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Diversity marks Grammy nominations

Toni Braxton announces Grammy nominations with Shelby Lynne and Sheryl Crow behind
Toni Braxton announces Grammy nominations with Shelby Lynne and Sheryl Crow behind  

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- It's a diverse crowd for this year's Grammy nominations, which were announced Wednesday in Los Angeles, California.

Nominees from all over the musical spectrum came together in the most unlikely places. Macy Gray will be facing off against veterans U2 in the best record category, while Brad Paisley and Papa Roach will compete in the best new artist

The 43rd annual Grammy Awards show is scheduled to air live from Los Angeles on February 21 on CBS.

Two of the nominees for best new artist, Sisqo and country singer Shelby Lynne, were among the stars on hand to announce the nominees in 12 key categories. The other nominees for best new artist are country singer Brad Paisley, Papa Roach and Jill Scott. The best record nominations included discs by Destiny's Child, Macy Gray, Madonna, 'N Sync and U2.

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The National Academy Recording Arts & Science will hand out Grammys in 100 categories, including two new ones: best Native American music album and best pop instrumental album.

The awards, the academy notes, are peer honors, given by and to artists and technical professionals for artistic or technical achievement, not for sales or chart positions.

Record of the Year:
  • "Say My Name," Destiny's Child
  • "I Try," Macy Gray
  • "Music," Madonna
  • "Bye Bye Bye" 'N Sync
  • "Beautiful Day," U2
Album of the Year:
  • "Midnight Vultures," Beck
  • "Marshall Mathers LP," Eminem
  • "Kid A," Radiohead
  • "You're the One," Paul Simon
  • "Two Against Nature," Steely Dan
Song of the Year: (award goes to songwriter)
  • "Beautiful Day, songwriters: U2 (U2)
  • "Breathe," songwriters: Stephanie Bentley & Holly Lamar(Faith Hill)
  • "I Hope You Dance," songwriters: Mark D. Sanders & Tia Sellers (Lee Ann Womack)
  • "I Try," songwriters: Jinsoo Lim, Jeremy Ruzumna & David Wilder (Macy Gray)
  • "Say My Name," songwriters: LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Beyonce Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson & Kelendria Rowland (Destiny's Child)
New Artist:
  • Shelby Lynne
  • Brad Paisley
  • Papa Roach
  • Jill Scott
  • Sisqo

Pop nominations

Female Pop Vocal Performance:
  • "What A Girl Wants," Christina Aguilera
  • "I Try," Macy Gray
  • "Music," Madonna
  • Save Me, Aimee Mann
  • Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell
  • Oops!...I Did It Again, Britney Spears
Male Pop Vocal Performance:
  • "You Sang To Me," Marc Anthony
  • "Taking You Home," Don Henley
  • "She Bangs," Ricky Martin
  • "6,8,12," Brian McKnight
  • "She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa)," Sting
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group:
  • "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely," Backstreet Boys
  • "Pinch Me," Barenaked Ladies
  • "Breathless," The Corrs
  • "Bye Bye Bye," 'N Sync
  • "Cousin Dupree," Steely Dan
Pop Collaboration With Vocals:
  • "Thank God I Found You," Mariah Carey Featuring Joe and 98 degrees
  • "The Difficult Kind," Sheryl Crow and Sarah McLachlan
  • "All The Way," Celine Dion (and Frank Sinatra)
  • "Turn Your Lights Down Low," Lauryn Hill (and Bob Marley)
  • "Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (My Baby)," B.B. King and Dr. John
Pop Instrumental Performance(new catagory)
  • "Overture (Selmasongs)," Bjork; Vincent Mendoza, conductor
  • "Rebel Heart," The Corrs
  • "Zona Mona," Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
  • "Caravan," The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • "Camaleao," Grover Washington, Jr.
Dance Recording
  • "Who Let The Dogs Out," Baha Men
  • "Blue (Da Ba Dee)," Eiffel 65
  • "Be With You," Enrique Iglesias
  • "Let's Get Loud," Jennifer Lopez
  • "Natural Blues," Moby
Pop Instrumental Album
  • "Audio," Blue Man Group
  • "Faith -- A Holiday Album," Kenny G
  • "Symphony No. 1," Joe Jackson
  • "Pieces In A Modern Style," William Orbit
  • "Hymns -- In The Garden," Kirk Whalum
Pop Vocal Album
  • "Inside Job," Don Henley
  • "Music," Madonna
  • "No Strings Attached," 'N Sync
  • "Oops!...I Did It Again," Britney Spears
  • "Two Against Nature," Steely Dan
Traditional Pop Vocal Album
  • "As Time Goes By," Bryan Ferry
  • "It's Like This," Rickie Lee Jones
  • "Songs From The Last Century," George Michael
  • "Both Sides Now," Joni Mitchell
  • "Timeless -- Live In Concert," Barbra Streisand

Click here for a complete list of nominess from The Recording Academy



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