by Jeff Hahne
Nominees have been announced for the 51st Grammy Awards. Some of the more interesting categories:
Record of the Year Adele, Coldplay, Leona Lewis, M.I.A., Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Album of the Year Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Coldplay, Radiohead
Song of the Year "American Boy" by Estelle featuring Kanye West, "Chasing Pavements" by Adele, "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz, "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles, "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay
Best New Artist Duffy, Adele, Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum, Jazmine Sullivan
Among some surprises Ministry nominated for Best Metal Performance for the band's cover of "Under My Thumb," Zappa Plays Zappa nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "Peaches En Regalia," Gnarls Barkley appearing in the Best Alternative Album category and Wayne Brady appearing in the Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance category.
The awards show is held in February - I'll make predictions before then. You can find a complete listing of nominees here.