Grammy Awards Nominations Mostly An Urban Affair

12-04-03 Keavin
The nominations for the 46th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Thursday and offer very few surprises and no run away favorite. The Awards ceremony is set to take place on February 8th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Rap and R&B dominate the nominations.  Outkast, Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams were each nominated for six Grammy Awards. The list of artists with five nominations is even larger and includes Eminem, 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, Evanescence, Chad Hugo, Justin Timberlake, Luther Vandross, Ricky Skaggs and Warren Zevon.

The “biggy” Album of the Year nominations went to Justin Timberlake for” Justified”, Missy Elliott for “Under Construction”, Evanescence for “Fallen”, Outkast for “Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below” and the White Stripes for “Elephant”.

Album of the year in not to be confused with Record of the Year and the nominees in that category are Beyoncé with Jay-Z for "Crazy in Love," Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake for "Where Is the Love," Coldplay for "Clocks," Eminem for "Lose Yourself" and Outkast for "Hey Ya!"

The Best Rock Album nominations went to Audioslave, Evanescence, Foo Fighters, Matchbox Twenty and Nickelback. 

Best Alternative album nominations are Flaming Lips for “Fight Test”, Radiohead for “Hail to the Thief”, Sigur Ros for “()”, The White Stripes  for “Elephant” and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for “Fever to Tell”.

The Best Performance by Duo or Group with Vocal nominations went to Bon Jovi for "Misunderstood", the Eagles for "Hole in the World", Fountains of Wayne for "Stacy's Mom" and No Doubt "Underneath It All".

Speaking of Fountains of Wayne they were also nominated for Best New Artist along with Evanescence, 50 Cent, Heather Headley and Sean Paul.  

Best Hard Rock Performance nominations went to Audioslave for "Like a Stone", Evanescence featuring/ Paul McCoy  for "Bring Me to Life", Godsmack for "Straight Out of Line", Jane's Addiction for "Just Because" and Queens of the Stone Age for "Go With the Flow". 

In the Best Metal Performance category: Korn for "Did My Time", Marilyn Manson for "mOBSCENE", 
Metallica for "St. Anger", Spineshank for "Smothered", and Stone Sour for "Inhale". 

The nominations for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal went to Foo Fighters for "Times Like These", Radiohead for "There There", Train for "Calling All Angels", White Stripes for "Seven Nation Army", and Warren Zevon and Bruce Springsteen for "Disorder in the House". 

The late George Harrison received three nominations. One for Best Pop Vocal Album for “Brainwashed”, one  for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Marwa Blues", as well as Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his song  "Any Road". 

Nominees for the 46th annual Grammy Awards according to MTV:

Record of the Year
Beyoncé f/ Jay-Z - "Crazy in Love" 
Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake - "Where Is the Love" 
Coldplay - "Clocks" 
Eminem - "Lose Yourself" 
Outkast - "Hey Ya!"

Album of the Year
Missy Elliott - Under Construction 
Evanescence - Fallen 
Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below 
Justin Timberlake - Justified 
White Stripes - Elephant

Song of the Year
Linda Perry, songwriter (Christina Aguilera) - "Beautiful" 
Richard Marx and Luther Vandross, songwriters (Luther Vandross) - "Dance With My Father" 
Avril Lavigne and the Matrix, songwriters (Avril Lavigne) - "I'm With You" 
Jorge Calderón and Warren Zevon, songwriters (Warren Zevon) - "Keep Me in Your Heart" 
J. Bass, M. Mathers and L. Resto, songwriters (Eminem) - "Lose Yourself"

Best New Artist
50 Cent 
Fountains Of Wayne 
Heather Headley 
Sean Paul

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 Male Pop 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 Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal
Bon Jovi - "Misunderstood" 
Eagles - "Hole in the World" 
Fountains of Wayne - "Stacy's Mom" 
Matchbox Twenty - "Unwell" 
No Doubt - "Underneath It All"

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Christina Aguilera and Lil' Kim - "Can't Hold Us Down" 
Tony Bennett and k.d. lang - "La Vie En Rose" 
Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples - "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking" 
Pink f/ William Orbit - "Feel Good Time" 
Sting and Mary J. Blige - "Whenever I Say Your Name"

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Ry Cooder and Manuel Galbán - "Patricia" 
George Harrison - "Marwa Blues" 
Dave Koz - "Honey-Dipped" 
Randy Newman - "Seabiscuit" 
Brian Setzer Orchestra - "The Nutcracker Suite"

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Jim Brickman - Peace 
Mambo Sinuendo - Ry Cooder & Manuel Galbán 
Kenny G - Wishes 
Prince - N.E.W.S. 
George Winston - Night Divides the Day -The Music of the Doors

Best Pop Vocal Album
Christina Aguilera - Stripped 
George Harrison - Brainwashed 
Annie Lennox - Bare 
Michael McDonald - Motown 
Justin Timberlake - Justified

Best Dance Recording
Cher - "Love One Another" 
Groove Armada - "Easy" 
Madonna - "Die Another Day" 
Kylie Minogue - "Come Into My World" 
Télépopmusik - "Breathe"

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett and k.d. lang - A Wonderful World 
Rosemary Clooney - The Last Concert 
Bette Midler - Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook 
Rod Stewart - As Time Goes By ... The Great American Songbook: Volume II 
Barbra Streisand - The Movie Album

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Michelle Branch - "Are You Happy Now?" 
Avril Lavigne - "Losing Grip" 
Pink - "Trouble" 
Bonnie Raitt - "Time of Our Lives" 
Lucinda Williams - "Righteously"

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
David Bowie - "New Killer Star" 
Bob Dylan - "Down in the Flood" 
Lenny Kravitz - "If I Could Fall in Love" 
Dave Matthews - "Gravedigger" 
Tom Waits - "Return of Jackie & Judy"

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal
Foo Fighters - "Times Like These" 
Radiohead - "There There" 
Train - "Calling All Angels" 
White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army" 
Warren Zevon and Bruce Springsteen - "Disorder in the House"

Best Hard Rock Performance
Audioslave - "Like a Stone" 
Evanescence f/ Paul McCoy - "Bring Me to Life" 
Godsmack - "Straight Out of Line" 
Jane's Addiction - "Just Because" 
Queens of the Stone Age - "Go With the Flow"

Best Metal Performance
Korn - "Did My Time" 
Marilyn Manson - "mOBSCENE" 
Metallica - "St. Anger" 
Spineshank - "Smothered" 
Stone Sour - "Inhale"

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Allman Brothers Band - "Instrumental Illness" 
Jeff Beck - "Plan B" 
Linkin Park - "Session" 
Robert Randolph & the Family Band - "Squeeze" 
Steve Vai - "Essence"

Best Rock Song
David Hodges, Amy Lee and Ben Moody, songwriters (Evanescence f/ Paul McCoy) - "Bring Me to Life" 
Charlie Colin, Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford and Scott Underwood, songwriters (Train) - "Calling All Angels" 
Jorge Calderón and Warren Zevon, songwriters (Warren Zevon and Bruce Springsteen) - "Disorder in the House" 
Jack White, songwriter (The White Stripes) - "Seven Nation Army" 
Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake and Ryan Vikedal, songwriters (Nickelback) - "Someday"

Best Rock Album
Audioslave - Audioslave 
Evanescence - Fallen 
Foo Fighters - One by One 
Matchbox Twenty - More Than You Think You Are 
Nickelback - The Long Road

Best Alternative Music Album
Flaming Lips - Fight Test 
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief 
Sigur Rós - Untitled 
White Stripes - Elephant 
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Ashanti - "Rain on Me" 
Erykah Badu - "Back in the Day" 
Beyoncé - "Dangerously in Love" 
Mary J. Blige - "Ooh!" 
Heather Headley - "I Wish I Wasn't"

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
R. Kelly - "Step in the Name of Love" 
Brian McKnight - "Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda" 
Ruben Studdard - "Superstar" 
Tyrese - "How You Gonna Act Like That" 
Luther Vandross - "Dance With My Father"

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
Beyoncé and Luther Vandross - "The Closer I Get to You" 
Stanley Clarke f/ Glenn Lewis and Amel Larrieux - "Where Is the Love" 
Floetry - "Say Yes" 
Roy Hargrove & the RH Factor f/ D'Angelo - "I'll Stay" 
Isley Brothers w/ Ronald Isley a.k.a. Mr. Biggs f/ JS - "Busted" 
TLC - "Hands Up"

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Earth, Wind & Fire - "Hold Me" 
Aretha Franklin - "Wonderful" 
Anthony Hamilton - "Comin' From Where I'm From" 
Patti LaBelle - "Way Up There" 
Kelly Price - "He Proposed"

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Erykah Badu - "Danger" 
Kelis - "Milkshake" 
Les Nubians - "J'veux D'la Musique" 
Musiq - "Forthenight" 
Outkast - "Hey Ya!" 

Best R&B Song
Mark Batson and Anthony Hamilton, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton) - "Comin' From Where I'm From" 
Shawn Carter, Rich Harrison, Beyoncé Knowles and Eugene Record, songwriters (Beyoncé f/ Jay-Z) - "Crazy in Love" 
Richard Marx and Luther Vandross, songwriters (Luther Vandross) - "Dance With My Father" 
Erykah Badu, J. Poyser, B.R. Smith and R.C. Williams, songwriters (Erykah Badu) - "Danger" 
A. Douglas, I. Lorenzo and A. Parker, songwriters (Ashanti) - "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)"

Best R&B Album
Erykah Badu - Worldwide Underground 
Blu Cantrell - Bittersweet 
Aretha Franklin - So Damn Happy 
Isley Brothers f/ Ronald Isley a.k.a. 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 & Life 
Anthony Hamilton - Comin' From Where I'm From 
R. Kelly - Chocolate Factory

Best Female Rap Solo Performance
Da Brat - "Got It Poppin' " 
Missy Elliott - "Work It" 
Lil' Kim - "Came Back for You" 
MC Lyte - "Ride Wit Me" 
Queen Latifah - "Go Head"

Best Male Rap Solo Performance
Joe Budden - "Pump It Up" 
Eminem - "Lose Yourself" 
50 Cent - "In Da Club" 
Ludacris - "Stand Up" 
Sean Paul - "Get Busy"

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Missy Elliott f/ Ludacris - "Gossip Folks" 
Lil' Kim f/ 50 Cent - "Magic Stick" 
Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee - "Shake Ya Tailfeather" 
Juelz Santana f/ Cam'Ron - "Dipset (Santana's Town)" 
Young Gunz - "Can't Stop Won't Stop"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Beyoncé f/ Jay-Z - "Crazy in Love" 
Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake - "Where Is the Love" 
LL Cool J f/ Marc Dorsey - "Luv U Better" 
Neptunes f/ Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z - "Frontin' " 
Snoop Dogg f/ Pharrell and Uncle Charlie Wilson - "Beautiful"

Best Rap Song
Calvin Broadus, Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Snoop Dogg f/ Pharrell and Uncle Charlie Wilson) - "Beautiful" 
Shawn Carter, Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Jay-Z f/ Pharrell Williams) - "Excuse Me Miss" 
M. Elizondo, C. Jackson and A. Young, songwriters (50 Cent) - "In Da Club" 
J. Bass, M. Mathers and L. Resto, songwriters (Eminem) - "Lose Yourself" 
Missy Elliott and Tim Mosley, songwriters (Missy Elliott) - "Work It"

Best Rap Album
Missy Elliott - Under Construction 
50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin' 
Jay-Z - The Blueprint 2 - The Gift & the Curse 
Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below 
Roots - Phrenology

Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Christopher Bridges and Keith McMasters, songwriters (Ludacris) - "Act a Fool" (from "2 Fast 2 Furious") 
U2, songwriters (U2) - "The Hands That Built America" (from "Gangs of New York") 
Fred Ebb and John Kander, songwriters (Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger) - "I Move On" (from "Chicago)" 
J. Bass, M. Mathers and L. Resto, songwriters (Eminem) - "Lose Yourself" (from "8 Mile") 
Christoher Guest, Eugene Levy and Michael McKean, songwriters (The Folksmen, Mitch & Mickey, and The New Main Street Singers) - "A Mighty Wind" (from "A Mighty Wind")

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Nigel Godrich 
Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis 
The Matrix (Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards and Scott Spock) 
The Neptunes 

Best Short Form Music Video
Johnny Cash - "Hurt" 
Coldplay - "The Scientist" 
Madonna - "Die Another Day" 
Martina McBride - "Concrete Angel" 
Outkast - "Hey Ya!"

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