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Fountains of Wayne received a nod for “Stacy’s Mom” in the Pop Duo or Group With Vocal category.

OUTKAST, BEYONCÉ, JAY-Z AND PHARRELL LEAD GRAMMY NOMS

Hip-Hop Duo, Pop Diva, Rap Star and Producer Earn Six Noms Apiece

Hey Ya! Indeed.

OutKast, Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams were the big winners as Grammy nominations were announced this morning at the Beverly Hilton in L.A., grabbing six nods apiece.

Missy Elliott, Eminem, Evanescence, 50 Cent, Chad Hugo, Ricky Skaggs, Justin Timberlake, Luther Vandross and the late Warren Zevon had five nominations each.

Among multiple nominees with four each were Erykah Badu, Willie Nelson, Jose Serebrier and Jack White, who had one individual nod and three for White Stripes.

OutKast, Evanscence and Eminem all scored two nods apiece in the major categories.

OutKast received nods for Record of the Year (“Hey Ya”) and Album of the Year (Speakerboxxx/The Love Below), as well as a nod for Best Rap Album. The 46th annual Grammy awards take place Sunday night, Feb. 8 at the Staples Center, broadcast live on CBS.

Goth-rockers Evanescence received nods for Best New Artist, Album of the Year (Fallen) and Best Rock Album.

Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” is up for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

Aside from “Lose Yourself,” the Song of the Year nominees include Christina Aguilera (“Beautiful”), Vandross (“Dance with My Father”), Avril Lavigne (“I’m with You”) and Zevon (“Keep Me In Your Heart”).

In addition to Eminem and OutKast, Record of the Year candidates are Beyoncé f/Jay-Z (“Crazy In Love”), Black Eyed Peas f/Timberlake (“Where Is the Love”) and Coldplay (“Clocks”).

In addition to Evanescence, the Best New Artist category includes hip-hop phenom 50 Cent, dancehall popularizer Sean Paul, pop thrush Heather Headley and surprise pick Fountains of Wayne, who also received a nod for “Stacy’s Mom” in the Pop Duo or Group With Vocal category.

Aside from Evanscence and OutKast, the Album of the Year nominees are Missy Elliott, (Under Construction), Justin Timberlake (Justified) and White Stripes (Elephant).

Song of the Year nods went out to songwriter Linda Perry for Aguilera's ``Beautiful,'' Richard Marx and Vandross for Vandross' "Dance With My Father'' and Avril Lavigne and the songwriting group The Matrix for Lavigne's ``I'm With You.” 

Also in the category: Jorge Calderon and Zevon for the late entertainer's reflection on mortality "Keep Me in Your Heart.'' Zevon died from lung cancer at age 56 on Sept. 7. The final songwriter nominees were Jeff Bass, Eminem and Luis Resto for Eminem's "Lose Yourself.''

"Our voting membership highlighted truly outstanding nominees," said NARAS boss Neil Portnow. "Embracing both high-profile and up-and-coming artists, the nominations reflect talent that was both commercially successful as well as critically acclaimed. We are looking forward to putting together a stellar show that will reflect the musical, cultural and production values that make the GRAMMYs the pinnacle of entertainment and excellence."

On hand to announce the nominations were Portnow (who brought down the house by donning Brad Paisley’s 10-gallon hat), Sarah McLachlan, Dido, nominee Steve Vai, nominee MC Lyte, Evanescence’s Amy Lee, nominee Pharrell Williams, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, nominee Stacie Orrico and Moby, who caused the biggest stir of the morning by announcing a nomination for Barbra Streisand for her album “How To Defeat Our Current Inept President.”

Other announced categories included Female Pop Vocal (Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Dido, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan); Rap Album (Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, OutKast, The Roots); R&B Album (Erykah Badu, Blu Cantrell, Aretha Franklin, Isley Bros. f/Mr. Biggs, Vandross); Pop Duo or Group with Vocal (Bon Jovi, Eagles, Matchbox Twenty, No Doubt, Fountains of Wayne); Alternative (Flaming Lips, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, White Stripes); and Rock (Evanescence, Audioslave, Foo Fighters, Matchbox Twenty, Nickelback).

Nominations in the Best Contemporary R&B Album category were claimed by Ashanti for Chapter II, Beyoncé for Dangerously In Love, Mary J. Blige for Love and Life, Anthony Hamilton for Comin' From Where I'm From, and R. Kelly for Chocolate Factory.

Nigel Godrich, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the Matrix (Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards and Scott Spock), the Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo), and OutKast (André "3000" Benjamin and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton) will vie for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical.

More to come as we digest the rest of the list. Check www.grammy.com for the complete list of nominees.

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