Grammy Award nominees announced

Beyonce, Taylor Swift Lead Pack

The ladies ruled the Grammy nominations! In a live nationally televised broadcast December 2, the 52nd Grammy Award nominees were announced. Rapper LL Cool J revealed the nominations in several categories and Nick Jonas & the Administration premiered their first world performance. The Black Eyed Peas, Sugarland and Maxwell also performed during the one-hour special.

Beyonce and her Single Ladies rock the GrammysAs for highlights? Beyonce tops the list with 10 noms and Taylor Swift followed by eight.

As industry insiders hold their breath, rest assured the event's organizers will ensure Kanye West is not on stage to present an award to reprise the diss demonstrated at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Grammy Award Nominees:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Beyonce – I Am… Sasha Fierce
Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D.
Lady Gaga – The Fame
Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King
Taylor Swift – Fearless

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Beyonce – Halo
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me

SONG OF THE YEAR
Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Maxwell – Pretty Wings
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
Lady Gaga Poker FaceTaylor Swift – You Belong With Me

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Bon Jovi – We Weren't Born to Follow
The Fray – Never Say Never
Daryl Hall & John OatesSara Smile
MGMT – Kids

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE
Drake – Best I Ever Had
Eminem – Beautiful
Jay-Z – D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)
Kid Cudi – Day 'N' Nite
Mos Def – Casa Bey

BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Brooks & Dunn - Cowgirls Don't Cry
Zac Brown Band - Chicken Fried
Lady Antebellum - I Run To You
Rascal Flatts - Here Comes Goodbye
Sugarland - It Happens

BEST ROCK ALBUM
AC/DC – Black Ice
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood – Live From Madison Square Garden
Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown
Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King
U2 rocks the GrammysU2 – No Line on the Horizon

BEST NEW ARTIST
Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
MGMT
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Adele – Hometown Glory
Beyonce – Halo
Katy Perry – Hot N Cold
Pink – Sober
Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
John Legend – This Time
Maxwell – Love You
Jason Mraz – Make It Mine
Seal – If You Don't Know Me By Now
Stevie Wonder – All About the Love Again

BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen – Sea of Heartbreak
Ciara & Justin Timberlake – Love Sex Magic
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat – Lucky
Willie Nelson & Norah Jones – Baby, It's Cold Outside
Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat – Breathe

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D.
Colbie Caillat – Breakthrough
Kelly Clarkson – All I Ever Wanted
The Fray – The Fray
Pink – Funhouse

BEST DANCE RECORDING
Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
David Guetta & Kelly Rowland – When Love Takes Over
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Madonna – Celebration
Britney Spears WomanizerBritney Spears – Womanizer

BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
Melanie Fiona – It Kills Me
Lalah Hathaway – That Was Then
Ledisi – Goin' Thru Changes
Jazmine Sullivan – Lions, Tigers & Bears

BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Anthony Hamilton – The Point of It All
Maxwell – Pretty Wings
Musiq Soulchild – Sobeautiful
Pleasure P – Under
Charlie Wilson – There Goes My Baby

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Jamie Foxx & T-Pain – Blame It
India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild – Chocolate High
Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige – Ifuleave
Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters – Higher Ground
Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby – Love Has Finally Come At Last

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Beyonce – At Last
Anthony Hamilton – Soul Music
Boney James & Quinn – Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Ann Nesby – Sow Love
Calvin Richardson – Woman Gotta Have It

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