Kanye, Winehouse Top Grammy Nominees
December 6, 2007 at 11:34 AM (PT)
The chances of more KANYE WEST awards show drama have increased exponentially, as he received a leading eight GRAMMY nominations THURSDAY. British singer AMY WINEHOUSE received six nominations after months of personal problems that took the focus off her music. Other top nominees included the FOO FIGHTERS, JAY-Z, RIHANNA, PAUL MCCARTNEY, T-PAIN and TIMBALAND.
Both WEST and WINEHOUSE were nominated for Album of The Year for their CDs "Graduation" and "Back to Black," respectively. WINEHOUSE was also cited for Best New Artist, plus record and Song of The Year for the defiant hit "Rehab."
Other Record of The Year candidates included BEYONCE’s "Irreplaceable," THE FOO FIGHTERS "The Pretender," RIHANNA’s "Umbrella" and "What Goes Around Comes Around" by JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.
Song of The Year candidates included CORRINE BAILEY RAE’s sweet-sounding "Like A Star," CARRIE UNDERWOOD’s revenge anthem "Before He Cheats," THE PLAIN WHITE T’s "Hey There Delilah" and "Umbrella."