My First Grammy: 9 Of The Year’s First Time Nominees

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Jazmine Sullivan is going into the 51st Annual Grammy Awards as one of the night’s biggest stars. Not only is the singer up for five awards, but she’s also up for songwriting awards including Best R&B Song. Sullivan’s big moment could be Best New Artist, a nomination she shares with Duffy, the Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum, and Adele.

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Jazmine Sullivan, 51st Annual, Grammy Awards

Jazmine Sullivan, 51st Annual, Grammy Awards

Jazmine Sullivan is going into the 51st Annual Grammy Awards as one of the night’s biggest stars. Not only is the singer up for five awards, but she’s also up for songwriting awards including Best R&B Song. Sullivan’s big moment could be Best New Artist, a nomination she shares with Duffy, the Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum, and Adele.

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Trey Songz, 51st, Grammy, Awards

Trey Songz, 51st, Grammy, Awards

When Trey Songz spoke with Singersroom in early 2007, he seemed confident about his then forthcoming effort “Trey Day”… today, that very album has landed the former “Gotta Make It” singer his first Grammy nod! Songz’s “Can’t Help But Wait” is nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

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Jennifer Hudson, 51st, Grammy, Awards

Jennifer Hudson, 51st, Grammy, Awards

Jennifer Hudson has fulfilled many dreams and Sunday she may just take four pieces of proof home. The “If This Isn’t Love” singer is nominated for four awards including the coveted Best R&B Album and Best R&B song awards. Hudson will face off with everyone from Ne-Yo to Mary J. Blige.

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J. Holiday, 51st, Grammy, Awards

J. Holiday, 51st, Grammy, Awards

Beating one-hit-wonder status with several well charted singles including “Suffocate” after delivering the Billboard smash “Bed,” J. Holiday seems well poised to hit the Grammys Sunday to not only celebrate the success of his debut album but also to promote his new album “Round 2” due in March.

“I want everybody to know what my purpose is; that’s the main thing I want to get across. I want people to understand my purpose and my message and [that] I am trying to bring good music back to R&B.” – J. Holiday told Singersroom in 2007

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Jordin Sparks, 51st, Grammy, Awards

Jordin Sparks, 51st, Grammy, Awards

Jordin Sparks is going to the Grammys with a nod for “No Air” in the Best Pop Collaboration field. “Working with Chris was definitely quite the experience. He’s so awesome! He’s very personable and funny. Very hyper, but he’s really cool. He made things very, very fun. I would love to work with him again sometime.” – Jordin Sparks speaks “No Air” with Chris Brown.

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Estelle, 51st, Grammy, Awards

Estelle, 51st, Grammy, Awards

Estelle has come a long way with her sophomore album “Shine.” While many are just being introduced to the “American Boy” singer, she’s actually been around for a few years. Nabbing two nominations, one for Song of The Year and the other for Best Rap/Sung collaboration Estelle may have a fighting chance against her fellow Brit stars Leona Lewis, Adele and Duffy.

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Leona Lewis, 51st, Grammy, Awards

Leona Lewis, 51st, Grammy, Awards

Leona Lewis, who released the now multi-platinum album “Spirit” is up for her first Grammy this year after winning the UK version of American Idol entitled “The X-Factor.” While the much-talked-about singer, who has also been compared to Mariah Carey, is up for three awards, her biggest moment will be the Record of the Year category.

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Karina Pasian, 51st, Grammy, Awards

Karina Pasian, 51st, Grammy, Awards

After garnering attention with the single “16 At War” during the summer of 2008, Karina Pasian set out to release her Def Jam debut “First Love.” To the surprise of many critics, Pasian’s seemingly strong debut fell below the radar and thus the singer’s Grammy nomination in December came as a surprise, proving that artistry wins over the charts.

“I was with my whole family and we were all watching. They didn’t announce mine on TV, so my sister went online and looked through it, and said, You got nominated!” – Karina Pasian tells Singersroom about her first Grammy nomination.

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Anthony David, 51st, Grammy, Awards

Anthony David, 51st, Grammy, Awards

Teaming up with his dear friend India.Arie proved to be a wise decision for soul singer Anthony David. David, who is signed to India.Arie’s Republic based label is nominated for Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocals for his collaboration with the “Chocolate High” singer on “Words.”

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