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Kanye Nominated for 6 Grammys, Sells 450,000 Units For ’808s & Heartbreak’

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Grammy Award-winning rapper/songwriter and producer Kanye West has earned six nominations, including album of the year and rap album of the year for this year’s 50th Grammy Awards which is set to broadcast via CBS live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.

In addition to the Grammy news, Kayne West recently sold 451,395, units according to Nielsen Soundscan reports which were released on Dec. 3rd for his latest album “808s & Heartbreak,” a follow-up to his third studio album “Graduation” which was released on November 24, 2008.

Other artists to receive high nominations for a Grammy also include Lil Wayne who received the highest nominations (8), Amy Winehouse with 6 nominations as well as the Foo Fighters, Ne-Yo, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain who all received 5 nominations.

Top categories:

Album of the Year
• Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Foo Fighters
• These Days, Vince Gill
• River: The Joni Letters, Herbie Hancock
• Graduation, Kanye West
• Back to Black, Amy Winehouse

Record of the Year
• “Irreplaceable,” Beyoncé
• “The Pretender,” Foo Fighters
• “Umbrella,” Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z)
• “What Goes Around . . . Comes Around,” Justin Timberlake
• “Rehab,” Amy Winehouse

Song of the Year
• “Before He Cheats,” John Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
• “Hey There Delilah,” Tom Higgenson, songwriters (Plain White T’s)
• “Like A Star,” Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae)
• “Rehab,” Amy Winehouse
• “Umbrella,” Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius “Dream” Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z)

Best New Artist
• Feist
• Ledisi
• Paramore
• Taylor Swift
• Amy Winehouse

Pop Vocal Album
• Lost Highway, Bon Jovi
• The Reminder, Feist
• It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, Maroon 5
• Memory Almost Full, Paul McCartney
• Back To Black, Amy Winehouse

Rap Album
• Finding Forever, Common
• Kingdom Come, Jay-Z
• Hip Hop Is Dead, Nas
• T.I. vs T.I.P., T.I.
• Graduation, Kanye West

Rock Album
• Daughtry, Daughtry
• Revival, John Fogerty
• Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Foo Fighters
• Magic, Bruce Springsteen
• Sky Blue Sky, Wilco

Country Album
• Long Trip Alone, Dierks Bentley
• These Days, Vince Gill
• Let It Go, Tim McGraw
• 5th Gear, Brad Paisley
• It Just Comes Natural, George Strait

Contemporary R&B Album
• Konvicted, Akon
• Just Like You, Keyshia Cole
• Fantasia, Fantasia
• East Side Story, Emily King
• Because Of You, Ne-Yo

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