Brits scoop best-song nominations

James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful and Corrine Baily Rae’s Put Your Records On have today been nominated for a Best Song Grammy.

James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful and Corrine Baily Rae’s Put Your Records On have today been nominated for a Best Song Grammy.

They were also both nominated for the Best Newcomer award.

Mary J Blige, whose album The Breakthrough was perhaps the biggest in her career, was nominated for a leading eight Grammy Awards, including album of the year.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers were also multiple nominees, garnering six.

Other multiple nominees included the Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Prince and the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am.

Blige was nominated for album of the year, record of the year for Be Without You and song of the year for the same track.

Other nominees for album of the year included the Dixie Chicks’ Taking The Long Way, Gnarls Barkley’s St Elsewhere, Mayer’s Continuum, Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds and the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Stadium Arcadium.

Corrine Bailey Rae was nominated for best new artist, but was a surprise nominee for record of the year for Put Your Records On.

Other nominees in that category were Blunt’s ubiquitous ballad, You’re Beautiful, Gnarls Barkley’s psychedelic groove Crazy and the Dixie Chicks' angry Not Ready To Make Nice.

Besides Rae and Blunt, other nominees for best new artist included teen R&B singer Chris Brown, Imogen Heap and former American Idol winner Carrie Underwood.

Gnarls Barkley, a duo of producer Danger Mouse and rapper/singer Cee-Lo, were surprisingly shut out. However, they did receive a total of four nominations.

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