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Grammy Nominees / Winners  (only Black Music)
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IS WINNER
Record Of The Year
  Chasing Pavements
Adele
Eg White, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Steve Price, engineers/mixers
Track from: 19
[XL Recordings/Columbia]
  Paper Planes
M.I.A
Diplo, producer; Switch, engineer/mixer
Track from: Kala
[Interscope]
Please Read The Letter
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer
Track from: Raising Sand
[Rounder]
Album Of The Year
  Tha Carter III
Lil Wayne
Babyface, Brisco, Fabolous, Jay-Z, Kidd Kidd, Busta Rhymes, Juelz Santana, D. Smith, Static Major, T-Pain & Bobby Valentino, featured artists; Alchemist, David Banner, Vaushaun "Maestro" Brooks, Cool & Dre, Andrews "Drew" Correa, Shondrae "Mr. Bangladesh" Crawford, Darius "Deezle" Harrison, Jim Jonsin, Mousa, Pro Jay, Rodnae, Skillz & Play, D. Smith, Swizz Beatz, Robin Thicke, T-Pain & Kanye West, producers; Angel Aponte, Joshua Berkman, Andrew Dawson, Joe G, Darius "Deezle" Harrison, Fabian Marasciullo, Miguel Scott, Robin Thicke, Julian Vasquez & Gina Victoria, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer

[Universal Motown/Cash Money]
  Year Of The Gentleman
Ne-Yo
Chuck Harmony, Ne-Yo, Polow Da Don, StarGate, Stereotypes, Syience, Shea Taylor & Shomari "Sho" Wilson, producers; Kirven Arrington, Jeff Chestek, Kevin "KD" Davis, Mikkel Eriksen, Jaymz Hardy Martin, III, Geno Regist, Phil Tan & Tony Terrebonne, engineers/mixers; Herb Powers, Jr., mastering engineer

[Def Jam/Compound]
Raising Sand
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer
[Rounder]
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)
Track from: Shine

[Atlantic/Homeschool; Publishers: Will.I.Am Music/Cherry River Music/Chrysalis Publishing/John Legend Publishing/Cherry River Music/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music/Larry Leron Music/Speir Music/Broke, Spoke and Gone Publishing]
  Chasing Pavements
Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele)
Track from: 19

[XL Recordings/Columbia; Publishers: Universal-Songs of Polygram Int.]
Viva La Vida
Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
[Capitol Records; Publishers: Universal Music-MGB Songs]
Best New Artist
  Adele
  Jazmine Sullivan
Best Femail Pop Vocal Performance
  Chasing Pavements
Adele
Track from: 19

[Columbia/XL]
Best Mail Pop Vocal Performance
  A Closer
Ne-Yo
Track from: Year Of The Gentleman

[Def Jam/Compound Entertainment]
Say
John Mayer
Track from: Continuum
[Columbia]
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
  Going On
Gnarls Barkley
Track from: The Odd Couple

[Downtown/Atlantic]
Viva La Vida
Coldplay
Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
[Capitol Records]
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
  Lesson Learned
Alicia Keys & John Mayer
Track from: As I Am

[J Records]
  4 Minutes
Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
Track from: Hard Candy

[Warner Bros.]
  If I Never See Your Face Again
Rihanna & Maroon 5
Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded

[Def Jam]
  No Air
Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
Track from: Jordin Sparks

[Jive]
Rich Woman
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Track from: Raising Sand
[Rounder]
Best Dance Recording
  Give It 2 Me
Madonna
Madonna & The Neptunes, producers; Andrew Coleman & Spike Stent, mixers
Track from: Hard Candy

[Warner Bros.]
  Disturbia
Rihanna
Brian Kennedy, producer; Phil Tan, mixer
Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded

[Def Jam]
Harder Better Faster Stronger
Daft Punk
Thomas Bangalter & Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo, producers; Thomas Bangalter & Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo, mixers
Track from: Alive 2007
[Virgin Records]
Best Alternative Music Album
  The Odd Couple
Gnarls Barkley

[Downtown/Atlantic]
In Rainbows
Radiohead
[TBD Records]
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
  Me, Myself And I
Beyonce
Track from: The Beyonce Experience Live Audio

[Columbia/Music World Music]
  Heaven Sent
Keyshia Cole
Track from: Just Like You

[Geffen]
  Spotlight
Jennifer Hudson
Track from: Jennifer Hudson

[Arista]
  Superwoman
Alicia Keys
Track from: As I Am

[J Records]
  Need U Bad
Jazmine Sullivan
Track from: Fearless

[J Records]
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
  You're The Only One
Eric Benet
Track from: Love & Life

[Friday/Reprise]
  Take You Down
Chris Brown
Track from: Exclusive

[Jive]
  Miss Independent
Ne-Yo
Track from: Year Of The Gentleman

[Def Jam/Compound]
  Can't Help But Wait
Trey Songz
Track from: Trey Day

[Atlantic]
  Here I Stand
Usher
Track from: Here I Stand

[LaFace]
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
  Ribbon In The Sky
Boyz II Men
Track from: Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA

[Decca Records]
  Words
Anthony David Featuring India.Arie
Track from: Acey Duecy

[Soulbird/ Universal Republic Records]
  Stay With Me (By The Sea)
Al Green Featuring John Legend
Track from: Lay It Down

[Blue Note Records]
  I'm His Only Woman
Jennifer Hudson Featuring Fantasia
Track from: Jennifer Hudson

[Arista Records]
  Never Give You Up
Raphael Saadiq Featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton
Track from: The Way I See It

[Columbia Records]
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
  A Change Is Gonna Come
Wayne Brady
Track from: A Long Time Coming

[Peak Records]
  You've Got The Love I Need
Al Green Featuring Anthony Hamilton
Track from: Lay It Down

[Blue Note Records]
  Baby I Know
(Linda Jones) With Helen Bruner & Terry Jones
Track from: Soul Talkin

[Philerzy Productions]
  Love That Girl
Raphael Saadiq
Track from: The Way I See It

[Columbia Records]
  In Love With Another Man
Jazmine Sullivan
Track from: Fearless

[J Records]
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
  Say Goodbye To Love
Kenna
Track from: Make Sure They See My Face
[Star Trak/Interscope]
  Wanna Be
Maiysha
Track from: This Much Is True:

[Eusonia Records]
  Be OK
Chrisette Michele Featuring will.i.am
Track from: I Am

[Def Jam]
  Many Moons
Janelle Monae
Track from: Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Edition)

[Wondaland/Bad Boy
  Lovin You (Music)
Wayna Featuring Kokayi
Track from: Higher Ground

[Quiet Power Productions, LLC]
Best R&B Song
   Bust Your Windows
Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Deandre Way, songwriter) (Jazmine Sullivan)
Track from: Fearless
[J Records; Publishers: Nappy Puddy Music/Universal Music-Z Tunes, Salaam Remi Music/EMI April Music, Soulja Boy Tellem
Music/Croomstacular Music]
  Customer
I. Barias, Raheem DeVaughn, C. Haggins, K. Oliver & J. Smith, songwriters (Raheem DeVaughn)
Track from: Love Behind The Melody

[Jive; Publishers: Universal Music-Z Tunes/Ahmad's World/Universal Music/Nivrac Tyke Music/Fresh Paint Music/HC 1030 Publishing/Universal Music/Tetragrammaton Music/Melodic Piano Productions/HC 1030 Publishing]
  Heaven Sent
Keyshia Cole, Jason Farmer & Alex Francis, songwriters (Keyshia Cole)
Track from: Just Like You

[Geffen; Publishers: She Wrote It/BMG Songs, J Vibe Publishing, Lex Project Publishing]
  Miss Independent
M.S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & S. Smith, songwriters (Ne-Yo)
Track from: Year Of The Gentleman

[Def Jam/Compound; Publishers: Pen In The Ground Publishing, Universal Music-Z Tunes]
  Spotlight
Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)
Track from: Jennifer Hudson

[Arista Records; Publishers: Super Sayin' Publishing/Universal Music-Z Songs, Sony/ATV Tunes, EMI Music Publishing]
Best R&B Album
  Love & Life
Eric Benet
[Friday/Reprise]
  Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA
Boyz II Men
[Decca Records]
  Lay It Down
Al Green
[Blue Note]
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
[Arista Records]
  The Way I See It
Raphael Saadiq
[Columbia]
Best Contemporary R&B Album
Growing Pains
Mary J. Blige

[Geffen]
  Back Of My Lac'
J. Holiday

[Capitol Records]
  First Love
Karina

[Def Jam]
  Year Of The Gentleman
Ne-Yo

[Def Jam/Compound]
  Fearless
Jazmine Sullivan

[J Records]
Best Rap Solo Performance
  Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)...
Jay-Z
Track from: American Gangster

[Roc-A-Fella]
A Milli
Lil Wayne
Track from: Tha Carter III

[Cash Money/Universal Motown]
  Paris, Tokyo
Lupe Fiasco
Track from: The Cool

[1st & 15th/Atlantic]
  N.i.*.*.e.r. (The Slave And The Master)
Nas
Track from: Untitled

[Def Jam]
Sexual Eruption
Snoop Dogg
Track from: Ego Trippin

[Geffen]
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
  Royal Flush
Big Boi Featuring Raekwon And Andre 3000
[LaFace]
Swagga Like Us
Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne
Track from: Paper Trail

[Roc-A-Fella/Grand Hustle/Atlantic]
  Mr. Carter
Lil Wayne Featuring Jay-Z
Track from: Tha Carter III

[Cash Money/Universal Motown]
  Wish You Would
Ludacris Featuring T.I.
[DTP]
  Put On
Young Jeezy Featuring Kanye West
[Def Jam]
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
American Boy
Estelle Featuring Kanye West
Track from: Shine

[Homeschool/Atlantic]
  Low
Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain
Track from: Mail On Sunday

[Poe Boy/Atlantic]
  Green Light
John Legend & Andre 3000
Track from: The Evolver

[Columbia/G.O.O.D. Music]
  Got Money
Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain
Track from: Tha Carter III

[Cash Money/Universal Motown]
  Superstar
Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos
Track from: The Cool

[1st & 15th/Atlantic]
Best Rap Song
  Lollipop
D. Carter, S. Garrett, D. Harrison, J. Scheffer & R. Zamor, songwriters (Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major)
Track from: Tha Carter III

[Cash Money/Universal Motown; Publishers: Young Money Publishing/Warner-Chappell Music, Herbalicious Music/Blackfountain Music/EMI-April Music, JimiPub Music/EMI Blackwood, Three Nails and A Crown Publishing]
  Low
T. Dillard, M. Humphrey & T-Pain, songwriters (Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain)
Track from: Mail On Sunday

[Poe Boy/Atlantic; Publishers: E-Class Publishing/Top Quality Publishing/NappyPub Music/Zomba Songs]
  Sexual Eruption
Calvin Broadus, S. Lovejoy & D. Stewart, songwriters (Snoop Dogg)
Track from: Ego Trippin

[Geffen; Publishers: My Own Chit Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music, Shawty Redd Songs/EMI April Music, Pimpin Tha Pen]
  Superstar
Lupe Fiasco & Soundtrakk, songwriters (Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos)
Track from: The Cool

[1st & 15th/Atlantic; Publishers: Hey Lu Chill Music (Heavy As Heaven/Universal Music), 1st & 15th Publishing (Mr. Lopez Music/Universal Music Publishing)]
  Swagga Like Us
D. Carter, S. Carter, Clifford Harris & Kanye West, songwriters (M. Arulpragasam, N. Headon, M. Jones, J. Mellor, T. Pentz & P. Simonon, songwriters) (Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne)
Track from: Paper Trail
[Roc-A-Fella/Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Crown Club Pub./Warner-Tamerlane/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood/Carter Boys Music/EMI April/Young Money Pub./Warner-Tamerlane/Hollertronix/Domino Publishing/Universal Z Tunes/Univ. Polygram Int'l]
Best Rap Album
  American Gangster
Jay-Z
[Roc-A-Fella]
Tha Carter III
Lil Wayne
[Cash Money/Universal Motown]
  The Cool
Lupe Fiasco
[1st & 15th/Atlantic]
  Nas
Nas
[Def Jam]
  Paper Trail
T.I.
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic]
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Loverly
Cassandra Wilson

[Blue Note]
Best Gospel Performance
Get Up
Mary Mary
Track from: The Sound

[Columbia]
  Shall We Gather At The River
Take 6
Track from: The Standard

[Heads Up International]
Best Gospel Song
  Get Up
Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Warryn Campbell & Eric Dawkins, songwriters (Mary Mary)
Track from: The Sound

[Columbia; Publishers: Wet Ink Red Music/That's Plum Song/It's Tea Tyme/EMI April/E.D. Duz-It Music/Irving Music/Underdog Songs]
Help Me Believe
Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
Track from: The Fight Of My Life

[Fo Yo Soul Ent./Zomba Gospel ; Publishers: Universal Music-Z Songs/Kerrion Publishing]
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
The Fight Of My Life
Kirk Franklin
[Fo Yo Soul Entertainment/ Zomba Gospel]
  The Sound
Mary Mary
[Columbia]
Best Reggae Album
  Jah Is Real
Burning Spear
[Burning Music Production]
  Let's Get Physical
Elephant Man
[VP Records/ Bad Boy]
  Vibes
Heavy D
[Stride/Universal]
  Repentance
Lee "Scratch" Perry
[Narnack Records]
  Intoxication
Shaggy
[VP Records]
  Amazing
Sly & Robbie

[Fontana International]
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
  American Gangster
(Various Artists)
[Def Jam]
Juno
(Various Artists)
[Fox Music/Rhino]
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
  Grace
Cedric Dent, arranger (Take 6)
Track from: The Standard

[Heads Up International]
Here's That Rainy Day
Nan Schwartz, arranger (Natalie Cole)
Track from: Still Unforgettable
[DMI Records]
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
  Lay It Down
Jimmy Douglass, Russell "The Dragon" Elevado & John Smeltz, engineers (Al Green)

[Blue Note]
Consolers Of The Lonely
Joe Chiccarelli, Vance Powell & Jack White III, engineers (The Raconteurs)
[Third Man/Warner Bros.]
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
   Danger Mouse
  • Attack & Release (The Black Keys) (A)
  • Modern Guilt (Beck) (A)
  • The Odd Couple (Gnarls Barkley) (A)
  will.i.am
  • American Boy (Estelle Featuring Kanye West) (T)
  • Encanto (Sergio Mendes) (A)
  • Funky Bahia (Sergio Mendes Featuring will.i.am & Siedah Garrett) (T)
  • In The Ayer (Flo Rida Featuring will.i.am) (T)
  • Pick It Up (Fergie) (T)
  • Picture Perfect (Chris Brown Featuring will.i.am) (T)
  • What's Your Name (Usher Featuring will.i.am) (T)
Rick Rubin
  • Death Magnetic (Metallica) (A)
  • Home Before Dark (Neil Diamond) (A)
  • Mercy (Dancing For The Death Of An Imaginary Enemy) (Ours) (A)
  • Seeing Things (Jakob Dylan) (A)
  • Weezer (Red Album) (Weezer) (A)
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
  Closer (StoneBridge Radio Edit)
StoneBridge, remixer (Ne-Yo)
[Def Jam]
  Just Fine (Moto Blanco Remix)
Moto Blanco, remixers (Mary J. Blige)
Track from: Growing Pains

[Geffen]
Electric Feel (Justice Remix)
Justice, remixers (MGMT)
Track from: Oracular Spectacular
[Columbia]
Best Short Form Music Video
  Honey
Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu & Mr. Roboto, video directors; Megan Gutman, video producer
[Universal Motown]
  Who's Gonna Save My Soul
Gnarls Barkley
Christopher Milk, video director; Anne Johnson, video producer
[Downtown/Atlantic]
  Another Way To Die
Alicia Keys & Jack White
PR Brown & MK12, video directors; Mick Ebeling, Sheira Rees-Davies & Jane Tredget, video producers

[J Records]
Pork And Beans
Weezer
Mathew Cullen, video director; Bernard Rahill, video producer
[DGC/Interscope]
Best Longt Form Music Video
  Good Girl Gone Bad Live
Rihanna
Paul Caslin, video director; John Paveley, Ruth Paveley & Rupert Style, video producers
[Def Jam/SRP Records/Mercury Music Group/Universal Music]
Runnin' Down A Dream
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Peter Bogdanovich, video director; Skot Bright, video producer
[Warner Bros.]
 
 
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