Carey, West, Legend Top Grammy Nominees
With eight nominations each, Mariah Carey, John Legend and Kanye West lead the field for the 48th annual Grammy Awards. 50 Cent, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am and Stevie Wonder have sixWith eight nominations each, Mariah Carey, John Legend and Kanye West lead the field for the 48th annual Grammy Awards. 50 Cent, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am and Stevie Wonder have six nods each for the honors, which will be handed out Feb. 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS.
Carey and West are both up in the album of the year category, with "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Island) and "Late Registration," respectively (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), respectively. They will compete against Paul McCartney's "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard" (MPL/Capitol)), Gwen Stefani's "Love. Angel. Music. Baby." (Interscope) and U2's "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope).
Carey and West meet again in the record of the year field, where her "We Belong Together" and his "Gold Digger" will vie for the trophy with Gorillaz's "Feel Good Inc." featuring De La Soul, Green Day's "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" and Stefani's "Hollaback Girl."
Legend is up for the best new artist award along with Ciara, Fall Out Boy, Keane and Sugarland. As a songwriter, he earned a song of the year nod as J. Stephens with William Adams (Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas) for "Ordinary People." That category has his work mentioned alongside Bruce Springsteen ("Devils & Dust"), Boyd, Jeff Hanna and Marcus Hummon ("Bless The Broken Road" performed by Rascal Flatts), U2 ("Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own") and J. Austin, Carey, Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal ("We Belong Together" performed by Carey).
Other multiple nominees include Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Springsteen Stefani and U2 (five), and Common, Destiny's Child, Foo Fighters, Gorillaz, Neptunes, Brad Paisley, Phil Tan and Gretchen Wilson (four).
Voting members of the Recording Academy will receive ballots after they are mailed Dec. 14, which will be tabulated by the accounting firm of Deloitte beginning Jan. 11.
For the full list of nominations, visit grammy.com.