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Beats Per Millennium - Lil Wayne scores 8 Grammy Nominations

Lil Wayne scores 8 Grammy Nominations

The Grammy nominations are here! OK, I know it’s more fun to bitch about than to care about the Grammys, but they rarely screw up the hip hop categories. This year is no exception: Lil Wayne, as strong a contender as they come for Hip Hop Human of the Year, leads all nominees with eight nominations. That includes…

Album of the Year: Tha Carter III
Best Rap Solo Performance: A Milli
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group: Mr. Carter, Swagga Like Us
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Got Money
Best Rap Song: Lollipop, Swagga Like Us
Best Rap Album: Tha Carter III

Wayne is up against Ne-Yo, Coldplay, Robert Plant & Allison Krauss, and Radiohead for Album of the Year. Elsewhere, the Estelle/Kanye collaboration that was everywhere this summer, “American Boy,” fights Adele, Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles, and Coldplay for Song of the Year, and M.I.A.‘s Paper Planes tackles Adele, Coldplay, Leona Lewis, and Robert Plant & Allison Krauss for Record of the Year.

The other categories you might care about:
Best Rap Solo Performance
Jay-Z – Roc Boys (And The Winner Is…)
Lil Wayne – A Milli
Lupe Fiasco – Paris, Tokyo
Nas – N.i...e.r. (The Slave And The Master)
Snoop Dogg – Sexual Eruption

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Big Boi Featuring Raekwon And Andre 3000 – Royal Flush
Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne – Swagga Like Us
Lil Wayne Featuring Jay-Z – Mr. Carter
Ludacris Featuring T.I. – Wish You Would
Young Jeezy Featuring Kanye West – Put On

*Best Rap/Sung Collaboration *
Estelle Featuring Kanye West – American Boy
Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain – Low
John Legend & Andre 3000 – Green Light
Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain – Got Money
Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos – Superstar

Best Rap Song
Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major – Lollipop
Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain – Low
Snoop Dogg – Sexual Eruption
Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos – Superstar
Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne – Swagga Like Us

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

Also of note: there’s a “Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical” category now, but there’s no “Best Remixed Recording, Classical.” And Erykah Badu’s excellent music video, “Honey,” was nominated for Best Short Form Music Video. View it here!

Posted by Joe Kaiser at Dec 04, 2008 03:45 AM