10 Musicians Nominated for Award
Ten music artists who have received critical acclaim but lack commercial success have been nominated for the first annual Shortlist award.
Among the nominees for the award are R&B singer Bilal, funk singer Nikka Costa, the cartoon rap group Gorillaz, and British singer PJ Harvey. Judges include Aimee Mann, Beck, Macy Gray, and rapper Mos Def.
The winner will walk away with a $10,000 check. In addition, organizers will donate $10,000 toward relief efforts for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The award ceremony will be held Nov. 19 in Los Angeles. Shortlist was created to honors artists whose albums sold less than 500,000 copies