>• These stars should rock the list of nominees for music’s top prize, to be announced Dec. 2 on a CBS special at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

U2

No Line on the Horizon may not have been as big as How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, but it’s arguably better. And let’s face it, U2 is still U2.

TAYLOR SWIFT

After the country-pop darling’s recent sweep at the CMAs, she’s on a real roll. Look for her mega-selling Fearless to notch some major nods.

MAXWELL

His comeback CD BLACKsummers’night is a likely Album of the Year contender, and his long-running hit “Pretty Wings” should score too.

THE BLACK EYED PEAS

With consecutive No. 1 hits in ’09 (“Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling”), Fergie and the boys are bound to find Grammy love.

Beyoncé Knowles

Sasha Fierce has not one but two tunes that could get nominated in top categories. We’re betting on “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” for Record of the Year and “Halo” for Song of the Year.

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