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Grammy Noms Announced: Kanye & Amy Lead the Pack

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Grammy nominations were announced early this morning in Los Angeles. Kanye West's album "Graduation" earned eight nods, including Album of the Year and Rap Album of the Year. The increasingly unstable Amy Winehouse garnered six nominations for "Back to Black," including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. Surprisingly, Bruce Springsteen did not get an Album of the Year nod for "Magic." Other nominees in that category include the Foo Fighters "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace", Vince Gill's "These Days" and Herbie Hancock's "River: The Joni Letters".

Winehouse will be up against the Canadian songstress Feist in the Best New Artist category, along with Ledisi, Paramore and Taylor Swift. (Yeah...I know exactly what you're thinking right now, and it's the same reason I stopped watching the Grammys YEARS ago.)

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The Grammy website has been intermittently down all morning (good job guys, what, were you not expecting a spike in traffic today?), but keep checking back to read the full list of nominees.

A few of the noms after the jump...

RECORD OF THE YEAR
"Irreplaceable," Beyonce
"The Pretender," Foo Fighters
"Umbrella," Rihanna, featuring Jay-Z
"What Goes Around Comes Around," Justin Timberlake
"Rehab," Amy Winehouse

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Echo, Silence, Patience and Grace," Foo Fighters
"These Days," Vince Gill
"River: The Joni Letters," Herbie Hancock
"Graduation," Kanye West
"Back to Black," Amy Winehouse

BEST NEW ARTIST
Feist
Ledesi
Paramore
Taylor Swift
Amy Winehouse

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SONG OF THE YEAR
"Before He Cheats" (Carrie Underwood)
Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters
"Hey There Delilah" (Plain White T's)
Tom Higgenson, songwriter
"Like a Star" (Corrine Bailey Rae)
Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter
"Rehab" (Amy Winehouse)
Amy Winehouse, songwriter
"Umbrella" (Rihanna)
Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius "Dream" Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters

Photos of Amy Winehouse and Kanye West from AP