Tuesday, 07 January 2003
45th annual Grammy nominations where announced Tuesday morning by
several musicians including Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, John Mayer and
Nelly from New York’s Madison Square Garden. The nominees for such
categories as Album of The Year and Record of The Year span diverse
genres of music from country, to rap, to jazz and in some cases were
dominated by women.
Bruce Springsteen was nominated for
Album of The Year for “The Rising” along side Eminem for “The Eminem
Show,” Dixie Chicks for “Home,” Nelly for “Nellyville,” and Norah Jones
for “Come Away With Me.” Springsteen was also nominated for Song of The
Year for his 9/11 inspired album’s title song “The Rising.”
The Best New Artist category nominees, dominated by women, include;
Norah Jones, Ashanti, Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne and John Mayer.