Thursday, February 4, 2010
Taken from Vh1.com here is the interview with Platinum, he talks about how she feels being therunner-up on the show, what she feels about Danger and she thinks that Ray-J & Mz. Berry's relationship won't last.
You cried after Ray announced he was choosing Mz Berry. Were you heartbroken?
No. I think I was more upset than heartbroken, although I did care about him. But life moves on and I know that the reason why he felt upset was my ex. I know that was a big issue. Ray felt like he was a rebound man. So it was understandable. I care about him, and I would care about him as a friend. I honestly, truly, deep down in my heart don’t believe that we would work well either way, because I would never be able to trust him.
No. Never. Not at all.
He chalked things up to just having a stronger connection with Mz Berry. Did you agree with that?
If he says that our connection wasn’t as strong, then I’m sure [he’s right]. I wasn’t one to go sleep with him, so I think that has a lot to do with the connection. I think we were more a friendship type thing. I know Mz Berry was all on him all of the time, and that’s just not me. That’s just not my personality.
For the sake of clarification, what was up with your ex issues? Were you really over him?
Honestly, the breakup was recent, and I was really, really depressed over it. It was probably a five-month gap between that and coming on the show. And of course, everybody has exes, so you’re always going to have feelings there, especially if the relationship was so long. I still cared about him. There’s no doubt about it that I did. But would I have been able to move on? Yeah, of course.
And it seemed like what Ray mainly took away from that was you’re honest enough to admit to that.
Yeah, I’m not going to lie about it. It’s obviously going to show in every emotion that I express with him, anyway. And at the time, if he would have come around, I would have talked to him at least. Not necessarily gotten back with him, but…we did end up talking after the show
Danger called you “boring.” Do you think people confuse being boring and keeping it real?
I’m just being honest. If they want to see fake-ass bitches, then go for Flossy and Exotica and all of them. But I’m not going to play a stupid game. It’s reality, so I’m being real. Danger’s just psycho. I see her running around the streets of Hollywood like a f***ing psycho. I’m being real, and I’m being myself. I’m not going to be some psycho girl. I mean, yeah, I have my moments, but they whole point is to be there for him, so I think I was being honest.
You’re considered the least aggressive member of the Wolf Pack. Do you agree?
I would say…I don’t know, I’m just me. I’m the one that’ll find s*** out and then tell them. I have my times where I’ll talk s***, too. They didn’t show that at all, and I know I’m not played out like that. I’ve talked my s*** and I’ve said a lot of s***. I’m just not dumb about it. I’m a bitch!
There were little incidents with you and the other Wolf Pack members, like when you grilled Heartbreaker during the lie detector, and when you told Brandy that you wouldn’t pick her to be with Ray. What do you think of that now?
I’d still say it. I didn’t see them together. I know how my friend is. If he wanted to end up with Grandma, he ended up with the right person. I didn’t mean it in a bad way, Luscious is my friend. I’m just being true about it. I did see them with him, and I could see that she was already kind of over it.
What would you say to somebody who watched that and questioned your loyalty to your friends?
I wouldn’t say it had anything to do with loyalty, because I’m just being honest. I don’t see her with Ray, and I don’t see Ray with her. It has nothing to do with my friendship with her. It’s me being loyal to the true feeling of how I know she would feel and how I know Ray would feel. And it would never work. So as far as being loyal to a friend in terms of being behind her back 24/7, then yeah. But being honest with a situation in general is totally different than being loyal. I would say I’m loyal either way.
You were particularly civil with Mz Berry when it was just down to you two.
She reminded me of my mom! And I felt like if I talked to her in any bad way, I would be disrespecting my mom. She would yell and I would get scared, because she really sounded like my mom, and I felt like if I disrespected her in any way on national TV, my mom would see that and kick my ass. So I’m not trying to disrespect my mom, or my elders. So it had to have been civil, either way. I did ask her, though, about going through menopause…
Do you think it’ll last with Ray and Mz Berry?
No, not at all. Being real, I don’t think anybody can fall in love with somebody unless they’re the one. I mean, there’s always love at first sight, but to be around so many girls and constantly think you have his attention, it’s just not possible.
At this point, do you feel like you’re over Ray?
Yeah. For sure. I think I can only see him as a friend, and even though he might try to talk back to me or whatever, I will never trust him or see him like that. It would just never ever, ever work. Ever.
Taken from VH1.com Ray J will return to VH1 with a new reality show featuring his sister Brandy and his parents more details below
Ray J recently said on Twitter that this season of For the Love of Ray J would be the last. But, that doesn’t mean he’s leaving VH1 anytime soon — a new series about his family is set to premiere Sunday, April 11 at 9/8c. Check out the press release below for details of this, as well as the For the Love of Ray J 2 reunion:
Superstar siblings Brandy and Ray J Norwood are famous for their incredible vocal talent on the stage and screen. But they wouldn’t be anywhere without the support and guidance of their parents – entertainment manager and mom, Sonja and talented musical father, Willie Norwood. In this new VH1 series, viewers will get a first hand glimpse into the lives of the Norwood family unit and their family business – Rn’B Productions. Run by Sonja, Rn’B Productions features an impressive roster of musical artists including Brandy, Ray J and their father Willie, who also serves as the company’s vocal coach. But with Sonja ready to take a step down, Brandy and Ray J will have to fill her shoes quickly all the while taking the family business to the next level. Will they have what it takes to continue to stay in the limelight while growing an entertainment empire? Watch as the Norwood’s join forces and reach new levels of success in Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business premieres on VH1 Sunday, April 11 at 9:00 PM.
From an early age Brandy and Ray J were exposed to the spotlight. Brandy blew the world away in the 90’s with her soulful voice as a teenager, scoring numerous hits on the pop charts and earning her first Grammy® at the age of 19. Popular for her starring role on the long running hit series Moesha and for her roles in films like Cinderella along side Whitney Houston, Brandy quickly became a household name. Following in his sister’s footsteps, Ray J emerged onto the scene in various TV shows and films and became a power player in the music industry with platinum selling hits like “Sexy Can I” and “One Wish.” Ray J is also famous for his reputation having dated many of Hollywood’s leading ladies and staring in two seasons of his own hit VH1 reality series, For the Love of Ray J.
“The Norwoods are an incredibly talented family who truly love each other and I think our viewers will relate to that,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, VH1. “They are also a family in business together in a rapidly evolving industry, which offers a whole other level of complexity in their relationships. I was struck not only by their bond and honesty with each other, but also by their ability to put family first amidst all the rewards and struggles their industry can provide.”
In their new 11, one-hour episode series, both Brandy and Ray J will expand their roles in the family business. Brandy will step back into the music scene and team up with famous producer Timbaland for a new album all the while raising her seven year-old daughter Sy’rai. We’ll also see Ray J stepping out of his notorious bad boy image and collaborating with Rodney Jerkins and other popular R&B heavyweights. Father, Willie will continue to sing and coach his famous children while being the original voice of reason. And the matriarch of the family, Sonja, will strive to keep her famous family on the right track, while passing the family business down to her two superstar children.
Despite their success and celebrity status, the Norwoods’ are a typical American family who stick together. Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business premieres on VH1 Sunday, April 11 at 9:00 PM.
VH1.com will be home to show information, video clips, full episodes and more when Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business premieres in April.
Don’t forget to tune in when all your favorite ladies from the past 10 weeks reunite at the For The Love of Ray J 2 reunion show on Monday, February 8 at 8:00 PM. Watch as this season’s eliminated women finally give Ray J, and each other, a piece of their mind.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Here is a video of Poprah from I Want To Work for iddy 2 confronting Danger at an event. I don't kno what is up with Dange but it seems like she isn't al there, if you know what I mean. I don't know if Danger really acts like this or she is just acting like this for attention. The two got into it towards the nd of the video.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I had interviewed Christi who recently got eliminated on the show. We discussed about her ex-boyfriend and what really happaned that caused her to be eliminated. We also talk about Frank's brother Sal having a thing for her and much more.
Here is the interview.
Vh1access: Hey Christi how are you?
Christi: I am fabulous, dear!!!!
Vh1access: So you ended up getting eliminated because of your ex-boyfriend. What really happened?
Christi: I explained that I was friends with my ex, I was honest about when we stopped hooking up! I doubt Frank wasn't hooking up with girls all summer... but I was honest about it, and I had stopped anything physical with Evan for months. We had become best friends and the spark was gone and there were a couple months we stopped talking, but I realized I needed him in my life as a friend. Why throw away friendship too? I should have never said best friend because in all honesty he is a good friend, but not my best. When I called Evan out for lying, he was completely silent. There was more viewers didn't get to see (such as when I call my dad and he freaks out about Evan lying.. you can see in the preview, before the season started, me crying "My dad wants to beat his ass!"), all the girls on the show believed me as well, because I had already told them about how I was friends with most of my ex-boyfriends.
Vh1access: Are you angry at Frank that he eliminated you because of what happened?
Christi: I was very angry because I found it so unfair that he believed Cathy about her "famous boyfriend" situation, without any hesitation, but he automatically assumed I was lying. He really didn't give me any chance to explain myself. He didn't ask any of the other girls when they last hooked up with someone, he only cared that I had an ex who was my friend.
Vh1access: What are your thoughts on Frank's parents?
Christi: I love the Marescas. I grew up without a mother, and it was really amazing to see what a great relationship she has with her sons, and she was very sweet to me, and her food rocks.
Vh1access: Do you regret talking to Sal about your ex-boyfriend?
Christi: I don't regret talking about him because I was being honest, but I do regret how I worded myself. I was honestly very tipsy at the barbeque, and pretty tipsy when I called Evan in front of Frank.
Vh1access: Who did you got along with the most on the show?
Christi: Cathy was my best friend in the house. There were a group of us called the "A-Listers" which consisted of Cathy, Felicia, Jenny, Kerry, and myself. Those girls were my btiches. I honestly loved all the girls though. They are all amazing. I shared a room with Melissa, Annie, and Melody, and we had a great time. I once slept walk and screamed in Melissa's face in my sleep- I feel so bad about that haha
Vh1accessSpeaking of Sal, on twitter I saw a tweet from you that you wanted to date Sal? Do you like Frank's brother?
Christi: I am respectful of Sal's situation, but he knows what's up... Sal is like the guy version of me. All I will say is that we talk every night before I go to bed...
Vh1access: Do you think that Sal had a thing for you on the show?
Christi: Yes! Look at the bonus clips!!! We clicked right away, which is why I felt so comfortable talking about my ex-situation with him. Unfortunately that did me in haha... but when I came home Sal contacted me and we haven't stopped talking since.
Vh1access: Did you like the way you were potrayed on the show?
Christi: If you knew me in my everyday life, my friends would say I am a lot louder and crazier haha... but I am honestly very happy with how I was portrayed. I was myself, and I was real. I genuinely meant everything I said and I think viewers believed me for the most part. I honestly do like children though! Will is just a lil shit.
Vh1access: Now a lot of people (myself included } have said that you resemble Cocktial from For The The Love of Ray-J. What do you have to say about that?
Christi: Well, thank you, because I view that as a huge compliment. She is gorgeous and was my favorite on For the Love of Ray-J!
Vh1access: Have you ever met Cocktial?
Christi: No, but I'd be down to party with her for sure!
Vh1access: Now For The Love Of Ray-J is having their own reunion show, is there a higher chance now that Frank The Entertainer might be having a reunion show?
Christi: I hope so! There are a lot of things that need to be cleared up, and a lot of hilarious situations that need to be talked about. I also want to see all the girls and his parents again.
Vh1access: Would you do another reality show?
Christi: Yes, I said no initially, but it is honestly an amazing experience, but mentally draining. I learned a lot about myself and the people around me, and met some awesome people.
Vh1access: Do you want to give a shout out to anyone?
Christi: A-List love!!!!!!! Oh and Will- thanks for haunting my dreams.
Follow Christi on twitter: twitter.com/Vh1Christi
Here are the 5 candidates for February:
The winner will be announced on March 1st. This is a way for me to show love back to all the people that visit this blog. If you want to be nominated, you basically have to be a daily visitor & following me on twitter.
He is one of my folloers on twitter, he won by a landslide on the poll. As a reward he will be featured on he side of my blog with his twitter link. So everyone follow NewjerZ. If anyone who are interested to become a nominee for Vh1access fan of the month, hot me up on twitter or post a shoutout.
Febuary nominees will be posted tomorrow
Monday, February 1, 2010
For The Love Of Ray-J Finale Review
So we did a poll 2 weeks ago on who we thought was going to win season 2. The majority of you voted for Platinum. Wrong answer! lol it seems like the rumors & spoilers about Mz Berry winning were true!
So the finale starts off Ray-J taking Platinum to Las Vagas with his Jet, I thought he should have chose another place because he went to Vegas with Cocktial & Unique last season, so it was basically like deja vu all over again. So he ended up taking her there. Meanwhile Mz. Berry tried not to worry about it but you can tell she felt uncomfortable. The next day Ray-J took Mz. Berry to a yacht. I've noticed the yacht is another clique of these VH1 love shows they always go to yachts, especailly in the finales, what's up with that? Anyway Ray-J was concerned that Mz Berry couldn't handle his lifestyle because she gets too emotional at times. His concern with Platinum was the trusting issue. At the end he was in front of a jet and he chose Mz.Berry. Both of them went to the jet and at first Platinum was in shock while he picked Mz. Berry, she had no emotional but once she got to the other plane she ended sobbing. When I first saw Mz. Berry on the 1st episode I placed a bet that she was the woman that was going to win and she did. The reunion of season 2 will air next Monday at 8:PM lets see if they are still together.
my rating 9/10
Season 2 finale in Review
Here are my thoughts on the season 2 finale of Tough Love. I really like the way they did this seasons finale , unlike last season.
This finale had a lot more closure than last season. Last season we all wondered what happen to the the women and their relationships. they gave us a brief info of what happened to the girls after on the 1st season I thought that was lame. Season 2 finale was more detailed. I really the idea of the promise rings. Each girl had to give the guy their promise rings in order to continue to persue their relationships. I did not expected all of the guys to say yes, I was a bit surprised that all of them said yes. This time none of the girls got kicked out like with Arain last season. Taylor went all out this season. I am going to be doing an interview with Taylro soon.The thing that I always wonder is that how come they is no Tough love Reunion? They should have a Tough Love reunion show so we can finf out what happened after the show. Overall the finale was really good.
my rating 8/10
Mz Berry 26%
You guys have voted and most of you guys think that Ray-J will pick Platinum. The finale of For the love of Ray-J airs tomorrow night. It asla been confirmed that there will be a reunion show. The reunion show is being filmed tomorrow.
Here are the list of winners of the 2010 Grammys
RECORD OF THE YEAR
"I Gotta Feeling," The Black Eyed Peas
"Use Somebody," Kings of Leon Winner
"Poker Face," Lady Gaga
"You Belong With Me," Taylor Swift
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"I Am...Sasha Fierce," Beyonce
"The E.N.D.," The Black Eyed Peas
"The Fame," Lady Gaga
"Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King," Dave Matthews Band
"Fearless," Taylor Swift Winner
SONG OF THE YEAR
"Poker Face," Lady Gaga & RedOne
"Pretty Wings," Hod David & Musze
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)," Thaddis Harrell, Beyonce Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart Winner
"Use Somebody," Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon)
"You Belong With Me," Liz Rose & Taylor Swift
BEST NEW ARTIST
Zac Brown Band Winner
The Ting Tings
BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Hometown Glory," Adele
"Halo," Beyonce Winner
"Hot N Cold," Katy Perry
"You Belong With Me," Taylor Swift
BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"This Time," John Legend
"Love You," Maxwell
"Make It Mine," Jason Mraz Winner
"If You Don't Know Me by Now," Seal
"All About the Love Again," Stevie Wonder
BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"I Gotta Feeling," The Black Eyed Peas Winner
"We Weren't Born to Follow," Bon Jovi
"Never Say Never," The Fray
"Sara Smile," Daryl Hall & John Oates
BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
"Sea of Heartbreak," Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen
"Love Sex Magic," Ciara & Justin Timberlake
"Lucky," Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat Winner
"Baby, It's Cold Outside," Willie Nelson & Norah Jones
"Breathe," Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat
BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
"Besame Mucho," Herb Alpert
"Throw Down Your Heart," Bela Fleck Winner
"The Fire," Imogen Heap
"Phoenix Rise," Maxwell
"Funk Joint," Marcus Miller
BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
"In Boston," Chris Botti
"Potato Hole," Booker T. Jones Winner
"Modern Art," The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman
"Down The Wire," Spyro Gyra
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
"The E.N.D.," The Black Eyed Peas Winner
"Breakthrough," Colbie Caillat
"All I Ever Wanted," Kelly Clarkson
"The Fray," The Fray
BEST DANCE RECORDING
"Boom Boom Pow," The Black Eyed Peas
"When Love Takes Over," David Guetta & Kelly Rowland
"Poker Face," Lady Gaga Winner
"Womanizer," Britney Spears
BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM
"Divided By Night," The Crystal Method
"One Love," David Guetta
"The Fame," Lady Gaga Winner
"Party Rock," LMFAO
"Yes," Pet Shop Boys
BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
"A Swingin' Christmas," Tony Bennett
"Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden," Michael Buble Winner
"Your Songs," Harry Connick, Jr.
"Liza's At the Palace," Liza Minnelli
"American Classic," Willie Nelson
BEST SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Beyond Here Lies Nothin'," Bob Dylan
"Change In the Weather," John Fogerty
"Working On a Dream," Bruce Springsteen Winner
"Fork in the Road," Neil Young
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"Can't Find My Way Home," Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
"Life In Technicolor II," Coldplay
"21 Guns," Green Day
"Use Somebody," Kings of Leon Winner
"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight," U2
BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
"War Machine," AC/DC Winner
"Check My Brain," Alice In Chains
"When I've Done," Linkin Park
"The Unforgiven III," Metallica
"Burn It To The Ground," Nickelback
BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
"Dissident Aggressor," Judas Priest Winner
"Set To Fail," Lamb of God
"Head Crusher," Megadeth
"Senor Peligro," Ministry
"Hate Worldwide," Slayer
BEST ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
"A Day In The Life," Jeff Beck Winner
"Warped Sister," Booker T. Jones
"Playing With Fire," Brad Paisley
"Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin'," Brian Setzer Orchestra
"Now We Run," Steve Vai
BEST ROCK SONG
"The Fixer," Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight," Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr. (U2)
"21 Guns," Billi Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tre Cool (Green Day)
"Use Somebody," Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon) Winner
"Working On A Dream," Bruce Springsteen
BEST ROCK ALBUM
"Black Ice," AC/DC
"Live From Madison Square Garden," Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
"21st Century Breakdown," Green Day Winner
"Big Whiskey And the Groogrux King," Dave Matthew Band
"No Line On The Horizon," U2
BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
"Everything That Happens Will Happen Today," David Byrne & Brian Eno
"The Open Door," Death Cab For Cutie
"Sounds of the Universe," Depeche Mode
"Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix," Phoenix Winner
"It's Blitz!," Yeah Yeah Yeahs
BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" Beyonce Winner
"It Kills Me," Melanie Fiona
"That Was Then," Lalah Hathaway
"Goin' Thru Changes," Ledisi
"Lions, Tigers & Bears," Jazmine Sullivan
BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"The Point Of It All," Anthony Hamilton
"Pretty Wings," Maxwell Winner
"Sobeautiful," Musiq Soulchild
"Under," Pleasure P
"There Goes My Baby," Charlie Wilson
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"Blame It," Jamie Foxx & T-Pain Winner
"Chocolate High," India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild
"Ifuleave," Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige
"Higher Ground," Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters
"Love Has Finally Come At Last," Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby
BEST TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"At Last," Beyonce Winner
"Soul Music," Anthony Hamilton
"Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," Boney James & Quinn
"Sow Love," Ann Nesby
"Woman Gotta Have It," Calvin Richardson
BEST URBAN/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE
"Daykeeper," The Foreign Exchange
"All Matter," Robert Glasper & Bilal
"Pearls," India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore Winner
"A Tale of Two," Eric Roberson, Ben O'Neill & Michelle Thompson
BEST R&B SONG
"Blame It," James T. Brown, John Conte, Jr., Jamie Foxx, Christopher Henderson, Brandon R. Melachon, Breyon Prescott, T-Pain & Nathan L. Walker (Jamie Foxx & T-Pain)
"Lions, Tigers & Bears," Salaam Remi & Jazzmine Sullivan (Jazmine Sullivan)
"Pretty Wings," Hod David & Musze (Maxwell)
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," Thaddis Harrell, Beyonce Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart (Beyonce) Winner
"Under," D. Babbs, L. Bereal, M. Cooper, A. Dixon, J. Franklin, T. Jones, R. New & K. Stephens (Pleasure P)
BEST R&B ALBUM
"The Point Of It All," Anthony Hamilton
"Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics," India.Arie
"Turn Me Loose," Ledisi
"Blacksummers' Night," Maxwell Winner
"Uncle Charlie," Charlie Wilson
BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM
"I Am...Sasha Fierce," Beyonce Winner
"Intuition," Jamie Foxx
"The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper," Pleasure P
"Ready," Trey Songs
"Thr33 Rings," T-Pain
BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE
"Best I Ever Had," Drake
"D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)," Jay-Z Winner
"Day 'N' Nite," Kid Cudi
"Casa Bey," Mos Def
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
"Too Many Rappers," Beastie Boys & Nas
"Crack a Bottle," Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent Winner
"Money Goes, Honey Stay," Fabolous & Jay-Z
"Make Her Say," Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common
"Amazing," Kanye West & Young Jeezy
BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
"Ego," Beyonce & Kanye West
"Know You Down," Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
"Run This Town," Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West Winner
"I'm On A Boat," The Lonely Island & T-Pain
"Dead And Gone," T.I. & Justin Timberlake
BEST RAP SONG
"Best I Ever Had," Aubrey Drake Graham, D. Hamilton & M. Samuels (Drake)
"Day 'N' Nite," S. Mescudi, O. Omishore (Kid Cudi)
"Dead And Gone," C. Harris, R. Tadross, J. Timberlake (T.I. & Justin Timberlake)
"D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)," Shawn Carter & Ernest Wilson (Jay-Z)
"Run This Town," Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West & E. Wilson (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West) Winner
BEST RAP ALBUM
"Universal Mind Control," Common
"Relapse," Eminem Winner
"R.O.O.T.S.," Flo Rida
"The Ecstatic," Mos Def
"The Renaissance," Q-Tip
BEST FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Dead Flowers," Miranda Lambert
"I Just Call You Mine," Martina McBride
"White Horse," Taylor Swift Winner
"Just A Dream," Carrie Underwood
"Solitary Thinkin'," Lee Ann Womack
BEST MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"All I Ask For Anymore," Trace Adkins
"People Are Crazy," Billy Currington
"High Cost Of Living," Jamey Johnson
"Living For The Night," George Strait
"Sweet Thing," Keith Urban Winner
BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"Cowgirls Don't Cry," Brooks & Dunn
"Chicken Fried," Zac Brown Band
"I Run To You," Lady Antebellum Winner
"Here Comes Goodbye," Racal Flatts
"It Happens," Sugarland
BEST COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
"Beautiful World," Dierks Bentley & Patty Griffin
"Down The Road," Kenny Chesney & Mac McAnally
"Start A Band," Brad Paisley & Keith Urban
"I Told You So," Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis Winner
"Everything But Quits," Lee Ann Womack & George Strait
BEST COUNTRY INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
"Under the (Five) Wire," Alison Brown
"The Crystal Merchant," The Greencards
"Mansinneedof," Sarah Jarosz
"Producer's Medley," Steve Wariner Winner
BEST COUNTRY SONG
"All I Ask For Anymore," Casey Beathard & Tim James (Trace Adkins)
"High Cost of Living," Jamey Johnson & James Slater (Jamey Johnson)
"I Run To You," Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)
"People Are Crazy," Bobby Braddock & Troy Jones (Billy Currington)
"White Horse," Liz Rose & Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift) Winner
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
"The Foundation," Zac Brown Band
"Twang," George Strait
"Fearless," Taylor Swift Winner
"Defying Gravity," Keith Urban
"Call Me Crazy," Lee Ann Womack