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Taylor Swift Leads BMI Grammy Nods

Posted in News on December 3, 2009

Taylor Swift leads the list of BMI nominees for the 2010 Grammy Awards, which were announced Wednesday, December 3 during televised CBS special staged at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Swift, who turns 20 years old this month, garnered eight nods, including Album of the Year for Fearless, as well as Country Album, Song and Record of the Year. The best-selling artist of the year aside from Michael Jackson, Swift has dominated pop and country charts and is currently finishing work on her segue into big screen, Valentine’s Day.

The endearingly quirky Lady Gaga will compete with Swift for Album, Song and Record of the Year, and earned an impressive total of five nominations, underscoring the potency of her breakout year. With six nominations, The Black Eyed Peas will also vie for Album of the Year, as well as Record of the Year for international smash “I Gotta Feeling,” while the Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” was also tapped for Record of the Year. The prolific Kanye West also garnered six nominations, including Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Amazing.”

  • Lady Gaga
  • The Black Eyed Peas
  • Kanye West

In the all-genre Best New Artist field, chart-topping road warriors the Zac Brown Band earned a mention, as did breakout rock group Silversun Pickups.

Covering 109 categories, the Grammys will be presented on January 31 in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.grammy.com.

2010 BMI Grammy Nominees

8 nominations
Taylor Swift

6 nominations
Kanye West
The Black Eyed Peas

5 nominations
Lady GaGa

4 nominations
Colbie Caillat
Keith Urban
Kings of Leon
RedOne
T-Pain

3 nominations
Anthony Hamilton
Béla Fleck
Eminem
Jamie Foxx
Paquito D’Rivera
Pleasure P
Willie Nelson
Zac Brown Band

2 nominations
A.R. Rahman (PRS)
Amanda Ghost (PRS)
Booker T. Jones
Carrie Underwood
Common
Drake (SOCAN)
Eric Clapton (PRS)
Ethan Johns
Heather Headley
Ian Dench (PRS)
Israel Houghton
Jamey Johnson
Justin Niebank
Keri Hilson
Lady Antebellum
Liz Rose
Miguel Zenón
Mos Def
Nathan Chapman
No I.D./Ernest Wilson
Pink
Rihanna
The Fray
T.I. (Clifford Harris/C. Harris)
Charlie Wilson
Dave Russell

1 nomination
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Aaron Lindsey
Adele (PRS)
Al Schmitt
Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)
Alison Brown
Alison Krauss
Allen Toussaint
Amadou
Amjad Ali Khan
Angelo Petraglia
Anita O’Day
Antonio Sanchez
Ashley Cleveland
Barry Scott
Beausoleil
Bebo Valdés
Bilal
Bill Miller
Bobby Braddock
Boney James
Brian Eno (PRS)
Brian Setzer Orchestra
Britney Spears
Brooks & Dunn
Buckwheat Zydeco
Buju Banton
Calle 13
Casey Beathard
Cedric Thompson
Cedric Watson
Chick Corea
Claudio Roditi
Clayton Brothers
D-Town
Dan Hamilton
Danny Elfman
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Dave Aude
Dave Brubeck
David Byrne
David Foster
Dayna Caddell
Dean Pitchford
Death Cab for Cutie
Dennis Ferrer
Depeche Mode (PRS)
DJ Replay
Dolly Parton
Donald Lawrence
Donnie McClurkin
Duke Robillard
Edgar Meyer
Edgar Meyer
El Compa Chuy
El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario
Ernie Haase
Femi Kuti (SACEM)
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Gary Burton
Geoffrey Keezer
George Crumb
Gregory Isaacs (PRS)
Gulzar (PRS)
Harry Connick, Jr.
Hiroshima
Ian McCrudden
Jake Shimabukuro
James Dring (PRS)
James Slater
James T. Brown
Jars of Clay
Jason Crabb
Jay Perez
Jeremy Lubbock
Jim Jonsin
Jody Street (PRS)
John Conte, Jr.
John Doyle
John Fogerty
John Hammond
John Legend
John McLaughlin
John Patitucci Trio
John Santos
Johnny Depp
Jon Mabe
Julian Lage
Kathy Griffin
Kierra Sheard
Kitaro
Kurt Elling
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho
Lamb of God
Laurence Hobgood
Leeland
Linkin Park
Liz Carroll
Los Texmaniacs
Los Tigres Del Norte
Los Tucanes De Tijuana
Luciana Souza
Lucinda Williams
Lupillo Rivera
M. Riddick
Matthew Samuels (SOCAN)
Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
Mariachi Reyna De Los Angeles
Mariam (SACEM)
Martin Kierszenbaum
Martina McBride
Mason Williams
Matt Brubeck
Maura O’Connell
Mavis Staples
Megadeth
Michael Doucet
Michael J. Fox
Michael Martin Murphey
Milkshake
Ministry
Miranda Lambert
Nas
Nickelback (SOCAN)
Norah Jones
Omar Sosa
Pat Metheny
Paulina Rubio
Peter Kater
Pine Leaf Boys
Printz Board
Robert Newt
Rahim Alhaj
Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
Rascal Flatts
Red
Rhonda Vincent
Rick Vito
Robert Randolph
Roberta Gambarini
Rosanne Cash
Roy Hargrove
Russ Freeman
Ruthie Foster
Sarah Jarosz
Scott Billington
Scott McFarnon (PRS)
Seal (PRS)
Sean Garrett
Second Wind
Signature Sound
Silversun Pickups
Spyro Gyra
Steve Swallow
Steve Wariner
Sugarland
Sunny Sauceda
Susan Tedeschi
T Bone Burnett
Tanvi Shah (PRS)
Terence Blanchard
The Clark Sisters
The Derek Trucks Band
The Magnolia Sisters
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band
The Rippingtons
The Robert Cray Band
Theo Bleckmann (GEMA)
Tia Carrere
Tiempo Libre
Tierney Sutton
Tim James
Toby McKeehan
Tom Douglas
Tony Ugval
Trey Songz
Triumphant Quartet
Troy Jones
Vickie Winans
Wayne Wilkins
Wilco
Wisin Y Yandel
Wyner, Yehudi
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Young Jeezy
Zoe Zawinul