Grammy Nominations Top Prizes Dominated by Beyonce, Swift and Lady Gaga

The 2010 Grammy Awards Nominations were announced and three female singers are leading the race: Beyonce with 10, Taylor Swift with 8 and Lady Gaga with 5. All three are even nominated in three of the four biggest prizes.beyonce-swift

For Record of the Year:

  • Halo, Beyonce
  • I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
  • Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
  • Poker Face, Lady Gaga
  • You Belong With Me, Taylor Swift

For Song of the Year:

  • Poker Face, Lady Gaga
  • Pretty Wings, Maxwell
  • Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It), Beyonce
  • Use Somebody, King of Leon
  • You Belong With Me, Taylor Swift

For Album of the Year

  • I Am… Sash Fierce, Beyonce
  • The E.N.D., Black Eyed Peas
  • The Fame, Lady Gaga
  • Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, Dave Matthews Band
  • Fearless, Taylor Swift

Best New Artist

  • Zac Brown Band
  • Keri Hilson
  • MGMT
  • Silversun Pickups
  • The Ting Tings

The awards listed above are Grammy’s Big Four or Top Prizes. They are considered “General Field” as they are not restricted by any genre.

The Album of the Year is awarded to the performer and the production team of a full album.

Record of the Year is awarded to the performer and the production team of a single song.

Song of the Year is awarded to the writer(s)/composer(s) of a single song.

Best New Artist is awarded to a performer who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist (which may not necessarily be their first proper release).

Only one person has ever won all four awards in a single ceremony. Singer and writer Christopher Cross won all of them in 1981 – his first year, for the record and song Sailing and self-titled album Christopher Cross.