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Nominees in the Top Categories for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards

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Thursday, December 4, 2008; 12:54 AM

Here are nominees announced Wednesday in top categories for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. For the full list of nominees, go to http://www.grammy.com:

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Record of the Year: "Chasing Pavements," Adele; "Viva La Vida," Coldplay; "Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis; "Paper Planes," M.I.A; "Please Read the Letter," Robert Plant & Alison Krauss.

Album of the Year: "Raising Sand," Robert Plant & Alison Krauss"; "Viva La Vida," Coldplay; "Tha Carter III," Lil Wayne; "Year of the Gentleman," Ne-Yo; "In Rainbows," Radiohead.

Song of the Year: "American Boy," William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West (Estelle Featuring Kanye West); "Chasing Pavements," Adele Adkins & Eg White (Adele); "I'm Yours," Jason Mraz; "Love Song," Sara Bareilles; "Viva La Vida," Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, & Chris Martin (Coldplay).

New Artist: Adele, Duffy, The Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum, Jazmine Sullivan.

Pop Vocal Album: "Detours," Sheryl Crow; "Rockferry," Duffy; "Long Road Out Of Eden," Eagles; "Spirit," Leona Lewis; "Covers," James Taylor.

Rock Album: "Viva La Vida," Coldplay; "Rock N Roll Jesus," Kid Rock; "Only By The Night," Kings Of Leon; "Death Magnetic," Metallica; "Consolers Of The Lonely," The Raconteurs.

R&B Album: "Love & Life," Eric Benét; "Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA," Boyz II Men; "Lay It Down," Al Green; "Jennifer Hudson," Jennifer Hudson; "The Way I See It," Raphael Saadiq.

Rap Album: "American Gangster," Jay-Z; "Tha Carter III," Lil Wayne; "The Cool," Lupe Fiasco; "Nas," Nas; "Paper Trail," T.I.

Country Album: "That Lonesome Song," Jamey Johnson; "Sleepless Nights," Patty Loveless; "Troubadour," George Strait; "Around The Bend," Randy Travis; "Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love," Trisha Yearwood.

Latin Pop Album: "Cara B," Jorge Drexler; "Palabras Del Silencio," Luis Fonsi; "La Vida . . . Es Un Ratico," Juanes; "Cómplices," Luis Miguel; "Tarde O Temprano," Tommy Torres.

Contemporary Jazz Album: "Randy In Brasil," Randy Brecker; "Floating Point," John McLaughlin; "Cannon Re-Loaded: All-Star Celebration Of Cannonball Adderley," various artists, Gregg Field & Tom Scott, producers.


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