Grammy Nominations

(PR) Nominations for the 49th Annual GRAMMY� Awards were announced today by The Recording Academy� reflecting a year in which multiple genres were represented in top categories, new up-and-comers are nominated alongside established artists and a diverse array of producers and other creative professionals garner multiple nominations. The press event was held at The Music Box @ Fonda in Hollywood and was attended by national and international media, as well as key music industry executives. Artists reading nominations this morning included Mary J. Blige, James Blunt, Chris Brown, Evanescence's Amy Lee, Ludacris, Corinne Bailey Rae, Rascal Flatts, Justin Timberlake, and KT Tunstall. The 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Feb. 11, 2007, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 - 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Mary J. Blige tops the nominations with eight, while Red Hot Chili Peppers garner six, James Blunt, the Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Danger Mouse, Prince, Rick Rubin, will.i.am and John Williams each earn five nods. Beyonc�, Bryan-Michael Cox, Gnarls Barkley, Israel Houghton, T.I, and Justin Timberlake receive four each.

(* separates nominations) Record Of The Year: Be Without You - Mary J. Blige * You're Beautiful - James Blunt * Not Ready To Make Nice - Dixie Chicks * Crazy - Gnarls Barkley * Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae

Album Of The Year : Taking The Long Way - Dixie Chicks * St. Elsewhere - Gnarls Barkley * Continuum - John Mayer * Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers * FutureSex/LoveSounds - Justin Timberlake

Song Of The Year: Be Without You (Mary J. Blige) * Jesus, Take The Wheel (Carrie Underwood) * Not Ready To Make Nice (Dixie Chicks) * Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae) * You're Beautiful (James Blunt)

Best New Artist: James Blunt * Chris Brown * Imogen Heap * Corinne Bailey Rae * Carrie Underwood

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera * Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield * You Can Close Your Eyes - Sheryl Crow * Stupid Girls - Pink * Black Horse And The Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: You're Beautiful - James Blunt * Save Room - John Legend * Waiting On The World To Change - John Mayer * Jenny Wren - Paul McCartney * Bad Day - Daniel Powter

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal: My Humps - The Black Eyed Peas * I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie * Over My Head (Cable Car) - The Fray * Is It Any Wonder? - Keane * Stickwitu - The Pussycat Dolls

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: For Once In My Life - Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder * One - Mary J. Blige & U2 * Sheryl Crow & Sting * Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado & Timbaland * Shakira & Wyclef Jean

Best Pop Vocal Album: Back To Basics - Christina Aguilera * Back To Bedlam - James Blunt * The River In Reverse - Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint * Continuum - John Mayer * FutureSex/LoveSounds - Justin Timberlake

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Nausea - Beck * Someday Baby - Bob Dylan - Track from: Modern Times * Route 66 - John Mayer - Track from: Cars - Soundtrack (Various Artists) * Saving Grace - Tom Petty - Track from: Highway Companion * Lookin' For A Leader - Neil Young - Track from: Living With War

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal: Talk - Coldplay * How To Save A Life - The Fray * Steady, As She Goes - The Raconteurs * Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers * The Saints Are Coming - U2 & Green Day

Best Hard Rock Performance: Crazy b***** - Buckcherry * Every Day Is Exactly The Same - Nine Inch Nails * Lonely Day - System Of A Down * Vicarious - Tool * Woman - Wolfmother

Best Metal Performance: Redneck - Lamb Of God * Colony Of Birchmen - Mastodon * Lies, Lies, Lies - Ministry * Eyes Of The Insane - Slayer * 30/30-150 - Stone Sour

Best Rock Song * Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol) * Dani California(Red Hot Chili Peppers) * Lookin' For A Leader (Neil Young) * Someday Baby (Bob Dylan) * When You Were Young (The Killers)

Best Rock Album: Try! - John Mayer Trio * Highway Companion - Tom Petty * Broken Boy Soldiers - The Raconteurs * Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers * Living With War - Neil Young

Best Alternative Music Album: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys * At War With The Mystics - The Flaming Lips * St. Elsewhere - Gnarls Barkley * Show Your Bones - Yeah Yeah Yeahs * The Eraser - Thom Yorke

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:

Howard Benson
- * Every Man For Himself (Hoobastank) (A)
Flyleaf (Flyleaf) (A)
In With The Out Crowd (Less Than Jake) (A)
One-X (Three Days Grace) (A)
The Paramour Sessions (Papa Roach) (A)
Popaganda (Head Automatica) (A)
Saosin (Saosin) (A)

T Bone Burnett
Thunderbird (Cassandra Wilson) (A)
The True False Identity (T Bone Burnett) (A)
Walk The Line - Soundtrack (Joaquin Phoenix & Various Artists) (A)

Danger Mouse
Pieces Of The People We Love (The Rapture) (T)
St. Elsewhere (Gnarls Barkley) (A)

Rick Rubin
American V: A Hundred Highways (Johnny Cash) (A)
God's Gonna Cut You Down (Johnny Cash) (T)
Stadium Arcadium (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (A)
Taking The Long Way (Dixie Chicks) (A)
12 Songs (Neil Diamond) (A)

About You (Mary J. Blige Featuring Will.i.am) (T)
Big Girls Don't Cry (Fergie) (T)
Damn Girl (Justin Timberlake Featuring Will.i.am) (T)
I Am Somebody (Santana Featuring Will.i.am) (T)
I Love My B * * * * (Busta Rhymes Featuring Kelis & Will.i.am) (T)
Mas Que Nada (Sergio Mendes Featuring The Black Eyed Peas) (T)
Timeless (Sergio Mendes) (A)

see grammy.com for the complete list of nominations

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