Kanye West Snags 8 Grammy Nominations

The nominees for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Thursday (December 6) and Kanye West leads the pack with a total of eight nominations across six categories. Yeezy joins Amy Winehouse, The Foo Fighters, Vince Gill and Herbie Hancock in the Best Album category for his latest release Graduation. The Chi-town native also grabbed nods for Best Rap Album, Best Solo Performance, Best Rap Sung Collaboration, and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. Other Hip-Hop artists who received nominations include Jay-Z, Nas, 50 Cent, Common, Timbaland, Lupe Fiasco, The Beastie Boys, Snoop Dogg, T.I. and Soulja Boy.

Complete list of nominees in the Hip-Hop categories

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“I Wanna Love You” — Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg
“Kiss, Kiss” — Chris Brown & T-Pain
“Let It Go” — Keyshia Cole Featuring Missy Elliott & Lil’ Kim
“Umbrella” — Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
“Good Life” — Kanye West Featuring T-Pain

Best Rap Song

“Ayo Technology” — N. Hills, Curtis Jackson, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (50 Cent Featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
“Big Things Poppin’ (Do It)” — Clifford Harris & Byron Thomas, songwriters (T.I.)
“Can’t Tell Me Nothing” — A. Davis & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)
“Crank That (Soulja Boy)” — Soulja Boy Tell’Em, songwriter (Soulja Boy Tell’Em)
“Good Life” — A. Davis, F. Najm & K. West, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring T-Pain)

Best Rap Album

Finding Forever — Common
Kingdom Come — Jay-Z
Hip-Hop Is Dead — Nas
T.I. vs T.I.P. — T.I.
Graduation — Kanye West

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  • ronnie


    Kanye, congrats to you.

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  • QM


    Soulja Boy for best rap song?

    I’m not sure if we can take the nominations too seriously…

  • Big Kev

    He deserves it. To me he had a great album. In my opinion the best hip hop albums of the year are Kanye West`s Graduation, Common`s Finding Forever, NYGz Welcome to G-Dom, Little Brother`s Get Back,Static Selektah`s Spell my name right and Evidence`s The wheatherman LP. Ghostface`s new album is great too. What y`all think????
    what is your top 5 for 2007?
    R.I.P to PIMP C

  • Jbo

    Jay and Nas best rap album? Thats some straight up bullshit both albums were garbage I hope Common wins that nomination.


    DO ya thing ye.What the fuck is soulja boy doing on the list.Damn Grammy is a joke.

  • Jeopardy

    If Kanye doesn’t win, is he going to go ape-shit on us again?

  • Rae Tha Great

    He bout to take a few of those. Peace

  • Young Deuce aka Princinnati

    Congratulations to Kanye. But Soulja Boy with a grammy nomination? I mean he had the whole world doin his dance but if its like that then Franchise Boys shoulda got one for Lean Wit It Rock Wit It.

  • max

    SOULJA BOY got a grammy nomination!!!! what is this world coming to?

  • DirtDogggy

    The Grammies are a big crusty shmagma salad with a shit sammich(no Byron Crawford), along with every other award show. Bunch of fags filling the ballots out, they have no clue what hip-hop/rap is they’ve only herd the hip-pop on the radio/tv and basically go by record sales cause that’s all they know.

    They only want the pretty boys there that won’t act up. Maybe Snoop will bring his batton and slap Soldier Boy upside the head ? now that would deserve an award.

    Not saying Ye shouldn’t be there, he should, but hopefully he’ll quit wimpering and sulking like a little baby infant if he doesn’t win or get cetre stage.

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  • Amarie4911

    I agree. I liked Kanye’s album and he’ll probably win, but Common’s Finding Forever was the best. I should have won best album for BE too

  • fireforreal

    Come on NYG’Z are you serious ? those guys always have dope production but there lyrics suck ass.But I agree with you on Little brother but groups like that rarely get reconized

    • big kev

      They are not the dopest lyricists but I like their hard, agressive lyrics. Backed By Preemo`s beats, they sound real nice to me.

  • http://www.webcrawler.com what it do

    Kanye is whack.. He dont deserve shit

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  • Blaknificent

    If Soulja Boy wins, it has the potential to put kill our definition of Hip Hop.

  • 1st down

    Why is it that everyone has their real name listed except soulja boy. Please don’t tell me the kid’s actual name is soulja boy tell’em

  • Ridda

    the best 007 joint was Underground Kingz AND THATS ON SOME REAL TALK

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  • P.

    Kanyeazy be grabbin these nommies eazy!

  • kingtee

    yo 50 is is the one thats wack and weak that last album suck asshole he should not get shit for that wack ass song k.west is going to win 4 out 4 or 5 his album was nice good and great he should win not 50 he should just go home with shit but just a jack ass grammy that just say your album is wack weac as hell you suck that was some bull shit you put as a album and step your game up k.west all the way lets go k.west do it for chi-town my town your town jay-z album was nice that came out last year and nas album that me i like the albums but if jay-z dont win or nas then common going to do it for the chi-town common im from chi-town westside niggas we coming to take over the rap game the game last album is raw then 50 last bull shit album and jeezy album and fat joe had a nice good album to last year but niggas like that dont get a grammy nominations the anit all that to me some time it just suck ass cuse they be on bull shit but k.west do yo thing and ti should geat a grammy to his album ti vs.tip is a raw hot nice good cool ass geart album.

    • Dickrider Hater

      Kill yourself, dickrider.

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    • k.bryant

      because cham sucks balls

  • phatsam

    king tee probably be in the gay clubs in chicago dancing to stronger.ye album is overated 80 percent of the album is for chicks so stay off the computer and hop in your yugo turn up the volume and sing. and i wonder, who else knows you gay.

  • jburg

    Soulja Boy? You gotta be fucking kidding me!!! That shit is trash. These white people are laughing at us!! What a fucking joke! Did anyone even buy his fucking album?

  • http://koolkidkulture.blogspot.com/ Koolkidkulture

    Soulja Boy?
    I officially quit the Grammys.

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  • fab

    kiss kiss best collabo rap&rnb one question who raps in the song

  • tefflon

    how da fuck is soulja boy in this nomination….dat’s it i m gonna start to listen to country music….no lie

  • DoubleClutch

    Where are The Clipse’s Hell Hath No Fury for album of the year? Their album dropped around the same time as Nas & Jay and their were better. That’s some bull right there!!!

  • beatz23

    Common deserves the Best Rap Album


  • gkid12345

    common is whack. soulja boy is garbage.

  • niggafrommemphis

    I’m happy for kanye but still confused.How come everytime he gets nominated its always for 8 or ten awards?If he is that bumpin were Ugk aren’t and for soilder boy,to get a nomination and people like 3 6 never been nominated is fucked up.Don’t think I have somethin against the young man,I don’t,just the industry.They aren’t really listening to us and it shows by the nominees.

  • jphoenix

    BEST RAP ALBUM OF THE YEAR—GRADUATION. How could it not be y’all? Everyone with some sense acknowledges this album as nearly classic if not wholly so. It seems that people who don’t like it, or Kanye, have a few things going on.

    a) Projecting their feelings of dislike b/c it somehow makes them feel better
    b) Can’t hear
    c) Don’t understand what real rap sounds like
    d) Are ignorant

    Big up to Kanye. Keep stuntin on the haters and stay strong!

  • EReal

    “They give him the awards cause he’s safe”-50


  • che Guevara

    I think the Grammy’s missed the boat on M.I.A. Kala is a fantastic record! She’s an incredible artist. Her story is phenomenal…heartbreaking but phenomenal. Why hasn’t XXL covered her? She’s a sister. And, she has more to say in her lyrics than most of these diamond toting, pussy slinging, club banging rappers.

  • http://www.fotolog.com/str33t_styl3 Lil Nigga

    Soulja boy like da best rap somg??

    holy shit,i mean da nominations with him on it is a joke,that bitch suck i bet dat he doesnt even know wuts rap & hip-hop about,am out.


    This overrated copy cat asshole better thank all the rappers who’s lines he’s quoting in his records and all the producers he stole from. Kanye is a ‘pap’ artist not ‘rap’ artist and he and BEP need their own category. There are plenty of REAL RAP artists out here doing it and can’t get Grammy shine because this chipmunk is all they know – that’s where the multiple nominations come from. Graduation is a revamped Kingdom Come with his ‘pap’ appeal. Fuck Kanye.

  • Mr.Wang

    Wow the little kiddie song soulja boy is nominated. that really blows for real! and he cannot and I repeat CANNOT win!

  • Peru

    Yo, Souljaboy sold 500,000 copies to date…now who do we blame for that????

    • Ak-Nolij


      By the way, it’s proven that 70% of Mainstream Hip Hop/Rap music is purchased by suburban white people. Thank you for your time.

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