The 46th Grammy nominees
SOUNDS FAMILIAR - Baby A. Gil () - December 12, 2003 - 12:00am
Some people will want it otherwise but there is no denying that it is an R&B world as far as American pop music is concerned. The recent announcement of nominations at the 46th Grammy awards had R&B and hip-hop acts dominating the list. In fact, the year’s topnotchers are Beyonce, Jay-Z, Outkast and the Neptunes’ Pharrell Williams, who all tied with six nominations each. Rock acts Evanescence and the late Warren Zevon got five each but Missy Elliott, Eminem, 50 Cent, the Neptunes’ Chad Hugo, Ricky Skaggs, Justin Timberlake and Luther Vandross also did the same.

Will R&B and hip hop keep up the domination on Grammy night? We will find out on Feb. 8, 2004 when the Grammy winners list is finally revealed at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here are some of the nominees:

• Record of the Year:
Crazy in Love Beyonce feat. Jay-Z; Where is the Love by The Black Eyed Peas & Justin Timberlake; Clocks by Coldplay; Lose Yourself by Eminem; Hey Ya! by Outkast

• Album of the Year:
Under Construction by Missy Elliott; Fallen by Evanescence; Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by Outkast; Justified by Justin Timberlake; Elephant by White Stripes

• Song of the Year:
Beautiful by Christina Aguilera; Dance with My Father by Luther Vandross; I’m with You by Avril Lavigne; Keep Me in Your Heart by Warren Zevon

• Best New Artist:
Evancescence; 50 Cent; Fountains of Wayne; Heather Headley; Sean Paul

• Female Pop Performance:
Christina Aguilera Beautiful; Kelly Clarkson Miss Independent; Dido White Flag; Avril Lavigne I’m with You; Sarah McLachlan Fallen

• Male Pop Performance:
George Harrison Any Road; Michael McDonald Ain’t No Mountain High Enough; Sting Send Your Love; Justin Timberlake Cry Me A River; Warren Zevon Keep Me in Your Heart

• Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal:
Bon Jovi Misunderstood; Eagles Hole in the World; Fountains of Wayne Stacy’s Mom; matchbox 20 Unwell; No Doubt Underneath It All

• Pop Collaboration with Vocals:
Can’t Hold Us Down Christina Aguilera & Lil’ Kim; La Vie En Rose Tony Bennett & k.d. lang; Gonna Change My Way of Thinking Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples; Feel Good Time Pink feat. William Orbit; Whenever I Say Your Name Sting & Mary J. Blige

• Pop Instrumental Performance:
Patricia Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban; Marwa Blues George Harrison; Honey-Dipped Dave Koz; Seabiscuit Randy Newman; The Nutcracker Suite The Brian Setzer Orchestra

• Pop Instrumental Album:
Peace Jim Brickman; Mambo Sinuendo Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban; Wishes Kenny G; N.E.W.S. Prince; Night Divides the Day, The Music of the Doors George Winston

• Pop Vocal Album:
Stripped Christina Aguilera; Brainwashed George Harrison; Bare Annie Lennox; Motown Michael McDonald; Justified Justin Timberlake

• Dance Recording:
Love One Another Cher; Easy Groove Armada; Die Another Day Madonna; Come into My World Kylie Minogue; Breathe Telepopmusik

• Traditional Pop Vocal:
A Wonderful World Tony Bennet & k.d. lang; The Last Concert Rosemary Clooney; Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook Bette Midler; As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook Volume II Rod Stewart; The Movie Album Barbra Streisand

• Female Rock Vocal:
Are You Happy Now Michelle Branch; Losing Grip Avril Lavigne; Trouble Pink; Time of Our Lives Bonnie Raitt; Righteously Lucinda Williams

• Male Rock Vocal:
New Killer Star David Bowie; Down in the Flood Bob Dylan; If I Could Fall in Love Lenny Kravitz; Gravedigger Dave Matthews; Return of Jackie & Judy Tom Waits

• Rock Group or Duo with Vocal:
Times Like These Foo Fighters; There There Radiohead; Calling All Angels Train; Seven Nation Army White Stripes; Disorder in the House Warren Zevon & Bruce Springsteen

• Hard Rock Performance:
Like a Stone Audioslave; Bring Me to Life Evanescence; Straight Out of Line Godsmack; Just Because Jane’s Addiction; Go with the Flow Queens of the Stone Age

• Metal Performance:
Did My Time Korn; mOBSCENE Marilyn Manson; St. Anger Metallica; Smothered Spineshank; Inhale Stone Sour

• Rock Instrumental Performance:
Instrumental Illness The Allman Brothers Band; Plan B Jeff Beck; Session Linkin Park; Squeeze Robert Randolph & The Family Band; Essense Steve Vai

• Rock Song:
Bring Me to Life Evanescence; Calling All Angels Train; Disorder in the House Warren Zevon & Bruce Springsteen; Seven Nation Army Elephant; Someday Nickelback

• Rock Album:
Audioslave Audioslave; Fallen Evanescence; One by One Foo Fighters; More Than You Think You Are matchbox twenty; The Long Road Nickelback

• Alternative Music Album:
Fight Test Flaming Lips; Hail to the Thief Radiohead; Untitled Sigur Ros; Elephant White Stripes; Fever to Tell Yeah Yeah Yeah.

• New Age Album:
Inner Journeys: Myth & Legends Cusco; Solace Michael Hoppe; Red Moon Peter Kater; Sacred Journey of Ku-kai Kitaro; One Quiet Night Pat Metheny.

(More nominees on Monday.)

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