; Gene Grimaldi, mastering engineer
    [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]
  • Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King
    Dave Matthews Band
    Rob Cavallo, producer; Chris Lord-Alge & Doug McKean, engineers/mixers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer
    [RCA Records / Bama Rags Recordings, LLC.]
  • Fearless
    Taylor Swift
    Colbie Caillat, featured artist; Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson, Nathan Chapman & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Hank Williams, mastering engineer
    [Big Machine Records]

Song Of The Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Poker Face
    Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
    Track from: The Fame
    [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree; Publishers: Stefani Germanotta p/k/a Lady Gaga, Sony/ATV Songs/House of Gaga Publishing/GloJoe Music, Sony/ATV Songs/RedOne Productions.]
  • Pretty Wings
    Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
    Track from: Blacksummers’ Night
    [Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Muszewell, EMI April Music, Ben Ami Music.]
  • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
    Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
    Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]
  • Use Somebody
    Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
    [RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, McFearless Music/Bug Music, Coffee, Tea or Me Publishing/Bug Music.]
  • You Belong With Me
    Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
    Track from: Fearless
    [Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music/Potting Shed Music, Barbara Orbison World Publishing.]

Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

  • Zac Brown Band
  • Keri Hilson
  • MGMT
  • Silversun Pickups
  • The Ting Tings

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Hometown Glory
    Adele
    Track from: 19
    [XL/Columbia]
  • Halo
    Beyoncé
    Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music / Columbia]
  • Hot N Cold
    Katy Perry
    [Capitol]
  • Sober
    Pink
    Track from: Funhouse
    [LaFace Records]
  • You Belong With Me
    Taylor Swift
    Track from: Fearless
    [Big Machine Records]

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
    Beyoncé
    Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music/Columbia]
  • It Kills Me
    Melanie Fiona
    [SRC/Universal Motown]
  • That Was Then
    Lalah Hathaway
    Track from: Self Portrait
    [Stax Records/Concord Music Group]
  • Goin’ Thru Changes
    Ledisi
    Track from: Turn Me Loose
    [Verve Forecast]
  • Lions, Tigers & Bears
    Jazmine Sullivan
    [J Records]

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • At Last
    Beyoncé
    Track from: Cadillac Records Music From The Motion Picture
    [Music World Music/Columbia]
  • Soul Music
    Anthony Hamilton
    Track from: Soul Men Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    [Stax/Concord]
  • Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
    Boney James & Quinn
    Track from: Send One Your Love
    [Concord Records]
  • Sow Love
    Ann Nesby
    Track from: The Lula Lee Project
    [It’s Time Child Records/Tyscot]
  • Woman Gotta Have It
    Calvin Richardson
    Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
    [Shanachie Entertainment Corp.]

Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Blame It
    James T. Brown, John Conte, Jr., Jamie Foxx, Christopher Henderson, Brandon R. Melanchon, Breyon Prescott, T-Pain & Nathan L. Walker, songwriters (Jamie Foxx & T-Pain)
    [J Records; Publishers: Sly As A Foxx Music/Bug Music, Gifted Source Music/EMI April Music, It’s N8 Publishing, James T. Brown, Brandon R. Melanchon, John Conte, Jr., Nappypub Music/Universal Music Z Songs, Chameleon Publishing.]
  • Lions, Tigers & Bears
    Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
    [J Records; Publishers: Nappy Puddy Music/Universal Music-Z Tunes, Salaam Remi Music/EMI April Music.]
  • Pretty Wings
    Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
    Track from: Blacksummers’ Night
    [Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Muszewell, EMI April Music, Ben Ami Music.]
  • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
    Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
    Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]
  • Under
    D. Babbs, L. Bereal, M. Cooper, A. Dixon, J. Franklin, T. Jones, R. New & K. Stephens, songwriters (Pleasure P)
    Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
    [Swagga Ent./Atlantic; Publishers: Tank1176Music/Blackfountain/Antonio Dixon’s Muzik/EMI April Music/Notting Dale Songs/Lonnalistic/Songs4ronnie/Doverland 301 Music/Thailand Music/K.Stephens Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Silverplatinumy2k.]

Best R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • The Point Of It All
    Anthony Hamilton
    [So So Def]
  • Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
    India.Arie
    [Soulbird/Universal Republic]
  • Turn Me Loose
    Ledisi
    [Verve Forecast]
  • Blacksummers’ Night
    Maxwell
    [Columbia]
  • Uncle Charlie
    Charlie Wilson
    [Jive Records]

Best Contemporary R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • I Am… Sasha Fierce
    Beyoncé
    [Music World Music/Columbia]
  • Intuition
    Jamie Foxx
    [J Records]
  • The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
    Pleasure P
    [Swagga Ent./Atlantic]
  • Ready
    Trey Songz
    [Songbook/Atlantic]
  • Thr33 Ringz
    T-Pain
    [Jive Records]

Best Rap Solo Performance
(For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Best I Ever Had
    Drake
    [Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown]
  • Beautiful
    Eminem
    Track from: Relapse
    [Aftermath/Interscope Records]
  • D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
    Jay-Z
    [Roc Nation]
  • Day ‘N’ Nite
    Kid Cudi
    [Universal Motown/Good/Fool’s Gold]
  • Casa Bey
    Mos Def
    Track from: The Ecstatic
    [Downtown Records]

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Ego
    Beyoncé & Kanye West
    [Music World Music/Columbia]
  • Knock You Down
    Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
    Track from: In A Perfect World…
    [MMG/Zone 4/Interscope Records]
  • Run This Town
    Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
    [Roc Nation]
  • I’m On A Boat
    The Lonely Island & T-Pain
    Track from: Incredibad
    [Universal Republic Records]
  • Dead And Gone
    T.I. & Justin Timberlake
    Track from: Paper Trail
    [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

Best Rap Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Universal Mind Control
    Common
    [Geffen]
  • Relapse
    Eminem
    [Aftermath/Interscope]
  • R.O.O.T.S.
    Flo Rida
    [Poe Boy/Atlantic]
  • The Ecstatic
    Mos Def
    [Downtown Records]
  • The Renaissance
    Q-Tip
    [Universal Motown

Well Many are none too Pleased Whitney Huston, Jennifer Hudson got Shut Out and the list goes on but The Dream is very Pissed…*SCRATCH* Jenny Hudson did win a Grammy

 

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