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Grammy Nominations Revealed

Kanye West leads with eight nominations; Amy Winehouse scores six
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2007 12:44 PM CST
Grammy Nominations Revealed
Fans of British singer Amy Winehouse hold up cut-outs of her face waiting for her arrival at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London for the hearing of her husband Blake Fielder-Civil, Friday, Nov. 23, 2007. Fielder-Civil is in court charged with grievous bodily harm and preventing the course of justice....   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Kanye West and Amy Winehouse lead the field in Grammy Award nominations, announced today. West scored eight nods, but only Winehouse and the Foo Fighters landed in both the record-of-the-year and album-of-the-year categories, AP reports. It's been a tough go lately for West and Winehouse (six nominations): The rapper's mother died Nov. 10 after plastic surgery; Winehouse and her husband have had legal issues.

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Vince Gill and Herbie Hancock joined West, Winehouse, and the Foos in the top-album category. Winehouse's Rehab is up for top record against Beyonce's Irreplaceable, the Foo Fighter's The Pretender, Rihanna's Umbrella and What Goes Around Comes Around by Justin Timberlake. "This is a true validation from people I respect and admire," Winehouse told Usmagazine.com. Winners will be announced Feb. 10. (Read more Grammy Awards stories.)

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