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OK!'s Guide To This Year's Grammy Nominees

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Jan. 27 2010, Published 12:45 p.m. ET

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The Editors here at OK! know that sorting through the nominees on music’s biggest night can make your head spin. That’s why we put together a list to help guide you through the 2010 Grammy Awards, complete with samples of tracks from nominees Taylor Swift, Melanie Fiona, Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo, The Black Eyed Peas, Keri Hilson and Beyoncé.

Record Of The Year

Halo, Beyoncé

I Gotta Feeling, The Black Eyed Peas

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Use Somebody, Kings Of Leon

Poker Face, Lady Gaga

You Belong With Me, Taylor Swift

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Album Of The Year

I Am... Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé

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, 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 New Artist

Zac Brown Band

Keri Hilson

MGMT

Silversun Pickups

The Ting Tings

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

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Ego, Beyoncé & Kanye West

Knock You Down, Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo

Run This Town, Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West

I'm On A Boat, The Lonely Island & T-Pain

Dead And Gone, T.I. & Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Vocal Album

The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas

Breakthrough, Colbie Caillat

All I Ever Wanted, Kelly Clarkson

The Fray, The Fray

Funhouse, Pink

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), Beyoncé

It Kills Me, Melanie Fiona

That Was Then, Lalah Hathaway

Goin' Thru Changes, Ledisi

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Jazmine Sullivan

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Hometown Glory, Adele

Halo, Beyoncé

Hot N Cold, Katy Perry

Sober, Pink

You Belong With Me, Taylor Swift

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

This Time, John Legend

Love You, Maxwell

Make It Mine, Jason Mraz

If You Don't Know Me By Now, Seal

All About The Love Again, Stevie Wonder

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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 Pop Collaboration With Vocals

Sea Of Heartbreak, Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen

Love Sex Magic, Ciara & Justin Timberlake

Lucky, Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

Baby, It's Cold Outside, Willie Nelson & Norah Jones

Breathe, Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Besame Mucho, Herb Alpert

Throw Down Your Heart, Béla Fleck

The Fire, Imogen Heap

Phoenix Rise, Maxwell

Funk Joint, Marcus Miller

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Best Pop Instrumental Album

In Boston, Chris Botti

Legacy, Hiroshima

Potato Hole, Booker T. Jones

Modern Art, The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman

Down The Wire, Spyro Gyra

Best Dance Recording

Boom Boom Pow, The Black Eyed Peas

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When Love Takes Over, David Guetta & Kelly Rowland

Poker Face, Lady Gaga

Celebration, Madonna

Womanizer, Britney Spears

Best Electronic/Dance Album

Divided By Night, The Crystal Method

One Love, David Guetta

The Fame, Lady Gaga

Party Rock, LMFAO

Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

Beyond Here Lies Nothin', Bob Dylan

Change In The Weather, John Fogerty

Dreamer, Prince

Working On A Dream, Bruce Springsteen

Fork In The Road, Neil Young

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Can't Find My Way Home, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

Life In Technicolor II, Coldplay

21 Guns, Green Day

Use Somebody, Kings Of Leon

I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight, U2

Best Hard Rock Performance

War Machine, AC/DC

Check My Brain, Alice In Chains

What I've Done, Linkin Park

The Unforgiven III, Metallica

Burn It To The Ground, Nickelback

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Best Rock Song

The Fixer, Pearl Jam

I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight, U2

21 Guns, Green Day

Use Somebody, Kings Of Leon

Working On A Dream, Bruce Springsteen

Best Rock Album

Black Ice, AC/DC

Live From Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

21st Century Breakdown, Green Day

Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King, Dave Matthews Band

No Line On The Horizon, U2

Best Alternative Music Album

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, David Byrne & Brian Eno

The Open Door, Death Cab For Cutie

Sounds Of The Universe, Depeche Mode

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Phoenix

It's Blitz!, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

The Point Of It All, Anthony Hamilton

Pretty Wings, Maxwell

Sobeautiful, Musiq Soulchild

Under, Pleasure P

There Goes My Baby, Charlie Wilson

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Blame It, Jamie Foxx & T-Pain

Chocolate High, India.Arie & Musiq Soulchil

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Ifuleave, Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige

Higher GroundRobert Randolph & The Clark Sisters

Love Has Finally Come At Last, Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

At Last, Beyoncé

Soul Music, Anthony Hamilton

Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Boney James & Quinn

Sow Love, Ann Nesby

Woman Gotta Have It, Calvin Richardson

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Daykeeper, The Foreign Exchange, Feat. Muhsinah

All Matter, Robert Glasper & Bilal

Pearls, India, Arie & Dobet Gnahore

A Tale Of Two, Eric Roberson, Ben O'Neill & Michelle Thompson

Blend, Tonex

Best R&B Song

Blame It, Jamie Foxx & T-Pain

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Jazmine Sullivan

Pretty Wings, Maxwell

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), Beyoncé

Under, Pleasure P

Best R&B Album

The Point Of It All, Anthony Hamilton

Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics, India.Arie

Turn Me Loose, Ledisi

Blacksummers' Night, Maxwell

Uncle Charlie, Charlie Wilson

Best Contemporary R&B Album

I Am... Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé

Intuition, Jamie Foxx

The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper, Pleasure P

Ready, Trey Songz

Thr33 Ringz, T-Pain

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 Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

Too Many Rappers, Beastie Boys & Nas

Crack A Bottle, Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent

Money Goes, Honey Stay, Fabolous & Jay-Z

Make Her Say, Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common

Amazing, Kanye West & Young Jeezy

Best Rap Song

Best I Ever Had, Drake

Day 'N' Nite, Kid Cudi

Dead And Gone, T.I. & Justin Timberlake

D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune), Jay-Z

Run This Town, Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West

Best Rap Album

Universal Mind Control, Common

Relapse, Eminem

R.O.O.T.S., Flo Rida

The Ecstatic, Mos Def

The Renaissance, Q-Tip

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

Dead Flowers, Miranda Lambert

I Just Call You Mine, Martina McBride

White Horse, Taylor Swift

Just A Dream, Carrie Underwood

Solitary Thinkin', Lee Ann Womack

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

All I Ask For Anymore, Trace Adkins

People Are Crazy, Billy Currington

High Cost Of Living, Jamey Johnson

Living For The Night, George Strait

Sweet Thing, Keith Urban

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

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

Beautiful World, Dierks Bentley & Patty Griffin

Down The Road, Kenny Chesney & Mac McAnally

Start A Band, Brad Paisley & Keith Urban

I Told You So, Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis

Everything But Quits, Lee Ann Womack & George Strait

Best Country Song

All I Ask For Anymore, Trace Adkins

High Cost Of Living, Jamey Johnson

I Run To You, Lady Antebellum

People Are Crazy, Billy Currington

White Horse, Taylor Swift

Best Country Album

The Foundation, Zac Brown Band

Twang, George Strait

Fearless, Taylor Swift

Defying Gravity, Keith Urban

Call Me Crazy, Lee Ann Womack

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Cadillac Records, Various Artists

Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, Various Artists

Slumdog Millionaire, Various Artists

True Blood, Various Artists

Twilight, Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Disc 1), Alexandre Desplat, composer

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, Nicholas Hooper, composer

Milk, Danny Elfman, composer

Star Trek, Michael Giacchino, composer

Up, Michael Giacchino, composer

Best Short Form Music Video

Mr. Hurricane, Beast

Boom Boom Pow, The Black Eyed Peas

Life In Technicolor II, Coldplay

Wrong, Depeche Mode

Her Morning Elegance, Oren Lavie

Best Long Form Music Video

In Boston, Chris Botti

Johnny Cash's America, Johnny Cash

Anita O'Day - The Life Of A Jazz Singer, Anita O'Day

Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy World Tour Live, Keith Urban

The Beatles Love - All Together Now, Various Artists

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