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Ain't Misbehavin', Hair, 9 to 5, Shrek, West Side Story, Liza Nominated for GRAMMY Awards

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.

A spattering of theatre stars were found nominated as well outside the musical show album and pop vocal categories including Davide Hyde Pierce for Best Spoken Word Album for Children and Heather Headley for Best Gospel Performance. 

The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Jan. 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). 

Best Musical Show Album 

(Award to the Album Producer(s), and to the Lyricist(s) & Composer(s) of 51% or more of a new score. (Artist, Lyricist & Composer names appear in parentheses.))

Ain't Misbehavin'

Robert Sher, producer (Various, composer; Various, lyricist) (30th Anniversary Cast Recording With Ruben Studdard, Frenchie Davis & Others)



Noah Cornman, Kurt Deutsch, Joel Moss & Steve Norman, producers (Galt MacDermot, composer; James Rado & Gerome Ragni, lyricists) (New Broadway Cast With Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel & Others)

[Razor & Tie Entertainment/Ghostlight Records

9 To 5 The Musical

Frank Filipetti Dolly Parton & Stephen Oremus, producers; Dolly Parton, composer; Dolly Parton, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty & Others)

[Dolly Records/Artist2Market Distribution] 

Shrek The Musical

Peter Hylenski & Jeanine Tesori, producers; Jeanine Tesori, composer; David Lindsay-Abaire, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Brian d'Arcy James, Sutton Foster & Others)

[Decca Broadway

West Side Story

David Caddick & David Lai, producers (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast with Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione & Others)

[Masterworks Broadway] 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album 

(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

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

[Hybrid Recordings] 

American Classic

Willie Nelson

[Blue Note] 

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
(For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song.)

Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs
Buck Howdy
[Prairie Dog Entertainment]

Captain Nobody
Dean Pitchford
[Random House Audio/Listening Library]

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
(Various Artists)
Sharon Gelman, Michele McGonigle & Alfre Woodard, producers
[Hachette Audio]

The Phantom Tollbooth
David Hyde Pierce
[Harper Children's Audio]

Ed Asner
[Random House Audio/Listening Library]

Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There
Harlan Ellison
[Blackstone Audio Inc.] 

Best Gospel Performance
(For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.)

Free To Be Me
Francesca Battistelli
[Fervent Records/ Word Entertainment]

Jesus Is Love
Heather Headley Featuring Smokie Norful
Track from: Audience Of One
[EMI Gospel]

I Believe
Jonny Lang With Fisk Jubilee Singers
Track from: Oh Happy Day
[Vector Recordings/EMI Gospel]

Wait On The Lord
Donnie McClurkin Featuring Karen Clark Sheard
Track from: We All Are One (Live In Detroit)

Born Again
Third Day
Track from: Revelation
[Essential Records]


Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media 

(Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series or other visual media.)

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Disc 1)

Alexandre Desplat, composer

[Concord Records] 

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

Nicholas Hooper, composer

[New Line Records] 


Danny Elfman, composer


Star Trek

Michael Giacchino, composer

[Varèse Sarabande] 


Michael Giacchino, composer

[Walt Disney Records] 

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media 

(A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

The Climb (From Hannah Montana: The Movie)

Jessi Alexander & Jon Mabe, songwriters (Miley Cyrus)

[Walt Disney Records; Publishers: Vistaville Music, Hopeless Rose Music, Music Of Stage Three, Mabe It Big Music.] 

Decode (From Twilight)

Josh Farro, Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)

[Summit Ent./Chop Shop/Atlantic; Publishers: WB Music Corp/But Father, I Just Want To Sing Music/Josh's Music/FBR Music, Meaux Hits/Hunterboro Music, Rimutaka Music.] 

Jai Ho (From Slumdog Millionaire)

Gulzar, A.R. Rahman & Tanvi Shah, songwriters (A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash)

[N.E.E.T./Interscope Records; Publisher: KM Musiq.] 

Once In A Lifetime (From Cadillac Records)

Ian Dench, James Dring, Amanda Ghost, Beyoncé Knowles, Scott McFarnon & Jody Street, songwriters (Beyoncé)

[Music World Music/Columbia; Publishers: B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music, Amanda Ghost Bucks Music Group Ltd./EMI Blackwood, Red Ink Music Ltd., Ian Dench Music/Songs of Kobalt Music, Chrysalis Music.] 

The Wrestler (From The Wrestler)

Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

[Columbia; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen.] 

Click here for the complete list of nominees:

Album Of The Year:
I Am...Sasha Fierce - Beyoncé
The E.N.D. - The Black Eyed Peas
The Fame - Lady Gaga
Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King - Dave Matthews Band
Fearless - Taylor Swift

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

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

Song Of The Year:
"Poker Face" - Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
"Pretty Wings" - Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" - Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart,
songwriters (Beyoncé)
"Use Somebody" - Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters
(Kings Of Leon)
"You Belong With Me" - Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
"I Gotta Feeling" - The 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" - Willie Nelson & Norah Jones
"Breathe" - Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat

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

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 Solo Rock 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 Song:
"The Fixer" - Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder, songwriters (Pearl Jam)
"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" - Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr., songwriters
"21 Guns" - Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool, songwriters (Green Day)
"Use Somebody" - Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters
(Kings Of Leon)
"Working On A Dream" - Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (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

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

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
"Blame It" - Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
"Chocolate High" - Indie.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 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 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 & Gone" - T.I. & Justin Timberlake

Best Rap Song:
"Best I Ever Had" - Aubrey Drake Graham, D. Hamilton & M. Samuels, songwriters (Drake)
"Day 'N' Nite" - S. Mescudi & O. Omishore, songwriters (Kid Cudi)
"Dead And Gone" - C. Harris, R. Tadross & J. Timberlake, songwriters (T.I. & Justin Timberlake)
"D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)" - Shawn Carter & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer,
Paul Leka, Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky, songwriters) (Jay-Z)
"Run This Town" - Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West & E. Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios
Alatas, songwriter) (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

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or 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 Song:
"All I Ask For Anymore" - Casey Beathard & Tim James, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
"High Cost Of Living" - Jamey Johnson & James Slater, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)
"I Run To You" - Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelly & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
"People Are Crazy" - Bobby Braddock & Troy Jones, songwriters (Billy Currington)
"White Horse" - Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (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

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

This year's Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nominations go to: T Bone Burnett, Ethan Johns, Larry Klein, Greg Kurstin, and Brendan O'Brien.


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