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Em Again

The staid Recording Academy courts controversy for their 43rd annual awards

The Grammy Awards may be tradition bound, but the Recording Academy isn't afraid to ignite a little controversy either. Dr. Dre and Eminem garnered five and four Grammy nominations, respectively -- more than any other rap artist. The legally challenged Slim Shady received nods for album of the year, rap album, and rap solo performance for the ''Marshall Mathers LP.'' His work with Dr. Dre on ''Dr. Dre 2001'' was also nominated for best rap performance by a duo. Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles also picked up five nods from the association of 10,000 music professionals.

The 43rd annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles' Staples Center on CBS on Feb. 21. Here's a list of the nomination highlights.

Record of the Year
''Say My Name,'' Destiny's Child
''I Try,'' Macy Gray
''Music,'' Madonna
''Bye Bye Bye,'' 'N Sync
''Beautiful Day,'' U2

Album of the Year
''Midnite Vultures,'' Beck
''The Marshall Mathers LP,'' Eminem
''Kid A,'' Radiohead
''You're the One,'' Paul Simon
''Two Against Nature,'' Steely Dan

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

New Artist
Shelby Lynne
Brad Paisley
Papa Roach
Jill Scott
Sisqó

Female Pop Vocal Performance
''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

Male Pop Vocal Performance
''You Sang to Me,'' Marc Anthony
''Taking You Home,'' Don Henley
''She Bangs,'' Ricky Martin
''4, 6, 8, 12,'' Brian McKnight
''She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa),'' Sting

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with 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

Pop 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

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

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

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

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

Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
''It's My Life,'' Bon Jovi
''With Arms Wide Open,'' Creed
''Learn to Fly,'' Foo Fighters
''Californication,'' Red Hot Chili Peppers
''Beautiful Day,'' U2

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

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

Rock Song
''Again,'' Lenny Kravitz (Lenny Kravitz)
''Bent,'' Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty)
''Californication,'' Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
''Kryptonite,'' Brad Arnold, Todd Harrell, and Matt Roberts (3 Doors Down)
''With Arms Wide Open,'' Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti (Creed)

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 Album
''When the Pawn,'' Fiona Apple
''Midnite Vultures,'' Beck
''Bloodflowers,'' The Cure
''Liverpool Sound Collage,'' Paul McCartney
''Kid A,'' Radiohead

Female R&B Vocal Performance
''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

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,'' Sisqó

R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
''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,'' featuring Brian McKnight and Joe

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

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 and Sounds Vol. 1,'' Jill Scott
''Unleash the Dragon,'' Sisqó

Rap Solo Performance
''The Light,'' Common
''Party Up,'' DMX
''The Real Slim Shady,'' Eminem
''Shake Ya Ass,'' Mystikal
''Country Grammar,'' Nelly

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

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

Female Country Vocal Performance
''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

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

Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
''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

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

Country Song
''Breathe,'' Stephanie Bentley and Holly Lamar (Faith Hill)
''Feels Like Love,'' Vince Gill (Vince Gill)
''I Hope You Dance,'' Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers (Lee Ann Womack)
''One Voice,'' Don Cook and David Malloy (Billy Gilman)
''The Way You Love Me,'' Michael Delaney and Keith Follese (Faith Hill)

Country Album
''Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye,'' Vince Gill
''Breathe,'' Faith Hill
''Under The Influence,'' Alan Jackson
''I Hope You Dance,'' Lee Ann Womack
''Real Live Woman,'' Trisha Yearwood

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media
''Almost Famous,'' Various Artists
''Fantasia 2000,'' James Levine conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
''High Fidelity,'' Various Artists
''Magnolia,'' Aimee Mann
''The Sopranos,'' Various Artists

Best Short Form Music Video
''Fire,'' Busta Rhymes
''Learn to Fly,'' Foo Fighters
''What Do You Say,'' Reba McEntire
''Broken Home,'' Papa Roach
''Will 2K,'' Will Smith

Originally posted Jan 03, 2001