Rock music makes a comeback in Grammy nominations

MUMBAI: Nominations have been announced for The 46th Annual Grammy Awards. The most prestigious music awards show will air in India live on Star World on 9 February.

In the US the show will air on CBS. The growth of rap, R&B, as well as the renewed popularity of rock, are reflected in the Album of the Year nominees: Missy Elliott (Under Construction), Evanescence (Fallen), Outkast (Speakerboxxx/The Love Below), Justin Timberlake (Justified) and White Stripes (Elephant). R&B woman Beyonc, rap stars Jay-Z, Outkast and Pharrell Williams each earned six nominations

Missy Elliott, controversial rapper Eminem, Evanescence, 50 Cent, Chad Hugo, Ricky Skaggs and Justin Timberlake each earned five nominations. Legendary singer Luther Vandross and the late Warren Zevon also earned five nominations. Vandross is nominated for Song of the Year, Male R&B Vocal Performance, R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (with Beyonc), R&B Song and R&B Album.

Former US President Bill Clinton and wife Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton are both nominated in the Spoken Word categories. In order to acknowledge the significant technical and creative contributions of production professionals, the production field was split into two separate fields. They are Non-Classical and Production, Classical.

Eminem's song Lose Yourself which earlier this year won an Oscar is competing in the song of the year category.

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