While Beyonce is leading the pack, a number of Canadians are up for Grammys this year — with big names like Neil Young and Michael Buble in the mix.
Young is nominated in two categories: best solo rock vocal performance for the title track from Fork in the Road, and best boxed or special limited edition package for The Neil Young Archives. He will also receive the MusiCares Person of the Year honour at a gala dinner.
Michael Buble garnered a nod in the traditional pop vocal album category for Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden, and Nickelback will compete for the best hard rock performance hardware for Burn It To The Ground.
Canadian rapper Drake is up for both best rap song and best rap solo performance for his hit track Best I Ever Had, while Edmonton-born actor Michael J. Fox was nominated for his spoken word album Always Looking Up.
The Grammy nominations were announced Wednesday night in L.A. and Beyonce is leading the race. The pop star is up for 10 awards including Song of the Year (Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)), Album of the Year (I Am . . . Sasha Fierce) and Record of the Year (Halo).
Among the other mega-nominees, country princess Taylor Swift is up against Beyonce in the Big 3 categories, and has bagged eight total nominations. The Black Eyed Peas — who’ve been popping up everywhere from the Victoria Secret Fashion Show to the AMAs lately — follow with six nods. Kanye West and R&B star Maxwell also racked up six nominations apiece. Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and David Guetta garnered five nods.
The nominations for the 52nd Grammy Awards were announced during a CBS special Wednesday night. The awards themselves will be doled out Jan. 31.
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