Amy Winehouse Leads Grammy Awards Nominees

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After enduring hard drugs, and times, of late, Amy Winehouse and Kanye West enjoyed some good news Thursday, earning 14 Grammy nominations total.

Kanye West, 30, whose mother, Donda West, died in November after undergoing plastic surgery at the (shady) hands of Dr. Jan Adams, earned eight nominations, including for the prestigious album of the year and rap album of the year.

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Amy Winehouse, 24, who has battled health and substance abuse problems and the incarceration of husband Blake Fielder-Civil, picked up six nods, including album of the year, song of the year and record of the year, and best new artist.

Winehouse was the subject of ridicule even on what could have been a positive day for the British jazz crooner. Announcing the Grammy nods, George Lopez joked, "Can somebody wake her up around 6 this afternoon and tell her?"

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Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain were the other top earners with five nominations each. Artists with four each included Akon, Rihanna, Tim McGraw, John Newton, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, and Chris Daughtry.

In a race for record of the year with Amy Winehouse ("Rehab") are the likes of Beyoncé ("Irreplaceable"), Foo Fighters ("The Pretender"), Rihanna ("Umbrella") and Justin Timberlake ("What Goes Around Comes Around").

Follow the jump for a rundown of the top categories:

Album of the Year
  • Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Foo Fighters
  • These Days, Vince Gill
  • River: The Joni Letters, Herbie Hancock
  • Graduation, Kanye West
  • Back to Black, Amy Winehouse

Record of the Year

  • "Irreplaceable," Beyoncé
  • "The Pretender," Foo Fighters
  • "Umbrella," Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z)
  • "What Goes Around . . . Comes Around," Justin Timberlake
  • "Rehab," Amy Winehouse

Song of the Year

  • "Before He Cheats," John Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
  • "Hey There Delilah," Tom Higgenson, songwriters (Plain White T's)
  • "Like A Star," Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae)
  • "Rehab," Amy Winehouse
  • "Umbrella," Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius "Dream" Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z)

Best New Artist

  • Feist
  • Ledisi
  • Paramore
  • Taylor Swift
  • Amy Winehouse

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

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

Rock Album

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

Country Album

  • Long Trip Alone, Dierks Bentley
  • These Days, Vince Gill
  • Let It Go, Tim McGraw
  • 5th Gear, Brad Paisley
  • It Just Comes Natural, George Strait

Contemporary R&B Album

  • Konvicted, Akon
  • Just Like You, Keyshia Cole
  • Fantasia, Fantasia
  • East Side Story, Emily King
  • Because Of You, Ne-Yo
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