Lil Wayne was nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year honors. Lil Waybe will face off against Coldplay in that category. The British rockers were close behind, earning seven nominations total.
The Grammy nominations were announced on primetime TV as part of a special concert featuring live performances by Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and some douchebag whose name we forget. The event was co-hosted by Taylor Swift.
Lil Wayne: Eight Grammy nominations, three mug shots.
Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West were other top Grammy nominees this year – each with six nods. Radiohead was nominated for five awards, as were Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, who released the collaborative album Raising Sand.
2008's album of the year contenders are Coldplay (Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends); Lil Wayne (Tha Carter III); Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (Raising Sand); Ne-Yo (Year of the Gentleman); and Radiohead (In Rainbows).
Pop-rock trio The Jonas Brothers led the list of best new artist nominees, along with Taylor Swift and British singers Adele and Duffy. They will compete against country group Lady Antebellum and R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan.
CBS will broadcast the 51st Grammy Awards on February 8.