Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake Lead Grammy Awards Nominations

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Justin Timberlake isn't just bringing sexy back. He's hoping to lug a few Grammy Awards along with it.

The groove machine notched four nominations earlier today, including a nod for album of the year. But Mary J. Blige led all singers with eight.


Here's a rundown from the major categories for the 49th Grammy Awards, set to air live on CBS from the Los Angeles Staples Center on Feb. 11 ...

Album of the Year
â€" Taking The Long Way, Dixie Chicks
â€" St. Elsewhere, Gnarls Barkley
â€" Continuum, John Mayer
â€" Stadium Arcadium, Red Hot Chili Peppers
â€" FutureSex/LoveSounds, Justin Timberlake

Record of the Year
â€" "Be Without You", Mary J. Blige
â€" "You're Beautiful", James Blunt
â€" "Not Ready To Make Nice", Dixie Chicks
â€" "Crazy", Gnarls Barkley
â€" "Put Your Records On", Corinne Bailey Rae

Best New Artist
â€" James Blunt
â€" Chris Brown
â€" Imogen Heap
â€" Corinne Bailey Rae
â€" Carrie Underwood

Pop Vocal Album
â€" Back To Basics, Christina Aguilera
â€" Back To Bedlam, James Blunt
â€" The River In Reverse, Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
â€" Continuum, John Mayer
â€" FutureSex/LoveSounds, Justin Timberlake

Country Album
â€" Taking The Long Way, Dixie Chicks
â€" Like Red On A Rose, Alan Jackson
â€" The Road To Here, Little Big Town
â€" You Don't Know Me: The Songs Of Cindy Walker, Willie Nelson
â€" Your Man, Josh Turner

R&B Album
â€" The Breakthrough, Mary J. Blige
â€" Unpredictable, Jamie Foxx
â€" Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship, India.Arie
â€" 3121, Prince
â€" Coming Home, Lionel Richie

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