This year's nominations have been announced, with Gnarls Barkley and the Dixie Chicks filling out the top categories alongside plenty of the folks who dominated FM radio and MTV this year. As expected, James Blunt, John Mayer, and Beyoncé are up for a bunch of awards. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have six nominations, putting them just behind Mary J. Blige, who leads with eight. Quick, everyone, look excited (in the Grammy spirit, this post includes the Urban/Alternative category just for the sake of sneaking in a few more interesting and lucrative things):
Record Of The Year: "Be Without You" (Mary J. Blige), "You're Beautiful" (James Blunt),"Not Ready To Make Nice" (Dixie Chicks), "Crazy" (Gnarls Barkley),"Put Your Records On" (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Album Of The Year: Taking The Long Way (Dixie Chicks), St. Elsewhere (Gnarls Barkley), Continuum (John Mayer), Stadium Arcadium (Red Hot Chili Peppers), FutureSex/LoveSounds (Justin Timberlake)
Best Urban/Alternative Performance: "Crazy" (Gnarls Barkley), "That Heat" (Sergio Mendes feat. Erykah Badu and Will.i.am), "Mas Que Nada" (Sergio Mendes feat. The Black Eyed Peas), "Idlewild Blue (Don't Chu Worry 'Bout Me)" (Outkast), "3121" (Prince)
The full list of nominations is here.