Sunday, February 23, 2003

Our picks for Grammys



It's Grammy Day, time to roll the dice in that hallowed crapshoot of predicting who'll take home a gramophone statuette, or two, or three, at tonight's 45th Annual Grammy Awards (8-11:30 p.m., Channels 12, 7). Here are Enquirer pop music writer Larry Nager's picks on who will win (Nager's picks in bold). Now it's your turn.

RECORD OF THE YEAR
"A Thousand Miles," Vanessa Carlton
"Without Me," Eminem
"Don't Know Why," Norah Jones
"Dilemma," Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
"How You Remind Me," Nickelback

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Home, Dixie Chicks
The Eminem Show, Eminem
Come Away With Me, Norah Jones
Nellyville, Nelly
The Rising, Bruce Springsteen

SONG OF THE YEAR
"Complicated," Avril Lavigne & the Matrix
"Don't Know Why," Jesse Harris (sung by Norah Jones)
"The Rising," Bruce Springsteen
"A Thousand Miles," Vanessa Carlton
"Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," Alan Jackson

NEW ARTIST
Ashanti
Michelle Branch
Norah Jones
Avril Lavigne
John Mayer

FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"
Soak Up the Sun," Sheryl Crow
"Don't Know Why," Norah Jones
"Complicated," Avril Lavigne
"Get the Party Started," Pink
"Overprotected," Britney Spears

POP VOCAL ALBUM:
Come Away With Me, Norah Jones
Let Go, Avril Lavigne
Rock Steady, No Doubt
M!ssundaztood, Pink
Britney, Britney Spears

FEMALE ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"
Steve McQueen," Sheryl Crow
"The Weakness in Me," Melissa Etheridge
"Sk8er Boi," Avril Lavigne
"Gnawin' On It, Bonnie Raitt
"Alone, Susan Tedeschi.

MALE ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Slow Burn," David Bowie
"45," Elvis Costello
"The Barry Williams Show," Peter Gabriel
"Darkness, Darkness," Robert Plant
"The Rising," Bruce Springsteen

RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
"What's Luv?" Fat Joe featuring Ashanti
"Always on Time," Ja Rule featuring Ashanti
"Po' Folks, Nappy Roots featuring Anthony Hamilton
"Dilemma," Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
"Like I Love You," Justin Timberlake featuring Clipse

RAP ALBUM
The Eminem Show, Eminem
Word of Mouf, Ludacris
Tarantula, Mystikal
Nellyville , Nelly
Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry , Petey Pablo

MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Give My Love To Rose," Johnny Cash
"Three Days," Pat Green
"Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," Alan Jackson
"The Impossible," Joe Nichols
"I'm Gonna Miss Her," Brad Paisley

COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
"Beautiful Mess," Diamond Rio
"Long Time Gone," Dixie Chicks
"Not a Day Goes By," Lonestar
"Roll the Stone Away," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
"Just What I Do," Trick Pony

MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"7 Days," Craig David
"Original Sin," Elton John
"Your Body Is a Wonderland," John Mayer
"Fragile," Sting
"October Road," James Taylor

POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
"Everyday," Bon Jovi
"Girl All the Bad Guys Want," Bowling for Soup
"Where Are You Going," Dave Matthews Band
"Hey Baby," No Doubt
"Girlfriend, 'NSync

POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
"Dirrty," Christina Aguilera
"Christmas Song," India.Arie and Stevie Wonder
"What a Wonderful World," Tony Bennett and k.d. lang
"Better Than Anything," Natalie Cole and Diana Krall
"It's So Easy," Sheryl Crow and Don Henley
"The Game of Love," Santana and Michelle Branch

ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
"Girls of Summer," Aerosmith
"In My Place," Coldplay
"My Sacrifice," Creed
"Hero," Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott
"When I'm Gone," 3 Doors Down
"Take Me As I Am," Tonic
"Walk On," U2

HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
"All My Life," Foo Fighters
"I Stand Alone," Godsmack
"Youth of the Nation," P.O.D.
"No One Knows," Queens of the Stone Age
"Aerials," System of a Down

ROCK ALBUM
When I Was Cruel , Elvis Costello
C'Mon, C'Mon , Sheryl Crow
Dreamland, Robert Plant
The Rising, Bruce Springsteen
Head on Straight, Tonic

FEMALE R&B PERFORMANCE
"More Than a Woman," Aaliyah
"Foolish," Ashanti
"He Think I Don't Know," Mary J. Blige
"I'm Still Standing," Eartha
"He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat) (Movements I, II, III)," Jill Scott

MALE R&B PERFORMANCE
"Let's Stay Home Tonight," Joe
"The World's Greatest," R. Kelly
"Halfcrazy," Musiq
"Take a Message," Remy Shand
"U Don't Have to Call," Usher

R&B ALBUM
Voyage to India , India.Arie
Better Days , Joe
Juslisen (Just Listen), Musiq
Instant Vintage , Raphael Saadiq
The Way I Feel, Remy Shand.

CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM
Ashanti , Ashanti
Full Moon , Brandy
Faithfully, Faith Evans
Floetic, Floetry
Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape , Meshell Ndegeocello

RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE FEMALE
"Diary ...," Charli Baltimore
"Scream a.k.a. Itchin'," Missy Elliott
"Satisfaction," Eve
"Na Na Be Like," Foxy Brown
"Mystery of Iniquity," Lauryn Hill

RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE MALE
"Without Me," Eminem
"Song Cry," Jay-Z
"Rollout (My Business)," Ludacris
"Bouncin' Back (Bumpin' Me Against the Wall)," Mystikal
"Hot in Herre," Nelly

FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Cry," Faith Hill
"Blessed," Martina McBride
"Dagger Through the Heart," Dolly Parton
"Lately," Lucinda Williams
"Something Worth Leaving Behind," Lee Ann Womack

COUNTRY ALBUM
Home , Dixie Chicks
Drive , Alan Jackson
The Great Divide, Willie Nelson
Man with a Memory , Joe Nichols
Halos & Horns , Dolly Parton

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM
Deep Into It , Larry Carlton
Speaking of Now , Pat Metheny Group
Uberjam, The John Scofield Band
Mint Jam, Yellowjackets
Faces & Places , Joe Zawinul

JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM
For Ella, Patti Austin
Ask a Woman Who Knows, Natalie Cole
Etta Jones Sings Lady Day , Etta Jones
Live in Paris, Diana Krall
Brazilian Duos, Luciana Souza

TRADITIONAL SOUL GOSPEL ALBUM
Higher Ground, The Blind Boys of Alabama
Walking by Faith, The Canton Spirituals
Live in Charlotte , Twinkie Clark and Friends
Live at Home , Dorothy Norwood
Bishop T.D. Jakes Presents Woman Thou Art Loosed - Worship 2002, Various Artists

CONTEMPORARY SOUL GOSPEL ALBUM
The Commissioned Reunion `Live', Commissioned
Sidebars , Eartha
Lost and Found, Deitrick Haddon
Speak Those Things: Pol Chapter 3, Fred Hammond
Live and Up Close , BeBe Winans

CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM
Don't Give up on Me, Solomon Burke
Burnin' Down the House , Etta James and the Roots Band
Room to Breathe, Delbert McClinton
One Night in America , Charlie Musselwhite
1 Phantom , North Mississippi Allstars

CONTEMPORARY FOLK ALBUM
American IV - The Man Comes Around, Johnny Cash
Down the Old Plank Road , The Chieftains
Jerusalem, Steve Earle
1000 Kisses , Patty Griffin
This Side , Nickel Creek

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
Mundo , Ruben Blades
Moffou , Salif Keita
Black Ivory Soul , Angelique Kidjo
Fight to Win , Femi Kuti
Anoushka Shankar: Live at Carnegie Hall, Anoushka Shankar

POLKA ALBUM
My Father's Shoes, Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones
Let the Good Times Roll, Jerry Darlak and The Touch
The Polka Record, LynnMarie
Good Time Polkas & Waltzes , Walter Ostanek and His Band
Top of the World , Jimmy Sturr

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Dr. Dre
Nellee Hooper
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Arif Mardin
Rick Rubin






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