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Beyonce, Fergie & Taylor Swift Among First Grammy Performers Announced

Beyonce, Fergie & Taylor Swift Among First Grammy Performers Announced

Current GRAMMY Award nominees Beyoncé, Fergie and The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum, Maxwell, and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast.

A 10-time GRAMMY winner, Beyoncé leads with 10 nominations: Record Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Halo"; Album Of The Year and Best Contemporary R&B Album for I Am...Sasha Fierce; Song Of The Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"; Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for "At Last"; Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Ego" (with Kanye West); and Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media for "Once In A Lifetime" (from Cadillac Records, with Ian Dench, James Dring, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, and Jody Street).

Swift has eight nods: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year (with Liz Rose), and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "You Belong With Me"; Album Of The Year and Best Country Album for Fearless; Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for "Breathe" (with Colbie Caillat); and Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song (with Liz Rose) for "White Horse."

Three-time GRAMMY winners The Black Eyed Peas and Maxwell each are up for six awards: The Black Eyed Peas for Record Of The Year and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for "I Gotta Feeling," Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for The E.N.D., and Best Dance Recording and Best Short Form Video for "Boom Boom Pow"; and Maxwell for Song Of The Year, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Song for "Pretty Wings," Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Love You," Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Phoenix Rise," and Best R&B Album for Blacksummers' Night.

Lady Antebellum has two nominations: Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and Best Country Song (with Tom Douglas) for "I Run To You."

As previously announced on "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" on Dec. 2, music fans can upload a 20-second video of themselves singing along to a portion of The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" for a chance to have their video appear as part of the Peas' performance on Music's Biggest Night. Videos may be uploaded to CBS.com and here through Jan. 15, 2010.

The 52nd GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 8-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, and Louis J. Horvitz is director.

The 52nd Annual Grammy Award nominees include:

Record of the Year
"Halo" - Beyoncé
"I Gotta Feeling" - Black Eyed Peas
"Use Somebody" - Kings of Leon
"Poker Face" - Lady Gaga
"You Belong With Me" - Taylor Swift

Album of the Year
I Am... Sasha Fierce - Beyoncé
The E.N.D. - Black Eyed Peas
The Fame - Lady Gaga
Fearless - Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

"Poker Face" - Lady Gaga
"Pretty Wings" - Maxwell
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" - Beyoncé
"Use Somebody" - Kings of Leon
"You Belong With Me" - Taylor Swift

Best New Artist
Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
MGMT
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

Pop
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
"Hometown Glory" - Adele
"Halo" - Beyoncé
"Hot N Cold" - Katy Perry
"Sober" - Pink
"You Belong With Me" - Taylor Swift

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
"This Time" - John Legend
"Love You" - Maxwell
"Make It Mine" - Jason Mraz
"If You Don't Know Me by Now" - Seal
"All About The Love Again" - Stevie Wonder

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
"I Gotta Feeling" - Black Eyed Peas
"We Weren't Born To Follow" - Bon Jovi
"Never Say Never" - The Fray
"Sara Smile" - Daryl Hall & John Oates
"Kids" - MGMT

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
"Sea of Heartbreak" - Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen
"Love Sex Magic" - Ciara & Justin Timberlake
"Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
"Baby, It's Cold Outside" - Norah Jones & Willie Nelson
"Breathe" - Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

"Bésame Mucho" - Herb Alpert
"Throw Down Your Heart" - Béla Fleck
"The Fire" - Imogen Heap
"Phoenix Rise" - Maxwell
"Funk Joint" - Marcus Miller

Best Pop Instrumental Album
In Boston - Chris Botti
Legacy - Hiroshima
Potato Hole - Booker T. Jones
Modern Art - The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman
Down the Wire - Spyro Gyra

Best Pop Vocal Album
The E.N.D. - Black Eyed Peas
Breakthrough - Colbie Caillat
All I Ever Wanted - Kelly Clarkson
The Fray - The Fray
Funhouse - Pink

Dance
Best Dance Recording
"Boom Boom Pow" - The Black Eyed Peas
"When Love Takes Over" - David Guetta & Kelly Rowland
"Poker Face" - Lady Gaga
"Celebration" - Madonna
"Womanizer" - Britney Spears

Best Electronic/Dance Album
"Divided By Night" - The Crystal Method
"One Love" - David Guetta
"The Fame" - Lady Gaga
"Party Rock" - LMFAO
"Yes" - Pet Shop Boys

Traditional Pop
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
"A Swingin' Christmas" - Tony Bennett
"Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden" - Michael Bublé
"Your Songs" - Harry Connick, Jr.
"Liza's at The Palace...!" - Liza Minnelli
"American Classic" - Willie Nelson

Rock
Best Rock Solo Vocal Performance
"Beyond Here Lies Nothin'" - Bob Dylan
"Change In The Weather" - John Fogerty
"Dreamer" - Prince
"Working On A Dream" - Bruce Springsteen
"Fork in the Road" - Neil Young

Best Rock Performance By a Duo/Group w/ Vocals
"Can't Find My Way Home" - Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
"Life in Technicolor II" - Coldplay
"21 Guns" - Green Day
"Use Somebody" - Kings of Leon
"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" - U2

Best Hard Rock Performance

"War Machine" - AC/DC
"Check My Brain" - Alice in Chains
"What I've Done" (Live) - Linkin Park
"The Unforgiven III" - Metallica
"Burn It to the Ground" - Nickelback

Best Metal Performance

"Dissident Aggressor" - Judas Priest
"Set to Fail" - Lamb of God
"Head Crusher" - Megadeth
"Señor Peligro" - Ministry
"Hate Worldwide" - Slayer

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
"A Day in the Life" - Jeff Beck
"Warped Sister" - Booker T. Jones
"Playing With Fire" - Brad Paisley
"Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin'" - Brian Setzer Orchestra
"Now We Run" - Steve Vai

Best Rock Song
"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
"Working On A Dream" - Bruce Springsteen

Best Rock Album
"Black Ice" - AC/DC
"Live from Madison Square Garden" - Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
"21st Century Breakdown" - Green Day
"Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" - Dave Matthews Band
"No Line on the Horizon" - U2

Alternative
Best Alternative Music Album
"Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" - David Byrne & Brian Eno
"The Open Door EP" - Death Cab For Cutie
"Sounds of the Universe" - Depeche Mode
"Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" - Phoenix
"It's Blitz!" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

R&B

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" - Beyoncé
"It Kills Me" - Melanie Fiona
"That Was Then" - Lalah Hathaway
"Goin' Thru Changes" - Ledisi
"Lions, Tigers & Bears" - Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
"The Point Of It All" - Anthony Hamilton
"Pretty Wings" - Maxwell
"SoBeautiful" - Musiq Soulchild
"Under" - Pleasure P
"There Goes My Baby" - Charlie Wilson

Best R&B Performance By a Duo/Group W/ Vocals

"Blame It" - Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
"Chocolate High" - India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild
"IfULeave" - Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige
"Higher Ground" - Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters
"Love Has Finally Come at Last" - Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
"At Last" - Beyoncé
"Soul Music" - Anthony Hamilton
"Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" - Boney James & Quinn
"Sow Love" - Ann Nesby
"Woman Gotta Have It" - Calvin Richardson

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

"Daykeeper" - The Foreign Exchange
"All Matter" - Robert Glasper & Bilal
"Pearls" - India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore
"A Tale Of Two" - Eric Roberson, Ben O'Neill & Michelle Thompson
"Blend" - Tonex

Best R&B Song
"Blame It" - Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
"Lions, Tigers & Bears" - Jazmine Sullivan
"Pretty Wings" - Maxwell
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" - Beyoncé
"Under" - Pleasure P

Best R&B Album
"The Point Of It All" - Anthony Hamilton
"Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics" - India.Arie
"Turn Me Loose" - Ledisi
"BLACKsummers'night" - Maxwell
"Uncle Charlie" - Charlie Wilson

Best Contemporary R&B Album
"I Am... Sasha Fierce" - Beyoncé
"Intuition" - Jamie Foxx
"The Introduction of Marcus Cooper" - Pleasure P
"Ready" - Trey Songz
"Thr33 Ringz" - T-Pain

Rap
Best Rap Solo Performance
"Best I Ever Had" - Drake
"Beautiful" - Eminem
"D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)" - Jay-Z
"Day 'N' Nite" - Kid Cudi
"Casa Bey" - Mos Def

Best Rap Performance By a Duo/Group

"Too Many Rappers" - Beastie Boys & Nas
"Crack A Bottle" - Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
"Money Goes, Honey Stay" - Fabolous & Jay-Z
"Make Her Say" - Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common
"Amazing" - Kanye West & Young Jeezy

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"Ego" - Beyoncé & Kanye West
"Knock You Down" - Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
"Run This Town" - Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
"I'm On A Boat" - The Lonely Island & T-Pain
"Dead and Gone" - T.I. & Justin Timberlake

Best Rap Song
"Best I Ever Had" - Drake
"Day 'N' Nite" - Kid Cudi
"Dead and Gone" - T.I. & Justin Timberlake
"D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)" - Jay-Z
"Run This Town" - Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West

Best Rap Album
Universal Mind Control - Common
Relapse - Eminem
R.O.O.T.S. - Flo Rida
The Ecstatic - Mos Def
The Renaissance - Q-Tip

Country
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
"Dead Flowers" - Miranda Lambert
"I Just Call You Mine" - Martina McBride
"White Horse" - Taylor Swift
"Just a Dream" - Carrie Underwood
"Solitary Thinkin'" - Lee Ann Womack

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
"All I Ask For Anymore" - Trace Adkins
"People Are Crazy" - Billy Currington
"High Cost of Living" - Jamey Johnson
"Living for the Night" - George Strait
"Sweet Thing" - Keith Urban

Best Country Performance by a Duo/Group With Vocals
"Cowgirls Don't Cry" - Brooks & Dunn
"Chicken Fried" - Zac Brown Band
"I Run to You" - Lady Antebellum
"Here Comes Goodbye" - Rascal Flatts
"It Happens" - Sugarland

Best Country Collaboration w/ Vocals
"Beautiful World" - Dierks Bentley & Patty Griffin
"Down the Road" - Kenny Chesney & Mac McAnally
"Start a Band" - Brad Paisley & Keith Urban
"I Told You So" - Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis
"Everything But Quits" - Lee Ann Womack & George Strait

Best Country Instrumental Performance

"Under The (Five) Wire" - Alison Brown
"The Crystal Merchant" - The Greencards
"Mansinneedof" - Sarah Jarosz
"Producer's Medley" - Steve Wariner

Best Country Song
"All I Ask For Anymore" - Trace Adkins
"High Cost of Living" - Jamey Johnson
"I Run to You" - Lady Antebellum
"People Are Crazy" - Billy Currington
"White Horse" - Taylor Swift

Best Country Album
The Foundation - Zac Brown Band
Twang - George Strait
Fearless - Taylor Swift
Defying Gravity - Keith Urban
Call Me Crazy - Lee Ann Womack

New Age
Best New Age Album

"Faith" - Jim Brickman
"Prayer For Compassion" - David Darling
"Laserium for the Soul" - Henta
"In A Dream" - Peter Kater, Dominic Miller, Kenny Loggins & Jaques Morelenbaum
"Impressions Of The West Lake" - Kitaro

Jazz
Best Contemporary Jazz Instrumental Album

"Urbanus" - Stefon Harris & Blackout
"Sounding Point" - Julian Lage
"At World's Edge" - Philippe Saisse
"Big Neighborhood" - Mike Stern
"75" - Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate

Best Jazz Vocal Album
"No Regrets" - Randy Crawford (& Joe Sample)
"Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman" - Kurt Elling
"So In Love" - Roberta Gambarini
"Tide" - Luciana Souza
"Desire" - Tierney Sutton (Band)

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo Performance
"Dancin' 4 Chicken" - Terence Blanchard soloist
"All Of You" - Gerald Clayton soloist
""Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey" - Roy Hargrove soloist
"On Green Dolphin Street" - Martial Solal soloist
"Villa Palmeras" - Miguel Zenón soloist

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
"Quartet Live" - Gary Burton, Pat Metheny,Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez
"Brother To Brother" - The Clayton Brothers
"Five Peace Band" - Live - Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
"Rememberance" - John Patitucci Trio
"The Bright Mississippi" - Allen Toussaint

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
"Legendary" - Bob Florence Limited Edition
"Eternal Interlude" - John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
"Fun Time" - Sammy Nestico And The SWR Big Band
"Book One" - New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
"Lab 2009" - University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

"Things I Wanted To Do" - Chembo Corniel
"Áurea" - Geoffrey Keezer
"Brazilliance X 4" - Claudio Roditi
"Juntos Para Siempre" - Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés
"Esta Plena" - Miguel Zenón

Gospel

Best Gospel Performance
"Free to Be Me" - Francesca Battistelli
"Jesus Is Love" - Heather Headley & Smokie Norful
"I Believe" - Jonny Lang With Fisk Jubilee Singers
"Wait On The Lord" - Donnie McClurkin & Karen Clark Sheard
"Born Again" - Third Day

Best Gospel Song
"Born Again" - Third Day
"City on Our Knees" - TobyMac
"Every Prayer" - Israel Houghton & Mary Mary
"God in Me" - Mary Mary Featuring Kierra Sheard
"The Motions" - Matthew West

Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album
"The Big Picture" - Da' T.R.U.T.H.
"Crash" - Decyfer Down
"Innocence & Instinct" - Red
"Live Revelations" - Third Day
"The Dash" - John Wells-The Tonic

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

"Speaking Louder Than Before"- Jeremy Camp
"The Power Of One"- Israel Houghton
"The Long Fall Back To Earth"- Jars Of Clay
"Love Is On The Move"- Leeland
"Freedom"- Mandisa

Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Album
"Jason Crabb"- Jason Crabb
"Dream On"- Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
"The Rock"- Tracy Lawrence
"In God's Time"- Barry Scott & Second Wind
"Everyday"- Triumphant Quartet

Best Traditional Gospel Album
"God Don't Never Change"- Ashley Cleveland
"The Law Of Confession, Part I"- Donald Lawrence & Co.
"Oh Happy Day"- (Various Artists)
"The Journey Continues"- The Williams Brothers
"How I Got Over"- Vickie Winans

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
"Audience Of One"- Heather Headley
"Renewed"- Sheri Jones-Moffett
"Just James"- J Moss
"Smokie Norful: Live"- Smokie Norful
"Bold Right Life"- Kierra Sheard

Latin
Best Latin Pop Album
"5to Piso" - Ricardo Arjona
"Te Acuerdas..." - Francisco Céspedes
"Sin Frenos" - La Quinta Estación
"Hu Hu Hu" - Natalia Lafourcade
"Gran City Pop" - Paulina Rubio

Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album
"Rio" - Aterciopelados
"Y." - Bebe
"Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo" - Calle 13
"La Luz del Ritmo" - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
"La Revolución" - Wisin & Yandel

Best Tropical Latin Album
"Asi Soy" - Isaac Delgado
"Ciclos" - Luis Enrique
"Guasábara" - José Lugo Orchestra
"Gracias (Omara Portuondo album)" - Omara Portuondo
"Bach In Havana" - Tiempo Libre

Best Regional Mexican Album
"Corazón Ranchero"- Shaila Dúrcal
"Necesito De Ti"- Vicente Fernández
"Compañeras"- Mariachi Reyna De Los Angeles
"10 Aniversario"- Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
"Pegadito Al Corazón"- Joan Sebastian

Best Tejano Album
"Borders Y Bailes"- Los Texmaniacs
"Divina"- Stefani Montiel
"All The Way Live"- Jay Perez
"Point Of View"- Joe Posada
"Radiación Musical"- Sunny Sauceda Y Todo Eso

Best Norteno Album
"Dejame Soñar"- Cumbre Norteña
"El Niño De Oro"- El Compa Chuy
"Pese A Quien Le Pese"- Los Rieleros Del Norte
"Tu Noche Con...Los Tigres Del Norte"- Los Tigres Del Norte
"Soy Todo Tuyo"- Los Tucanes De Tijuana

Best Banda Album
"Se Nos Murio El Amor"- El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario
"Mas Adelante"- La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho
"Derecho De Antiguedad"- La Original Banda El Limón De Salvador Lizárraga
"Tu Esclavo Y Amo"- Lupillo Rivera

American Roots
Best Americana Album

"Together Through Life"- Bob Dylan
"Electric Dirt"- Levon Helm
"Willie And The Wheel"- Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
"Wilco (The Album)"- Wilco
"Little Honey"- Lucinda Williams

Best Bluegrass Album
"Could We Get Any Closer?"- Jim Lauderdale
"The Crow / New Songs For The Five-String Banjo"- Steve Martin
"Buckaroo Blue Grass"- Michael Martin Murphey
"Almost Live"- Bryan Sutton And Friends
"Destination Life"- Rhonda Vincent

Best Traditional Blues Album
"A Stranger Here"- Ramblin' Jack Elliott
"Blue Again"- The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito
"Rough & Tough"- John Hammond
"Stomp! The Blues Tonight"- Duke Robillard
"Chicago Blues: A Living History"- Various Artists

Best Contemporary Blues Album
"This Time"- The Robert Cray Band
"The Truth According To Ruthie Foster"- Ruthie Foster
"Live: Hope At The Hideout"- Mavis Staples
"Back To The River"- Susan Tedeschi
"Already Free"- The Derek Trucks Band

Best Traditional Folk Album
"Cutting Loose"- David Holt And Josh Goforth
"Naked With Friends"- Maura O'Connell
"Polka Cola: Music That Refreshes"- Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra
"Singing Through The Hard Times: A Tribute To Utah Phillips"- Various Artists
"High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project"- Loudon Wainwright III

Best Contemporary Folk Album
"Middle Cyclone"- Neko Case
"Our Bright Future"- Tracy Chapman
"Live"- Shawn Colvin
"Secret, Profane & Sugarcane"- Elvis Costello
"Townes"- Steve Earle

Best Hawaiian Music Album
"He Nani"- Tia Carrere & Daniel Ho
"Friends & Family Of Hawai`i"- Amy Hanaiali`i
"Nani Mau Loa: Everlasting Beauty" Ho`okena
"Masters Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2"- Various Artists

Best Native American Music Album
"Siyotanka"- Michael Brant DeMaria
"Spirit Wind North"- Bill Miller
"True Blue"- Northern Cree
"Wind Songs - Native American Flute Solos" John Two-Hawks
"Riders Of The Healing Road" Johnny Whitehorse

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album
"Alligator Purse"- Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet
"Lay Your Burden Down"- Buckwheat Zydeco
"Stripped Down"- The Magnolia Sisters
"Live At 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival"- Pine Leaf Boys
"L'Ésprit Créole"- Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole

Reggae
Best Reggae Album
"Rasta Got Soul"- Buju Banton
"Brand New Me"- Gregory Isaacs
"Awake"- Julian Marley
"Mind Control - Acoustic"- Stephen Marley
"Imperial Blaze"- Sean Paul

World Music
Best Traditional World Music Album

"Ancient Sounds"- Rahim Alhaj And Amjad Ali Khan
"Double Play"- Liz Carroll & John Doyle
"Douga Mansa"- Mamadou Diabate
"La Guerra No"- John Santos Y El Coro Folklórico Kindembo
"Drum Music Land"- Ten Drum Art Percussion Group

Best Contemporary World Music Album
"Welcome To Mali"- Amadou & Mariam
"Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 - Africa Sessions"- Béla Fleck
"Day By Day"- Femi Kuti
"Seya"- Oumou Sangare
"Across The Divide: A Tale Of Rhythm & Ancestry"- Omar Sosa

Children's
Best Children's Music Album

"American Heroes #3"- Jonathan Sprout
"Banjo To Beatbox"- Cathy & Marcy & Christylez Bacon
"Family Time"- Ziggy Marley
"Great Day"- Milkshake
"Jumpin' & Jammin'"- Greg & Steve
"Pete Seeger Tribute - Ageless Kids' Songs"- Buck Howdy

Best Children's Spoken Word Album

"Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs"- Buck Howdy
"Captain Nobody"- Dean Pitchford
"Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales"- Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johannson, Helen Mirren, Forrest Whitaker
"The Phantom Tollbooth"- David Hyde Pierce
"Scat"- Ed Asner
"Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There"- Harlan Ellison

Spoken Word
Best Spoken Word Album

"Always Looking Up"- Michael J. Fox
"Jonathan Winters - A Very Special Time"- Jonathan Winters
"The Lincoln-Douglas Debates"- Richard Dreyfuss & David Strathairn
"The Maltese Falcon"- Various Artists Including Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, Edward Herrmann & OthersYuri Rasovsky
"We Can Have Peace In The Holy Land"- Jimmy Carter
"Wishful Drinking"- Carrie Fisher

Comedy
Best Comedy Album

Back from the Dead - Spinal Tap
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! - Stephen Colbert
Internet Leaks - "Weird Al" Yankovic
My Weakness Is Strong - Patton Oswalt
Suckin' It for the Holidays - Kathy Griffin
Tall, Dark & Chicano - George Lopez

Musical Show
Best Musical Show Album
9 to 5 the Musical
Ain't Misbehavin'
Hair
Shrek the Musical
West Side Story

Film/TV/Visual Media
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album

Cadillac Records- Various Artists
Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds
Slumdog Millionaire
True Blood
Twilight

Best Score Soundtrack Album
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Disc 1)- Alexandre Desplat
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince- Nicholas Hooper
Milk- Danny Elfman
Star Trek- Michael Giacchino, Varèse Sarabande
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Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
"All Is Love" (From Where The Wild Things Are)
"Decode" (From Twilight)
"Jai Ho" (From Slumdog Millionaire)
"Once In A Lifetime" (From Cadillac Records)
"The Wrestler" (From The Wrestler)

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