Kanye West Nominated For 8 Grammy's

ImageDespite recent personal crises for Kanye West and Amy Winehouse, today's Grammy nominations reflect 2007 as a fruitful year for their musical achievements.


Nominations were announced today in Los Angeles for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards and Kanye West led the list of nominees with eight nods, while Amy Winehouse merited six.

Despite her struggles with her health issues and a rumored drug addiction, Amy Winehouse captured nominations in all four top Grammy categories: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year (a songwriter's award), and Best New Artist.

Kanye West's nominations dominate the Rap field, with nominations for the Best Rap Album and double nominations in the Best Rap Song category - with both "Can't Tell Me Nothing" and "Good Life" vying for the award. Graduation is also in competition with Amy Winehouse's Back To Black, the Foo Fighters' Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Vince Gill's These Days and Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters in the Album of the Year race.

West and Winehouse were not the only artists with multiple nominations, five acts received five nods -- the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, hip-hop producer Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, and T-Pain.

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will be handed out on February 10, 2008 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. For a full list of nominations visit grammy.com.

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