Ga Ga: Estelle, Adele & M.I.A. Nab Grammy Award Nominations

Nominees for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, which will air live on CBS on Feb. 8, were announced Wednesday night during a special concert event.

While Lil Wayne and Coldplay led with eight and seven Grammy nods, respectively, some of Blindie’s ga ga-worthy artists, including Estelle, Adele, Jason Mraz, Leona Lewis, M.I.A. and Duffy were also nominated.

Here’s a list of nominees in the major categories:

Best New Artist
• Adele
• Duffy
• Jonas Brothers
• Lady Antebellum
• Jazmine Sullivan

Record of the Year
• “Chasing Pavements,” Adele
• “Viva la Vida,” Coldplay
• “Bleeding Love,” Leona Lewis
• “Paper Planes,” M.I.A.
• “Please Read the Letter,” Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Song of the Year
• “American Boy,” Estelle featuring Kanye West
• “Chasing Pavements,” Adele
• “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz
• “Love Song,” Sara Bareilles
• “Viva La Vida,” Coldplay

Pop Vocal Album
Detours, Sheryl Crow
Rockferry, Duffy
Long Road Out of Eden, Eagles
Spirit, Leona Lewis
Covers, James Taylor

Rap Album
American Gangster, Jay-Z
Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne
The Cool, Lupe Fiasco
Nas, Nas
Paper Trail, T.I.

Rock Album
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay
Rock N Roll Jesus, Kid Rock
Only By the Night, Kings of Leon
Death Magnetic, Metallica
Consolers of the Lonely, The Raconteurs

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

Estelle Nabs Five Mobo Award Nominations & Speaks Out on Adele & Duffy

Every time Estelle’s Kanye West-cameod single “American Boy” circulates on our iPod, we can’t help but to get amped. So when we heard the British songstress nabbed five Mobo (Music of Black Origin) Award nominations, we were elated.

The 28-year-old singer earned more nods, including Best UK Female, Album, Song, R&B/Soul and Video, than fresh-faced stunner Leona Lewis, who recently became the first British woman to reach No. 1 in the US singles charts for more than 20 years for her hit, “Bleeding Love.”

More shocking than going face-to-face with hitmaker Lewis, Estelle is reportedly pissed to be going up against white British songstresses Adele & Duffy (whose “Warwick Avenue” we are completely haunted by and ga ga over!).

“It’s hilarious,” Estelle told the London Times. “I’m not mad at ’em – but I’m just wondering, how the hell is there not a single black person in the press singing soul? Adele ain’t soul. She sounds like she heard some Aretha records once and she’s got a deeper voice – that don’t mean she’s soul.”

The 13th annual awards will be held in London on October 15.