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Columbia Records Artists & Recordings Garner 42 Grammy Nominations in 32 Categories

December 4, 2009
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ColumbiaCOLUMBIA RECORDS ARTISTS & RECORDINGS
GARNER 42 GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS IN 32 CATEGORIES
Beyoncé Leads The Columbia Pack with 10 Nominations
Maxwell Earns 6 Nominations
MGMT & The Ting Tings Vying For Best New Artist
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Artists and recordings from the Columbia Records Group garnered 42 nominations in some 32 Grammy® categories for recordings released during the Grammy® Eligibility Year October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009. Nominations for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards were announced in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 2 by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. The 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards will be held on "GRAMMY® Sunday," January 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Beyoncé leads the Columbia Records pack this year with an astounding ten nominations including the Top 3 Grammy categories (Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year). Maxwell followed with six nominations while Columbia artists MGMT and the Ting Tings were both nominated in the Best New Artist category. Last year's new artist winner, Adele, picked up another nomination this year.

Other Columbia Records artists nominated for Grammys this year include Bruce Springsteen (4 nominations), Chris Botti (3 nominations), Bob Dylan, AC/DC, MGMT and Israel Houghton (2 nominations each) and John Legend, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick, Jr., Slayer, Miranda Lambert, Decyfer Down, Mary Mary, Johnny Cash, the "Cadillac Records" soundtrack and producer Brendan O'Brien, whose work on Columbia albums for AC/DC ("Black Ice") and Bruce Springsteen ("Working On A Dream") earned him a Producer of the Year, Non-Classical nomination.

Columbia Records and its artists made strong showings in a wide variety of categories including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist while drawing nominations across a range of musical genres.

 

COLUMBIA RECORDS GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

(* denotes a non-label nomination for a recording by a Columbia Records artist)

BEYONCÉ (10)

Record of the Year ("Halo")

Album of the Year ("I AM... SASHA FIERCE")

Song of the Year ("Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)")

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Halo")

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance ("Single Ladies")

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance ("At Last")

Best R&B Song ("Single Ladies")

Best Contemporary R&B Album ("I AM... SASHA FIERCE")

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Ego" - Beyoncé & Kanye West)

Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media ("Once In A Lifetime" from "Cadillac Records")


MAXWELL (6)

Song of the Year ("Pretty Wings")

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("Love You")

Best Pop Instrumental Performance ("Phoenix Rise")

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance ("Pretty Wings")

Best R&B Song ("Pretty Wings")

Best R&B Album ("BLACKsummers' night")


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (4)

*Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("Sea of Heartbreak" w/Rosanne Cash)

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance ("Working On A Dream")

Best Rock Song ("Working On A Dream")

Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media ("The Wrestler")


CHRIS BOTTI (3)

Best Pop Instrumental Album ("In Boston")

Best Instrumental Arrangement ("Emmanuel")

Best Long Form Music Video ("In Boston")


MGMT (2)

Best New Artist

Best Pop Performance By A Duo or Group with Vocal ("Kids")


BOB DYLAN (2)

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance ("Beyond Here Lies Nothin'")

Best Americana Album ("Together Through Life")


AC/DC (2)

Best Hard Rock Performance ("War Machine")

Best Rock Album ("Black Ice")


ISRAEL HOUGHTON (2)

Best Gospel Song ("Every Prayer")

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album ("The Power of One")


THE TING TINGS

Best New Artist


JOHN LEGEND

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("This Time")


ADELE

Best Female Pop Vocal Performane ("Hometown Glory")


TONY BENNETT

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album ("A Swingin' Christmas")


HARRY CONNICK, JR.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album ("Your Songs")


SLAYER

Best Metal Performance ("Hate Worldwide")


MIRANDA LAMBERT

Best Female Country Vocal Performance ("Dead Flowers")


MARY MARY

Best Gospel Song ("God In Me")


DECYFER DOWN

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album ("Crash")


"CADILLAC RECORDS"

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media ("Cadillac Records")


JOHNNY CASH

Best Long Form Music Video ("Johnny Cash's America")


Congratulations to Legacy Recordings for a Grammy nomination in the Best Album Notes Category for "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson - Music From the Film (Douglas Brinkley & Johnny Depp, album notes writers)

 

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