Springsteen, newcomers lead Grammy nods
The Grammys played it right down the middle Tuesday morning, honoring veterans — such as previous Grammy winners Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow and Eminem — and a host of newcomers as the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 45th Annual Grammy Awards.
Springsteen, Eminem, Crow and Nelly, and newcomers Ashanti, Norah Jones, and Avril Lavigne all tied for the lead with five Grammy nominations apiece.
Springsteen was nominated for album of the year for “The Rising” and song of the year for that September 11-inspired album’s title song.
Also nominated for album of the year were Eminem for “The Eminem Show,” 2002’s best-selling record; the Dixie Chicks for “Home”; Nelly for “Nellyville”; and Jones for her jazzy “Come Away With Me.”
Jones also was nominated for best new artist. Joining her in that category were Ashanti, Michelle Branch, Lavigne and John Mayer.
The nominees for record of the year were “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton, “Without Me” by Eminem, “Don’t Know Why” by Norah Jones, “Dilemma” by Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland, and “How You Remind Me” by Nickleback.
Tuesday’s nods were announced by several musicians, including Ashanti, Lavigne, Mayer and Nelly, from New York’s Madison Square Garden. The 45th annual Grammy Awards are scheduled to take place February 23 at Madison Square Garden.
In total there are over 75 categories for Grammy Awards, so if you want to see all the nominees, here’s the complete list.