Nominees Beyonce, Maxwell, and the Black Eyed Peas are among the first performers that have been announced for the 52nd Grammy Awards.
Beyonce, who already has 10 Grammy wins on her ledger, leads the trio with 10 nominations this year, including Record of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (Halo), Album of Year (I Am Sasha Fierce), Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (At Last), and Best R&B Song (Single Ladies).
Maxwell has secured 6 nominations. Powered by his successful LP Blacksummers Night, Maxwells list features distinctions for Song of the Year, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Song for Pretty Wings, Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Phoenix Rise), and Best R&B Album.
Three-time Grammy winners The Black Eyed Peas have also secured 6 nominations, including Record of the Year (I Gotta Feeling), Best Pop Vocal Album, and Album of the Year for The E.N.D.
Through January 15, fans can upload a 20-second video of renditions of BEPs I Gotta Feeling for the opportunity to have their covers appears live during the Grammy telecast.
The videos can be uploaded at http://www.cbs.com/specials/grammys/upload/ The 2010 Grammy Awards will air live from LAs Staples Center on Sunday, January 31 at 8PM.
Online coverage will be available through www.grammy.com, Youtube (www.youtube.com/thegrammys), Twitter (www.twitter.com/thegrammys), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/thegrammys).