Best Rap Album
- Finding Forever - Common [Geffen]
- Kingdom Come - Jay-Z [Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings]
- Hip Hop Is Dead - Nas [Def Jam/Columbia/The Jones Experience]
- T.I. vs T.I.P. - T.I. [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]
- Graduation - Kanye West [Roc-A-Fella Records]
Kanye West's previous two efforts, College Dropout (2005) and Late Registration (2006), have both won Grammys for Best Rap Album. Voter sentiment aside, Graduation will meet the same fate, due to the following facts: the album topped the Billboard 200 chart; had the best opening sales week of 2007, across all genres — moving 957,000 copies in its first week; and produced four singles ("Can't Tell Me Nothing," "Stronger," "Good Life" and "Flashing Lights") that reached the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks chart.
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 10, 2008. CBS will broadcast the ceremony at 8PM ET/PT.