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Beyonce Knowles Leads 2010 Grammy Awards Nominations

December 3, 2009 (4:46 am) GMT
Beyonce Knowles dominates nominations for the 52nd annual Grammys with ten kudos, while Taylor Swift follows with eight nods.

On a one-hour special dubbed "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night", nominations recipients for next year's Grammy Awards have been revealed. leads the pack with 10 nods.

Following Beyonce's domination is her junior . The country music singer grabs eight nominations, four of which have her going head-to-head against Beyonce. The two female performers are up against each other in Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

The nominees were announced on December 2 with and his new band, and rocking the special event. unveiled contenders for Song of the Year which include "Poker Face" by , "Pretty Wings" by Maxwell and "Use Somebody" by in addition to "You Belong With Me" by Taylor and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyonce.

then presented nominees for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals. The likes of Black Eyed Peas, , , Daryl Hall & John Oates as well as appear on the list.

Next, announced that "" by , "" by & Steve Winwood, "" by , "" by and "" by will have a chance to take home prize for Best Rock Album.

took the stage of Club Nokia to switch from rock to rap genre. The MC unveiled that fellow rappers , , , and will face off against each other in Best Rap Solo Performance category.

Before the concert was wrapped, came onto the stage, announcing nominees for Best Country Performance by a Duo/Group with Vocals. And, the contenders are , , , and .

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 31, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Its full nominations list can be seen on Grammy Awards official site.

Album of the Year:

Record of the year: Song of the Year: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Best Rap Solo Performance: Best Rock Album: Best New Artist: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Best Pop Vocal Album: Best Dance Recording: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: Best R&B Song: Best R&B Album: Best Contemporary R&B Album: Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Best Rap Song: Best Rap Album: Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media

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