New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne, who is on track to have the best-selling album of 2008, also leads the nominations for the 51st annual Grammy Awards with eight, including album of the year for "Tha Carter III."
Right on his heels is British rock quartet Coldplay with seven, including album of the year. The band's "Viva la Vida" was released a week after "Tha Carter," and the two controlled the top two spots of the Billboard 200 for five weeks in the summer.
Jay-z and Kanye West grabbed six noms each, as did Ne-Yo, including album of the year for "Year of the Gentleman."
"When I was putting (the album) together, I was trying to do something that more people would enjoy besides my pop and R&B core," Ne-Yo said. "I wanted to do something the whole world could enjoy."