Last year, Eminempositioned in high with 10 Grammy nominations including Album of the Year for Recovery, and Best Rap Song for “Love the Way You Lie”.
|Kanye West Positioned Top By Nominating For 7 Grammy Awards|
This year, Kanye West positioned in high with 7 Grammy nominations after releasing both his 5th solo album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and his Watch the Throne collaboration with Jay-Z. For this reason, the Chicago rapper/producer was already a favorite to win big in 2012.
Find out the additional hip-hop/R&B nominations below:
Best Rap Album
>>> Jay-Z and Kanye West - "Watch the Throne"
>>> Lil Wayne- "Tha Carter IV"
>>> Lupe Fiasco - "Lasers"
>>> Nicki Minaj- "Pink Friday"
>>> Kanye West- "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
>>> Beyoncé and Andre 3000 - "Party"
>>> DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne - "I'm On One"
>>> Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey - "I Need a Doctor"
>>> Rihanna and Drake - "What's My Name?"
>>> Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne - "Motivation"
>>> Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie - "All Of The Lights"
Best R&B Album
>>> Chris Brown- "F.A.M.E."
>>> El DeBarge- "Second Chance"
>>> R. Kelly- "Love Letter"
>>> Ledisi- "Pieces of Me"
>>> Kelly Price - "Kelly"
Best Rap Performance
>>> Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes - "Look at Me Now"
>>> Jay-Z and Kanye West - "Otis"
>>> Lupe Fiasco- "The Show Goes On"
>>> Nicki Minaj and Drake - "Moment 4 Life"
>>> Wiz Khalifa- "Black And Yellow"
Best Traditional R&B Performance
>>> Eric Benet- "Sometimes I Cry"
>>> Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona - "Fool for You"
>>> R. Kelly- "Radio Message"
>>> Raphael Saadiq- "Good Man"
>>> Betty Wright and the Roots - "Surrender"