Thursday, December 06, 2007

Rihanna nominated for four six Grammy Awards

Talk about a Christmas present. On the heels of an American Music Awards win, Rihanna has scored another major achievement, not one but four Grammy nominations.

The Bajan singer was nominated in the categories Record of the Year for her hit Umbrella, Song of the Year, also for Umbrella, Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (Hate That I Love You featuring Ne-Yo) and Best R&B Song (Hate That I Love You featuring Ne-Yo).

The category Record of the Year will pit her against heavyweights Beyonce (Irreplaceable), Amy Winehouse (Rehab), Justin Timberlake (What Goes Around...Comes Around) and the Foo Fighters (The Pretender).

The 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on February 10, 2008, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

To see a complete list of the nominees, click here.

I think Rihanna has this locked down. She's already beaten Beyonce and Umbrella was such a monster hit it that it should run right over the other contenders. I have a good vibe about this....

I'm a tad confused because now I see that Rihanna's label Def Jam is reporting that she received six nominations. Anyhoo, she was nominated and that's all that matters. On to the winning stage now!



titilayo said...

She's actually nominated for three Grammys: Record of the Year (which I really think she has a good chance of winning), Best R&B performance by a duo/group, and Best Dance Record (for Don't Stop the Music). The nominations for Song of the Year and Best R&B song go to the songwriters, not Rihanna.

Bajegirl said...

Thanks for comment, titilayo. I had planned to amend my earlier post but the computer crashed. But I'm still hearing it's four nominations so I don't know.

Bajegirl said...

Thanks for comment, titilayo. I had planned to amend my earlier post but the computer crashed. But I'm still hearing it's four nominations so I don't know.

Kenya Doll said...

Three, four, five, doesn't matter how many Grammy...she deserves NONE of them. NONE.

The Grammys are so laughable.

Khaidji said...

This poem salutes Rihanna on her 6 Grammy nominations, she must be elated. I wish her many successes in converting these into awards but what ever the outcome, Bajans have much to be proud of this daughter of the soil. My poem has many highlights hidden in the text. For those of you viewing it in mono, you may have some difficulty finding the hidden message. See also the left spine, the first letter in each line down the length of the poem. Thanks again Bajegirl for being the first to bring this news to me.

Good Girl Gone Bad; Go Get Grammies

Grammy nomination for Record of the year
Our own Rihanna puts “Umbrella” right up there
Once the world saw her they fell in love
Diva reaching heights the world now speaks of
Grammy selection for Song of the year is Miss Fenty
“I just can't believe this is happening to me”
Rogers quoted what our Bajan girl reacted and said
Learning that her six nominations pushes her ahead
Grammy nomination for Best Dance recording
One telling us “Don’t stop the music” keep on dancing
Nominees are plentiful but she’s Bajan
Every Barbadian should be proud of what she has done
Barbados has never had such an award before
And now she has the chance for awards galore
Def Jam predicted and pushed for this all year long
Grammy nomination for the Best R&B song
On top of that with their dual harmonization
Grammy nomination for Best Rap/Song Collaboration
Entertainment beyond what we’ve seen yet
This Ne Yo “Hate that I love you” duet
Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance
Rihanna is in for a very clear chance
And still, though we hope that she converts these
May she know that we are already very please
My thoughts are with her as she awaits
Intense deliberations from the final audits
Ella gets 6 nominations for this 50th anniversary
She’s truly a superstar our Robyn Rihanna Fenty