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Beyoncé earns 10 nods, Taylor Swift lands eight, and Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and Kanye West receive six each

Nominations for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight by The Recording Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest over the past year in music, as determined by the voting members of The Academy.

Beyoncé topped the nominations with 10, Taylor Swift garnered eight, and the Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell, and Kanye West each earned six nods. David Guetta, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga received five each; and Colbie Caillat, Michael Giacchino, Kings Of Leon, John Newton, RedOne, Bruce Springsteen, T-Pain, and Keith Urban each received four nominations.

For the second year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night." The one-hour special — broadcast live on CBS from Club Nokia at L.A. Live — featured the announcement of nominations in several categories as well as performances by the Black Eyed Peas, DJ/producer Guetta, Maxwell, Nick Jonas & The Administration, Sugarland, and host LL Cool J. Presenters included Linkin Park, George Lopez, Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Ringo Starr, T-Pain, and Dwight Yoakam.

"The nominations this year truly reflect the talented community of music makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence in their respective fields," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Once again, the GRAMMY Awards process has yielded a well-rounded and diverse group of impressive nominees across multiple genres. Coupled with the second year of our primetime nominations special, which featured stellar performances by past GRAMMY winners and nominees, the road to Music's Biggest Night and the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in January is off to an exciting start."

Following are the nominations:

  • Best Rock Song
    “Working on a Dream” – Bruce Springsteen
    “The Fixer” – Pearl Jam
    “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” – U2
    “21 Guns” – Green Day
    “Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon

  • Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
    “Working on a Dream” – Bruce Springsteen
    “Beyond Here Lies Nothin” – Bob Dylan
    “Change in the Weather” – John Fogerty
    “Dreamer” – Prince
    “Fork in the Road” – Neil Young

  • Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
    “The Wrestler” – Film: “The Wrestler” / Bruce Springsteen
    “The Climb” – Film: “Hannah Montana: The Movie” / Miley Cyrus
    “Decode” – Film: “Twilight” / Paramore
    “Jai Ho” – Film: “Slumdog Millionaire” / Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash
    “Once In A Lifetime” – Film: “Cadillac Records” / Beyoncé

  • Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
    “Sea Of Heartbreak” – Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen
    “Love Sex Magic” – Ciara und Justin Timberlake
    “Lucky” – Jason Mraz und Colbie Caillat
    “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” - Willie Nelson und Norah Jones
    “Breathe” – Taylor Swift und Colbie Caillat