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updated 12/4/2008 12:00:58 PM ET 2008-12-04T17:00:58

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 & 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 & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West); “Chasing Pavements,” Adele Adkins & Eg White (Adele); “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz; “Love Song,” Sara Bareilles; “Viva La Vida,” Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, & Chris Martin (Coldplay).

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

Pop categories

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

Female Pop Vocal Performance
"Chasing Pavements," Adele; "Love Song," Sara Bareilles; "Mercy," Duffy; "Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis; "I Kissed A Girl," Katy Perry; "So What," Pink.

Male Pop Vocal Performance
"All Summer Long," Kid Rock; "Say," John Mayer; "That Was Me," Paul McCartney; "I'm Yours," Jason Mraz; "Closer," Ne-Yo; "Wichita Lineman," James Taylor.

Pop Vocal Performance By Duo Or Group
Viva La Vida," Coldplay; "Waiting In The Weeds," Eagles; "Going On," Gnarls Barkley; "Won't Go Home Without You," Maroon 5; "Apologize," OneRepublic.

Pop Vocal Collaboration 
"Lesson Learned," Alicia Keys & John Mayer; "4 Minutes," Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland; "Rich Woman," Robert Plant & Alison Krauss; "If I Never See Your Face Again," Rihanna & Maroon 5; "No Air," Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown.

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Pop Instrumental Performance
"Love Appetite," Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere; "I Dreamed There Was No War," Eagles; "Fortune Teller," Fourplay; "Steppin' Out," Stanley Jordan; "Blast!" Marcus Miller.

Pop Instrumental Album
"Sax For Stax," Gerald Albright; "Greatest Hits Rerecorded Volume One," Larry Carlton; "Jingle All The Way," Béla Fleck & The Flecktones; "The Spice Of Life," Earl Klugh; "A Night Before Christmas," Spyro Gyra.

Traditional Pop Vocal Album
"Still Unforgettable," Natalie Cole; "The Sinatra Project," Michael Feinstein; "Noël," Josh Groban; "In The Swing Of Christmas," Barry Manilow; "Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall," Rufus Wainwright.

Rock categories

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.

Solo Rock Vocal Performance
"Gravity," John Mayer; "I Saw Her Standing There," Paul McCartney; "Girls In Their Summer Clothes," Bruce Springsteen; "Rise," Eddie Vedder; "No Hidden Path," Neil Young.

Rock Vocal Performance By Duo Or Group
Rock N Roll Train," AC/DC; "Violet Hill," Coldplay; "Long Road Out Of Eden," Eagles; "Sex On Fire," Kings Of Leon; "House Of Cards," Radiohead.

Hard Rock Performance
"Inside The Fire," Disturbed; "Visions," Judas Priest; "Wax Simulacra," The Mars Volta; "Saints Of Los Angeles," Mötley Crüe; "Lords Of Salem," Rob Zombie.

Metal Performance
"Heroes Of Our Time," DragonForce; "Nostradamus," Judas Priest; "My Apocalypse," Metallica; "Under My Thumb," Ministry; "Psychosocial," Slipknot.

Rock Instrumental Performance
"Castellorizon," David Gilmour; "Suicide & Redemption," Metallica; "34 Ghosts I-IV," Nine Inch Nails; "Hope (Live For The Art Of Peace)," Rush; "Peaches En Regalia," Zappa Plays Zappa.

"Girls In Their Summer Clothes," Bruce Springsteen; "House Of Cards," Radiohead; "I Will Possess Your Heart," Death Cab For Cutie; "Sex On Fire," Kings Of Leon; "Violet Hill," Coldplay

Alternative Music Album
"Modern Guilt," Beck; "Narrow Stairs," Death Cab For Cutie; "The Odd Couple," Gnarls Barkley; "Evil Urges," My Morning Jacket; "In Rainbows," Radiohead.

R&B categories

R&B Album
“Love & Life,” Eric Benét; “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.

Female R&B Vocal Performance
"Me, Myself And I," Beyoncé; "Heaven Sent," Keyshia Cole; "Spotlight," Jennifer Hudson; "Superwoman," Alicia Keys; "Need U Bad," Jazmine Sullivan.

Male R&B Vocal Performance
"You're The Only One," Eric Benét; "Take You Down," Chris Brown; "Miss Independent," Ne-Yo; "Can't Help But Wait," Trey Songz; "Here I Stand," Usher.

R&B Vocal Performance By Duo Or Group
"Ribbon In The Sky," Boyz II Men; "Words," Anthony David Featuring India.Arie; "Stay With Me (By The Sea)," Al Green Featuring John Legend; "I'm His Only Woman," Jennifer Hudson Featuring Fantasia; "Never Give You Up," Raphael Saadiq Featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton.

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
"A Change Is Gonna Come," Wayne Brady; "You've Got The Love I Need," Al Green Featuring Anthony Hamilton; "Baby I Know," Linda Jones With Helen Bruner & Terry Jones; "Love That Girl," Raphael Saadiq; "In Love With Another Man," Jazmine Sullivan.

R&B Song
"Bust Your Windows," Jazmine Sullivan; "Customer," Raheem DeVaughn; "Heaven Sent," Keyshia Cole; "Miss Independent," Ne-Yo; "Spotlight," Jennifer Hudson.

Contemporary R&B Album
"Growing Pains," Mary J. Blige; "Back Of My Lac'," J. Holiday; "First Love," Karina; "Year Of The Gentleman," Ne-Yo; "Fearless," Jazmine Sullivan.

Rap categories

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

Rap Solo Performance
"Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)...," Jay-Z; "A Milli," Lil Wayne; "Paris, Tokyo," Lupe Fiasco; "N.i.*.*.e.r. (The Slave And The Master)," Nas; "Sexual Eruption," Snoop Dogg.

Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
"Royal Flush," Big Boi Featuring Raekwon And Andre 3000; "Swagga Like Us," Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne; "Mr. Carter," Lil Wayne Featuring Jay-Z; "Wish You Would," Ludacris Featuring T.I.; "Put On," Young Jeezy Featuring Kanye West.

Rap/Sung Collaboration
"American Boy," Estelle Featuring Kanye West; "Low," Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain; "Green Light," John Legend & Andre 3000; "Got Money," Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain; "Superstar," Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos.

Rap Song
"Lollipop," Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major; "Low," Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain; "Sexual Eruption," Snoop Dogg; "Superstar," Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos; "Swagga Like Us," Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne.

Country categories

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.

Female Country Vocal Performance
"For These Times," Martina McBride; "What I Cannot Change," LeAnn Rimes; "Last Name," Carrie Underwood; "Last Call," Lee Ann Womack; "This Is Me You're Talking To," Trisha Yearwood.

Male Country Vocal Performance
"You're Gonna Miss This," Trace Adkins; "In Color," Jamey Johnson; "Just Got Started Lovin' You," James Otto; "Letter To Me," Brad Paisley; "Troubadour," George Strait.

Country Vocal Performance By Duo Or Group
"God Must Be Busy," Brooks & Dunn; "Love Don't Live Here," Lady Antebellum; "Every Day," Rascal Flatts; "Blue Side Of The Mountain," The SteelDrivers; "Stay," Sugarland.

Country Collaboration With Vocals
Shiftwork," Kenny Chesney & George Strait; "Killing The Blues," Robert Plant & Alison Krauss; "House Of Cash," George Strait & Patty Loveless; "Life In A Northern Town," Sugarland, Jake Owen & Little Big Town; "Let The Wind Chase You," Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban.

Country Instrumental Performance
"Sumatra," Cherryholmes; "Two Small Cars In Rome," Jerry Douglas & Lloyd Green; "Sleigh Ride," Béla Fleck & The Flecktones; "Is This America? (Katrina 2005)," Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny, Jerry Douglas & Bruce Hornsby; "Cluster Pluck," Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert & Steve Wariner.

Country Song
"Dig Two Graves," Randy Travis; "I Saw God Today," George Strait; "In Color," Jamey Johnson; "Stay," Sugarland; "You're Gonna Miss This," Trace Adkins.

Bluegrass Album
"Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe," Cherryholmes; "Del McCoury Band — Live At The 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival," Del McCoury Band; "The Ultimate Collection / Live At The Ryman," Earl Scruggs With Family & Friends; "Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass: Tribute To 1946 And 1947," Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder; "Wheels," Dan Tyminski

Other categories

Best Dance Recording
"Harder Better Faster Stronger," Daft Punk; "Ready For The Floor," Hot Chip; "Just Dance," Lady Gaga & Colby O'Donis; "Give It 2 Me," Madonna; "Disturbia," Rihanna; "Black & Gold," Sam Sparro.

Best Electronic/Dance Album
"New York City," Brazilian Girls; "Alive 2007," Daft Punk; "Bring Ya To The Brink," Cyndi Lauper; "X," Kylie Minogue; "Last Night," Moby; "Robyn," Robyn.

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.

For a complete list of Grammy Award nominations, go to Grammy.com.

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