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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.


Best Hard Rock Performance: "American Bad Ass," Kid Rock; "Take a Look Around (Theme From 'M:I-2')," Limp Bizkit; "Grievance," Pearl Jam; "Guerrilla 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: "Again," Lenny Kravitz; "Bent," Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty, artist); "Californication," Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, artist); "Kryptonite," Brad Arnold, Todd Harrell and Matt Roberts (3 Doors Down, artist) "With Arms Wide Open," Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti (Creed, artist).

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.

Alternative Music

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: "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 Performance: "Untitled (How Does It Feel)," D'Angelo; "I Wanna Know," Joe; "I Wish," R. Kelly; "Stay or Let It Go," Brian McKnight; "Thong Song," Sisqo.

Best Duo or Group R&B Performance: "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: "Bag Lady," Erykah Badu; "He Wasn't Man Enough," LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins and Harvey Mason Jr. (Toni Braxton, artist); "Say My Name," LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Beyonce Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson and Kelendria Rowland (Destiny's Child, artist); "Thong Song," Mark Andrews, Tim Kelley and Bob Robinson (Sisqo, artist); "Untitled (How Does It Feel)," D'Angelo and Raphael Saadiq (D'Angelo, artist).

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," Sisqo.

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-Resistible," 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 Female Country Vocal: "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 Duo or Group Country Performance: "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 Bela 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: "Breathe," Stephanie Bentley and Holly Lamar (Faith Hill, artist); "Feels Like Love," Vince Gill; "I Hope You Dance," Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers (Lee Ann Womack, artist); "One Voice," Don Cook and David Malloy (Billy Gilman, artist); "The Way You Love Me," Michael Delaney and Keith Follese (Faith Hill, artist).

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