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Grammys Cast a Wider Net Than Usual

Awards * Breaking recent tradition, the academy's nominations are spread out among many acts.


The Grammy Award winners will be decided by the 12,000 voting members of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. The academy's voters also vote on nominees, but a blue-ribbon committee selects the final five nominees in top categories from the general membership's top 20 vote-getters. That system was put in place in recent years to winnow out undeserving nominees in the high-profile fields.

The awards this year have 100 categories (including with two new ones: best Native American music album and best pop instrumental album) with more than 500 nominees. The eligibility period was Oct. 1, 1999, through Sept. 30, 2000.

A Complete List of the Nominees General Categories

Record of the Year: "Say My Name," Destiny's Child (Rodney Jerkins, producer; LaShawn Daniels, Brad Gildem and Jean Marie Hurout, engineers/mixers); "I Try," Macy Gray (Andrew Slater, producer; Dave Way, engineer/mixer); "Music," Madonna (Mirwais Ahmadzai and Madonna, producers); "Bye Bye Bye," 'N Sync (Jake and Kristian Lundin, producers; Mike Tucker, engineer/mixer); "Beautiful Day," U2 (Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, producers; Steve Lillywhite and Richard Rainey, engineers/mixers).

Album of the Year: "Midnite Vultures," Beck (Beck Hansen and the Dust Brothers, producers); "The Marshall Mathers LP," Eminem (Jeff Bass, Mark Bass, Dr. Dre, Eminem and the 45 King, producers; Rich Behrens, Mike Butler, Chris Conway, Rob Ebeling, Michelle Forbes, Richard Segal Huredia, Steve King, Aaron Lepley, James McCrone, Akane Nakamura and Lance Pierre, engineers/mixers); "Kid A," Radiohead (Radiohead, producer; Nigel Godrich, engineer/mixer); "You're the One," Paul Simon (Simon, producer; Andy Smith, engineer/mixer); "Two Against Nature," Steely Dan (Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, producers; Phil Burnett, Roger Nichols, Dave Russell and Elliot Scheiner, engineers/mixers).

Song of the Year: "Beautiful Day," U2; "Breathe," Stephanie Bentley and Holly Lamar (Faith Hill, artist); "I Hope You Dance," Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sellers (Lee Ann Womack, artist); "I Try," Macy Gray, Jinsoo Lim, Jeremy Ruzumna and David Wilder (Gray, artist); "Say My Name," LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Beyonce Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson and Kelendria Rowland (Destiny's Child, artist).

Best New Artist: Shelby Lynne; Brad Paisley; Papa Roach; Jill Scott; Sisqo.


Best Female Vocal: "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 Vocal: "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 Duo or Group Vocal: "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely," Backstreet Boys; "Pinch Me," Barenaked Ladies; "Breathless," the Corrs; "Bye Bye Bye," 'N Sync; "Cousin Dupree," Steely Dan.

Best 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 (and Frank Sinatra); "Turn Your Lights Down Low," Lauryn Hill (and Bob Marley); "Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (My Baby)," B.B. King and Dr. John.

Best Instrumental Performance: "Overture (Selmasongs)," Bjork (Vincent Mendoza, conductor); "Rebel Heart," the Corrs; "Zona Mona," Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; "Caravan," the 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," 'N Sync; "Oops! . . . I Did It Again," Britney Spears; "Two Against Nature," Steely Dan.

Traditional Pop

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 Duo or Group Rock Performance: "It's My Life," Bon Jovi; "With Arms Wide Open," Creed; "Learn to Fly," Foo Fighters; "Californication," Red Hot Chili Peppers; "Beautiful Day," U2.

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