Rapper Kanye West and troubled singer Amy Winehouse topped Grammy nominations this year. West received a leading eight nominations and Winehouse received six, including best new artist, record and song of the year for her hit "Rehab," and album of the year for Back to Black.

 

The album of the year category also featured the Foo Fighters, for Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace; Vince Gill‘s four-disc set, These Days ; Herbie Hancock‘s tribute to Joni Mitchell, River: The Joni Letters; and West’s Graduation.

 

Record of year candidates included Beyonce‘s "Irreplaceable," the Foo Fighters’ "The Pretender," Rihanna‘s "Umbrella," "What Goes Around Comes Around" by Justin Timberlake and Winehouse’s "Rehab."

In addition to Winehouse, best new artist nominees included Feist, Paramour, Taylor Swift and Ledesi.

 

Other top nominees included the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Rihannna, Paul McCartney, T-Pain and Timbaland.

 

Recording artists Akon, Fergie, the Foo Fighters, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Jam, Linkin Park and Taylor Swift announced the nominees in Los Angeles this morning.

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