Lil Wayne Leads Grammy Field with Eight Nominations

Posted in News on December 4, 2008

Nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were announced by The Recording Academy on December 3, with superstar BMI songwriter/artist Lil Wayne topping the field with eight mentions. Other top BMI nominees included Kanye West, who earned six nods, while Alison Krauss and Radiohead received five each. The Eagles, Lupe Fiasco, and T.I. each received four nominations.

For the first time, nominations for the annual Grammy Awards were announced on prime-time television as part of “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night.” The one-hour CBS special featured past Grammy winners and nominees reading nominations in several categories, as well as performing songs from the Grammy Hall of Fame in celebration of the grand opening of the Grammy Museum.

  • Kanye West
  • Alison Krauss
  • The Eagles

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

8 Nominations
Lil Wayne

6 Nominations
Kanye West

5 Nominations
Alison Krauss
Radiohead (PRS)

4 Nominations
Adele (PRS)
Lupe Fiasco

3 Nominations
Chick Corea
Duffy (PRS)
Gnarls Barkley
Al Green
Jamey Johnson
Kings of Leon
Leona Lewis (PRS)
Alan Menken
Pat Metheny
Thomas Newman

2 Nominations
Eric Benét
Michael Bishop
Chris Brown
T Bone Burnett
Gary Burton
Steven Curtis Chapman
Daft Punk (SACEM)
Death Cab for Cutie
Michael Doucet
Jerry Douglas
Brian Eno (PRS)
Estelle (PRS)
Béla Fleck
Kirk Franklin
Peter Gabriel (PRS)
Jim Jonsin
Kid Rock
Lady Antebellum
John Legend
Patty Loveless
Maroon 5
Lee Thomas Miller
James Otto
Al Schmitt
Snoop Dogg
Eg White
Jack White
John Williams
Cece Winans

A complete list of Grammy nominees is available at the Recording Academy website.


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