Kanye West Leads 50th Annual Grammy Nominations

Kanye West leads the nominations for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards with eight nominations it was announced this morning in Hollywood. Amy Winehouse earned six nominations. Foo Fighters, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Kanye West, and Amy Winehouse will vie for Album of the Year.

Record of the Year includes Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable,” Foo Fighters’ “The Pretender,” Rihanna’s “Umbrella” featuring Jay-Z, “What Goes Around…Comes Around” by Justin Timberlake, and “Rehab” by Amy Winehouse.

Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, and T-Pain grabbed five nominations; Rihanna, Ne-Yo, and Akon earned four nominations; T.I., Common, Fantasia, Mary J. Blige, and Jill Scott with three each; and Beyoncé, Nas, 50 Cent, Keyshia Cole, R. Kelly, Nelly Furtado, and Alicia Keys with two.

Winners will be announced on February 10, 2008 during the live ceremony held at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Click here to see the full list of nominees and click below to see photos of Fergie and Akon from the announcement.

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Photos (top to bottom): Fergie, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park with Akon, and producer Jimmy Jam.