The unstoppable force known as Beyoncé is celebrating nominations for ten Grammy Awards, with country phenom Taylor Swift not far behind with eight nominations.
Beyoncé — who graciously shared the stage with Taylor at the VMAs after Kanye West interrupted the teenager’s acceptance speech — is up for Record of the Year for “Halo,” Album of the Year for I Am… Sasha Fierce while “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” is a contender for Song of the Year.
Queen of country, Taylor, is a contender for prizes including Record of the Year for “You Belong With Me,” Fearless is in the running for Album of the Year and “You Belong With Me” is in the Song of the Year category.
The Black Eyed Peas got five Grammy noms: Their hit “I Gotta Feeling” is up for Record of the Year, The E.N.D is shortlisted for Album of the Year, they’re also nominated for Best Pop Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Dance Recording with “Boom Boom Pow.”
Controversial newcomer Lady Gaga is toasting her five noms including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Poker Face” and Album of the Year for The Fame.
Nominees list for the 52nd Grammy Awards
RECORD OF THE YEAR
“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
I Am…Sasha Fierce, Beyonce
The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas
The Fame, Lady Gaga
Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King, Dave Matthews Band
Fearless, Taylor Swift
SONG OF THE YEAR
“Poker Face,” Lady Gaga & RedOne
“Pretty Wings,” Hod David & Musze
“Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It),” Thaddis Harrell, Beyonce Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart
“Use Somebody,” Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon)
“You Belong With Me,” Liz Rose & Taylor Swift
BEST NEW ARTIST
Zac Brown Band
The Ting Tings
For the full list of nominations for the 52nd Grammy awards click here.