Stars prepare for Sunday's Grammys

February 9, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
It will be a nervous weekend for some of the biggest stars in music, with the Grammys set for Sunday night in Los Angeles. For the third time in his career, Kanye West has the most nominations going into the ceremony. Not that it has helped him rake in a bunch of major awards in the past.

In 2004, West got 10 nods for his debut album, "The College Dropout," and a year later, he got 8 for "Late Registration." But he lost each time in the major categories, including best album.

This past year has seen him deal with the tragedy of losing his mother. Donda West died one day after undergoing a series of cosmetic surgical procedures.

Among other multiple nominees include Rihanna, who has four, including record of the year for "Umbrella." Among those in the category are "Irreplaceable" and "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse.

Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Timbaland all have five nominations and jazz legend Herbie Hancock has four.