The 48th annual
Grammy nominations were announced today in Los Angeles,
and among the 108 categories were some perennial gay
For Record of the
Year, resurgent diva Mariah Carey was nominated for
"We Belong Together" as well as the
fashionable Gwen Stefani for "Hollaback
Girl." Kanye West, who made headlines several times
this year by publicly calling for an end to homophobia
in the rap music industry, saw his single "Gold
Digger" receive a nod. The full releases of all three
nominees were nominated for Album of the Year as well: Carey
for The Emancipation of Mimi, Stefani for Love.
Angel. Music. Baby, and West for Late
Registration. Carey's "We Belong Together" was
nominated for Song of the Year.
Kylie Minogue, and Destiny's Child were nominated in
pop, dance, and R&B categories, respectively. The
Grammys will take place February 8 in Los Angeles.