Grammy Nominees Are Announced

The nominees for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards were announced today. To be nominated a recording had to be released between October 1, 2003 and September 30, 2004. More than five nominations in a category is a result of ties. The ceremony will take place on February 13 in Los Angeles at The Staples Center.

Highlights of the nominees are:

Record Of The Year
• The Black Eyed Peas- Elephunk
• Ray Charles & Norah Jones - Genius Loves Company
• Green Day- American Idiot
• Los Lonely Boys - Los Lonely Boys
• Usher- Confessions

Album Of The Year
Genius Loves Company - Ray Charles & Various Artists
American Idiot - Green Day
The Diary Of Alicia Keys - Alicia Keys
Confessions - Usher
The College Dropout - Kanye West

Song Of The Year
• "Daughters" - John Mayer
• "If I Ain't Got You" -Alicia Keys
• "Jesus Walks" - C. Smith & Kanye West
• "Live Like You Were Dying" - Tim McGraw
• "The Reason" - Hoobastank

Best New Artist
• Los Lonely Boys
• Maroon5
• Joss Stone
• Kanye West
• Gretchen Wilson

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
• "Oceania" - Björk
• "The First Cut Is The Deepest" - Sheryl Crow
• "Sunrise" - Norah Jones
• "What You Waiting For?" - Gwen Stefani
• "You Had Me" - Joss Stone

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
• "Let's Misbehave" - Elvis Costello
• "You Raise Me Up" - Josh Groban
• "Daughters" - John Mayer
• "Cinnamon Girl" - Prince
• "Love's Divine" - Seal

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
• "Wonderwall" - Ryan Adams
• "The Revolution Starts Now" - Steve Earle
• "Breathe" - Melissa Etheridge
• "Code Of Silence" - Bruce Springsteen
• "Metropolitan Glide" - Tom Waits

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
• "Monkey To Man" - Elvis Costello & The Imposters
• "Take Me Out" - Franz Ferdinand
• "American Idiot" - Green Day
• "Somebody Told Me" - The Killers
• "Vertigo" - U2

Best Rock Album
The Delivery Man - Elvis Costello & The Imposters
American Idiot - Green Day
The Reason - Hoobastank
Hot Fuss - The Killers
Contraband - Velvet Revolver

Best Alternative Music Album
Medulla - Björk
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
Uh Huh Her - PJ Harvey
Good News For People Who Love Bad News - Modest Mouse
A Ghost Is Born - Wilco

In case you are curious about the Polka category, or to see the whole list, click here.

Grammy Nominees Are Announced