The 47th Annual Grammy Award Nominees

Published: 2004-12-08
Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, award shows are always major and much-talked-about events in the entertainment world. The 47th Annual Grammy Awards are quickly approaching, and the nominees for the music awards have all been announced. New age rapper Kanye West leads the pack with 10 nominations, including nods for 'Best New Artist', 'Album of the Year', and 'Song of the Year' (for 'Jesus Walks').

Others who aren't doing so badly on the Grammy front include duet partners Alicia Keys and Usher, who both have 8 nominations; the dearly departed Ray Charles roped in seven; and pop-punk trio Green Day grabbed six nominations. While the Grammy's are known for their love of well-known artists, some left-of-mainstream acts have been acknowledged as well, including art-rockers Franz Ferdinand, neo-disco troop Scissor Sisters, and indie favourites Wilco.

All of the Grammy's will be bestowed upon the winners on February 13th, in Los Angles California. The ceremonies are sure to be all over television on various stations, with things getting underway at 8:00pm ET with a live broadcast.

Some of the 47th Annual Grammy Award category nominees are:

Album of the Year:

Ray Charles & Various Artists 'Genius Loves Company'
Green Day 'American Idiot'
Alicia Keys 'The Diary of Alicia Keys'
Usher 'Confessions'
Kanye West 'The College Dropout'

Best New Artist:

Los Lonely Boys
Maroon 5
Joss Stone
Kanye West
Gretchen Wilson

Best Dance Recording:

Basement Jaxx ft Lisa Kekaula 'Good Luck'
The Chemical Brothers 'Get Yourself High'
Kylie Minogue 'Slow'
Scissor Sisters 'Comfortably Numb'
Britney Spears 'Toxic'

Best Solo Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal:

Elvis Costello & the Imposters 'Monkey To Man'
Franz Ferdinand 'Take Me Out'
Green Day 'American Idiot'
The Killers 'Somebody Told Me'
U2 'Vertigo'

Best Metal Performance:

Cradle of Filth 'Nymphetamine'
Hatebreed 'Live For This'
Killswitch Engage 'The End of Heartache'
Motorhead 'Whiplash'
Slipknot 'Vermilion'

Best Alternative Music Album:

Bjork 'Medulla'
Franz Ferdinand 'Franz Ferdinand'
PJ Harvey 'Uh Huh Her'
Modest Mouse 'Good News For People Who Love Bad News'
Wilco 'A Ghost Is Born'

Best Urban/Alternative Performance:

Mos Def 'Sex, Love & Money'
Musiq 'Are You Experienced?'
N.E.R.D. 'She Wants To Move'
The Roots 'Star'
Jill Scott 'Cross My Mind'

Best Country Album:

Loretta Lynn 'Van Lear Rose'
Tim McGraw 'Live Like You Were Dying'
Tift Merritt 'Tambourine'
Keith Urban 'Be Here'
Gretchen Wilson 'Here For The Party'

For a full list of Grammy categories and nominees, including industry awards go to

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

    Photo:Kanye West


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