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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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