Lil Wayne Nominated For Eight Grammy Awards

posted December 04, 2008 05:33:22 PM CST | 184 comments

The Recording Academy awarded 2008's highest-selling artist in any genre with six Grammy Award nominations. During Wednesday night's nomination ceremony/concert, Lil Wayne received nods for Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and two additional nominations for Best Rap Song. To date, Tha Carter III [click to read] has sold approximately 3 million copies.

Other notable Hip Hop nominees were Kanye West and Jay-Z, who both received nominations as featured guests on the T.I. track Swagga Like Us, in addition to their four awards in other categories. Lupe Fiasco and T.I. also received four nominations in various categories.

Nominations were given for recordings released during an eligibility period which ran from October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008. The 51st Annual Grammy Awards air on Feb. 8, 2009 on CBS from 8:00 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Nominees in all Hip Hop/Rap categories, as well as R&B nominees are listed below.

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

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group:
Big Boi (featuring Raekwon and Andre 3000) - Royal Flush
T.I. (featuring Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Kanye West) - Swagga Like Us
Lil Wayne (featuring Jay-Z) - Mr. Carter
Ludacris (featuring T.I.) - Wish You Would
Young Jeezy (featuring Kanye West) - Put On

Song of the Year:
Estelle (featuring Kanye West) - American Boy
Adele - Chasing Pavements
Jason Mraz - Im Yours
Sara Bareilles - Love Song
Coldplay - Viva la Vida

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

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:
Danger Mouse
Nigel Godrich
Johnny Karkazis
Rick Rubin

Best Alternative Music Album:
Beck - Modern Guilt
Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
Radiohead - In Rainbows

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 Song:
Lil Wayne - Lollipop
Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain) - Low
Snoop Dogg - Sexual Eruption
Lupe Fiasco (featuring Matthew Santos) - Superstar
T.I. (featuring Jay-Z, Kanye West & Lil Wayne) - Swagga Like Us

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 Short Form Music Video:
Erykah Badu - Honey
Gnarls Barkley - Who's Gonna Save My Soul
Alicia Keys and Jack White - Another Way to Die
Radiohead - House of Cards
Weezer - Pork and Beans

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