Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift Lead Grammy Noms
There’s going to be some major girl power at next year’s Grammy Awards. According to MTV News, the nominees were announced at a star-studded event in LA last night (apparently Nick Jonas has a new band?), and Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift, each landed nominations for Album, Record and Song of the Year.
The Black Eyed Peas’ going-out anthem ”I Gotta Feeling” received two nominations, for Record of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Beyoncé clinched the most noms with 10, followed by Taylor with eight; The Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and Kanye West received six; and David Guetta, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga nabbed five. The Kings of Leon’s ubiquitous ”Use Somebody” also got the double-nomination for Record and Song of the Year. (Click here for the full list of nominees on Grammy.com.)
LL Cool J hosted the event, kickin off the night with a medley that mixed his biggest hits (“Mama Said Knock You Out,” “I Need Love”) with some soon-to-be-nominated songs (Gaga’s “Poker Face,” B’s “Single Ladies”). The telecast also featured performances from BEP, who did “Feeling,” accompanied by a video featuring Adam Lambert, Timbaland and Chris Daughtry singing along to the chorus, and Nick Jonas, who unveiled his new band the Administration and sang “Who I Am.” As if we didn’t know.