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Columbia Records Artists & Recordings Garner 24 GRAMMY® Nominations In 20 Categories

Sony Columbia Records - 12/03/2010

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Artists and recordings from the Columbia Records Group garnered 24 nominations in 20 GRAMMY® categories for recordings released during the GRAMMY® Eligibility Year October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010. Nominations for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards were announced in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 1 by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. The 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on CBS on "GRAMMY® Sunday," February 13, 2011, from 8-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Six-time previous GRAMMY® winner John Legend leads the Columbia Records pack this year with five nominations including Best R&B Album and Best R&B Song. Seven-time GRAMMY® recipient John Mayer notched four new nominations in 2010 while the year's most compelling new musical phenomenon -- including Susan Boyle, the "Glee" cast and Broken Bells -- all garnered current noms from NARAS.

Other Columbia Records artists nominated for GRAMMYs this year include Beyonce, Israel Houghton, Train, Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, Slayer, Band of Horses, and Robin Williams.

Columbia Records and its artists made strong showings across a wide variety of genres including Pop, R&B, Gospel, Rock, Alternative, Comedy and Soundtracks.

COLUMBIA RECORDS GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS

(* denotes a non-label nomination for a recording by a Columbia Records artist)

John Legend & The Roots (5)

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals ("Shine")

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance ("Hang On In There")

Best R&B Song ("Shine")

Best R&B Album ("Wake Up!")

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Wake Up! Everybody")

John Mayer (4)

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("Half Of My Heart")

Best Pop Vocal Album ("Battle Studies")

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance ("Crossroads")

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical ("Battle Studies")

Beyonce (2)

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Halo (Live)")

*Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals ("Telephone" - Lady Gaga & Beyonce)

Glee (2)

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals ("Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version)" - Glee Cast)

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media ("Glee: The Music, Volume 1" - Glee Cast)

Israel Houghton (2)

Best Gospel Performance ("You Hold My World")

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album ("Love God. Love People.")

Train (1)

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals ("Hey, Soul Sister (Live)")

Susan Boyle (1)

Best Pop Vocal Album ("I Dreamed A Dream")

Johnny Mathis (1)

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album ("Let It Be Me - Mathis In Nashville")

Barbra Streisand (1)

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album ("Love Is The Answer")

Slayer (1)

Best Metal Performance ("World Painted Blood")

Band of Horses (1)

Best Alternative Music Album ("Infinite Arms")

Broken Bells (1)

Best Alternative Music Album ("Broken Bells")

Robin Williams (1)

Best Comedy Album ("Weapons Of Self Destruction")

The Temper Trap (1)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical ("Sweet Disposition" - Axwell & Dirty South Remix - Axel Hedfors & Dragan Roganovic, remixers)

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SOURCE Columbia Records

SOURCE: Columbia Records

Columbia Records Artists & Recordings Garner 24 GRAMMY® Nominations In 20 Categories John Legend Leads The Columbia Pack with Five Nominations

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Artists and recordings from the Columbia Records Group garnered 24 nominations in 20 GRAMMY® categories for recordings released during the GRAMMY® Eligibility Year October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.  Nominations for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards were announced in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 1 by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. The 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on CBS on "GRAMMY® Sunday," February 13, 2011, from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Six-time previous GRAMMY® winner John Legend leads the Columbia Records pack this year with five nominations including Best R&B Album and Best R&B Song.  Seven-time GRAMMY® recipient John Mayer notched four new nominations in 2010 while the year's most compelling new musical phenomenon -- including Susan Boyle, the "Glee" cast and Broken Bells -- all garnered current noms from NARAS.  

Other Columbia Records artists nominated for GRAMMYs this year include Beyonce, Israel Houghton, Train, Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, Slayer, Band of Horses, and Robin Williams.

Columbia Records and its artists made strong showings across a wide variety of genres including Pop, R&B, Gospel, Rock, Alternative, Comedy and Soundtracks.  

COLUMBIA RECORDS GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS

(* denotes a non-label nomination for a recording by a Columbia Records artist)

John Legend & The Roots (5)

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals ("Shine")

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance ("Hang On In There")

Best R&B Song ("Shine")

Best R&B Album ("Wake Up!")

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Wake Up! Everybody")

John Mayer (4)

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("Half Of My Heart")

Best Pop Vocal Album ("Battle Studies")

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance ("Crossroads")

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical ("Battle Studies")

Beyonce (2)

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Halo (Live)")

*Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals ("Telephone" - Lady Gaga & Beyonce)

Glee (2)

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals ("Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version)" - Glee Cast)

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media ("Glee: The Music, Volume 1" - Glee Cast)

Israel Houghton (2)

Best Gospel Performance ("You Hold My World")

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album ("Love God.  Love People.")

Train (1)

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals ("Hey, Soul Sister (Live)")

Susan Boyle (1)

Best Pop Vocal Album ("I Dreamed A Dream")

Johnny Mathis (1)

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album ("Let It Be Me - Mathis In Nashville")

Barbra Streisand (1)

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album ("Love Is The Answer")

Slayer (1)

Best Metal Performance ("World Painted Blood")

Band of Horses (1)

Best Alternative Music Album ("Infinite Arms")

Broken Bells (1)

Best Alternative Music Album ("Broken Bells")

Robin Williams (1)

Best Comedy Album ("Weapons Of Self Destruction")

The Temper Trap (1)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical ("Sweet Disposition" - Axwell & Dirty South Remix - Axel Hedfors & Dragan Roganovic, remixers)

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SOURCE Columbia Records

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