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45th ANNUAL GRAMMY NOMINEES (article first published : 2003-01-22)

Reflecting a year during which a broad spectrum of artists and music from R&B, rap and pop, to old-school rock, dance and country shared the spotlight, a wide and diverse array of performers, producers and other creative professionals garnered multiple nods for the 45th Annual Grammy Awards, as announced by the Recording Academy. The ceremony will be held on February 23 and will be broadcast exclusively on M-NET on February 24 at 20h05.

"This year's nominations reflect the diversity and eclecticism that make music our universal language," said Neil Portnow, President of the Recording Academy. "It's gratifying to see established artists share nods with up-and-comers across the board all of whom represent some of the most remarkable music makers out there today."

The diversity of the year was perhaps best exemplified in the Album of the Year category, where nominations ranged from the challenging rap of Eminem and the pop-infused rap of Nelly; to the country sounds of the Dixie Chicks, the grand rock and roll style of Bruce Springsteen, and the sultry pop/jazz vocals of Norah Jones. Female artists dominated the Best New Artist category, with Ashanti, Michelle Branch, Norah Jones, and Avril Lavigne being recognized, along with John Mayer. The scope of nominations also reflects the surge of female artists who appeared on the scene last year. Many newcomers earned five nominations each, launching them into a league with seasoned Grammy veterans.

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as the Recording Academy, is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers. An organization of more than 18,000 musicians, producers and other recording professionals, the Recording Academy is internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards, and is responsible for numerous groundbreaking outreach, professional development, cultural enrichment, education and human services programs.

For more information, and a complete list of nominees visit www.grammy.com




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