43rd Annual Grammy Award Nominees

Here's a selected list of contenders for the awards, which will be handed out February 21 in Los Angeles.

Record of the Year

“Say My Name,” Destiny’s Child

“I Try,” Macy Gray

“Music,” Madonna

“Bye Bye Bye,” ’NSYNC

“Beautiful Day,” U2

Album of the Year

Midnite Vultures, Beck

The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem

Kid A, Radiohead

You’re the One, Paul Simon

Two Against Nature, Steely Dan

Song of the Year

U2’s “Beautiful Day” (U2, songwriters)

Faith Hill’s “Breathe” (Stephanie Bentley and Holly Lamar, songwriters)

Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” (Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sellers, songwriters)

Macy Gray’s “I Try” (Macy Gray, Jinsoo Lim, Jeremy Ruzumna and David Wilder, songwriters)

Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name” (LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson and Kelendria Rowland, songwriters)

Best New Artist

Shelby Lynne

Brad Paisley

Papa Roach

Jill Scott


Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

“What A Girl Wants,” Christina Aguilera

“I Try,” Macy Gray

“Music,” Madonna

“Save Me,” Aimee Mann

“Both Sides Now,” Joni Mitchell

“Oops! … I Did It Again,” Britney Spears

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

“You Sang to Me,” Marc Anthony

“Taking You Home,” Don Henley

“She Bangs,” Ricky Martin

“6, 8, 12,” Brian McKnight

“She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa),” Sting

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal

“Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely,” Backstreet Boys

“Pinch Me,” Barenaked Ladies

“Breathless,” the Corrs

“Bye Bye Bye,” ’NSYNC

“Cousin Dupree,” Steely Dan

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

“Thank God I Found You,” Mariah Carey featuring Joe and 98 Degrees

“The Difficult Kind,” Sheryl Crow and Sarah McLachlan

“All the Way,” Celine Dion (with Frank Sinatra)

“Turn Your Lights Down Low,” Lauryn Hill (with Bob Marley)

“Is You Is, or Is You Ain’t (My Baby),” B.B. King and Dr. John

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

“Overture (Selmasongs),” Björk; Vincent Mendoza, conductor

“Rebel Heart,” the Corrs

“Zona Mona,” Béla Fleck & the Flecktones

“Caravan,” Brian Setzer Orchestra

“Camaleao,” Grover Washington, Jr.

Best Dance Recording

“Who Let the Dogs Out,” Baha Men

“Blue (Da Ba Dee),” Eiffel 65

“Be With You,” Enrique Iglesias

“Let’s Get Loud,” Jennifer Lopez

“Natural Blues,” Moby

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Audio, Blue Man Group

Faith: A Holiday Album, Kenny G

Symphony No. 1, Joe Jackson

Pieces in a Modern Style, William Orbit

Hymns: In the Garden, Kirk Whalum

Best Pop Vocal Album

Inside Job, Don Henley

Music, Madonna

No Strings Attached, ’NSYNC

Oops! … I Did It Again Britney Spears

Two Against Nature, Steely Dan

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

As Time Goes By, Bryan Ferry

It’s Like This, Rickie Lee Jones

Songs From the Last Century, George Michael

Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell

Timeless: Live in Concert, Barbra Streisand

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance

“Paper Bag,” Fiona Apple

“There Goes the Neighborhood,” Sheryl Crow

“Enough of Me,” Melissa Etheridge

“So Pure,” Alanis Morissette

“Glitter in Their Eyes,” Patti Smith

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

“Thursday’s Child,” David Bowie

“Things Have Changed,” Bob Dylan

“Workin’ It,” Don Henley

“Again,” Lenny Kravitz

“Into the Void,” Nine Inch Nails

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal

“It’s My Life,” Bon Jovi

“With Arms Wide Open,” Creed

“Learn to Fly,” Foo Fighters

“Californication,” Red Hot Chili Peppers

“Beautiful Day,” U2

Best Hard Rock Performance

“American Bad Ass,” Kid Rock

“Take a Look Around (Theme From M:I-2),” Limp Bizkit

“Grievance,” Pearl Jam

“Guerilla Radio,” Rage Against the Machine

“Down,” Stone Temple Pilots

Best Metal Performance

“Elite,” Deftones

“The Wicker Man,” Iron Maiden

“Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes,” Marilyn Manson

“Revolution Is My Name,” Pantera

“Wait and Bleed,” Slipknot

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
“Off the Hook,” Peter Frampton

“The Call of the Ktulu,” Metallica with Michael Kamen conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

“First Tube,” Phish

“Until We Say Goodbye,” Joe Satriani

“Electric Lullaby,” Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Best Rock Song

Lenny Kravitz’s “Again” (Lenny Kravitz, songwriter)

Matchbox Twenty’s “Bent” (Rob Thomas, songwriter)

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Californication” (Red Hot Chili Peppers, songwriters)

3 Doors Down’s “Kryptonite” (Brad Arnold, Todd Harrell and Matt Roberts, songwriters)

Creed’s “With Arms Wide Open” (Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti, songwriters)

Best Rock Album

Crush, Bon Jovi

There Is Nothing Left to Lose, Foo Fighters

Mad Season, Matchbox Twenty

Return of Saturn, No Doubt

The Battle of Los Angeles, Rage Against the Machine

Best Alternative Music Album

When the Pawn …, Fiona Apple

Midnite Vultures, Beck

Bloodflowers, the Cure

Liverpool Sound Collage, Paul McCartney

Kid A, Radiohead

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

“Try Again,” Aaliyah

“Bag Lady,” Erykah Badu

“He Wasn’t Man Enough,” Toni Braxton

“As We Lay,” Kelly Price

“Gettin’ in the Way,” Jill Scott

Best Male R&B Vocal PerformanceBR>
“Untitled (How Does It Feel),” D’Angelo

“I Wanna Know,” Joe

“I Wish,” R. Kelly

“Stay or Let It Go,” Brian McKnight

“Thong Song,” Sisqó

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal

“Pass You By,” Boyz II Men

“Say My Name,” Destiny’s Child

“911,” Wyclef Jean featuring Mary J. Blige

“Dance Tonight,” Lucy Pearl

“Coming Back Home,” BeBe Winans featuring Brian McKnight and Joe

Best R&B Song

Erykah Badu’s “Bag Lady” (Erykah Badu, songwriter)

Toni Braxton’s “He Wasn’t Man Enough” (LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins and Harvey Mason Jr., songwriters)

Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name” (LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson and Kelendria Rowland, songwriters)

Sisqó’s “Thong Song” (Mark Andrews, Tim Kelley and Bob Robinson, songwriters)

D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” (D’Angelo and Raphael Saadiq, songwriters)

Best R&B Album

Nathan, Michael, Shawn, Wanya, Boyz II Men

The Heat, Toni Braxton

Voodoo, D’Angelo

My Name Is JOE, Joe

Who Is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol. 1, Jill Scott

Unleash the Dragon, Sisqó

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album

All The Man You Need, Will Downing

Cool, George Duke

That’s for Sure, Jeffrey Osborne

Gotta Get the Groove Back, Johnnie Taylor

Ear-Resistable, the Temptations

Best Rap Solo Performance

“The Light,” Common

“Party Up,” DMX

“The Real Slim Shady,” Eminem

“Shake Ya Ass,” Mystikal

“Country Grammar,” Nelly

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group

“Alive,” Beastie Boys

“Oooh,” De La Soul featuring Redman

“Forgot About Dre,” Dr. Dre featuring Eminem

“The Next Episode,” Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg

“Big Pimpin’,” Jay-Z featuring UGK

Best Rap Album

… And Then There Was X, DMX

Dr. Dre: 2001, Dr. Dre

The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem

Vol. 3 … Life and Times of S. Carter, Jay-Z

Country Grammar, Nelly

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

Almost Famous, various artists

Fantasia/2000, James Levine conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

High Fidelity, various artists

Magnolia, Aimee Mann
The Sopranos, various artists

Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
“The Great Beyond,” R.E.M. (Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe, songwriters)
“Independent Women Part I,” Destiny’s Child (Samuel Barnes, Beyoncé Knowles, Jean Claude Olivier & Corey Rooney, songwriters)
“Save Me,” Aimee Mann (Aimee Mann, songwriter)

“Things Have Changed,” Bob Dylan (Bob Dylan, songwriter)
“When She Loved Me,” Sarah McLachlan (Randy Newman, songwriter)

Best Short Form Music Video
“Fire,” Busta Rhymes (Busta Rhymes and Hype Williams, directors; Rubin Mendoza, producer)

“Learn to Fly,” Foo Fighters (Jesse Peretz, director; Tina Nakane, producer)

“What Do You Say,” Reba McEntire (Robert Deaton and George Flanigen, directors; Robert Deaton, George Flanigen and Steve Lamar, producers)

“Broken Home,” Papa Roach (Marcos Siega, director; Shirley Moyers, producer)

“Will 2K,” Will Smith (Robert Caruso, director; Jack Hardwicke and Paul Hill, producers)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Bill Botrell
Dr. Dre
Nigel Godrich
Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis
Matt Serletic

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
“Breathe,” Faith Hill
“That’s the Way,” Jo Dee Messina
“Travelin’ Prayer,” Dolly Parton
“I Hope You Dance,” Lee Ann Womack
“Real Live Woman,” Trisha Yearwood

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
“Solitary Man,” Johnny Cash
“Feels Like Love,” Vince Gill
“One Voice,” Billy Gilman
“My Best Friend,” Tim McGraw
“A Thousand Miles From Nowhere,” Dwight Yoakam

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal
“Twentieth Century,” Alabama
“Cherokee Maiden,” Asleep at the Wheel
“You’ll Always Be Loved by Me,” Brooks & Dunn
“Woody’s Roundup,” Riders in the Sky
“Jimmy’s Got A Girlfriend,” the Wilkinsons

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
“Strong Enough,” Sheryl Crow and the Dixie Chicks
“When I Look Into Your Heart,” Vince Gill and Amy Grant
“Let’s Make Love,” Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
“Walk Softly,” Ricky Skaggs and the Dixie Chicks
“Murder on Music Row,” George Strait and Alan Jackson

Best Country Instrumental Performance
“Leaving Cottondale,” Alison Brown with Béla Fleck
“Ode to a Butterfly,” Nickel Creek
“The Second Mouse,” Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott
“Rollercoaster,” Keith Urban
“Bloodlines,” Steve Wariner and Ryan Wariner

Best Country Song
Faith Hill’s “Breathe” (Stephanie Bentley and Holly Lamar, songwriters)
“Feels Like Love,” Vince Gill, songwriter (Vince Gill)
Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” (Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers, songwriters)
Billy Gilman, “One Voice” (Don Cook and David Malloy, songwriters)
Faith Hill, “The Way You Love Me” (Michael Delaney and Keith Follesé, songwriters)

Best Country Album
Let’s Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye, Vince Gill
Breathe, Faith Hill
Under the Influence, Alan Jackson
I Hope You Dance, Lee Ann Womack
Real Live Woman, Trisha Yearwood

Best Bluegrass Album
Fair Weather, Alison Brown
Murder on Music Row, Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time
Nickel Creek, Nickel Creek
The Grass Is Blue, Dolly Parton
Big Mon — The Songs of Bill Monroe, Ricky Skaggs and Friends

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

Outbound, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones

Yes, Please!, Fourplay

Re:Animation Live!, Hagans/Belden

A Brighter Day, Ronny Jordan

Here’s the Deal, Liquid Soul

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Live at Yoshi’s, Dee Dee Bridgewater
Merry Go Round, Freddy Cole
Live in Chicago, Kurt Elling
Soulcall, Nnenna Freelon
In the Moment — Live in Concert, Dianne Reeves

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
“Passion Dance,” Kenny Barron
“I Thought About You,” Terence Blanchard
“Outrance,” Michael Brecker
“I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good,” Keith Jarrett
“(Go) Get It,” Pat Metheny

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Spirit Song, Kenny Barron
Time Is of the Essence, Michael Brecker
Prime Directive, Dave Holland Quintet
Contemporary Jazz, Branford Marsalis
In & Out, Martial Solal & Johnny Griffin

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
The Buddy Collette Big Band in Concert — The Music of William “Buddy” Collette, Buddy Collette Big Band
Nice Work, the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra and Jim McNeely
52nd Street Themes, Joe Lovano
Culmination, Sam Rivers’ Rivbea All-Star Orchestra
Allégresse, Maria Schneider Orchestra

Best Latin Jazz Album
Libertango, Gary Burton
Motherland, Danílo Perez
Afro-Cuban Dream … Live & in Clave!!!, Bobby Sanabria Big Band
Melaza, David Sánchez
Live at the Village Vanguard, Chucho Valdés

Best Latin Pop Album
Mi Reflejo, Christina Aguilera
Oscar de la Hoya, Oscar de la Hoya
Vivo, Luis Miguel
El Alma Al Aire, Alejandro Sanz
Shakira — MTV Unplugged, Shakira

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
La Extraordinaria Paradoja Del Sonido Quijano, Café Quijano
No Podemos Volar, El Tri
Uno, La Ley
Arepa 3000, Los Amigos Invisibles
Abre, Fito Paez

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
Rhythms for a New Millennium, Alex Acuña Y Su Acuarela De Tambores
Cuba Linda, Cachao
Alma Caribeña, Gloria Estefan
Tribute to the Cuarteto Patria, Eliades Ochoa
Buena Vista Social Club Presents: Omara Portuondo, Omara Portuondo

Best Salsa Album
Celia Cruz and Friends: A Night of Salsa, Celia Cruz
Evolución, Luis Enrique
Masterpiece/Obra Maestra, Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri
Son by Four, Son by Four
Hablando del Amor, Tony Vega

Best Merengue Album
El Padrino, Fulanito
Voy a Enamorarte, Giselle
Masters of the Stage, Grupo Manía
Live, Ilegales
Olga Viva, Viva Olga, Olga Tañón

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
Por una Mujer Bonita, Pepe Aguilar
Quémame los Ojos, Ramón Ayala y Sus Bravos del Norte
Lobo Herido, Vicente Fernández
Atrapando Tu Corazon, Grupo Atrapado
Décimo Aniversario, Los Terribles del Norte

Best Tejano Album
Quien Iva a Pensar, Jimmy Gonzalez y El Grupo Mazz
Siempre Cuenta Conmigo, Leonardo Gonzales y Los Magnificos
En Vivo…Puro Party Live II, Jaime y Los Chamacos
┬┐Qué Es Música Tejana?, the Legends
Hasta la Cima del Cielo, Solido

Best Traditional Blues Album
Superharps, James Cotton, Billy Branch, Charlie Musselwhite and Sugar Ray Norcia
Riding With the King, B.B. King and Eric Clapton
Let the Good Times Roll, B.B. King
Delta Crossroads, Robert Lockwood Jr.
Milk Cow Blues, Willie Nelson

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Wicked, Shemekia Copeland
Shoutin’ in Key, Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band
Shake Hands With Shorty, North Mississippi Allstars
Hoochie Man, Bobby Rush
Royal Blue, Koko Taylor

Best Traditional Folk Album
Public Domain — Songs From the Wild Land, Dave Alvin
Far Away, Down on a Georgia Farm, Norman Blake
Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Ladysmith Black Mambazo
My Roots Are Showing, Natalie MacMaster
Cajun Blood, Jo-El Sonnier

Best Contemporary Folk Album
Mermaid Avenue Vol. II, Billy Bragg and Wilco
American III: Solitary Man, Johnny Cash
Transcendental Blues, Steve Earle
Red Dirt Girl, Emmylou Harris
Crossing Muddy Waters, John Hiatt

Best Native American Music Album
Tribute to the Elders, Black Lodge Singers
Cheyenne Nation, Joseph Fire Crow
Veterans Songs, Lakota Thunder
Peacemaker’s Journey, Joanne Shenandoah
Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, various artists

Best Reggae Album
Life Is a Miracle, Pato Banton
Art and Life, Beenie Man
Let Me Be the One, Dennis Brown
Private and Confidential, Gregory Isaacs
Equality, Wailing Souls

Best World Music Album
Water From the Well, the Chieftains
João Voz E Violão, João Gilberto
Homeland, Miriam Makeba
Joko (The Link), Youssou N’Dour
Journey With the Sun, Paul Winter & The Earth Band

Best Rock Gospel Album
Lay It Down, Jennifer Knapp
Double Take, Petra
Third Verse, Smalltown Poets
Learning to Breathe, Switchfoot
Offerings, Third Day

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
Joy, Avalon
If I Left the Zoo, Jars of Clay
Fearless, Crystal Lewis
This Is Your Time, Michael W. Smith
Crystal Clear, Jaci Velasquez

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
You Can Make It, Shirley Caesar
It Was You, Mighty Clouds of Joy
Family & Friends Live From Detroit, Rev. James Moore
Devotion, Aaron Neville
Ole Rickety Bridge, Dorothy Norwood
The Concert, the Williams Brothers

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
Purpose by Design, Fred Hammond and Radical for Christ
Thankful, Mary Mary
Family Affair, Hezekiah Walker & the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir
Love & Freedom, BeBe Winans
Alabaster Box, CeCe Winans

Best Classical Album

Bach: Goldberg Variations, Murray Perahia, piano; Andreas Neubronner, producer

Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op. 28; Son. No. 2, Op. 35; Polonaise, Op. 53,
Evgeny Kissin, piano; Jay David Saks, producer

Haydn: Piano Cons. Nos. 3, 4 & 11, Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/conductor; Tony Harrison, producer
Mahler: Sym. No. 10, Sir Simon Rattle; Stephen Johns, producer
Shostakovich: The String Quartets, Emerson String Quartet; Da-Hong Seetoo & Max Wilcox, producers

For a full listing of nominees, click here.