Beyonce and Taylor Swift lead Grammy nominations; AR Rahman nominated


 Oscar-winner A R Rahman's victorious run at awards ceremonies continues with the music maestro now fetching two nominations at the 2010 Grammy Awards for his soundtracks from 'Slumdog Millionaire'.
The track 'Jai Ho' which got Rahman two Academy awards and a Golden Globe, has been nominated in the category of 'Best Song written for Motion Picture, Television or Other visual media'.
Rahman has also been nominated in the category of 'Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other visual Media' for 'Slumdog Millionaire'.
Incidentally, this is the first time that the 44-year-old Indian musician has been nominated for the Grammys', popularly known as the Oscars of the music industry.
The song 'Jai Ho' written by Gulzar for the 2008 film will face-off with Bruce Springsteen's title track for 'The Wrestler', 'Once in a Lifetime' from film 'Cadillac Records', 'Decode' from 'Twilight' and 'The Client' from 'Hannah Montana: The Movie'.
The album which had earlier knocked-off Lady GaGa's 'The Fame' on Billboards chart will now compete with the soundtracks of Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds', Beyonce starrer 'Cadillac Records', HBO's vampire series 'True Blood' and Robert Pattinson starrer Vampire-romance 'Twilight'.

 The R&B's reigning diva collected nominations including album of the year for her "I Am . . . Sasha Fierce" double CD and record for the single "Halo" which set the stage for the Jan. 31 awards night, Los Angeles Times reported.
This time around, female power has gripped the Grammys' with Beyonce, Swift and Lady Gaga combining with 23 nominations and showing up in the top Grammy categories of album, record and song.
Other multiple entrants this year include 'Black Eyed Peas', Maxwell and Kanye West with six nominations each, Lady Gaga, rapper Jay-Z, and French DJ and electronic music producer David Guetta with five each.

The nominations for 'Song of the Year include Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face', Maxwell's 'Pretty Wings,' Beyonce's 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)', Kings of Leon's 'Use Somebody' and Swift's 'You Belong With Me'.

In the album of the year category, 'Fearless' and 'I Am . . . Sasha Fierce' are battling with the 'The E.N.D.' by Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga's 'The Fame' and, in perhaps the biggest surprise at the top, Dave Matthews Band's 'Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King'.
Rock legends U2, traditionally a favorite nominee in the Best album category have only been nominated in the rock album nomination for the Irish group's latest track, 'No Line on the Horizon'.

The Grammy awards will be presented on January 31st at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

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