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And the Nominees Are . . .

Associated Press
Wednesday, December 8, 2004; Page C04

Following are nominees announced yesterday in some of the major categories for the awards, to be presented Feb. 13 in Los Angeles:

Record of the Year: "Let's Get It Started," Black Eyed Peas; "Here We Go Again," Ray Charles and Norah Jones; "American Idiot," Green Day; "Heaven," Los Lonely Boys; "Yeah!" Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris.

Album of the Year: "Genius Loves Company," Ray Charles; "American Idiot," Green Day; "The Diary of Alicia Keys," Alicia Keys; "Confessions," Usher; "The College Dropout," Kanye West.

Song of the Year: "Daughters," written by John Mayer (performed by John Mayer); "If I Ain't Got You," Alicia Keys (Alicia Keys); "Jesus Walks," C. Smith and Kanye West (Kanye West); "Live Like You Were Dying," Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman (Tim McGraw); "The Reason," Daniel Estrin and Douglas Robb (Hoobastank).

New Artist: Los Lonely Boys; Maroon 5; Joss Stone; Kanye West; Gretchen Wilson.

Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Oceania," Bjork; "The First Cut Is the Deepest," Sheryl Crow; "Sunrise," Norah Jones; "What You Waiting For?" Gwen Stefani; "You Had Me," Joss Stone.

Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Let's Misbehave," Elvis Costello; "You Raise Me Up," Josh Groban; "Daughters," John Mayer; "Cinnamon Girl," Prince; "Love's Divine," Seal.

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: "My Immortal," Evanescence; "The Reason," Hoobastank; "Heaven," Los Lonely Boys; "She Will Be Loved," Maroon 5; "It's My Life," No Doubt.

Pop Vocal Album: "Genius Loves Company," Ray Charles; "Feels Like Home," Norah Jones; "Afterglow," Sarah McLachlan; "Mind, Body and Soul," Joss Stone; "Brian Wilson Presents Smile," Brian Wilson.

Solo Rock Vocal Performance: "Wonderwall," Ryan Adams; "The Revolution Starts Now," Steve Earle; "Breathe," Melissa Etheridge; "Code of Silence," Bruce Springsteen; "Metropolitan Glide," Tom Waits.

Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: "Monkey to Man," Elvis Costello and the Imposters; "Take Me Out," Franz Ferdinand; "American Idiot," Green Day; "Somebody Told Me," The Killers; "Vertigo," U2.

Hard Rock Performance: "Megalomaniac," Incubus; "Some Kind of Monster," Metallica; "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good," Nickelback; "Duality," Slipknot; "Slither," Velvet Revolver.

Rock Album: "The Delivery Man," Elvis Costello and the Imposters; "American Idiot," Green Day; "The Reason," Hoobastank; "Hot Fuss," the Killers; "Contraband," Velvet Revolver.

Alternative Music Album: "Medulla," Bjork; "Franz Ferdinand," Franz Ferdinand; "Uh Huh Her," PJ Harvey; "Good News for People Who Love Bad News," Modest Mouse; "A Ghost Is Born," Wilco.


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