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Leona Lewis leads Grammy Award nominees

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Grammy's new greats

Grammy Award nominations were announced as the music industry awarded its best and brightest for 2008.

Grammy's new greatsThere were few surprises in this year's Grammy nominations, yet one surprise did surface. M.I.A. scored a nomination for Record of the Year for their impeccable Paper Planes. Other nominees in that category include Adele, Coldplay, Lenoa Lewis and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

Radiohead also scored a few nods and the hip hop giants were all well represented. Lil Wayne and Ne Yo are both nominated for Album of the Year.

Song of the award nominees, which go to the songwriter, includes San Diego native Jason Mraz for his I'm Yours and the entire Coldplay band for Viva La Vida.

The award nominees were announced this year in a concert format broadcast live. Performers included Christina Aguilera and John Meyer.

The 2008 Grammy Award nominations:

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, artist)
Chasing Pavements - Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele, artist) Continued...
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz, artist)
Love Song - Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles, artist)
Viva La Vida - Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay, artist)

Grammy's new greatsBest New Artist
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

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 Alternative Music Album
Modern Guilt - Beck
Narrow Stairs - Death Cab For Cutie
The Odd Couple - Gnarls Barkley
Grammy's new greatsEvil Urges - My Morning Jacket
In Rainbows - Radiohead

Best R&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.

Best Country Album
That Lonesome Song - Jamey Johnson
Sleepless Nights - Patty Loveless
Troubadour - George Strait
Around The Bend - Randy Travis
Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love - Trisha Yearwood

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