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A look at the major categories

December 07, 2007

Following is a list of nominations in major Grammy categories. For a complete list of nominees, visit TheEnvelope .com.


Record of the year

"Irreplaceable," Beyonce (Beyonce Knowles, S. Smith and Stargate, producers; Jim Caruana, Jason Goldstein and Geoff Rice, engineers/mixers); "The Pretender," Foo Fighters (Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby and Rich Costey, engineers/mixers); "Umbrella," Rihanna featuring Jay-Z (Kuk Harrell and C. "Tricky" Stewart, producers; Kuk Harrell and Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers); "What Goes Around . . . Comes Around," Justin Timberlake (Nate [Danja] Hills, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass and Timbaland, engineers/mixers); "Rehab," Amy Winehouse (Mark Ronson, producer; Tom Elmhirst, engineer/mixer)

Album of the year

"Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace," Foo Fighters (Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby and Rich Costey, engineers/mixers; Brian Gardner, mastering engineer); "These Days," Vince Gill (Vince Gill, John Hobbs and Justin Niebank, producers; Neal Cappellino and Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Adam Ayan, mastering engineer); "River: The Joni Letters," Herbie Hancock (Herbie Hancock and Larry Klein, producers; Helik Hadar, engineer/mixer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer); "Graduation," Kanye West (Warryn "Baby Dubb" Campbell, Eric Hudson, Brian "Allday" Miller, Nottz, Patrick "Plain Pat" Reynolds, Gee Roberson, Toomp and Kanye West, producers; Bruce Beuchner, Andrew Dawson, Mike Dean, Anthony Kilhoffer, Greg Koller, Manny Marroquin, Nottz Raw, Tony Rey, Seiji Sekine, Paul Sheehy and D. Sloan, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer); "Back to Black," Amy Winehouse (Mark Ronson and Salaamremi, producers; Tom Elmhirst, Gary Noble and Franklin Socorro, engineers/mixers; Mark Ronson, mastering engineer)

Song of the year

"Before He Cheats," Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood); "Hey There Delilah," Tom Higgenson, songwriter (Plain White T's); "Like a Star," Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae); "Rehab," Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse); "Umbrella," Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius "Dream" Nash and Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Rihanna featuring Jay-Z)

Best new artist

Feist; Ledisi; Paramore; Taylor Swift; Amy Winehouse


Female pop vocal

"Candyman," Christina Aguilera; "1234," Feist; "Big Girls Don't Cry," Fergie; "Say It Right," Nelly Furtado; "Rehab," Amy Winehouse

Male pop vocal

"Everything," Michael Buble; "Belief," John Mayer; "Dance Tonight," Paul McCartney; "Amazing," Seal; "What Goes Around . . . Comes Around," Justin Timberlake

Pop performance by a duo or group with vocals

"(You Want to) Make a Memory," Bon Jovi; "Home," Daughtry; "Makes Me Wonder," Maroon 5; "Hey There Delilah," Plain White T's; "Window in the Skies," U2

Best 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


Solo rock vocal performance

"Timebomb," Beck; "Only Mama Knows," Paul McCartney; "Our Country," John Mellencamp; "Radio Nowhere," Bruce Springsteen; "Come On," Lucinda Williams

Best rock performance by a duo or group with vocals

"It's Not Over," Daughtry; "Working Class Hero," Green Day; "If Everyone Cared," Nickelback; "Instant Karma," U2; "Icky Thump," the White Stripes

Best rock song

"Come On," Lucinda Williams, songwriter (Lucinda Williams); "Icky Thump," Jack White, songwriter (the White Stripes); "It's Not Over," Chris Daughtry, Gregg Wattenberg, Mark Wilkerson and Brett Young, songwriters (Daughtry); "The Pretender," Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett, songwriters (Foo Fighters); "Radio Nowhere," Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

Best rock album

"Daughtry," Daughtry; "Revival," John Fogerty; "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace," Foo Fighters; "Magic," Bruce Springsteen; "Sky Blue Sky," Wilco


Best alternative music album

"Alright, Still . . . ," Lily Allen; "Neon Bible," Arcade Fire; "Volta," Bjork; "Wincing the Night Away," the Shins; "Icky Thump," the White Stripes


Female R&B vocal performance

"Just Fine," Mary J. Blige; "When I See You," Fantasia; "No One," Alicia Keys; "If I Have My Way," Chrisette Michele; "Hate on Me," Jill Scott

Male R&B vocal performance

"Woman," Raheem DeVaughn; "B.U.D.D.Y.," Musiq Soulchild; "Because of You," Ne-Yo; "Future Baby Mama," Prince; "Please Don't Go," Tank

Urban/Alternative performance

"Make a Baby," Vikter Duplaix; "That's the Way of the World," Dwele; "Daydreamin'," Lupe Fiasco featuring Jill Scott; "Fantasy," Meshell Ndegeocello; "Dream," Alice Smith

R&B song

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