One would think after winning nearly every top music award this year, Taylor Swift wouldn't be surprised that she's nominated for eight Grammy Awards.
"I started freaking out and jumping up and down," Swift told the Associated Press Wednesday night, after the announcements were made in L.A.
The country singer, 19, was nominated for album of the year for her sophomore CD Fearless and mentions for song and record of the year, in addition to other nods.
"I honestly never would have predicted this, eight nominations," she said. "I'm ecstatic, and blown away and so so thankful."
Although she has been nominated for a Grammy in the past, Swift said that winning one "is something that you daydream about."
Swift wasn't the only one to get multiple nominations. Of the 109 nominees who were unveiled, Beyonce Knowles received the most of any artist.
The singer, 28, was lauded with 10 nominations, including album of the year for her double CD, I Am … Sasha Fierce, and she was nominated twice for song of the year — for her "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" anthem and for "Halo" — as well as other awards.
Kanye West — who was publicly chastised for ambushing Swift and promoting Beyonce during her MTV Video Music Award acceptance speech this fall — got six nominations.
Other nominees for album of the year include Lady Gaga for her debut CD The Fame (she got five nominations, including one for her song, "Poker Face"), the Black Eyed Peas for The E.N.D. and Dave Matthews Band for Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King.
The Black Eyed Peas were also nominated for record of the year for "I Gotta Feeling," while the Kings of Leon were nominated for "Use Somebody." The Kings of Leon hit was also nominated for song of the year.
The Grammys will be presented on Jan. 31 in L.A.
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