Beyonce tops Grammy nominations with 10 nods

2009-12-03 08:38

Beyonce topped the list of nominees for the 52nd Grammy Awards here

yesterday, leading the way with 10 nods ahead of teenage country star Taylor

Swift with eight.

R&B superstar Beyonce scooped nominations in the coveted record

of the year and album of the year categories, for her single “Halo” and her

chart-topping double-album “I Am ... Sasha Fierce.” The former Destiny’s Child

singer also picked up a nod in the song of the year category.

But Beyonce is likely to face fierce competition in the major

categories from Swift, eccentric songstress Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas, who

all earned nominations in best album, record and song.

Trailing Beyonce and Swift in overall nominations were the Black

Eyed Peas, Maxwell and Kanye West with six nods each.

Swift, 19, who has already enjoyed success this year at the

American Music Awards and Country Music Awards, earned a nod for her album

“Fearless.”

Other nominees were the Black Eyed Peas for The E.N.D, Lady Gaga

(The Fame) and Dave Matthews Band for Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King.

In the record of the year race, Beyonce’s Halo will go up against

Black Eyed Peas infectious pop track I Gotta Feeling, the Kings of Leon’s Use

Somebody, Lady Gaga’s Poker Face and Swift’s You Belong with Me.

The nominees for song of the year, awarded to the songwriters, are

Lady Gaga’s Poker Face, Maxwell’s Pretty Wings, Beyonce’s No.1 single Single

Ladies (Put a Ring On It), Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody and Swift’s You Belong

with Me.

The best new artist category saw nods for the Zac Brown Band, Keri

Hilson, MGMT, Silversun Pickups and The Ting Tings.

The Grammy Awards will be presented on January 31 at the Staples

Center in Los Angeles.


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