BEST NEW ARTIST Adele Duffy The Jonas Brothers Lady Antebellum Jazmine Sullivan
ALBUM OF THE YEAR Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, Raising Sand Coldplay, Viva La Vida Ne-Yo, Year Of The Gentleman Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III Radiohead, In Rainbows
BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM Beck, Modern Guilt Death Cab For Cutie, Narrow Stairs Gnarls Barkley, The Odd Couple My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges Radiohead, In Rainbows
BEST COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS Kenny Chesney & George Strait, "Shiftwork" Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, "Killing The Blues" George Strait & Patty Loveless, "House Of Cash" Sugarland, Jake Owen, & Little Big Town, "Life In A Northern Town" Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban, "Let The Wind Chase You"
BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP Brooks & Dunn, "God Must Be Busy" Lady Antebellum, "Love Don't Love Here" Rascal Flatts, "Every Day" The Steel Drivers, "Blue Side Of The Mountain" Sugarland, "Stay"
BEST DANCE RECORDING Daft Punk, "Harder Better Faster Stronger" Hot Chip, "Ready For The Floor" Lady Gaga & Colby O'Donis, "Just Dance" Madonna, "Give It 2 Me" Rihanna, "Disturbia" Sam Sparro, "Black & Gold"
BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM Brazilian Girls, New York City Daft Punk, Alive 2007 Cyndi Lauper, Bring Ya To The Brink Kylie Minogue, X Moby, Last Night Robyn
BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE Disturbed, "Inside The Fire" Judas Priest, "Visions" The Mars Volta, "Wax Simulacra" Motley Crue, "Saints Of Los Angeles" Rob Zombie, "Lords Of Salem"
BEST METAL PERFORMANCE Dragonforce, "Heroes Of Our Time" Judas Priest, "Nostradamus" Metallica, "My Apocalypse" Ministry, "Under My Thumb" Slipknot, "Psychosocial"
BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS Alicia Keys and John Mayer, "Lessons Learned" Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and Timbaland, "4 Minutes" Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, "Rich Woman" Rihanna and Maroon 5, "If I Never See Your Face Again" Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, "No Air"
BEST POP PERFORMANCE, FEMALE Adele, "Chasing Pavements" Sara Bareilles, "Love Song" Duffy, "Mercy" Leona Lewis, "Bleeding Love" Katy Perry, "I Kissed A Girl" Pink, "So What"
BEST POP PERFORMANCE, MALE Kid Rock, "All Summer Long" John Mayer, "Say" Paul McCartney, "That Was Me" Jason Mraz, "I'm Yours" Ne-Yo, "Closer" James Taylor, "Wichita Lineman"
BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS Coldplay, "Viva La Vida" Eagles, "Waiting In The Weeds" Gnarls Barkle, "Going On" Maroon 5, "Won't Go Home Without You" OneRepublic, "Apologize"
BEST RAP ALBUM Jay-Z, American Gangster Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III Lupe Fiasco, The Cool Nas T.I., Paper Trail
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP Big Boi feat. Raekwon & Andre 3000, "Royal Flush" (Taylor couldn't pronounce "Raekwon" quite right. Aw.) T.I. feat. Kanye West & Lil Wayne, "Swagger Like Us" Lil Wayne feat. Jay-Z, "Mr Carter" Ludacris feat. T.I., "Wish You Would" Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West, "Put On"
BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION Estelle feat. Kanye West, "American Boy" Flo Rida feat. T-Pain, "Low" John Legend feat. Andre 3000, "Green Light" Lil Wayne feat. T-Pain, "Got Money" Lupe Fiasco feat. Matthew Santos, "Superstar"
BEST R & B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS Boyz II Men, "Ribbon In The Sky" Anthony David feat. India.Arie, "Words" Al Green feat. John Legend, "Stay With Me (By The Sea)" Jennifer Hudson feat. Fantasia, "I'm His Only Woman" b Raphael Saadiq feat. Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton, "Never Give You Up"
BEST ROCK ALBUM Coldplay, Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends Kid Rock, Rock N Roll Jesus Kings Of Leon, Only By The Night Metallica, Death Magnetic Raconteurs, Consolers Of The Lonely
BEST ROCK SONG Bruce Springsteen, "Girls In Their Summer Clothes" Radiohead, "House Of Cards" Death Cab For Cutie, "I Will Possess Your Heart" Kings Of Leon, "Sex On Fire" Coldplay, "Violet Hill"
BEST SOUNDTRACK American Gangster August Rush Juno Mamma Mia! Sweeney Todd—The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
BEST SONG FOR A MOTION PICTURE, TV SHOW, OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA "Down To Earth" (Wall-E) "Ever Ever After" (Enchanted) "Say" (The Bucket List) "That's How You Know" (Enchanted) "Walk Hard" (Walk Hard—The Dewey Cox Story)
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL Danger Mouse Nigel Godrich Johnny Karkazis Rick Rubin will.i.am
BEST SHORT-FORM MUSIC VIDEO Erykah Badu, "Honey" Gnarls Barkley, "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" Alicia Keys & Jack White, "Another Way To Die" Radiohead, "House Of Cards" Weezer, "Pork & Beans"
SONG OF THE YEAR "American Boy," William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West, artist) "Chasing Pavements," Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele, artist) "I'm Yours," Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz, artist) "Love Song," Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles, artist) "Viva La Vida," Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay, artist)
RECORD OF THE YEAR Adele, "Chasing Pavements" Coldplay, "Viva La Vida" Leona Lewis, "Bleeding Love" M.I.A., "Paper Planes" Robert Plant and Alison Kraus, "Please Read The Letter"
“I’m called the musical clown prince of news, pop culture and rock n roll,”BJLeiderman tells us during his podcast interview this week. The podcast is available below – we discuss his 30 year involvement with NPR, his love of the Beatles and his 2009 plans for a new album release and tour.
On the podcast next week we’ll feature Bruce Burch, Head of the Music Business Program at the University of Georgia. Bruce started his career in Nashville as a songwriter [Reba’s “It’s Your Call” is among his hits] and then went on to be Creative Director at EMI Publishing. He’s now sharing that knowledge with his students who are the next generation of music industry executives. Look for that podcast next week!
U2 singer Bono is launching a subscription music service to help raise money for AIDS charity, the Global Fund. (Red) Wire, part of the (Red) project that raises money selling (Red)-branded products, will offer users exclusive music each week for a monthly fee of USD5.
The service goes live on December 1 - World AIDS Day. To mark the launch, MSN Music is hosting a (Red) Wire microsite that will post new videos of acts featuring on the download service. (Red) has also signed promotional deals with a number of UK sites, including Metro, Bebo and LinkedIn. They will run (Red) branding on the day of the launch, reports New Media Age.
Subscribers to (Red) Wire will receive new tracks every Wednesday, which will be added automatically to users' iTunes accounts. Coldplay, The Killers, John Legend, REM and Elton John are among the acts who have agreed to contribute new songs to the service.
(Red) was co-founded by Bono and philanthropist Bobby Shriver - John F Kennedy's nephew. The organisation has partnered with companies including Apple, Converse, Dell and Gap to produce branded goods.