Grammy Nominations Announced

It might have been early in the morning, but that didn’t stop everyone from Dido to Moby to Evanescence’s Amy Lee from showing up at the announcement of the 46th annual Grammy Award nominations this morning at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

OutKast, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and the Neptunes’ Pharrell Williams are tied for the lead with six nominations apiece. Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, Eminem, the Neptunes’ Chad Hugo, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Skaggs, Evanescence, Luther Vandross and the late Warren Zevon are close behind with five noms each.

The four big categories–album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist–reflect the dominance of rap, hip-hop and R&B artists in mainstream music as well as the renewed popularity of rock music.
Up for album of the year are Missy Elliott‘s Under Construction, Timberlake‘s Justified, Evanescence’s Fallen, the White Stripes’ Elephant and OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

Hip-hop duo’s OutKast’s single “Hey Ya!” will go head-to-head for record of the year against Black Eyed Peas’ “Where is the Love?,” Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s “Crazy in Love,” Eminem‘s “Lose Yourself” and Coldplay’s “Clocks.”

For song of the year, which goes to the songwriter as opposed to the recording artist, nominees are Linda Perry for Christina Aguilera‘s “Beautiful,” Eminem and Luis Resto for Eminem‘s “Lose Yourself,” Richard Marx and Luther Vandross for Vandross‘ “Dance With My Father,” Avril Lavigne and the Matrix for Lavigne‘s “I’m With You” and the late Warren Zevon and Jorge Calderon for Zevon‘s “Keep Me in Your Heart.”

Sean Paul, 50 Cent, Evanescence, Fountains of Wayne and Heather Headley will compete for the best new artist award.

The Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be telecast on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. (EST/PST).

Here is a partial list of nominations (a full list of nominees is posted on

Album of the Year

Under Construction, Missy Elliott

Fallen, Evanescence

Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Outkast

Justified, Justin Timberlake

Elephant, The White Stripes

Record of the Year

“Crazy In Love,” Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z

“Where Is The Love?,” Black Eyed Peas featuring Justin Timberlake

“Clocks,” Coldplay

“Lose Yourself,” Eminem

“Hey Ya,” Outkast

Best New Artist


50 Cent

Fountains Of Wayne

Heather Headley

Sean Paul

Song of the Year

Linda Perry for “Beautiful” (performed by Christina Aguilera)

Richard Marx and Luther Vandross for “Dance With My Father”

Avril Lavigne and The Matrix (Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards and Scott Spock) for “I’m With You”

Jorge Calderón and Warren Zevon for “Keep Me In Your Heart”

Jeff Bass, Marshall Mathers (aka Eminem) and Luis Resto for “Lose Yourself”

Best Rap Song (NEW!)

Calvin Broadus (aka Snoop Dogg), Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams for “Beautiful” (performed by Snoop Dogg Featuring Williams and Uncle Charlie Wilson)

Shawn Carter (aka Jay-Z), Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams for “Excuse Me Miss” (performed by Jay-Z Featuring Williams)

Mike Elizondo, Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent) and A. Young for “In Da Club” (performed by 50 Cent)

Jeff Bass, Marshall Mathers and Luis Resto for “Lose Yourself” (performed by Eminem)

Missy Elliott and Tim Mosley for “Work It” (performed by Elliott)

Best Rap Album

Missy Elliott, Under Construction

50 Cent, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’

Jay-Z, The Blueprint2 – The Gift & The Curse

Outkast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

Roots, Phrenology

Best R&B Album

Erykah Badu, Worldwide Underground

Blu Cantrell, Bittersweet

Aretha Franklin, So Damn Happy

Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs, Body Kiss

Luther Vandross, Dance With My Father

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Ashanti, Chapter II

Beyoncé, Dangerously In Love

Mary J. Blige, Love and Life

Anthony Hamilton, Comin’ From Where I’m From

R. Kelly, Chocolate Factory

Best Rock Album

Audioslave, eponymous

Evanescence, Fallen

Foo Fighters, One By One

matchbox twenty, More Than You Think You Are

Nickelback, The Long Road

Best Rock Song

Evanescence, “Bring Me To Life” (David Hodges, Amy Lee and Ben Moody)

Train, “Calling All Angels” (Charlie Colin, Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford and Scott Underwood)

Bruce Springsteen and Warren Zevon, “Disorder In The House” (Jorge Calderón and Warren Zevon)

The White Stripes, “Seven Nation Army” (Jack White)

Nickelback, “Someday” (Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake and Ryan Vikedal)

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

Foo Fighters



The White Stripes

Warren Zevon

Bruce Springsteen

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Christina Aguilera, “Beautiful”

Kelly Clarkson, “Miss Independent”

Dido, “White Flag”

Avril Lavigne, “I’m With You”

Sarah McLachlan, “Fallen”

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

Lil’ Kim and Christina Aguilera, “Can’t Hold Us Down”

Tony Bennett and k.d. lang for “La Vie En Rose”

Pink and William Orbit for “Feel Good Time”

Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples for “Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking”

Sting and Mary J. Blige for “Whenever I Say Your Name”

Best Pop Vocal Album

Christina Aguilera, Stripped

George Harrison, Brainwashed

Annie Lennox, Bare

Michael McDonald, Motown

Justin Timberlake, Justified

Best Pop Male Vocal Performance

George Harrison, “Any Road”

Michael McDonald, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”

Sting, “Send Your Love”

Justin Timberlake, “Cry Me A River”

Warren Zevon, “Keep Me In Your Heart”

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Ry Cooder and Manuel Galbán for “Patricia”

Dave Koz, “Honey-Dipped”

Randy Newman, “Seabiscuit”

The Brian Setzer Orchestra, “The Nutcracker Suite”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Bette Midler Sings, Bette Midler

Rosemary Clooney Songbook, Rosemary Clooney

The A Wonderful World, Tony Bennett and k.d. lang

As Time Goes By…The Great American Songbook: Volume II, Rod Stewart

The Movie Album, Barbra Streisand

Best Spoken Word Album For Children

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Eric Idle

Harry Potter And The Order of the Phoenix, Jim Dale

Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf/Beintus: Wolf Tracks, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and Sophia Loren

Tell Me A Scary Story, Carl Reiner

Winnie-The-Pooh, Jim Broadbent

Best Spoken Word Album

Fear Itself, Don Cheadle

Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair And Balanced Look At The Right, Al Franken

Living History, Hillary Rodham Clinton
Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection, Nikki Giovanni

When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden, Bill Maher

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

Patty Loveless, On Your Way Home

Martina McBride, This One’s For The Girls

Dolly Parton, I’m Gone

Shania Twain, Forever And For Always

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

Willie Nelson and Norah Jones, Wurlitzer Prize (I Don’t Want To Get Over You)

Willie Nelson and Toby Keith, Beer For My Horses

June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash, Temptation

Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

James Taylor and Alison Krauss, How’s The World Treating You

Best Country Album

Faith Hill, Cry

Lyle Lovett, My Baby Don’t Tolerate

Willie Nelson and Ray Price, Run That One By Me One More Time

Willie Nelson, Live And Kickin’

Shania Twain, Up!

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