Thursday, December 04, 2008


Below are the nominations for the folks of color:

Lil Wayne, who is on track to have the best-selling album of 2008, leads the nominations for the 51st annual Grammy Awards with eight, including album of the year for "Tha Carter III."

Jay-Z and Kanye West grabbed six noms each, as did Ne-Yo, including album of the year for "Year of the Gentleman."

Jazmine Sullivan received five nominations for her fantastic album "Fearless." (Soo happy for her!)

Below are some of the categories:

Best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals
"Ribbons in the Sky," Boyz II Men
"Words," Anthony David Featuring Indie.Arie
"Stay With Me (by the Sea)," Al Green featuring John Legend
"I'm His Only Woman," Jennifer Hudson featuring Fantasia

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 song
"Lollipop," D. Carter, S. Garrett, D.Harrison, J. Scheffer & R. Zamor, songwriters (Lil Wayne featuring Static Major)
"Low," T. Dillard, M. Humphrey & T-Pain, songwriters (Flo Rida featuring T-Pain)
"Sexual Eruption," Calvin Broadus, S. Lovejoy & D. Stewart, songwriters (Snoop Dogg)
"Superstar," Lupe Fiasco & Soundtrakk, songwriter (Lupe Fiasco featuring Matthew Santos)
"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)

Best rap album
"American Gangster,
" Jay-Z"Tha Carter III,
"Lil Wayne"The Cool,
" Lupe Fiasco"Nas,
" Nas"Paper Trail," T.I.

Producer of the year, non-classical
Danger Mouse
Nigel Godrich
Johnny Karkazis
Rick Rubin

The 51st annual Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on CBS