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2003 Grammy Award Nominees Announced

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Jan 08, 2003 | 5:26am EST

Nominations for the 45th annual Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday morning in New York. Eight artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and Avril Lavigne, tied for nomination leads with five nods each.

Rocker Springsteen's latest album The Rising was nominated for album of the year. The Boss also received nods for song of the year ("The Rising") best male rock vocal performance, best rock song ("The Rising") and best rock album.

Singer Lavigne, meanwhile, was nominated for best new artist, best female rock performance ("Sk8er Boi"), best female pop vocal performance ("Complicated") and song of the year ("Complicated"). Her debut album Let Go also received a nod for best pop vocal album.

Rapper Eminem's The Eminem Show--2002's top selling album--received nods for album of the year and best rap album, while the single "Without Me" was honored with record of the year and best short form music video. Eminem was also nominated for best male rap solo performance ("Without Me").

The Grammys introduced several new categories this year, including best contemporary R&B album and best urban/alternative performance.

The 2003 Grammy Awards will be handed out Feb. 23 at New York's Madison Square Garden with a live telecast on CBS. For a complete list, visit Grammy.com.

Record of the Year

"A Thousand Miles," Vanessa Carlton "Without Me," Eminem "Don't Know Why," Norah Jones "Dilemma," Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland "How You Remind Me," Nickelback

Album of the Year

Home, Dixie Chicks The Eminem Show, Eminem Come Away With Me, Norah Jones Nellyville, Nelly The Rising, Bruce Springsteen

Song of the Year

"Complicated," Avril Lavigne & The Matrix, songwriters (Avril Lavigne) "Don't Know Why," Jesse Harris, songwriter (Norah Jones) "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen) "A Thousand Miles," Vanessa Carlton, songwriter (Vanessa Carlton) "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)," Alan Jackson, songwriter (Alan Jackson)

Best New Artist

Ashanti Michelle Branch Norah Jones Avril Lavigne John Mayer

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

"Soak Up The Sun," Sheryl Crow "Don't Know Why," Norah Jones "Complicated," Avril Lavigne "Get The Party Started," Pink "Overprotected," Britney Spears

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

"7 Days," Craig David "Original Sin," Elton John "Your Body Is A Wonderland," John Mayer "Fragile," Sting "October Road," James Taylor

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

"Everyday," Bon Jovi "Girl All The Bad Guys Want," Bowling For Soup "Where Are You Going," Dave Matthews Band "Hey Baby," No Doubt "Girlfriend," 'N Sync

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

"Dirrty," Christina Aguilera Featuring Redman "Christmas Song," India.Arie & Stevie Wonder "What A Wonderful World," Tony Bennett & k.d. lang "Better Than Anything," Natalie Cole & Diana Krall "It's So Easy," Sheryl Crow & Don Henley "The Game Of Love," Santana & Michelle Branch

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

"Auld Lang Syne," B.B. King "Blackbird," Dave Koz & Jeff Koz "As It Is," Pat Metheny Group "18," Moby "Playing With Fire," Kirk Whalum

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Just Chillin', Norman Brown Paradise, Kenny G Ride, Boney James The Power of Love, John Tesh The Christmas Message, Kirk Whalum

Best Pop Vocal Album

Come Away With Me, Norah Jones Let Go, Avril Lavigne Rock Steady, No Doubt Missundaztood, Pink Britney, Britney Spears

Best Dance Recording

"Gotta Get Thru This," Daniel Bedingfield "Days Go By," Dirty Vegas "Superstylin'," Groove Armada "Love At First Sight," Kylie Minogue "Hella Good," No Doubt

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues, Tony Bennett Michael Feinstein With The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Feinstein Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernadette Peters It Had To Be You...The Great American Songbook, Rod Stewart Christmas Memories, Barbra Streisand

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance

"Steve McQueen," Sheryl Crow "The Weakness In Me," Melissa Etheridge "Sk8er Boi," Avril Lavigne "Gnawin' On It," Bonnie Raitt "Alone," Susan Tedeschi

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

"Slow Burn," David Bowie "45," Elvis Costello "The Barry Williams Show," Peter Gabriel "Darkness, Darkness," Robert Plant "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

"Girls Of Summer," Aerosmith "In My Place," Coldplay "My Sacrifice," Creed "Hero" Chad Kroeger Featuring Josey Scott "When I'm Gone," 3 Doors Down "Take Me As I Am," Tonic "Walk On," U2

Best Hard Rock Performance

"All My Life," Foo Fighters "I Stand Alone," Godsmack "Youth of the Nation," P.O.D. "No One Knows," Queens of the Stone Age "Aerials," System Of A Down

Best Metal Performance

"Here To Stay," Korn "Portrait," P.O.D. "My Plague," Slipknot "Get Inside," Stone Sour "Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)," Rob Zombie

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

"Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)," The Flaming Lips "Sco-Mule," Gov't Mule "Apollo," Tony Levin "Starry Night," Joe Satriani "Love Theme From The Godfather," Slash

Best Rock Song

"All My Life," Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters) "Hero," Chad Kroeger, songwriter (Chad Kroeger Featuring Josey Scott) "I Stand Alone," Sully Erna, songwriter (Godsmack) "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen) "When I'm Gone," Brad Arnold, Todd Harrell, Chris Henderson & Matt Roberts, songwriters (3 Doors Down)

Best Rock Album

When I Was Cruel, Elvis Costello C'mon, C'mon, Sheryl Crow Dreamland, Robert Plant The Rising, Bruce Springsteen Head On Straight, Tonic

Best Alternative Music Album

Sea Change, Beck Walking With Thee, Clinic A Rush Of Blood To The Head, Coldplay Cruel Smile Elvis Costello & The Imposters Behind The Music, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance,

"More Than A Woman," Aaliyah "Foolish" Ashanti "He Think I Don't Know," Mary J. Blige "I'm Still Standing," Eartha "He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat) (Movements I, II, III,)" Jill Scott

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

"Let's Stay Home Tonight," Joe "The World's Greatest," R. Kelly "Halfcrazy," Musiq "Take A Message," Remy Shand "U Don't Have To Call," Usher

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

"All The Way," Kenny G Featuring Brian McKnight "Don't Mess With My Man," Nivea Featuring Brian & Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge "More Than A Woman," Angie Stone & Joe "Girl Talk," TLC "Love's In Need Of Love Today," Stevie Wonder & Take Six

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

"What's Going On," Chaka Khan & The Funk Brothers "Put It On Paper," Ann Nesby Featuring Al Green "Rocksteady," Remy Shand "Lady," The Temptations "Any Day Now," Luther Vandross

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

"Little Things," India.Arie "Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)," Erykah Badu Featuring Common "Gettin' Grown," Cee-Lo "Floetic," Floetry "Be Here," Raphael Saadiq Featuring D'Angelo

Best R&B Song

"Be Here," Michael Archer, Bobby Ozuna, Raphael Saadiq & Glenn Standridge, songwriters (Raphael Saadiq Featuring D'Angelo) "Floetic," Marsha Ambrosius, Darren "Limitless" Henson, Keith "Keshon" Pelzer & Natalie Stewart, songwriters (Floetry) "Good Man," Will Baker, Andrew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders & India Simpson, songwriters (India.Arie) "Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)," Erykah Badu, Robert Ozuna, James Poyser, Raphael Saadiq & Glen Standridge, songwriters (Erykah Badu Featuring Common) "Take A Message," Remy Shand, songwriter (Remy Shand)

Best R&B Album

Voyage To India, India.Arie Better Days, Joe Juslisen (Just Listen), Musiq Instant Vintage, Raphael Saadiq The Way I Feel, Remy Shand

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Ashanti, Ashanti Full Moon, Brandy Faithfully, Faith Evans Floetic, Floetry Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape, Meshell Ndegeocello

Best Female Rap Solo Performance

"Diary...," Charli Baltimore "Scream a.k.a Itchin'," Missy Elliott "Satisfaction," Eve "Na Na Be Like," Foxy Brown "Mystery of Iniquity," Lauryn Hill

Best Male Rap Solo Performance

"Without Me," Eminem "Song Cry," Jay-Z "Rollout (My Business)," Ludacris "Bouncin' Back (Bumpin' Me Against The Wall)," Mystikal "Hot In Herre," Nelly

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

"The Essence," AZ Featuring Nas "Still Fly," Big Tymers "Pass The Courvoisier Part II," Busta Rhymes Featuring P. Diddy & Pharrell "Oh Boy" Cam'Ron Featuring Juelz Santana "The Whole World," OutKast Featuring Killer Mike

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

"What's Luv?," Fat Joe Featuring Ashanti "Always On Time," Ja Rule Featuring Ashanti "Po' Folks," Nappy Roots Featuring Anthony Hamilton "Dilemma," Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland "Like I Love You," Justin Timberlake Featuring Clipse

Best Rap Album

The Eminem Show, Eminem Word Of Mouf, Ludacris Tarantula, Mystikal Nellyville, Nelly Diary Of A Sinner: 1st Entry, Petey Pablo

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

"Cry," Faith Hill "Blessed," Martina McBride "Dagger Through The Heart," Dolly Parton "Lately," Lucinda Williams "Something Worth Leaving Behind," Lee Ann Womack

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

"Give My Love To Rose," Johnny Cash "Three Days," Pat Green "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)," Alan Jackson "The Impossible," Joe Nichols "I'm Gonna Miss Her," Brad Paisley

Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

"Beautiful Mess," Diamond Rio "Long Time Gone," Dixie Chicks "Not A Day Goes By," Lonestar "Roll The Stone Away," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band "Just What I Do," Trick Pony

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

"Squeeze Me In," Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood "Flesh And Blood," Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sheryl Crow & Emmylou Harris "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Johnny Cash & Fiona Apple "Mendocino County Line," Willie Nelson With Lee Ann Womack "Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Glory, Glory)," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Taj Mahal, Alison Krauss & Doc Watson

Best Country Song

"The Impossible," Kelley Lovelace & Lee Thomas Miller, songwriters (Joe Nichols) "Long Time Gone," Darrell Scott, songwriter (Dixie Chicks) "Mendocino County Line," Matt Serletic & Bernie Taupin, songwriters (Willie Nelson With Lee Ann Womack) "Three Days," Radney Foster & Pat Green, songwriters (Pat Green) "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)," Alan Jackson, songwriter (Alan Jackson)

Best Country Album

Home, Dixie Chicks Drive, Alan Jackson The Great Divide, Willie Nelson Man With A Memory, Joe Nichols Halos & Horns, Dolly Parton

Best Reggae Album

Merci, Alpha Blondy Ghetto Dictionary: The Mystery, Bounty Killer Still Blazin, Capleton Anything For You, Freddie McGregor Jamaican E.T., Lee "Scratch" Perry

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Dogtown and Z-Boys, Various Artists I Am Sam, Various Artists Six Feet Under, Various Artists Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Various Artists Y Tu Mamá También, Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

A Beautiful Mind Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Monsters, Inc. Spider-Man

Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

"Hero," Chad Kroeger, songwriter (Chad Kroeger Featuring Josey Scott) Track from: Spider-Man "If I Didn't Have You," Randy Newman, songwriter (Randy Newman) Track from: Monsters, Inc. "Love Of My Life - An Ode To Hip Hop," Erykah Badu, Madukwu Chinwah, Rashid Lonnie Lynn, Robert Ozuna, James Poyser, Raphael Saadiq & Glen Standridge, songwriters (Erykah Badu Featuring Common) Track from: Brown Sugar "May It Be," Enya & Roma Ryan, songwriters (Enya) Track from: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring "Vanilla Sky," Paul McCartney, songwriter (Paul McCartney) Track from: Vanilla Sky

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Dr. Dre

- "Business" (Eminem)

- "Holla (Busta Rhymes)

- "Jimmy" (Truth Hurts)

- "Lookin' At You" (Warren G Featuring Toi)

- "My Dad's Gone Crazy" (Eminem)

- "The Wash" (Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg)

Nellee Hooper

- "Black Mona Lisa" (Lamya)

- "Detective" (No Doubt)

- "Empires" (Lamya)

- "Hella Good" (No Doubt)

- "Perfect Girl" (Lamya)

- "Rock Steady" (No Doubt)

- "Running" (No Doubt)

Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis

- "Here I Am" (Bryan Adams)

- "I'm Gonna Be Ready" (Yolanda Adams)

- "Never Give Up" (Yolanda Adams)

- "Oh Well" (Boyz II Men)

- "Through The Rain" (Mariah Carey)

- "Up & Down (In & Out)" (Deborah Cox)

Arif Mardin

- Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)

Rick Rubin

- American IV: The Man Comes Around (Johnny Cash)

- "By The Way" (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

- "Give My Love To Rose" (Johnny Cash)

- "Hurt" (Johnny Cash)

- "Personal Jesus" (Johnny Cash)

- "Tear" (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

- "The Zephyr Song" (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

"He Loves Me," (Illegal Mix) Your Friends From San Francisco, remixers (Jill Scott) "Hella Good," (Roger Sanchez Remix Main) Roger Sanchez, remixer (No Doubt) "Lost Love," (Felix Da Housecat Thee Clubhead Mix) Felix Da Housecat, remixer (Rinôçérôse) "What About Us," (SilkMix.Com Mix) Steve "Silk," Hurley, remixer (Brandy) "Work It Out," (Maurice's Nu Soul Mix) Maurice Joshua, remixer (Beyoncé Knowles)

Best Short Form Music Video

"Days Go By," Dirty Vegas; Rob Leggatt & Leigh Marling, video directors; Anna Brunoro, video producer "Without Me," Eminem; Joseph Kahn, video director; Greg Tharp, video producer "Knoc," Knoc-Turn'Al Featuring Dr. Dre & Missy Elliott; Jeff Richter, video director; Chris Palladino, video producer "One Mic," Nas; Chris Robinson, video director; Dawn Rose, video producer "My Culture," 1 Giant Leap Featuring Robbie Williams & Maxi Jazz; Tim Hope, video director

Music Video

"Westway To The World," The Clash; Don Letts, video director "The World According To Nappy," Nappy Roots; Gloria Gabriel, video director; David Anthony & Gloria Gabriel, video producers "1 Giant Leap," 1 Giant Leap; Duncan Bridgeman & Jamie Catto, video directors; Duncan Bridgeman & Jamie Catto, video producers "Welcome To The Club: The Women Of Rockabilly," Various Artists; Beth Harrington, video director; Beth Harrington, video producer "Live At The Albert," Robbie Williams; Hamish Hamilton, video director; Lee Lodge, video producer

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