Thursday, December 06, 2007

Breaking Culture News

2007 Grammy nominations announce

Still Breaking

Kanye, Winehouse lead Grammy noms

By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES - Kanye West, Amy Winehouse and the Foo Fighters were among the leading Grammy contenders announced Thursday.

West received a leading eight nominations. Winehouse received six, including for best new artist, record and song of the year for her hit "Rehab," and album of the year for "Back to Black."

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."

The album of the year category also featured the Foo Fighters, for "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace," as well as Winehouse's album. Vince Gill's four-disc set "These Days" was also cited, along with Herbie Hancock's tribute to Joni Mitchell, "River: The Joni Letters," and West's "Graduation."

Besides Winehouse, other best new artist nominees were Feist, Paramour, Taylor Swift and Ledesi.

UPDATE At 12:43 PM
Here are the Big Four Awards

Album of the Year

Amy Winehouse -- Back To Black
Foo Fighters -- Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Kanye West -- Graduation
Vince Gill -- These Days
Herbie Hancock -- River: The Joni Letters

Record of the Year

Beyonce -- Irreplaceable
Rihanna -- Umbrella
Foo Fighters -- The Pretender
Amy Winehouse -- Rehab
Justin Timberlake -- What Goes Around Comes Around

Song of the Year

Before He Cheats -- Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins (Carrie Underwood)
Hey There Delilah -- Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's)
Like A Star -- Corinne Bailey Rae (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Rehab -- Amy Winehouse (Amy Winehouse)
Umbrella -- Shawn Carter (Rihanna featuring Jay-Z [Shawn Carter])

Best New Artist
{AKA, if anybody will be around in Five year Awards}

Amy Winehouse
Taylor Swift

UPDATE AT 12:49 PM two more adwards
of the only music that matters.

Pop Vocal Album:

"Lost Highway," Bon Jovi;
"The Reminder," Feist;
"It Won't Be Soon Before Long," Maroon 5;
"Memory Almost Full," Paul McCartney;
"Back to Black," Amy Winehouse.

Rock Album:

"Daughtry," Daughtry;
"Revival," John Fogerty;
"Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace," Foo Fighters;
"Magic," Bruce Springsteen;
"Sky Blue Sky," Wilco.

UDATE at 1:14 PM
{X] = Ok by Culture City

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
[All of them OK by Culture City]

Beck, “Timebomb”
Paul McCartney, “Only Mama Knows”
John Mellencamp, “Our Country”
Bruce Springsteen, “Radio Nowhere”
Lucinda Williams, “Come On”

Best Rock Song
{4 out of Five OK by Culture CIty except the middle}

Lucinda Williams, “Come On”
The White Stripes, “Icky Thump”
Daughtry, “It’s Not Over”
Foo Fighters, “The Pretender”
Bruce Springsteen, “Radio Nowhere”

Best Alternative Album
[All of them OK by Culture CIty]

Lily Allen, Alright Still
Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
Björk, Volta
The Shins, Wincing the Night Away
The White Stripes, Icky Thump

Best Pop Vocal Album

Bon Jovi, Lost Highway
[X]Feist, The Reminder
Maroon 5, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
[X]Paul McCartney, Memory Almost Full
Amy Winehouse, Back to Black

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Christina Aguilera, “Candyman”
[X]Feist, “1234″
Fergie, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”
Nelly Furtado, “Say it Right”
Amy Winehouse, “Rehab”

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

Michael Buble, “Everything”
John Mayer, “Belief”
[X]Paul McCartney, “Dance Tonight”
Seal, “Amazing”
Justin Timberlake, “What Goes Around … / … Comes Around”

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

[X]Beastie Boys, “Off the Grid”
Ben Harper and Innocent Criminals, “Paris Sunrise Number Seven#7″
Dave Koz, “Over the Rainbow”
Joni Mitchell, “One Week Last Summer”
Spyro Gyra, “Simple Pleasures”

Best Dance Recording

[X]The Chemical Brothers, “Do It Again”
[X]Justice, “D.A.N.C.E.”
[X]Mika, “Love Today”
Rihanna, “Don’t Stop The Music”
Justin Timberlake, “Love Stoned/I Think She Knows”

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