Tonight, CBS aired The Grammy Nominations Concert, which we live blogged in the comments. And in the least surprising twist of the evening, George Lopez continued to make unfunny jokes about Tiger Woods.

Tonight's live nominations concert—the second of its kind—was the result of the Recording Academy's desire to drum up buzz for the actual Grammy awards, which will be held at the Staples Center on January 31, 2010 and air live on CBS. So, did it work? If so, it's not because of the lackadaisically mediocre performances, which came from the Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell, Nick Jonas, Sugarland and a cheesy, albeit well-executed, customized opening rap from LL Cool J, who served as host.

The saving grace for the Grammys this year, however, may be what's shaping up to be a three-way battle royale in the major categories between Beyoncé, with a leading 10 nominations overall; Taylor Swift, with eight nods; and my boo, Lady Gaga, with five. All three ladies are nominated in the Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year categories, and—considering their wildly variant fan bases—are likely to draw added attention to the broadcast.

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Below is a list of nominees for the award categories that were announced live on air. A full list of nominees is available at Grammy.com.

SONG OF THE YEAR
Lady Gaga, Poker Face
Maxwell, Pretty Wings
Beyoncé, Single Ladies
Kings of Leon, Use Somebody
Taylor Swift, You Belong With Me

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Black Eyed Peas, I Got A Feeling
Bon Jovi, We Weren't Meant To Follow
The Fray, Never Say Never
Hall and Oates, Sara Smile
MGMT, Kids

BEST ROCK ALBUM
AC/DC, Black Ice
Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, Live From Madison Square Garden
Greenday, 21st Century Breakdown
Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King
U2, No Line On The Horizon

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE
Drake, Best I Ever Had
Eminem, Beautiful
Jay-Z, DOA (Death Of Autotone)
Kid Cudi, Day 'N Nite
Mos Def, Pistola

COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Brooks and Dunn, Country Girls Don't Cry
Zack Brown, Chicken Fried
Lady Antebellum, I Run To You
Rascal Flatts, Here Comes Goodbye
Sugarland, It Happens

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Beyonce, Halo
Black Eyed Peas, I Got A Feeling
Kings of Leon, Use Somebody
Lady Gaga, Poker Face
Taylor Swift, You Belong With Me

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Beyonce, I Am...Sasha Fierce
Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.
Lady Gaga, The Fame
Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King
Taylor Swift, Fearless