Hold onto your seat cushion, Kanye West: It's on – again!
Taylor Swift's amazing year continued at full speed as the teen sensation received eight Grammy nominations Wednesday – topped only by Beyoncé's 10.
And with West not far behind, joining the Black Eyed Peas and Maxwell with six nods each from their music-industry peers, the stage is set for another awards show showdown. But can it top West's bizarre microphone grab during Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Awards?
Naming the Grammy nominees was no quiet affair, either. Kicking off the big reveal was George Lopez , who was star struck by Smokey Robinson and Ringo Starr staring at him from ringside at Wednesday's The Grammy Nominations Concert Live: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night at LA's Club Nokia. Still, the comic and TV host still found the words to announce the nominations for Song of the Year.
And they would be Lady Gaga's "Poker Face," Maxwell's "Pretty Wings," Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" and Swift's "You Belong with Me."
In the Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals category, the nominees are the Black Eyed Peas, for "I Gotta Feeling"; Bon Jovi, for "We Weren't Born to Follow"; The Fray, for "Never Say Never"; Darryl Hall and John Oates, for "Sara Smile"; and MGMT, for "Kids."
Katy Perry announced the Best Rock Album contenders: AC/DC, for Black Ice; Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, for Live from Madison Square Garden; Green Day, for 21st Century Breakdown; Dave Matthews Band, for Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King; and U2, for "No Line on the Horizon"].
Dwight Yoakum named the Best County Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal hopefuls: Brooks and Dunn, for "Cowgirls Don't Cry"; the Zac Brown Band, for "Chicken Fried"; Lady Antebellum, for "I Run to You"; Rascal Flatts, for "Here Comes Goodbye"; and Sugarland, for "It Happens." (read more)