LL Cool J hosted the second annual live Grammy nominations concert, with multiple noms going to musicians including Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and more.
The nominees were announced during a concert at L.A.'s Nokia Live that included Maxwell paying tribute to Michael Jackson with "The Lady in My Life," and the first-ever TV performance of Nick Jonas and the Administration.
Announcers taking the stage included Katy Perry, Ringo Starr, Smokey Robinson, Dwight Yoakam, T-Pain, Linkin Park, and George Lopez. Even the Grammys weren't immune to the news of the day, with Lopez cracking a joke about Tiger Woods, attributing a Kings of Leon song to the golfer when announcing the Song of the Year category. Lopez jested that "Use Somebody" was "by Tiger Woods." Meanwhile, Robinson also jested, saying after announcing that Taylor Swift was nominated for Record of the Year: "Don't worry Taylor, Kanye West is not here."
See below for the list of nominees announced during the live special, and visit Grammy.com for the complete list of Grammy nominees.
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 Rock Album:
Black Ice, AC/DCLive From Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood21st Century Breakdown, Green DayBig Whiskey And The Groogrux King, Dave Matthews BandNo Line On The Horizon, U2
Best Rap Solo Performance:
"Best I Ever Had," Drake"Beautiful," Eminem"D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)," Jay-Z"Day 'N' Nite," Kid Cudi"Casa Bey," Mos Def
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
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
Album Of The Year:
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