2010 Grammy Nominatons, Less Old And Less Interesting Than ’09

Last year’s Grammy nominations seemed to be a step in a direction more reflective of the Pop zeitgeist (don’t believe us, check out what Pitchfork had to say) but was ultimately plagued by the presence of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

This year, for the first time in seemingly forever, the Grammy nominations are not plagued by the surprisingly potent prevalence of an older act. Unfortunately, however, that also leaves us with the Black Eyed Peas nominated for Album and Record of the Year.

There are some of course some bright spots including: MGMT’s nomination in the Best Performance By Pop Duo Or Group, Jazmine Sullivan’s nomination in the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance category for one of BNW’s Singles of 2008, Kings of Leon’s 4 nominations for Use Somebody, Kanye West’s triple nomination in the Best Rap / Sung Collaboration category, Kid Cudi and Drake’s dual nominations. Of course, what goes up must eventually come down and unfortunately, two of BNW’s favorite artists of 2009 were completely shut out – K’Naan and Little Boots. Luckily, the Rap categories are pretty solid this year (with the exception of Flo Rida’s nomination for Best Rap Album), so though K’Naan’s shut out is unfortunate it’s not nearly as sad as Boots’. Though Ms. Hesketh’s album has yet to be released state-side, considering the nominees in the Best Dance Recording category, the presence of New In Town, Remedy, Stuck on Repeat, or Meddle would have been a much appreciated welcome considering the nomination of Madonna’s lackluster Celebration.

Also, isn’t nominated Lady Gaga in the Best Dance Recording category for Poker Face like nominating her again in the same category for Just Dance?

So who leads the pack? Beyoncé has 10 nominations, Maxwell and Kanye West (along with the Black Eyed Peas) have 6 nominations a piece, Jay-Z and David Guetta (as well as Lady Gaga) round out the list of top contenders with 5 nominations a piece:

THE 2010 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

SONG OF THE YEAR:

Beyonce, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Kings Of Leon, “Use Somebody
Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”
Maxwell, “Pretty Wings
Taylor Swift, “You Belong With Me”

RECORD OF THE YEAR:

Beyonce, “Halo”
The Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling”
Kings Of Leon, “Use Somebody
Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”
Taylor Swift, “You Belong With Me”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Beyonce, I Am… Sasha Fierce
The Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.
Lady Gaga, The Fame
Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King
Taylor Swift, Fearless

BEST NEW ARTIST:

Keri Hilson
MGMT
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings
Zac Brown Band

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE:

Adele, “Hometown Glory
Beyonce, “Halo
Katy Perry, “Hot N Cold”
Pink, “Sober”
Taylor Swift, “You Belong With Me”

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE:

John Legend, “This Time
Maxwell, “Love You
Jason Mraz, “Make It Mine”
Seal, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”
Stevie Wonder, “All About The Love Again”

BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS:

Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen, “Sea Of Heartbreak”
Ciara & Justin Timberlake, “Love Sex Magic
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat, “Lucky”
Willie Nelson & Norah Jones, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat, “Breathe”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY POP DUO OR GROUP:

The Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling”
Bon Jovi, “We Weren’t Born To Follow”
The Fray, “Never Say Never”
Daryl Hall & John Oates, “Sara Smile”
MGMT, “Kids

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM:

The Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.
Colbie Caillat, Breakthrough
Kelly Clarkson, All I Ever Wanted
The Fray, The Fray
Pink, Funhouse

BEST DANCE RECORDING

The Black Eyed Peas, “Boom Boom Pow”
David Guetta, & Kelly Rowland, “When Love Takes Over
Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”
Madonna, “Celebration”
Britney Spears, “Womanizer

BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM:

The Crystal Method, Divided By Night
David Guetta, One Love
Lady Gaga, The Fame
LMFAO, Party Rock
Pet Shop Boys, Yes

BEST ROCK SONG:

Pearl Jam, “The Fixer
U2, “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight”
Green Day, “21 Guns”
Kings Of Leon, “Use Somebody
Bruce Springsteen, “Working On A Dream”

BEST ROCK ALBUM:

AC/DC, Black Ice
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Live At Madison Square Garden
Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown
Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King
U2, No Line On The Horizon

BEST ROCK SOLO VOCAL PERFORMANCE:

Bob Dylan, “Beyond Here Lies Nothin’”
John Fogerty, “Change In The Weather”
Prince, “Dreamer”
Bruce Springsteen, “Working On A Dream”
Neil Young, “Fork In The Road”

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS:

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, “Can’t Find My Way Home”
Coldplay, “Life In Technicolor II”
Green Day, “21 Guns”
Kings Of Leon, “Use Somebody
U2, “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight”

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE:

AC/DC, “War Machine”
Alice In Chains, “Check My Brain”
Linkin Park, “What Ive Done
Metallica, “The Unforgiven III”
Nickelback, “Burn It To The Ground”

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE:

Judas Priest, “Dissident Aggressor”
Lamb Of God, “Set To Fail”
Megadeth, “Head Crusher”
Ministry, “Señor Peligro”
Slayer, “Hate Worldwide”

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM:

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

BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE:

Beyonce, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Melanie Fiona, “It Kills Me”
Lalah Hathaway, “That Was Then”
Ledisi, “Goin’ Thru Changes”
Jazmine Sullivan, “Lions, Tigers & Bears

BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE:

Anthony Hamilton, “The Point Of It All”
Maxwell, “Pretty Wings
Musiq Soulchild, “Sobeautiful”
Pleasure P, “Under”
Charlie Wilson, “There Goes My Baby”

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP:

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

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE:

Drake, “Best I Ever Had
Eminem, “Beautiful
Jay-Z, “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)”
Kid Cudi, “DayNNite
Mos Def, “Casa Bay”

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION:

Beyonce & Kanye West, “Ego”
Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo, “Knock You Down”
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West, “Run This Town
The Lonely Island & T-Pain, “I’m On A Boat”
T.I. & Justin Timberlake, “Dead And Gone”

BEST RAP SONG:

Drake, “Best I Ever Had
Kid Cudi, “DayNNite
T.I. & Justin Timberlake, “Dead And Gone”
Jay-Z, “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)”
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West, “Run This Town

BEST RAP ALBUM

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

BEST COUNTRY SONG:

Trace Adkins, “All I Ask For Anymore”
Jamey Johnson, “High Cost Of Living”
Lady Antebellum, “I Run To You”
Billy Currington, “People Are Crazy”
Taylor Swift, “White Horse”

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM:

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

BEST FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE:

Miranda Lambert, “Dead Flowers”
Martina McBride, “I Just Call You Mine”
Taylor Swift, “White Horse”
Carrie Underwood, “Just A Dream”
Lee Ann Womack, “Solitary Thinkin’”

BEST MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE

Trace Adkins, “All I Ask For Anymore”
Billy Currington, “People Are Crazy”
Jamey Johnson, “High Cost Of Living”
George Strait, “Living For The Night”
Keith Urban, “Sweet Thing”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS:

Brooks and Dunn, “Cowgirls Don’t Cry”
Zac Brown Band, “Chicken Fried”
Lady Antebellum, “I Run to You”
Rascal Flatts, “Here Comes Goodbye”
Sugarland, “It Happens”

Full list of nominations here.

The 2010 Grammy Nominations [Idolator]


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