Grammy queen Beyonce Knowles

The nominations for next month's Grammy awards have been announced, with Beyonce Knowles receiving the most, earning an incredible 10 nominations

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Beyonce Knowles

Grammy queen Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles has been nominated for 10 Grammy awards.

The 'Halo' singer and Taylor Swift - who has been recognised in eight categories - were revealed as the most nominated artists at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! yesterday (02.12.09), with both stars up for the coveted Record, Song and Album of the Year prizes.

Kanye West, soul singer Maxwell and 'I Gotta Feeling' stars Black Eyed Peas all received six nominations, while Beyonce's husband Jay-Z, French DJ David Guetta and 'Poker Face' star Lady Gaga are up for five awards.

Joining Beyone and Taylor in the biggest three categories is Lady Gaga, for her album 'The Fame' and single 'Poker Face', while Black Eyed Peas were nominated for Album of the Year for 'The E.N.D.' and Record of the year for 'I Gotta Feeling', while Kings of Leon made the list for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, both for 'Use Somebody'.

Dave Matthews Band's 'Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King' was the final nomination for Album of the Year, while the Song of the Year nominations was rounded off by Maxwell with 'Pretty Wings'.

Performers at last night's nominations concert, which was held at Los Angeles' Club Nokia, included Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell - who played a rendition of the late Michael Jackson's song 'The Lady in My Life' and Jonas Brothers star Nick Jonas, who was making his debut with side project The Administration.

The 52nd annual Grammy Awards will take place on January 31 in Los Angeles.

Main list of Grammy Award nominations:

Album of the Year:

'I Am...Sasha Fierce', Beyonce Knowles

'The E.N.D.', The Black Eyed Peas

'The Fame', Lady Gaga

'Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King', Dave Matthews Band

'Fearless', Taylor Swift

Record of the Year:

'Halo', Beyonc Knowles

'I Gotta Feeling', The Black Eyed Peas

'Use Somebody', Kings Of Leon

'Poker Face', Lady Gaga

'You Belong With Me', Taylor Swift

Song of the Year:

'Poker Face', Lady Gaga

'Pretty Wings', Maxwell

'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)', Beyonce Knowles

'Use Somebody', Kings Of Leon

'You Belong With Me', Taylor Swift

Best New Artist:

Zac Brown Band

Keri Hilson

MGMT

Silversun Pickups

The Ting Tings

Best Female Vocal Pop Performance:

'Hometown Glory', Adele

'Halo', Beyonce Knowles

'Hot N Cold', Katy Perry

'Sober', Pink

'You Belong With Me', Taylor Swift

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance:

'This Time', John Legend'

'Love You', Maxwell

'Make It Mine', Jason Mraz

'If You Don't Know Me By Now', Seal

'All About the Love Again', Stevie Wonder

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:

'Sea of Heartbreak', Rosanne Cash and Bruce Springsteen

'Love Sex Magic', Ciara and Justin Timberlake

'Lucky', Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

'Baby, It's Cold Outside', Willie Nelson and Norah Jones

'Breathe', Taylor Swift and Colbie Caillat

Best Pop Vocal Album:

'The E.N.D.' the Black Eyed Peas

'Breakthrough', Colbie Caillat

'All I Ever Wanted',Kelly Clarkson

'The Fray', The Fray

'Funhouse', Pink

Best Dance Recording:

'Boom Boom Pow', The Black Eyed Peas

'When Love Takes Over', David Guetta and Kelly Rowland

'Poker Face', Lady Gaga

'Celebration', Madonna

'Womanizer', Britney Spears

Best Electronic/Dance Album:

'Divided By Night', The Crystal Method

'One Love', David Guetta

'The Fame', Lady Gaga

'Party Rock', LMFAO

'Yes', Pet Shop Boys

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

'A Swingin' Christmas', Tony Bennett

'Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden', Michael Buble

'Your Songs', Harry Connick, Jr.'

'Liza's at the Palace', Liza Minnelli

'American Classic', Willie Nelson

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance:

'Beyond Here Lies Nothin'', Bob Dylan

'Change in the Weather', John Fogerty

'Dreamer', Prince

'Working on a Dream', Bruce Springsteen

'Fork in the Road', Neil Young

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

'Can't Find My Way Home', Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood

'Life In Technicolor II', Coldplay'

'21 Guns', Green Day

'Use Somebody', Kings of Leon

'I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight', U2

Best Hard Rock Performance:

'War Machine', AC/DC

'Check My Brain', Alice in Chains

'What I've Done', Linkin Park

'The Unforgiven III', Metallica

'Burn It to the Ground', Nickelback

Best Metal Performance:

'Dissident Aggressor', Judas Priest

'Set to Fail', Lamb of God

'Head Crusher', Megadeth

'Senor Peligro', Ministry

'Hate Worldwide', Slayer

Best Rock Instrumental Performance:

'A Day in the Life', Jeff Beck

'Warped Sister', Booker T. Jones

'Playing With Fire', Brad Paisley

'Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin'', Brian Setzer Orchestra

'Now We Run', Steve Vai

Best Rock Song:

'The Fixer', Pearl Jam

'I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight', U2

'21 Guns', Green Day

'Use Somebody', Kings of Leon

'Working on a Dream', Bruce Springsteen,

Best Rock Album:

'Black Ice', AC/DC

'Live From Madison Square Garden', Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood

'21st Century Breakdown', Green Day

'Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King', Dave Matthews Band

'No Line on the Horizon', U2

Best Alternative Music Album:

'Everything That Happens Will Happen Today', David Byrne and Brian Eno

'The Open Door', Death Cab For Cutie

'Sounds of the Universe', Depeche Mode

'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix', Phoenix

'It's Blitz!' Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best Female R'n'B Vocal Performance:

'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)' Beyonce Knowles

'It Kills Me', Melanie Fiona

'That Was Then', Lalah Hathaway

'Goin' Thru Changes', Ledisi

'Lions, Tigers and Bears', Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male R'n'B Vocal Performance:

'The Point Of It All', Anthony Hamilton

'Pretty Wings', Maxwell

'Sobeautiful', Musiq Soulchild

'Under', Pleasure P

'There Goes My Baby', Charlie Wilson

Best R'n'B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

'Blame It', Jamie Foxx and T-Pain

'Chocolate High', India.Arie and Musiq Soulchild

'Ifuleave', Musiq Soulchild and Mary J. Blige

'Higher Ground', Robert Randolph and The Clark Sisters

'Love Has Finally Come At Last', Calvin Richardson and Ann Nesby

Best Traditional R'n'B Vocal Performance:

'At Last', Beyonce Knowles

'Soul Music', Anthony Hamilton

'Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight', Boney James and Quinn

'Sow Love', Ann Nesby

'Woman Gotta Have It', Calvin Richardson

Best R'n'B Song:

'Blame It', Jamie Foxx and T-Pain

'Lions, Tigers and Bears', Jazmine Sullivan

'Pretty Wings', Maxwell

'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)', Beyonce Knowles

'Under', Pleasure P

Best R'n'B Album:

'The Point Of It All', Anthony Hamilton

'Testimony: Vol. 2, Love and Politics', India.Arie

'Turn Me Loose', Ledisi

'Blacksummers' Night', Maxwell

'Uncle Charlie', Charlie Wilson

Best Contemporary R'n'B Album

'I Am... Sasha Fierce', Beyonce Knowles

'Intuition', Jamie Foxx

'The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper', Pleasure P

'Ready', Trey Songz

'Thr33 Ringz', T-Pain

Best Rap Solo Performance:

'Best I Ever Had', Drake

'Beautiful', Eminem

'D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)', Jay-Z

'Day 'N' Nite', Kid Cudi

'Casa Bey', Mos Def

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group:

'Too Many Rappers', Beastie Boys and Nas

'Crack A Bottle', Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent

'Money Goes, Honey Stay', Fabolous and Jay-Z

'Make Her Say', Kid Cudi, Kanye West and Common

'Amazing', Kanye West and Young Jeezy

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

'Ego', Beyonce Knowles and Kanye West

'Knock You Down', Keri Hilson, Kanye West and Ne-Yo

'Run This Town', Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West

'I'm On A Boat', The Lonely Island and T-Pain

'Dead And Gone', T.I. and Justin Timberlake

Best Rap Song:

'Best I Ever Had', Kid Cudi

'Dead And Gone', T.I. and Justin Timberlake

'D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)', Jay-Z

'Run This Town', Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West

Best Rap Album:

'Universal Mind Control', Common

'Relapse', Eminem

'R.O.O.T.S.' Flo Rida

'The Ecstatic', Mos Def

'The Renaissance', Q-Tip

Best Female Country Vocal Performance:

'Dead Flowers', Miranda Lambert

'I Just Call You Mine', Martina McBride

'White Horse', Taylor Swift

'Just A Dream', Carrie Underwood

'Solitary Thinkin'', Lee Ann Womack

Best Male Country Vocal Performance:

'All I Ask For Anymore', Trace Adkins

'People Are Crazy', Billy Currington

'High Cost Of Living', Jamey Johnson

'Living For The Night', George Strait

'Sweet Thing', Keith Urban

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

'Cowgirls Don't Cry', Brooks and Dunn

'Chicken Fried', Zac Brown Band

'I Run To You', Lady Antebellum

'Here Comes Goodbye', Rascal Flatts

'It Happens', Sugarland

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals:

'Beautiful World', Dierks Bentley and Patty Griffin

'Down The Road', Kenny Chesney and Mac McAnally

'Start A Band', Brad Paisley and Keith Urban

'I Told You So', Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis

'Everything But Quits', Lee Ann Womack and George Strait

Best Country Song:

'All I Ask For Anymore', Trace Adkins

'High Cost Of Living', Jamey Johnson

'I Run To You', Lady Antebellum

'People Are Crazy', Billy Currington

'White Horse', Taylor Swift

Best Country Album:

'The Foundation', Zac Brown Band

'Twang', George Strait

'Fearless', Taylor Swift

'Defying Gravity', Keith Urban

'Call Me Crazy', Lee Ann Womack

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