Grammy nods were made and eight artists received five Grammy nominations each.
Eminem received an album citation for The Eminem Show, and a record citation for “Without Me.” Springsteen’s Sept. 11-themed The Rising was nominated for album of the year, and the title track for song of the year. R&B singer Ashanti also got five nominations — including in the new artist category — as did rocker Sheryl Crow, rapper Nelly and neosoul artist Raphael Saadiq. Newcomer Jones was nominated for record of the year for her underground hit “Don’t Know Why.” Her Come Away With Me was nominated for album of the year, and she received a best new artist nod. Another best new artist nominee, Lavigne, also came up big: The 18-year-old was nominated for song of the year, best female pop vocal performance and best pop vocal album, among other categories. Other nominees for album of the year were the Dixie Chicks’ Home and Nelly’s Nellyville. Nelly’s “Dilemma,” featuring Kelly Rowland, was cited for record of the year; he also was nominated in three rap categories.
The chicks (Dixie Chicks that is) are up for four awards, including country album of the year. Alan Jackson also was nominated in that category, and his Sept. 11 ode “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” was nominated for song of the year.
Many artists received multiple nods including India.Arie, Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, and Vanessa Carlton whose song “A Thousand Miles” was nominated for record and song of the year.
To see who will walk away with the awards you’ll need to tune in February 23rd. Then you can see the winners in all the categories. This year, there are 104 categories, up three from last year’s 101.
Select List of Nominees
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 (Avril Lavigne); “Don’t Know Why,” Jesse Harris (Norah Jones); “The Rising,” Bruce Springsteen (Bruce Springsteen); “A Thousand Miles,” Vanessa Carlton (Vanessa Carlton); “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” Alan Jackson (Alan Jackson).
New Artist: Ashanti; Michelle Branch; Norah Jones; Avril Lavigne; John Mayer.
Pop Vocal Album: Come Away With Me, Norah Jones; Let Go, Avril Lavigne; Rock Steady, No Doubt; M!ssundaztood, Pink; Britney, Britney Spears.
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.
Rap Album: The Eminem Show, Eminem; Word of Mouf, Ludacris; Tarantula, Mystikal; Nellyville, Nelly; Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry, Petey Pablo.
Country Album: Home, Dixie Chicks; Drive, Alan Jackson; The Great Divide, Willie Nelson; Man With a Memory, Joe Nichols; Halos & Horns, Dolly Parton.