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Grammy Nom For Sam Sparro

Openly gay Australian singer Sam Sparro received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording last night for his single Black And Gold (above), which was released at the start of the year. Even though the single has had 8 million views on YouTube, somehow I'd never heard of Sparro until the Out 100 Awards last month where he was a performer. And I missed his show because I was backstage at the time, dammit.

More nominations:

Dance recording

Harder Better Faster Stronger Daft Punk
Ready For The Floor, Hot Chip
Just Dance, Lady Gaga & Colby O'Donis
Give It 2 Me, Madonna
Disturbia, Rihanna
Black & Gold, Sam Sparro

Album of the year

Coldplay, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends
Ne-Yo, Year of the Gentleman
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand
Radiohead, In Rainbows
Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III

Song of the year

American Boy by William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West)
Chasing Pavements by Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele)
I'm Yours by Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz)
Love Song by Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles)
Viva La Vida by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

Best new artist
Jazmine Sullivan
Jonas Brothers
Duffy<--JMG pick! Lady Antebellum

UGH: Kate Perry received a Best Female Vocal nomination for her ode to fake lesbians, I Kissed A Girl.

UPDATE: The Best Dance Album category wasn't covered in the above-linked story, so I missed Cyndi Lauper's nomination.
- New York City, Brazilian Girls
- Alive 2007, Daft Punk
- Bring Ya To The Brink, Cyndi Lauper
- X, Kylie Minogue
- Last Night, Moby
- Robyn, Robyn

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