Hollywood, CA (December 7, 2007)--The nominations for the milestone 50th annual Grammy Awards were announced in Hollywood by an all-star lineup of artists, including Herbie Hancock, Fergie, Akon, Taylor Swift, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, George Lopez, Vince Gill, Foo Fighters' Dave Gohl and Taylor Hawkins, and Recording Academy chairman Jimmy Jam.
The leading nominees are Kanye West, with eight, and Amy Winehouse, with six. Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Rihannna, Paul McCartney, T-Pain and Timbaland are also top nominees.
In the category of Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, the nominees are:
Tchad Blake, Cameron Criag, Emery Dobyns and Jimmy Hogarth for Beauty & Crime by Suzanne Vega
Dave O'Donnell and Elliott Scheiner for Destination Moon by Deborah Cox
Robert Carranza, Serbhan Ghenea, John Hanes and KC Porter for Don't Mess With The Dragon by Ozomatli
Tucker Martine for Floratone by Floratone
Jason Lehning for II by Viktor Krauss
The nominees for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, are:
Howard Benson (Daughtry: Daughtry; Melee: Devils & Angels; The Starting Line: Direction; Relient K: Five Score and Seven Years Ago; Sound The Alarm: Stay Inside)
Joe Chiccarelli (Burdon Brothers: Mercy; Oxbow: The Narcotic Story; Kurt Elling: Nightmoves; The Shins: Wincing the Night Away)
Mike Elizondo (Maroon 5: It Won't Be Soon Before Long; Rilo Kiley: Under The Blacklight)
Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse: Back To Black, Rehab and You Know I'm No Good; Lily Allen: Littlest Things; Mark Ronson: Version)
Timbaland (M.I.A. featuring Timbaland: Come Around; Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake: Give It To Me; Fabolous featuring Ne-Yo: Make Me Better; Timbaland: Timbaland Presents: Shock Value; Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson & D.O.E.: The Way I Are)
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast--for the 35th consecutive year--on CBS at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Sunday, February 10, 2008. The Grammy Awards was the first awards show to air in HDTV with 5.1 surround sound, and will continue to utilize the latest technology.
The Recording Academy