News: Lil' Wayne Leads 51st Grammy Awards (Preview)
Sunday, Feb 8, 2009 4:00PM
Lil' Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson and more are all headed to this weekend's 51st Grammy Awards as nominees and top headliners.
The self-proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive" will lead the annual ceremony with the most nominations.
Lil Wayne goes into the Grammys on Sunday night with eight nominations in six categories, including the prestigious album of the year for Tha Carter III. With seven nominations, Coldplay will take him on for album of the year, and they're the only artists to compete in all three of the evening's top categories. (Newsday)
This year's showcase will feature a mega line-up of performances.
Performers for this year include Jay-Z, T.I., Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Kid Rock, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo, Adele, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Estelle, Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry, Radiohead, Carrie Underwood and more. (FMQB News)
The event will feature a star-studded casting of award presenters.
Sheryl Crow, Craig Ferguson, Al Green, Jay Mohr, Queen Latifah and T-Pain have also signed up to be presenters for the event billed as "Music's Biggest Night." (Market Watch)
Hip-Hop and R&B artists will each face-off as nominees for the evening's awards.
Nominees include Leona Lewis, M.I.A., Jazmine Sullivan, Ne-Yo, Gnarls Barkley, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Keyshia Cole, Eric Benet, Boys II Men, India.Arie, John Legend, Al Green, Fantasia, Raphael Saadiq, Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae and more. (Grammys)
The 51st Grammy Awards takes place live from Los Angeles Staples Center Sunday, February 8.