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And the nominees are ...

The Grammys hand out 109 shiny golden phonograph awards every year to winners in categories from pop to rock to country, jazz, metal, rap, bluegrass, gospel and classical -- there are even categories for Hawaiian music and Best Children's Spoken ...

The Grammys hand out 109 shiny golden phonograph awards every year to winners in categories from pop to rock to country, jazz, metal, rap, bluegrass, gospel and classical -- there are even categories for Hawaiian music and Best Children's Spoken Word album. Michael J. Fox, Jimmy Carter and Stephen Colbert are among the nominees this year. For a complete list, go to www.grammy.com . For a partial list, keep reading.

- Record of the Year: "Halo," Beyonce; "I Gotta Feeling," The Black Eyed Peas; "Use Somebody," Kings of Leon; "Poker Face," Lady Gaga; "You Belong With Me," Taylor Swift

- Album of the Year: "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," Beyonce; "The E.N.D.," The Black Eyed Peas; "The Fame," Lady Gaga; "Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King," Dave Matthews Band; "Fearless," Taylor Swift.

- Song of the Year: "Poker Face," Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters (Lady Gaga); "Pretty Wings," Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell); "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé); "Use Somebody," Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon); "You Belong With Me," Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift).

- Best New Artist: Zac Brown Band; Keri Hilson; MGMT; Silversun Pickups; The Ting Tings.

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- Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Hometown Glory," Adele; "Halo," Beyonce; "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 Performance, Duo Or Group With Vocals: "I Gotta Feeling," The Black Eyed Peas; "We Weren't Born To Follow," Bon Jovi; "Never Say Never," The Fray; "Sara Smile," Daryl Hall & John Oates; "Kids," MGMT.

- Best Rock Performance, Duo Or Group With Vocals: "Can't Find My Way Home," Eric Clapton & 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; "Headcrusher," Megadeath; "Senior Peligro," Ministry; "Hate Worldwide," Slayer.

- Best Alternative Music Album: "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today," David Byrne & 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 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.

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- Best Rap Performance, Duo Or Group: "Too Many Rappers," Beastie Boys & Nas; "Crack A Bottle," Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent; "Money Goes, Honey Stay," Fabolous & Jay-Z; "Make Her Say," Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common; "Amazing," Kanye West & Young Jeezy.

- 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, Duo Or Group With Vocals: "Cowgirls Don't Cry," Brooks & Dunn: "Chicken Fried," Zac Brown Band; "I Run To You," Lady Antebellum; "Here Comes Goodbye," Rascal Flatts; "It Happens," Sugarland.

- Best Country Song: "All I Ask For Anymore," Casey Beathard & Tim James, songwriters (Trace Adkins); "High Cost Of Living," Jamey Johnson & James Slater, songwriters (Jamey Johnson); "I Run To You," Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum); "People Are Crazy," Bobby Braddock & Troy Jones, songwriters (Billy Currington); "White Horse," Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift).

- Best Country Album: "The Foundation," Zac Brown Band; "Twang," George Strait; "Fearless," aylor Swift; "Defying Gravity," Keith Urban; "Call Me Crazy," Lee Ann Womack.

- Spoken Word: "Always Looking Up," Michael J. Fox; "Jonathan Winters -- A Very Special Time," Jonathan Winters (Music By Verne Langdon & Skip Edwards); "The Lincoln-Douglas Debates," Richard Dreyfuss & David Strathairn; "The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)," Various Artists Including Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, Edward Herrmann & Others; "We Can Have Peace In The Holy Land," Jimmy Carter; "Wishful Drinking," Carrie Fisher.

- Best Comedy Album: "Back From The Dead," Spinal Tap; "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All!," Stephen Colbert; "Internet Leaks," Weird Al Yankovic; "My Weakness is Strong," Patton Oswalt; "Suckin' It For The Holidays," Kathy Griffin; "Tall, Dark & Chicano," George Lopez.

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