Lil Wayne Scores Big at the Grammy Noms

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The 51st Grammy nominations were announced last night, for the first time on a primetime broadcast, and Lil Wayne scored big. The rapper racked up eight noms, including one for album of the year. That's a big deal.


Gwyneth Paltrow's hubby, Chris Martin, and his band, Coldplay, are just one behind with seven nominations, also with one in the album of the year category.

Teen dreams The Jonas Brothers got their first Grammy nod, as they are up for best new artist against one-namers Adele and Duffy, country group Lady Antebellum, and R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan.

The Grammys are set to air on Feb. 8. Meanwhile, here are the nominations for the only categories your probably care about:

Album of the Year
- Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay
- Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne
- Year of the Gentleman, Ne-Yo
- Raising Sand, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
- In Rainbows, Radiohead

Record of the Year
- "Chasing Pavements," Adele
- "Viva la Vida," Coldplay
- "Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis
- "Paper Planes," M.I.A.
- "Please Read the Letter," Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Song of the Year
- "American Boy," William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle featuring Kanye West)
- "Chasing Pavements," Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele)
- "I'm Yours," Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz)
- "Love Song," Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles)
- "Viva La Vida," Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

Best New Artist
- Adele
- Duffy
- Jonas Brothers
- Lady Antebellum
- Jazmine Sullivan

Pop Vocal Album
- Detours, Sheryl Crow
- Rockferry, Duffy
- Long Road Out of Eden, Eagles
- Spirit, Leona Lewis
- Covers, James Taylor

Rap Album
- American Gangster, Jay-Z
- Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne
- The Cool, Lupe Fiasco
- Nas, Nas
- Paper Trail, T.I.

Rock Album
- Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay
- Rock N Roll Jesus, Kid Rock
- Only By the Night, Kings of Leon
- Death Magnetic, Metallica
- Consolers of the Lonely, The Raconteurs

Country Album
- That Lonesome Song, Jamey Johnson
- Sleepless Nights, Patty Loveless
- Troubadour, George Strait
- Around the Bend, Randy Travis
- Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love, Trisha Yearwood

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