Six American Idol stars, including three winners, receive Grammy nominations
Seven American Idol alumni received Grammy nominations, including three for each fourth season winner Carrie Underwood and fifth season standout Chris Daughtry’s band. The others who received nominations are Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson, Mandisa Hundley, Jennifer Hudson, and Ace Young.
Daughtry’s three nominations include Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song (for “It’s Over You,” co-written by Ace Young), and Best Pop Performance (for “Home”), according to Reality TV World’s breakdown of the 100+ Grammy nominations.
Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” was nominated as Song of the Year and Best Country Song, while her Brad Paisley duet “Oh Love” was nominated for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. In that category, “Underwood and Paisley will be pitted against Clarkson and her best bud Reba McEntire in the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals category, in which they were nominated for their duet ‘Because of You,’” Reality TV World says.
Rounding out the awards, Fantasia’s second album was nominated Best Contemporary R&B Album, while “Hudson received a Grammy nomination in the Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media category for the Dreamgirls’ song ‘Love You I Do.’” And Mandisa received a nomination for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category.