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Grammy nominations prove Santana's 'Supernatural' success

Santana received 10 Grammy nominations


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January 4, 2000
Web posted at: 1:37 p.m. EST (1837 GMT)

(CNN) -- Call him the comeback favorite: More than 10 years after Carlos Santana won his last Grammy -- in 1988, for the rock instrumental "Blues for Salvador" -- the Latin artist picked up a leading 10 nominations for the 42nd annual Grammy Awards, including song, record and album of the year on the strength of his album "Supernatural."

Overlooked by the Grammys for his albums in the 1960s and '70s, the 52-year-old musician had previously received just five nominations during his three-decade career.

"Supernatural" includes collaborations with Dave Matthews, Lauryn Hill and Eric Clapton. It was also nominated for best rock album. The No. 1 single "Smooth," featuring Matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas, was nominated for record of the year and best pop collaboration with vocals.

Also toting up an armful of nominations were the R&B trio TLC and classical music conductor Pierre Boulez, with six nods apiece. TLC's nominations included album of the year for "Fanmail" and best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal for the song "Unpretty."

The Backstreet Boys


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Many multiple nominees

Other nominees for record of the year were "I Want it That Way" by the Backstreet Boys, "Believe" by Cher, "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin and "No Scrubs" by TLC.

The other album of the year nominees were "Millennium" by Backstreet Boys, "Fly" by the Dixie Chicks and "When I Look in Your Eyes" by Diana Krall.

Other multiple nominees included Asleep at the Wheel with five, and the Backstreet Boys, Dixie Chicks, Emmylou Harris, Lauryn Hill and Whitney Houston, each with four. Martin and Cher each had three nominations.

In the best new artist category, teen-age pop stars Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears will compete with R&B singer Macy Gray, rocker Kid Rock and blues singer Susan Tedeschi.

Madonna clinched a nomination for her "Beautiful Stranger" track off the soundtrack to "Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me," even though it was never formally released as a single.

She'll compete with Aguilera ("Genie in a Bottle"), Sarah McLachlan ("I Will Remember You"), Alanis Morissette ("Thank U"), and Spears ("... Baby One More Time") for the best female pop vocal performance award.

Six nominations went to TLC


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New categories added

The nominations were announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel by music celebrities including Aguilera, Spears and Latin sensation Marc Anthony.

The 42nd annual Grammys will air live on CBS February 23 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be telecast to an international audience of more than 1.5 billion people in 170 countries.

Awards will be presented in 98 categories. A new category this year is best soundtrack album, given for a soundtrack record that creatively compiles existing music. The award was added to complement the category for original movie scores.

Also this year, the academy updated its movie or television song and instrumental composition categories to include music composed for other media such as video games or the Internet.


Take a look at the full list of nominees


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This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees, announced in early December, include recording artists Harry Belafonte, Woody Guthrie, John Lee Hooker, Mitch Miller and Willie Nelson.

To qualify for nomination this year, an artist's recording must have been released between October 1, 1998 and September 30, 1999. The Recording Academy, which organizes the Grammys each year, says the nearly 490 nominations announced Tuesday were culled from some 15,000 entries submitted.

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