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"This year's nominees truly reflect a trend of music makers participating in multiple aspects of the creative process, while also often collaborating with a diverse slate of other artists in various genres."
——Neil Portnow, NARAS President
GRAMMY NOMINATIONS:
KANYE WEST LEADS WITH 10
Alicia Keys, Usher Take Eight; Ray Charles Seven; Green Day Six
Nominations for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning in Hollywood.

Kanye West leads the nominations with 10 nods, including Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Song of the Year.

Following West, Alicia Keys and Usher each earned eight nominations, including Album of the Year. Ray Charles received seven nods, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year, while Green Day copped six and Norah Jones, Loretta Lynn, Prince, and engineer Al Schmitt each earned five.

Nominees for Album Of The Year include Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles & Various Artists; American Idiot by Green Day; The Diary Of Alicia Keys by Alicia Keys; Confessions by Usher; and The College Dropout by Kanye West.

Nominees for Record Of The Year include Black Eyed Peas’ "Let's Get It Started,” Ray Charles and Norah Jones’ "Here We Go Again,” Green Day’s "American Idiot," Los Lonely Boys’ "Heaven" and Usher’s "Yeah!"

Nominees for Best New Artist are Los Lonely Boys, Maroon 5, Joss Stone, Kanye West and Gretchen Wilson.

Nominees for Song Of The Year are John Mayer for "Daughters"; Alicia Keys for "If I Ain't Got You"; C. Smith and Kanye West for "Jesus Walks"; Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman for "Live Like You Were Dying" (performed by Tim McGraw); and Daniel Estrin and Douglas Robb for "The Reason" (performed by Hoobastank).

Besides  Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Song of the Year, West’s 10 nominations include an Album of the Year nod for producing on Alicia Keys’ The Diary of Alicia Keys, Best R&B Song for Keys’ “You Don’t Know My Name,” Best Rap Solo Performance for his “Through the Wire,” Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Twista’s “Slow Jamz” (also featuring Jamie Foxx), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for his own “All Falls Down” with Syleena Johnson, Best Rap Song for his “Jesus Walks” and Best Rap Album for College Dropout.

Keys’ eight nominations include Album of the Year, Song of the Year (“If I Ain’t Got You”), Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (“If I Ain’t Got You”), two for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Diary” (featuring Tony! Toni! Toné!) and Usher’s “My Boo,” Best R&B song (“My Boo”) and Best R&B album.

Usher’s eight include Record of the Year (Yeah!), Album of the Year, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (“Burn”), Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (“My Boo”), two for Best R&B Song for “Burn” and “My Boo,” Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Yeah!”).

Charles’ seven nods include Record of the Year (“Here We Go Again” with Norah Jones), Album of the Year, two for Best Pop Collaboration with vocals for “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” with Elton John and “Here We Go Again” with Jones, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (“Sinner’s Prayer” with B.B. King) and Best Gospel Performance (“Heaven Help Us All” with Gladys Knight).

Green Day’s six nominations are for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Album and Best Short-Form Music Video, all for either the song “American Idiot” or the album of the same name.

Of those earning five nods apiece, Jones collected nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “Here We Go Again” with Charles, plus Best Female Pop Performance for “Sunrise,” Best Pop Vocal Album for Feels Like Home and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for her duet with Dolly Parton on “Creepin’ In.”

Lynn earned her five for Best Country Album for Van Lear Rose, Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song for “Miss Being Mrs.” And Best Country Collaboration with Vocals and Best Country Song for “Portland Oregon” with Jack White.

And engineer Schmitt earned four of his five for his work connected to Charles’ Genius Loves Company: Record of the Year (“Here We Go Again”), Album of the Year, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best Surround Sound Album. His fifth nomination was in the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical category, for Diana Krall’s The Girl in the Other Room.

"This year's nominees truly reflect a trend of music makers participating in multiple aspects of the creative process, while also often collaborating with a diverse slate of other artists in various genres," said National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences President Neil Portnow. "And with new artists emerging in rock, country, pop, R&B and rap, as well as in many other fields, we are pleased to see the robust health and creativity of all genres of music. And I can't wait to introduce nominee Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. I keeed, I keeed.”

Portnow promises that the 47th Grammy Awards show, to be held February 13, 2005 at Staples Center in L.A. and broadcast live on CBS, will deliver “music's biggest night filled with unique, special, and unforgettable performances."

All we know is, it won’t be the same without Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

Here's a partial list of the nominees:

RECORD OF THE YEAR:
“Let’s Get It Started” - The Black Eyed Peas
“Here We Go Again” - Ray Charles & Norah Jones
“American Idiot” - Green Day
“Heaven” - Los Lonely Boys
“Yeah!” - Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Genius Loves Company - Ray Charles & Various Artists
American Idiot - Green Day
The Diary Of Alicia Keys - Alicia Keys
Confessions Usher
The College Dropout Kanye West

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” - Hoobastank
(*award given to songwriter, not necessarily the artist)

BEST NEW ARTIST:
Los Lonely Boys
Maroon5
Joss Stone
Kanye West
Gretchen Wilson

BEST ROCK SONG (a songwriter(s) award):
“American Idiot” - Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré 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 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 HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE:
“Megalomaniac” Incubus
“Some Kind Of Monster” Metallica
“Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” Nickelback
“Duality” Slipknot
“Slither” Velvet Revolver

BEST ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE:
“Instrumental Illness” - The Allman Brothers Band
“Onda” - Los Lonely Boys
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“O Baterista” - Rush
“Whispering A Prayer” - Steve Vai|
“Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow” - Brian Wilson

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 METAL PERFORMANCE:
“Nymphetamine” - Cradle Of Filth
“Live For This” - Hatebreed
“The End Of Heartache” - Killswitch Engage
“Whiplash” - Motörhead
“Vermilion” - Slipknot

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM:
Medulla - Björk
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 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 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 FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE:
“Oceania” Björk
“The First Cut Is The Deepest” - Sheryl Crow
”Sunrise” - Norah Jones
“What You Waiting For?” - Gwen Stefani
“You Had Me” Joss Stone

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE:
“Let’s Misbehave” - Elvis Costello
“You Raise Me Up” - Josh Groban
“Daughters” - John Mayer
“Cinnamon Girl” Prince
“Love’s Divine” - Seal

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE:
“Chasing Shadows” - Herb Alpert, Russ Freeman, James Genus, Gene Lake And Jason Miles
“Take You Out” - George Benson
“11th Commandment” - Ben Harper
“Song F” - Bruce Hornsby
“Rat Pack Boogie” - Brian Setzer

BEST DANCE RECORDING:
“Good Luck” - Basement Jaxx Featuring Lisa Kekaula
“Get Yourself High” - The Chemical Brothers
“Slow” - Kylie Minogue
“Comfortably Numb” - Scissor Sisters
“Toxic” Britney Spears

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 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 CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM:
Afrodisiac - Brandy
Damita Jo - Janet Jackson
It's About Time - Christina Milian
Confessions - Usher
Hurt No More - Mario Winans

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS:
“Lose Your Breath” Destiny’s Child
“Show Me The Way” - Earth, Wind & Fire Featuring Raphael Saadiq
“Say Yes” - Floetry
“Diary” - Alicia Keys Featuring Tony! Toni! Toné!
”My Boo” - Usher & Alicia Keys

BEST R&B SONG (a songwriter(s) award):
“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 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 TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE:
“You’re My Everything” - Anita Baker
“Sinner’s Prayer” - Ray Charles & B.B. King
“I Can’t Stop” - Al Green
“New Day” - Patti LaBelle
“Musicology” - Prince

BEST URBAN/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:
“Sex, Love & Money” - Mos Def
”Are You Experienced?” - Musiq
“She Wants To Move” - N.E.R.D.
”Star” - The Roots
“Cross My Mind” - Jill Scott

BEST RAP ALBUM:
To the 5 Boroughs - Beastie Boys
The Black Album - Jay-Z
The Definition - LL Cool J
Suit - Nelly
The College Dropout - Kanye West

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 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 SONG:
“Drop It Like It’s Hot” - Calvin Broadus, Chad Hugo, S. Thomas & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Snoop Dogg & Pharrell)
“Hey Mama” - Will Adams & Anthony Henry, songwriters (The Black Eyed Peas)
“Jesus Walks” - C. Smith & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)
“Let’s Get It Started” - Will Adams, Mike Fratantuno, Jaime Gomez, George Pajon, Jr., Allan Pineda & Terence Yoshiaki, songwriters (The Black Eyed Peas)
“99 Problems” - Shawn Carter & Rick Rubin, songwriters (Jay-Z)

BEST COUNTRY INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE:
“Billy In The Low Ground” - Asleep At The Wheel
“Puppies ‘N Knapsacks” - Sam Bush
“Luxury Liner” - Albert Lee, Vince Gill & Brad Paisley
“Earl’s Breakdown” - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Featuring Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Vassar Clements & Jerry Douglas
“Bowtie” - Mark O’Connor, Chris Thile, Bryan Sutton & Byron House

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)
(*Award given to songwriter, not necessarily the artist)

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 CONTEMPORARY FOLK ALBUM:
Educated Guess - Ani DiFranco
The Revolution Starts...Now - Steve Earle
Land Of Milk And Honey - Eliza Gilkyson
Impossible Dream - Patty Griffin
The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family - Various Artists

BEST FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE:
“You Will Be My Ain True Love” - Alison Krauss
”Miss Being Mrs.” - Loretta Lynn
“In My Daughter’s Eyes” - Martina McBride
“She’s Not Just A Pretty Face” - Shania Twain
“Redneck Woman” - Gretchen Wilson

BEST MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE:
“Engine One-Forty-Three” - Johnny Cash
“In My Own Mind” - Lyle Lovett
“Live Like You Were Dying” - Tim McGraw
“You Are My Flower” - Willie Nelson
“You'll Think Of Me” - Keith Urban

BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL:
“New San Antonio Rose” - Asleep At The Wheel
“Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” - Big & Rich
“You Can't Take The Honky Tonk Out Of The Girl” - Brooks & Dunn
“Top Of The World” - Dixie Chicks
“It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long” - The Notorious Cherry Bombs

BEST COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS:
“Hey Good Lookin’” - Jimmy Buffett, Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith & George Strait
“Creepin’ In” - Norah Jones & Dolly Parton
“Portland Oregon” - Loretta Lynn & Jack White
“Pancho & Lefty” - Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Toby Keith
“Coat Of Many Colors” - Shania Twain With Alison Krauss & Union Station

BEST COUNTRY INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE:
“Billy In The Low Ground” - Asleep At The Wheel
“Puppies ‘N Knapsacks” - Sam Bush
“Luxury Liner” - Albert Lee, Vince Gill & Brad Paisley
“Earl’s Breakdown” - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Featuring Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Vassar Clements & Jerry Douglas
“Bowtie” - Mark O’Connor, Chris Thile, Bryan Sutton & Byron House

BEST COMEDY ALBUM:
Come Poop with Me - Triumph The Insult Comic Dog
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents...America: A Citizen's Guide To Democracy Inaction - Jon Stewart And The Cast Of The Daily Show
The Funny Thing Is... - Ellen DeGeneres
Live At Carnegie Hall - David Sedaris
The O'Franken Factor Factor - The Very Best Of The O'Franken Factor - Al Franken

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM:
Cold Mountain - Various Artists
De-Lovely - Various Artists
Garden State - Various Artists
Kill Bill Vol. 2 - Various Artists
Shrek 2 - Various Artists

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM:
Angels In America - Thomas Newman, composer
Big Fish - Danny Elfman, composer (Various Artists)
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind - Jon Brion, composer (Various Artists)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - John Williams, composer (Various Artists)
The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King - Howard Shore, composer (Howard Shore)|

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR A MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA (a songwriter(s) award):
“Accidentally In Love” (From Shrek 2) - David Bryson, Adam Duritz, David Immergluck, Matthew Malley & Dan Vickrey, songwriters (Counting Crows)
“Belleville Rendez-Vous” (From The Triplets Of Belleville)
Benoit Charest & Sylvain Chomet, songwriters (-M-)
“Into The West” (From The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King)
Annie Lennox, Howard Shore & Fran Walsh, songwriters (Annie Lennox)
“The Scarlet Tide” (From Cold Mountain) - Henry Burnett & Elvis Costello, songwriters (Alison Krauss) |
“You Will Be My Ain True Love” (From Cold Mountain) - Sting, songwriter (Alison Krauss)

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL:
Brian Wilson Presents Smile - Mark Linett, engineer (Brian Wilson)
Feels Like Home - Jay Newland, engineer (Norah Jones)
Genius Loves Company - Robert Fernandez, John Harris, Terry Howard, Pete Karam, Joel Moss, Al Schmitt & Ed Thacker, engineers (Ray Charles & Various Artists)
The Girl In The Other Room - Al Schmitt, engineer (Diana Krall)
Give - Tchad Blake, engineer (The Bad Plus)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL:
T Bone Burnett
Rob Cavallo
Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis
Tommy LiPuma
John Shanks

BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO:
“Take Me Out” - Franz Ferdinand
(Jonas Odell, video director; John Moule, video producer)
“American Idiot” - Green Day
(Samuel Bayer, video director; Tim Lynch, video producer)
“Flawless” - George Michael
(Jake Scott, video director; David Mitchell, video producer)
“Walkie Talkie Man” - Steriogram
(Michel Gondry, video director; Julie Fong, video producer)
“Vertigo” - U2 (Alex & Martin, video director; Grace Bodie, video producer)

BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO:
John Adams: The Death Of Klinghoffer - John Adams & London Symphony Orchestra
Coldplay Live 2003 - Coldplay
Concert For George - Various Artists
Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues - A Musical Journey - Various Artists
Tom Dowd & The Language Of Music - Various Artists

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