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All About 'Mimi'

Mariah Carey leads Grammy nominees. The singer earns eight nominations, tying with John Legend and Kanye West

Mariah Carey | CAREY ON Mariah (along with West and Legend) led the nominations with eight nods
Image credit: Mariah Carey: Peter Kramer/Getty Images
CAREY ON Mariah (along with West and Legend) led the nominations with eight nods

Mariah Carey and Grammy belong together. She capped a comeback year by picking up eight Grammy nominations on Thursday, including citations for the top three awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year (both for ''We Belong Together''), and Album of the Year (for The Emancipation of Mimi). Tying her tally, however, were Kanye West and West's protégé John Legend, who also earned eight nods each. Following with six apiece were 50 Cent, Beyoncé, and Stevie Wonder. Missy Elliott, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, and Gwen Stefani earned five each. Earning four nominations each were Common, Destiny's Child, Foo Fighters, Jermaine Dupri, Gorillaz, Neptunes, Brad Paisley, Phil Tan, and Gretchen Wilson.

The list of nominees was announced Thursday morning at New York's Gotham Hall by a slate of recording artists including Carey, John Legend, Big & Rich, Patti LaBelle, Natasha Bedingfield, Nickelback's Chad Kroeger, Jimmy Jam, and CeCe Winans. The Grammys will be held Feb. 8 at Los Angeles' Staples Center and will air live on CBS.

Record of the Year
''We Belong Together,'' Mariah Carey
''Feel Good Inc.,'' Gorillaz featuring De La Soul
''Boulevard of Broken Dreams,'' Green Day
''Hollaback Girl,'' Gwen Stefani
''Gold Digger,'' Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx

Album of the Year
The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey
Chaos and Creation In the Backyard, Paul McCartney
Love. Angel. Music. Baby., Gwen Stefani
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, U2
Late Registration, Kanye West

Song of the Year
''Bless the Broken Road,'' Rascal Flatts
''Devils & Dust,'' Bruce Springsteen
''Ordinary People,'' John Legend
''Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own,'' U2
''We Belong Together,'' Mariah Carey

New Artist
Ciara
Fall Out Boy
Keane
John Legend
SugarLand

Female Pop Vocal Performance
''It's Like That,'' Mariah Carey
''Since U Been Gone,'' Kelly Clarkson
''Good Is Good,'' Sheryl Crow
''I Will Not Be Broken,'' Bonnie Raitt
''Hollaback Girl,'' Gwen Stefani

Male Pop Vocal Performance
''Sitting, Waiting, Wishing,'' Jack Johnson
''Fine Line,'' Paul McCartney
''Walk on By,'' Seal
''Lonely No More,'' Rob Thomas
''From the Bottom of My Heart,'' Stevie Wonder

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
''Don't Lie,'' The Black Eyed Peas
''Mr. Brightside,'' The Killers
''More Than Love,'' Los Lonely Boys
''This Love,'' Maroon 5
''My Doorbell,'' The White Stripes

Pop Vocal Album
Extraordinary Machine, Fiona Apple
Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson
Wildflower, Sheryl Crow
Chaos and Creation In the Backyard, Paul McCartney
Love. Angel. Music. Baby., Gwen Stefani

Solo Rock Vocal Performance
''Revolution,'' Eric Clapton
''Shine It All Around,'' Robert Plant
''Devils & Dust,'' Bruce Springsteen
''This is How a Heart Breaks,'' Rob Thomas
''The Painter,'' Neil Young

Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
''Speed of Sound,'' Coldplay
''Best of You,'' Foo Fighters
''Do You Want To,'' Franz Ferdinand
''All These Things That I've Done,'' The Killers
''Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own,'' U2

Rock Song
''Best of You,'' Foo Fighters
''Beverly Hills,'' Weezer
''City of Blinding Lights,'' U2
''Devils & Dust,'' Bruce Springsteen
''Speed of Sound,'' Coldplay

Rock Album
X&Y, Coldplay
In Your Honor, Foo Fighters
A Bigger Bang, The Rolling Stones
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, U2
Prairie Wind, Neil Young

Alternative Music Album
Funeral, The Arcade Fire
Guero, Beck
Plans, Death Cab For Cutie
You Could Have It So Much Better, Franz Ferdinand
Get Behind Me Satan, The White Stripes

Female R&B Vocal Performance
''1 Thing,'' Amerie
''Wishing On A Star,'' Beyoncé
''We Belong Together,'' Mariah Carey
''Free Yourself,'' Fantasia
''Unbreakable,'' Alicia Keys

Male R&B Vocal Performance
''Creepin','' Jamie Foxx
''Ordinary People,'' John Legend
''Let Me Love You,'' Mario
''Superstar,'' Usher
''So What the Fuss,'' Stevie Wonder

R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
''So Amazing,'' Beyoncé & Stevie Wonder
''Cater 2 U,'' Destiny's Child
''If This World Were Mine,'' Alicia Keys featuring Jermaine Paul
''So High,'' John Legend featuring Lauryn Hill
''How Will I Know,'' Stevie Wonder featuring Aisha Morris

R&B Song
''Cater 2 U,'' Destiny's Child
''Free Yourself,'' Fantasia
''Ordinary People,'' John Legend
''Unbreakable,'' Alicia Keys
''We Belong Together,'' Mariah Carey

R&B Album
Illumination, Earth, Wind and Fire
Free Yourself, Fantasia
Unplugged, Alicia Keys
Get Lifted, John Legend
A Time to Love, Stevie Wonder

Contemporary R&B Album
Touch, Amerie
The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey
Destiny Fulfilled, Destiny's Child
Turning Point, Mario
O, Omarion

Rap Solo Performance
''Testify,'' Common
''Mockingbird,'' Eminem
''Disco Inferno,'' 50 Cent
''Number One Spot,'' Ludacris
''U Don't Know Me,'' T.I.
''Gold Digger,'' Kanye West

Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
''Don't Phunk With My Heart,'' The Black Eyed Peas
''The Corner,'' Common featuring The Last Poets
''Encore,'' Eminem featuring Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
''Hate It Or Love It,'' The Game featuring 50 Cent
''Wait (The Whisper Song),'' Ying Yang Twins

Rap Song
''Candy Shop,'' 50 Cent featuring Olivia
''Diamonds from Sierra Leone,'' Kanye West
''Don't Phunk With My Heart,'' The Black Eyed Peas
''Hate It Or Love It,'' The Game featuring 50 Cent
''Lose Control,'' Missy Elliot featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop

Rap Album
Be, Common
The Cookbook, Missy Elliot
Encore, Eminem
The Massacre, 50 Cent
Late Registration, Kanye West

Female Country Vocal Performance
''The Connection,'' Emmylou Harris
''Mississippi Girl,'' Faith Hill
''All Jacked Up,'' Gretchen Wilson
''I May Hate Myself in the Morning,'' Lee Ann Womack
''Georgia Rain,'' Trisha Yearwood

Male Country Vocal Performance
''Funny How Time Slips Away,'' George Jones
''As Good As I Once Was,'' Toby Keith
''Midnight Communion,'' Delbert McClinton
''Good Ol' Boys,'' Willie Nelson
''Alcohol,'' Brad Paisley
''You'll Think of Me,'' Keith Urban

Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
''Comin' to Your City,'' Big & Rich
''Play Something Country,'' Brooks & Dunn
''I Hope,'' Dixie Chicks
''Restless,'' Alison Krauss and Union Station
''Bless the Broken Road,'' Rascal Flatts

Country Song
''Alcohol,'' Brad Paisley
''All Jacked Up,'' Gretchen Wilson
''Bless the Broken Road,'' Rascal Flatts
''I Hope,'' Dixie Chicks
''I May Hate Myself in the Morning,'' Lee Ann Womack

Country Album
Fireflies, Faith Hill
Lonely Runs Both Ways, Alison Krauss and Union Station
Time Well Wasted, Brad Paisley
All Jacked Up, Gretchen Wilson
Jasper County, Trisha Yearwood

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media
Beyond the Sea, Kevin Spacey
Napoleon Dynamite, Various Artists
No Direction Home: The Soundtrack — Bootleg Series, Vol. 7, Bob Dylan
Ray, Ray Charles
Six Feet Under Volume 2 — Everything Ends, Various Artists

Best Short Form Music Video
''Lose Control,'' Missy Elliott featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
''Feel Good Inc.,'' Gorillaz featuring De La Soul
''Feels Just Like It Should,'' Jamiroquai
''God's Will,'' Martina McBride
''World On Fire,'' Sarah McLachlan

Originally posted Dec 06, 2005