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Fresh off dominating the Billboard Awards, Mary J. Blige continues her stellar year by leading the Grammy nominations with a whopping eight nods, including album of the year for her multi-platinum The Breakthrough.
The R&B vet’s hit track “Be Without You” earned song of the year and record of the year nods.
“Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley and “Put Your Records On” by Corinne Bailey Rae also were nominated for record of the year.
Corinne Bailey Rae walked away with two additional nods for best new artist and song of the year.
Blige was also nominated for best R&B album, along with Jamie Foxx, India.Arie, Prince and Lionel Richie.
The 49th annual Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on CBS February 11.