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[12/07/04 - 12:00 AM]
Nominations Announced for 'The 47th Annual Grammy Awards' with Winners to Be Named on a Special to Be Broadcast Live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, FeB. 13 on the CBS Television Network

[via press release from CBS]

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR "THE 47TH ANNUAL GRAMMY� AWARDS" WITH WINNERS TO BE NAMED ON A SPECIAL TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES, SUNDAY, FEB. 13 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

This Year�s Nominations Reflect Diverse Collaborations and Multifaceted Music Makers

Ray Charles, Green Day, Alicia Keys, Usher and Kanye West Are Nominated for Album of the Year

Kanye West is Nominated for Ten GRAMMY Awards; Alicia Keys and Usher Receive Eight Nominations Each; Ray Charles Posthumously Receives Seven Nominations; Green Day Receives Six Nominations; Norah Jones, Loretta Lynn, Prince and Engineer Al Schmitt Earns Five Nominations Each

Nominations have been announced for THE 47TH ANNUAL GRAMMY� AWARDS with winners of the awards, generally recognized as the most prestigious in the recording field, to be announced during a special to be broadcast live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, on Sunday, Feb. 13 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Diverse collaborations and multifaceted music makers, as well as new artists emerging in rock, country, pop, R&B and rap, are represented in this year�s nominations.

Kanye West earned 10 nominations; Alicia Keys and Usher earned eight nominations each; Ray Charles posthumously received seven nominations; Green Day received six nominations; and Norah Jones, Loretta Lynn, Prince and engineer Al Schmitt earned five nominations each.

Ray Charles & Various Artists, Green Day, Alicia Keys, Usher and Kanye West are nominated for Album of the Year.

Kanye West received two Album of the Year nominations (one as a performer and one as a producer), as well as two nominations for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (one with Syleena Johnson and one with Twista and Jamie Foxx). He is also nominated for Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best R&B Solo Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album. Alicia Keys and Usher received eight nominations each. Keys is nominated for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and two nominations in the Best R&B Performance by A Duo or Group with Vocals (with Tony! Toni! Ton� and Usher). Usher is nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals, Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best

Rap/Sung Collaboration, and he received two nominations for Best R&B Song (�Burn� and �My Boo� with Alicia Keyes).

Ray Charles is nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best Gospel Performance and he received two nominations for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (with Norah Jones and Elton John.) Green Day is nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocal, Best Rock Album, Best Short Form Music Video and Best Rock Song.

Norah Jones, Loretta Lynn, Prince and engineer Al Schmitt each received five nominations. Jones is nominated for Record of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (with Dolly Parton). Loretta Lynn is nominated for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Best Country Song and she received two nominations for Best Country Song (�Portland Oregon� and �Miss Being Mrs.�). Prince is nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album. Schmitt is nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Surround Sound Album, and he received two nominations for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (�The Girl in the Other Room� and �Genius Loves Company�).

Other multiple nominees are Gretchen Wilson (four) and Joss Stone (three).

Tyne Daly (�Judging Amy�), together with John Lithgow, Lily Tomlin and Andr� Watts, is nominated for Best Spoken World Album. Other nominees in the category include Bill Clinton and Steve Martin.

Nominations were made through the secret balloting of the voting members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc., also known as the Recording Academy, consisting of musicians, producers and other recording professionals. Grammy Awards will be presented to performing artists, composers, producers and craft persons involved with recordings released during the eligibility year (October 1, 2003 to September 30, 2004).

Highlights of this year�s nominations include:

RECORD OF THE YEAR

LET'S GET IT STARTED -- The Black Eyed Peas -- Will.i.am, producer

HERE WE GO AGAIN -- Ray Charles & Norah Jones -- John Burk, producer

AMERICAN IDIOT -- Green Day - Billie Joe Armstrong -- Rob Cavallo, Mike Dirnt & Tr� Cool, producers

HEAVEN -- Los Lonely Boys -- John Porter, producer

YEAH! -- Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris -- Jonathan "Lil Jon" Smith, producer

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

GENIUS LOVES COMPANY - Ray Charles & Various Artists - John Burk, Terry Howard, Don Mizell, Phil Ramone & Herbert Waltl, producers

AMERICAN IDIOT -- Green Day -- Billie Joe Armstrong, Rob Cavallo, Mike Dirnt & Tr� Cool, producers

THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS -- Alicia Keys -- Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, Vidal Davis, Easy Mo Bee, Andre Harris, Alicia Keys, Kumasi, Timbaland, Kanye West & Dwayne "D. Wigg" Wiggins, producers

CONFESSIONS -- Usher -- Bobby Ross Avila, Valdez Brantley, Bryan Michael Cox, Vidal Davis, Destro Music, Jermaine Dupri, Andre Harris, Rich Harrison, IZ, Jimmy Jam, Just Blaze, James Lackey, Terry Lewis, Juan Johnny Najera, Pro J, Usher Raymond, Jonathan "Lil Jon" Smith, Aaron Spears, Arthur Strong, Thicke & James "Big Jim" Wright, producers

THE COLLEGE DROPOUT -- Kanye West -- Kanye West, producer

SONG OF THE YEAR

DAUGHTERS -- John Mayer, songwriter (John Mayer)

IF I AIN'T GOT YOU -- Alicia Keys, songwriter (Alicia Keys)

JESUS WALKS -- C. Smith & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)

LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING -- Tim Nichols & Craig Wiseman, songwriters (Tim McGraw)

THE REASON -- Daniel Estrin & Douglas Robb, songwriters (Hoobastank)

BEST NEW ARTIST

LOS LONELY BOYS

MAROON5

JOSS STONE

KANYE WEST

GRETCHEN WILSON

BEST POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE, FEMALE

OCEANIA -- Bj�rk

THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST -- Sheryl Crow

SUNRISE -- Norah Jones

WHAT YOU WAITING FOR? -- Gwen Stefani

YOU HAD ME -- Joss Stone

BEST POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE, MALE

LET'S MISBEHAVE -- Elvis Costello

YOU RAISE ME UP -- Josh Groban

DAUGHTERS -- John Mayer

CINNAMON GIRL -- Prince

LOVE'S DIVINE -- Seal

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL

MY IMMORTAL -- Evanescence

THE REASON -- Hoobastank

HEAVEN -- Los Lonely Boys

SHE WILL BE LOVED -- Maroon5

IT'S MY LIFE -- No Doubt

BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS

REDEMPTION SONG -- Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer

SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD -- Ray Charles & Elton John

HERE WE GO AGAIN -- Ray Charles & Norah Jones

SOMETHING -- Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton

MOON RIVER -- Stevie Wonder & Take 6

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

GENIUS LOVES COMPANY -- Ray Charles & Various Artists

FEELS LIKE HOME -- Norah Jones

AFTERGLOW -- Sarah McLachlan

MIND, BODY & SOUL -- Joss Stone

BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS SMILE -- Brian Wilson

BEST DANCE RECORDING

GOOD LUCK -- Basement Jaxx Featuring Lisa Kekaula -- Basement Jaxx, producers

GET YOURSELF HIGH -- The Chemical Brothers -- The Chemical Brothers, producers

SLOW -- Kylie Minogue -- Dan Carey & Emiliana Torrini, producers

COMFORTABLY NUMB -- Scissor Sisters -- Scissor Sisters, producers

TOXIC -- Britney Spears -- Avant & Bloodshy, producers

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM

ONLY YOU -- Harry Connick, Jr.

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS -- Barbara Cook

ULTIMATE MANCINI -- Monica Mancini

JUST FOR A THRILL -- Ronnie Milsap

STARDUST...THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK VOLUME III -- Rod Stewart

BEST SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE

WONDERWALL -- Ryan Adams

THE REVOLUTION STARTS NOW -- Steve Earle

BREATHE -- Melissa Etheridge

CODE OF SILENCE -- Bruce Springsteen

METROPOLITAN GLIDE -- Tom Waits

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL

MONKEY TO MAN -- Elvis Costello & The Imposters

TAKE ME OUT -- Franz Ferdinand

AMERICAN IDIOT -- Green Day

SOMEBODY TOLD ME -- The Killers

VERTIGO -- U2

BEST ROCK SONG

AMERICAN IDIOT -- Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tr� Cool, songwriters (Green Day)

FALL TO PIECES -- Duff, Dave Kushner, Slash, Matt Sorum & Scott Weiland, songwriters (Velvet Revolver)

FLOAT ON -- Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci, Eric Judy & Benjamin Weikel, songwriters (Modest Mouse)

SOMEBODY TOLD ME -- Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer & Ronnie Vannucci, songwriters (The Killers)

VERTIGO -- Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen, songwriters (U2)

BEST ROCK ALBUM

THE DELIVERY MAN -- Elvis Costello & The Imposters

AMERICAN IDIOT -- Green Day

THE REASON -- Hoobastank

HOT FUSS -- The Killers

CONTRABAND -- Velvet Revolver

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE

MEGALOMANIAC -- Incubus

SOME KIND OF MONSTER -- Metallica

FEELIN' WAY TOO DAMN GOOD -- Nickelback

DUALITY -- Slipknot

SLITHER -- Velvet Revolver

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

MEDULLA -- Bj�rk

FRANZ FERDINAND -- Franz Ferdinand

UH HUH HER -- PJ Harvey

GOOD NEWS FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE BAD NEWS -- Modest Mouse

A GHOST IS BORN -- Wilco

BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE

I WANT YOU -- Janet Jackson

IF I AIN'T GOT YOU -- Alicia Keys

I'M STILL IN LOVE -- Teena Marie

WHATEVER -- Jill Scott

U-HAUL -- Angie Stone

BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE

CHARLENE -- Anthony Hamilton

HAPPY PEOPLE -- R. Kelly

WHAT WE DO HERE -- Brian McKnight

CALL MY NAME -- Prince

BURN -- Usher

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL

LOSE MY BREATH -- Destiny's Child

SHOW ME THE WAY -- Earth, Wind & Fire Featuring Raphael Saadiq

SAY YES -- Floetry

DIARY -- Alicia Keys Featuring Tony! Toni! Ton�!

MY BOO -- Usher & Alicia Keys

BEST R&B SONG

BURN -- Bryan Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri & Usher Raymond, songwriters (Usher)

CALL MY NAME -- Prince, songwriter (Prince)

MY BOO -- Jermaine Dupri, Alicia Keys, Usher Raymond, Manuel Seal & Adonis Shropshire, songwriters (Usher & Alicia Keys)

YEAH! -- Chris Bridges, Sean Garrett, LaMarquis Jefferson, Robert McDowell, James Phillips, Jonathan Smith & Patrick J. Que Smith, songwriters (Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris)

YOU DON'T KNOW MY NAME -- Alicia Keys, Harold Lilly & Kanye West, songwriters (Alicia Keys)

BEST R&B ALBUM

MY EVERYTHING -- Anita Baker

I CAN'T STOP -- Al Green

THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS -- Alicia Keys

MUSICOLOGY -- Prince

BEAUTIFULLY HUMAN: WORDS & SOUNDS VOL. 2 -- Jill Scott

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

WHY -- Jadakiss Featuring Anthony Hamilton

DIP IT LOW -- Christina Milian Featuring Fabolous

SLOW JAMZ -- Twista Featuring Kanye West & Jamie Foxx

YEAH! -- Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris

ALL FALLS DOWN -- Kanye West & Syleena Johnson

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE

ON FIRE -- Lloyd Banks

JUST LOSE IT -- Eminem

99 PROBLEMS -- Jay-Z

OVERNIGHT CELEBRITY -- Twista

THROUGH THE WIRE -- Kanye West

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP

CH-CHECK IT OUT -- Beastie Boys

LET'S GET IT STARTED -- The Black Eyed Peas

DON'T SAY NUTHIN' -- The Roots

DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT -- Snoop Dogg & Pharrell

LEAN BACK -- Terror Squad

BEST COUNTRY SONG

IT'S HARD TO KISS THE LIPS AT NIGHT THAT CHEW YOUR ASS OUT ALL DAY LONG -- Rodney Crowell & Vince Gill, songwriters (The Notorious Cherry Bombs)

LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING -- Tim Nichols & Craig Wiseman, songwriters (Tim McGraw)

MISS BEING MRS. -- Loretta Lynn, songwriter (Loretta Lynn)

PORTLAND OREGON -- Loretta Lynn, songwriter (Loretta Lynn & Jack White)

REDNECK WOMAN -- John Rich & Gretchen Wilson, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson)

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

VAN LEAR ROSE -- Loretta Lynn

LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING -- Tim McGraw

TAMBOURINE -- Tift Merritt

BE HERE -- Keith Urban

HERE FOR THE PARTY -- Gretchen Wilson

BEST LATIN POP ALBUM

AMAR SIN MENTIRAS -- Marc Anthony

SINVERGUENZA -- Bacilos

PAU-LATINA -- Paulina Rubio

DIEGO TORRES: MTV UNPLUGGED -- Diego Torres

EL ROCK DE MI PUEBLO -- Carlos Vives

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR A MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA

ANGELS IN AMERICA -- Thomas Newman, composer

BIG FISH -- Danny Elfman, composer

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND -- Jon Brion, composer

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN -- John Williams, composer

THE LORD OF THE RINGS - THE RETURN OF THE KING -- Howard Shore, composer

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR -- NON CLASSICAL

T BONE BURNETT

ROB CAVALLO

JIMMY JAM, TERRY LEWIS

TOMMY LIPUMA

JOHN SHANKS

BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM

DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM -- David Sedaris

LIVE & KICKIN' AT THE NATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL -- David Holt & Zeb Holt

MY LIFE -- Bill Clinton

THE PLEASURE OF MY COMPANY -- Steve Martin

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS (FRED ROGERS) -- Tyne Daly, John Lithgow, Lily Tomlin, Andr� Watts

Additional nominations were announced in a number of categories in the fields of rock, country, jazz, pop, dance, alternative, R&B, classical, gospel, soundtracks, Latin, blues, reggae, folk, rap, new age, music videos and children�s recordings. Composers� awards will be presented in several fields, as will awards for various crafts.

THE 47TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS is a Recording Academy event in cooperation with Cossette Productions. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Walter C. Miller is producer/director, Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer.





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