Ah, the 2010 Grammy nominations are finally here! The nomination event, which happened the eve of Dec. 2, was hosted by LL Cool J, who rapped to an assortment of the year’s hits from artists such as Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas and BeyoncĂ©. Meanwhile, Black Eyed Peas, Sugarland, Maxwell, and Nick Jonas & The Administration all made live performances as well as Katy Perry, T-Pain, George Lopez and Ringo Starr, who presented Grammy nominees in the leading categories. BeyoncĂ©, Taylor Swift, and Lady GaGa reigned the top categories, snagging noms for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Album of the Year. Without further anticipation, check out the list of 2010’s leading nominees after the jump.

Song of the Year

‘Poker Face’ Lady GaGa

‘Pretty Wings’ Maxwell

‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’ BeyoncĂ©

‘Use Somebody’ Kings of Leon

‘You Belong With Me’ Taylor Swift

Pop Duo or Group With Vocals

Black Eyed Peas, ‘I Gotta Feeling’

Bon Jovi, ‘We Weren’t Born to Follow’

The Fray, ‘Never Say Never’

Daryl Hall and John Oates, ‘Sara Smile’

MGMT, ‘Kids’

Best Rock Album

AC/DC, ‘Black Ice’

Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, ‘Live From Madison Square Garden’

Green Day ’21st Century Breakdown’

Dave Matthew Band, ‘Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King’

U2, ‘No Line on the Horizon’

Best Rap Solo Performance

Drake, ‘Best I Ever Had’

Eminem, ‘Beautiful’

Jay-Z, ‘D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)’

Kid Cudi, ‘Day ‘N’ Nite’

Mos Def, ‘Casa Bey’

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals

Brooks & Dunn, ‘Cowgirls Don’t Cry’

Zac Brown Band, ‘Chicken Fried’

Lady Antebellum, ‘I Run To You’

Rascal Flatts, ‘Here Comes Goodbye’

Sugarland, ‘It Happens’

Record of the Year

BeyoncĂ©, ‘Halo’

Black Eyed Peas, ‘I Gotta Feeling’

Kings of Leon, ‘Use Somebody’

Lady GaGa, ‘Poker Face’

Taylor Swift, ‘You Belong With Me’

Album of the Year

BeyoncĂ©, ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’

Black Eyed Peas, ‘The E.N.D.’

Lady GaGa, ‘The Fame’

Dave Matthew Band, ‘Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King’

Taylor Swift, ‘Fearless’

Best New Artist

Zac Brown Band

Keri Hilson


Silversun Pickups

The Ting Tings

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Adele, ‘Hometown Glory’

BeyoncĂ©, ‘Halo’

Katy Perry, ‘Hot N Cold’

Pink, ‘Sober’

Taylor Swift, ‘You Belong With Me’

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

John Legend, ‘This Time’

Maxwell, ‘Love You’

Jason Mraz, ‘Make It Mine’

Seal, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’

Stevie Wonder, ‘All About the Love Again’

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