Paula Cole, Puff Daddy, Babyface Top Grammy Nominee List

Jaunuary 6 [Updated 12:00 EDT] -- When nominations for the 40th annual Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday morning, Babyface once again lead the pack with eight nominations, but Paula Cole turned heads by earning four of her seven nods in each of the four major Grammy categories.

Babyface, who earned a record 12 Grammy nominations last year, is at the head of the Grammy class again this year, but not by much. Cole and Puff Daddy both came close on the heels of Babyface with seven nominations apiece.

Cole's "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone" earned nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year while her album, "This Fire," is up for Album of the Year. Cole will also vie for Best New Artist honors against Erykah Badu, Fiona Apple, Hanson, and Puff Daddy.

In addition to Best New Artist, Puffy also finds himself in the running for Best R&B Song (as co-writer of Mariah Carey's "Honey"), Best Rap Album both for his "No Way Out" and as producer of the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Life After Death." Puffy also picked up three nominations for Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group for "I'll Be Missing You," "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down," and Biggie's "Mo Money Mo Problems."

The nominees were rattled off by Fiona Apple, Usher, Paula Cole, Wyclef Jean, Clint Black, Deana Carter, Shawn Colvin and Diana Krall at New York's Radio City Music Hall where the awards will be handed out on February 25. Kelsey Grammer will be on hand to host.

For a complete list of all 92 Grammy categories, visit Meanwhile, this should tide you over:

Record of the Year:
  • "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?" - Paula Cole (Paula Cole, producer)
  • "Sunny Came Home" - Shawn Colvin (John Leventhal, producer)
  • "Everyday Is A Winding Road" - Sheryl Crow (Sheryl Crow, producer)
  • "MMMBop" - Hanson (The Dust Brothers, producers)
  • "I Believe I Can Fly" - R. Kelly (R. Kelly, producer)
Album of the Year:
  • "The Day" - Babyface (Babyface, producer)
  • "This Fire" - Paula Cole (Paula Cole, producer)
  • "Time Out Of Mind" - Bob Dylan (Daniel Lanois, producer)
  • "Flaming Pie" - Paul McCartney (Jeff Lynne, George Martin & Paul McCartney, producers)
  • "OK Computer" - Radiohead (Nigel Godrich & Radiohead, producers)
Song Of The Year:
  • "Don't Speak" - No Doubt (Eric Stefani & Gwen Stefani, songwriters)
  • "How Do I Live" - LeAnn Rimes and Trisha Yearwood (Dianne Warren, songwriter)
  • "I Believe I Can Fly" - R. Kelly (R. Kelly, songwriter)
  • "Sunny Came Home" - Shawn Colvin (Shawn Colvin & John Leventhal, songwriters)
  • "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?" - Paula Cole (Paula Cole, songwriter)
Best New Artist:
  • Fiona Apple
  • Erykah Badu
  • Paula Cole
  • Puff Daddy
  • Hanson
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
  • Mariah Carey - Butterfly
  • Paula Cole - Where

    Have All The Cowboys Gone?

  • Shawn Colvin - Sunny Came Home
  • Jewel - Foolish Games
  • Sarah McLachlan - Building A Mystery
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
  • Babyface - Every Time I Close My Eyes
  • Elton John - Candle In The Wind 1997
  • Maxwell - Whenever Wherever Whatever
  • Seal - Fly Like An Eagle
  • Duncan Sheik - Barely Breathing
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
  • Fleetwood Mac - Silver Springs
  • Hanson - MMMBop
  • Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
  • No Doubt - Don't Speak
  • The Rolling Stones - Anybody Seen My Baby?
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
  • Babyface & Stevie Wonder - How Come, How Long
  • Tony Bennett (with Billie Holiday) - God Bless The Child
  • John Lee Hooker With Van Morrison - Don't Look Back
  • Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams - I Finally Found Someone
  • Barbra Streisand & Celine Dion - Tell Him
Best Pop Instrumental Performance

  • "Song For My Brother" - George Benson
  • "An Gaoth Aneas" - The Chieftains
  • "Havana" - Kenny G
  • "Last Dance" - Sarah McLachlan
  • "Soulful Strut" - Grover Washington, Jr.
Best Dance Recording
  • Daft Punk - Da Funk
  • Gina G - Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit
  • Pet Shop Boys - To Step Aside
  • Quad City DJs - Space Jam
  • Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder - Carry On
Best Pop Album
  • "This Fire" - Paula Cole (Paula Cole, producer)
  • "The Dance" - Fleetwood Mac (Lindsey Buckingham & Elliot Scheiner, producers)
  • "Travelling Without Moving" - Jamiroquai (Jay Kay & Al Stone, producers)
  • "Surfacing" - Sarah McLachlan (Pierre Marchand, producer)
  • "Hourglass" - James Taylor (Frank Filipetti & James Taylor, producers)
Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
  • "Criminal" - Fiona Apple
  • "Bitch" - Meredith Brooks
  • "Shy" - Ani Difranco
  • "Four Leaf Clover" - Abra Moore
  • "1959" - Patti Smith

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

  • "Dead Man Walking" - David Bowie
  • "Cold Irons Bound" - Bob Dylan
  • "Blueboy" - John Fogerty
  • "Just Another Day" - John Mellencamp
  • "Thunder Road" - Bruce Springsteen
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
  • "Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)" - Aerosmith
  • "The Chain" - Fleetwood Mac
  • "Push" - Matchbox 20
  • "Crash Into Me" - Dave Matthews Band
  • "One Headlight" - The Wallflowers
Best Hard Rock Performance
  • "Swallowed" - Bush
  • "Monkey Wrench" - Foo Fighters
  • "The Perfect Drug" - Nine Inch Nails
  • "People Of The Sun" - Rage Against The Machine
  • "The End Is The Beginning Is The End" - The Smashing Pumpkins
Best Metal Performance
  • "Drowning In A Daydream" - Corrosion Of Conformity
  • "No Place To Hide" - Korn
  • "Trust" - Megadeth
  • "Cemetery Gates" - Pantera
  • "Aenema" - Tool
Best Rock Instrumental


  • "Block Rockin' Beats" - The Chemical Brothers
  • "In The Beginning" - Robben Ford
  • "S.R.V." - Eric Johnson
  • "Summer Song" - Joe Satriani
  • "For The Love Of God" - Steve Vai
Best Rock Song
  • "Bitch" - Meredith Brooks (Meredith Brooks & Shelly Peiken, songwriters)
  • "Crash Into Me" - Dave matthews Band (David Matthews, songwriter)
  • "Criminal" - Fiona Apple (Fiona Apple, songwriter)
  • "The Difference" - The Wallflowers (Jakob Dylan, songwriter)
  • "One Headlight" - The Wallflowers, (Jakob Dylan, songwriter)
Best Rock Album
  • "Nine Lives" - Aerosmith (Kevin Shirley, producer)
  • "Blue Moon Swamp" - John Fogerty (John Fogerty, producer)
  • "The Colour And The Shape" - Foo Fighters (Gil Norton, producer)
  • "Bridges To Babylon" - The Rolling Stones (The Glimmer Twins & Don Was, producers)
  • "Pop" - U2 (Flood, producer)
Best Alternative Music Performance
  • "Homogenic" - Bjork
  • "Earthling"

    - David Bowie

  • "Dig Your Own Hole" - The Chemical Brothers
  • "The Fat Of The Land" - Prodigy
  • "OK Computer" - Radiohead
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
  • "On & On" - Erykah Badu
  • "Honey" - Mariah Carey
  • "I Believe In You And Me" - Whitney Houston
  • "Summertime" - Chaka Khan
  • "When You Talk About Love" - Patti LaBelle
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
  • "I Believe I Can Fly" - R. Kelly
  • "For You" - Kenny Lattimore
  • "Back To Living Again" - Curtis Mayfield
  • "You Make Me Wanna" - Usher
  • "When You Call On Me/Baby That's When I Come Runnin" - Luther Vandross
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
  • "Hard To Say I'm Sorry (Remix)" - Az Yet Featuring Peter Cetera
  • "No Diggity" - Blackstreet
  • "A Song For Mama" - Boyz II Men
  • "Stomp" - God's Property Featuring Kirk Franklin & "Salt"
  • "You Don't Have To Be Afraid" - Take 6
Best R&B


  • "Honey" - Mariah Carey (Mariah Carey, Sean "Puffy" Combs, K. Fareed, S. Hague, S. Jordan, R. Larkins, M. McLaren, L. Price & B. Robinson, songwriters)
  • "I Believe I Can Fly" - R. Kelly (R. Kelly, songwriter)
  • "No Diggity" - Blackstreet (Dr. Dre, C. Hannibal, Teddy Riley, William "Skylz" Stewart & L. Walters, songwriters)
  • "On & On" - Erykah Badu (Erykah Badu & JaBorne Jamal, songwriters)
  • "Stomp" - God's Property Featuring Kirk Franklin & "Salt2 (George Clinton, Jr., Kirk Franklin, Walter Morrison & Garry M. Shider, songwriters)
Best R&B Album
  • "The Day" - Babyface
  • "Baduizm" - Erykah Badu
  • "Share My World" - Mary J. Blige
  • "Evolution" - Boyz II Men
  • "The Preacher's Wife - Soundtrack"
  • "Flame" - Patti LaBelle
Best Rap Solo Performance
  • "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" - Busta Rhymes
  • "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot
  • "Ain't Nobody" - LL Cool J
  • "Hypnotize"

    - The Notorious B.I.G.

  • "Men In Black" - Will Smith
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
  • "I'll Be Missing You" - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
  • "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" - Puff Daddy Featuring Mase
  • "Guantanamera" - Wyclef Jean Featuring Celia Cruz & Jeni Fujita
  • "Not Tonight" - Lil' Kim Featuring Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott & Angie Martinez
  • "Mo Money Mo Problems" - The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Mase & Puff Daddy
Best Rap Album
  • "No Way Out" - Puff Daddy & The Family (Sean "Puffy" Combs & Stevie J., producers)
  • "Supa Dupa Fly" - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott (Timbaland, producer)
  • "Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival" - Wyclef Jean Featuring Refugee Allstars (Jerry "Te Bass" Duplessis & Wyclef Jean, producers)
  • "Life After Death" - The Notorious B.I.G. (Sean "Puffy" Combs & Stevie J., producers)
  • "Wu-Tang Forever" - Wu-Tang Clan (The RZA, producer)
Producer Of

The Year, Non-Classical

  • Walter Afanasieff (Allure, Mariah Carey, Michael Bolton, Kenny Loggins, Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand & Celine Dion)
  • Babyface (Az Yet, Babyface, Boyz II Men, Soul Food - Soundtrack)
  • Paula Cole (Paula Cole)
  • Kirk Franklin (God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation)
  • Keith Thomas (Amy Grant, Vanessa Williams, Luther Vandross, Brian McKnight, Vanessa Williams
Remixer of the Year
  • Frankie Knuckles
  • David Morales
  • Mousse T.
  • Todd Terry
  • Armand Van Helden
Best Music Video, Short Form
  • "How Come, How Long" - Babyface Featuring Stevie Wonder (F. Gary Gray, video director; Craig Fanning, video producer)
  • "Got 'Till It's Gone" - Janet Jackson (Mark Romanek, video director; Aris McGarry, video producer)
  • "I Care 'Bout You" - Milestone (Mark Gerard, video director; Melinda Nugent, video producer)
  • "Early To Bed" - Morphine (Jamie Caliri, video director; Adam Stern, video


  • "Stinkfist" - Tool (Adam Jones, video director; , Donna Langston & Kevin Willis, video producers)
Best Music Video, Long Form
  • "Letters From A Porcupine" - Blind Melon (Steve MacCorkle, video director; Steve MacCorkle, video producer)
  • "Jagged Little Pill, Live" - Alanis Morissette (Alanis Morissette & Steve Purcell, video directors; Glen Ballard, David May, Alanis Morissette & Steve Purcell, video producers)
  • "Forever's A Long, Long Time" - Orquestra Was (Don Was, video director)
  • "Live In Amsterdam - Wildest Dreams Tour" - Tina Turner (David Mallet, video director; Monique Ten Berge & Patrick Roubroeks, video producers)
  • "Blue Note - A Story Of Modern Jazz" - Various Artists (Julian Benedikt, video director; Ulli Pfau, video producer)

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