In preparation of the 2008 Grammy Awards night, nominees announcers have been unveiled along with predictions of the contenders. Country music sensation, Taylor Swift, will not only help to announce the nominees but is also vied with other acts to be the predicted contender of 'Best New Artist'.
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, that is responsible for entering works that they feel deserve the awards, unveiled the first major clue on Wednesday, November 21, by announcing that Swift, Akon, Linkin Park and Quincy Jones are among those who will reveal the nominees of the event's 50th milestone on December 6 at 8:30 A.M. PST
It has been relatively known that those artists being asked to join in the press release of Grammy nominations are in great chance to win an award that year. Last year, Mary J. Blige, James Blunt, Rascal Flatts and many more attended the nominees announcement and they went home with statuette(s).
Akon is most likely put in the same category with Swift while, Linkin Park is in great chance to be nominated for Album of the Year through 'Minutes to Midnight'. The presence of record producer, Jones, is understood as the obligation of him as the 50th Celebration Ambassador.
More artists will be announced later to join them and the winners will then be unveiled in the ceremony that takes place at Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 10, 2008.