The Grammy nominees

Nominees announced Wednesday in top categories for the 51st annual Grammy Awards:

Record of the Year: “Chasing Pavements,” Adele; “Viva La Vida,” Coldplay; “Bleeding Love,” Leona Lewis; “Paper Planes,” M.I.A; “Please Read The Letter,” Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Album of the Year: “Raising Sand,” Robert Plant and Alison Krauss”; “Viva La Vida,” Coldplay; “Tha Carter III,” Lil Wayne; “Year of the Gentleman,” Ne-Yo; “In Rainbows,” Radiohead

Song of the Year: “American Boy,” William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray and Kanye West, songwriters (Swaray featuring Kanye West); “Chasing Pavements,” Adele Adkins and Eg White (Adkins); “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz; “Love Song,” Sara Bareilles; “Viva La Vida,” Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin (Coldplay)

New Artist: Adele, Duffy, The Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum, Jazmine Sullivan

Pop Vocal Album: “Detours,” Sheryl Crow; “Rockferry,” Duffy; “Long Road Out Of Eden,” Eagles; “Spirit,” Leona Lewis; “Covers,” James Taylor

Rock Album: “Viva La Vida,” Coldplay; “Rock N Roll Jesus,” Kid Rock; “Only By The Night,” Kings Of Leon; “Death Magnetic,” Metallica; “Consolers Of The Lonely,” The Raconteurs

R&B Album: “Love &Life,” Eric BenDet; “Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA,” Boyz II Men; “Lay It Down,” Al Green; “Jennifer Hudson,” Jennifer Hudson; “The Way I See It,” Raphael Saadiq

Rap Album: “American Gangster,” Jay-Z; “Tha Carter III,” Lil Wayne; “The Cool,” Lupe Fiasco; “Nas,” Nas; “Paper Trail,” T.I.

Country Album: “That Lonesome Song,” Jamey Johnson; “Sleepless Nights,” Patty Loveless; “Troubadour,” George Strait; “Around The Bend,” Randy Travis; “Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love,” Trisha Yearwood

Contemporary Jazz Album: “Randy In Brasil,” Randy Brecker; “Floating Point,” John McLaughlin; “Cannon Re-Loaded: All-Star Celebration Of Cannonball Adderley,” various artists, Gregg Field &Tom Scott, producers

A complete list of nominations is available at www.grammy.com.

Associated Press

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