2008 Grammy nominees announced

2008 Grammy nominees announced

(celebrity-gossip.net ) - It would appear that personal turmoil equals Grammy nods this year.  At least that's the case for Kanye West and Amy Winehouse .  Between his mother dying and her husband being thrown in the slammer, these two were pretty desperate for some good news.

Between the two of them, the "Jesus Walks" rapper and the "Rehab" singer have a total of fourteen nominations (8 for him, 6 for her).  And they're not the only ones with multiple chances to take home an award.

On the next tier down, there were four artists with 5 nominations each: Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, T-Pain, and Foo Fighters.  And Akon, Dierks Bentley, Feist, Chris Daughtry, Tim McGraw, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Bruce Springsteen, and John Newton all have four chances.

Here's the list of 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," Beyonce "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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