Nominees for the 2009 Grammy Awards were announced in a different way this year– through a special concert that aired live Wednesday night from Los Angeles.
Lil’ Wayne led the pack of artists and musicians with eight nominations, including album of the year for Tha Carter III.
Other leading artists are Coldplay, who earned seven nominations, and Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kane West, who each scored six.
The concert event features performances by Christina Aguilera, the Foo Fighters and John Mayer, among others.
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards are set for Feb. 8, 2009, at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and will be telecast live on CBS.
Congratulations to all the nominees. But sorry to say, not many people really care about the Grammys anymore.
Here’s how the major categories break down:
Album of the Year
Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III
Ne-Yo – Year Of The Gentleman