The Good Girl Gone Bad singer made a splash on the U.S. and U.K. charts with her infectious, club-thumping single, "Umbrella" which undoubtedly helped her land the World's Best-Selling Pop Female Artist and Entertainer of the Year at the 2007 World Music Awards, among other honors. The song, which Grammy heavyweight Mary J. Blige originally turned down, may secure her a Grammy of her own.
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West was less than thrilled when he lost all five awards he was nominated for at the MTV Video Music Awards this year, but the producer-turned-rapper has yet another shot to be named a winner. The Grammys have been good to him in the past, netting him six awards for his first two albums. His third album, the critically acclaimed Graduation, is up for eight awards this year.
The British singer's tabloid buzz has almost eclipsed the success of her U.S. debut album, Back to Black, but the "Rehab" crooner's talent is undeniable. The album hit the Billboard 200 at number seven, the highest debut entry ever for a British female solo artist. Winehouse is nominated for six Grammy awards this year.
Since winning American Idol, the pop-country music star already has four American Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards and two Grammy Awards (including Best New Artist for her 2005 debut album Some Hearts) under her belt. Her latest effort Carnival Ride hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 and Country Album charts during its first week and outsold Some Hearts, making her a strong contender to add yet another Grammy to her collection.
Chris Daughtry may have placed fourth during his stint on American Idol, but the singer (who fronts the band Daughtry) is definitely in the winner's circle now. He's the fifth contestant from the show to be nominated for a Grammy, and the first contestant to be nominated that wasn't the show's winner. The rock singer's band is nominated for four Grammys.
The singer has received several Grammy nods over the course of her career, yet struck gold only once in 2002 for her hit "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" with rapper Eve. This year, Stefani's up for the same award-this time for her hit song "The Sweet Escape," a collaboration with Akon.
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With a five Grammy win in 2004, Beyonce tied the record for the most Grammys won in a single year by a female artist, and that's on top of the three awards she previously won with Destiny's Child. Last year the songbird's second solo album, B'Day, snagged her another two Grammy awards.
The sexy star was in hot water before the 2004 Grammys for his incident with Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl, yet he bounced back winning a total of four awards. Timberlake is at the top of his game again this year, with a total of five nominations to prove it.
Keys is no stranger to Grammy wins-the singer has amassed nine awards since her 2003 debut album The Diary of Alicia Keys. Though her current album, As I Am, received mixed reviews from critics, the megastar's past success just might get her another award or two this year.
Fergie helped catapult the Black Eyed Peas into a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning powerhouse, and kept the hits coming as a solo artist with The Dutchess. If the charts are any indication, the odds are in her favor: The star's debut album was the seventh album from a female artist to spawn five Top 10 hits.
The cast of the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls scored two Grammys in 1982, Best Cast Show Album and Best Vocal Performance for Jennifer Holliday's gut-wrenching solo And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going, and now the movie adaptation is also nominated for two awards. The film version of the wildly successful story has already cleaned up at the major movie awards, winning three Golden Globes and two Academy Awards.