By Kelly Clay, PayScale.com
Tomorrow night, hundreds of musicians will gather to celebrate the 54th annual Grammy Awards. Kanye West tops this year's list of the most nominations for a Grammy Award, receiving seven nominations. Before beginning his career as a rapper, Kanye began producing for other artists while he was in school. While Kanye was able to leverage his talent to produce for artists like Ludacris and DMX to eventually become a highly successful rapper himself (both in terms of fame and finances), most other music producers make a much more modest living.