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The Grammy nominees

Santana leads the pack with 10 nods, while TLC, Backstreet Boys, and Whitney Houston also score

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Here are today’s Grammy nominees in 25 major categories:

Record of the Year
Backstreet Boys, ”I Want It That Way”
Cher, ”Believe”
Ricky Martin, ”Livin’ La Vida Loca”
Santana featuring Rob Thomas, ”Smooth”
TLC, ”No Scrubs”

Album of the Year
Backstreet Boys, ”Millennium”
Dixie Chicks, ”Fly”
Diana Krall, ”When I Look In Your Eyes”
Santana, ”Supernatural”
TLC, ”FanMail”

Best New Artist
Christina Aguilera
Macy Gray
Kid Rock
Britney Spears
Susan Tedeschi

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Christina Aguilera, ”Genie in a Bottle”
Madonna, ”Beautiful Stranger”
Sarah McLachlan, ”I Will Remember You”
Alanis Morissette, ”Thank U”
Britney Spears, ”…Baby One More Time”

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Marc Anthony, ”I Need to Know”
Lou Bega, ”Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)”
Andrea Bocelli, ”Sogno”
Ricky Martin, ”Livin’ La Vida Loca”
Sting, ”Brand New Day”

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal
Backstreet Boys, ”I Want It That Way”
Santana, ”Maria Maria”
Sixpence None The Richer, ”Kiss Me”
Smash Mouth, ”All Star”
TLC, ”Unpretty”

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion, ”The Prayer”
Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey, ”When You Believe”
N’ Sync & Gloria Estefan, ”Music of My Heart”
Santana featuring Dave Matthews, ”Love of My Life”
Santana featuring Rob Thomas, ”Smooth”

Best Dance Recording
Cher, ”Believe”
Gloria Estefan, ”Don’t Let This Moment End”
Fatboy Slim, ”Praise You”
Jennifer Lopez, ”Waiting For Tonight”
Donna Summer, ”I Will Go With You (Con Te Partiro)”

Best Pop Album
Backstreet Boys, ”Millennium”
Cher, ”Believe”
Ricky Martin, ”Ricky Martin”
Sarah McLachlan, ”Mirrorball”
Sting, ”Brand New Day”

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Tori Amos, ”Bliss”
Sheryl Crow, ”Sweet Child o’ Mine”
Ani Difranco, ”Jukebox”
Melissa Etheridge, ”Angels Would Fall”
Sarah McLachlan, ”Possession (Live)”

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Chris Cornell, ”Can’t Change Me”
Everlast, ”What It’s Like”
Lenny Kravitz, ”American Woman”
Bruce Springsteen, ”The Promise”
Tom Waits, ”Hold On”

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal
Garbage, ”Special”
The Goo Goo Dolls, ”Black Balloon”
Hole, ”Malibu”
Red Hot Chili Peppers, ”Scar Tissue”
Santana featuring Everlast, ”Put Your Lights On”

Best Hard Rock Performance
Alice in Chains, ”Get Born Again”
Buckcherry, ”Lit Up”
Kid Rock, ”Bawitdaba”
Korn, ”Freak on a Leash”
Limp Bizkit, ”Nookie”
Metallica, ”Whiskey in the Jar”

Best Metal Performance
Black Sabbath, ”Iron Man”
Ministry, ”Bad Blood”
Motorhead, ”Enter Sandman”
Nine Inch Nails, ”Starf***ers, Inc”
Rob Zombie, ”Superbeast”

Best Rock Album
Melissa Etheridge, ”Breakdown”
Limp Bizkit, ”Significant Other”
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, ”Echo”
Red Hot Chili Peppers, ”Californication”
Santana, ”Supernatural”

Best Alternative Music Performance
Tori Amos, ”To Venus and Back”
Beck, ”Mutations”
Fatboy Slim, ”You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby”
Moby, ”Play”
Nine Inch Nails, ”The Fragile”

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Mary J. Blige, ”All That I Can Say”
Brandy, ”Almost Doesn’t Count”
Macy Gray, ”Do Something”
Lauryn Hill, ”Everything Is Everything”
Whitney Houston, ”It’s Not Right but It’s Okay”

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Peabo Bryson, ”Did You Ever Know”
R. Kelly, ”When a Women’s Fed Up”
Maxwell, ”Fortunate”
Tyrese, ”Sweet Lady”
Barry White, ”Staying Power”

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal
Eric Benet featuring Tamia, ”Spend My Life With You”
Mary J. Blige and Aretha Franklin, ”Don’t Waste Your Time”
Destiny’s Child, ”Bills, Bills, Bills”
Whitney Houston featuring Faith Evans and Kelly Price, ”Heartbreak Hotel”
TLC, ”No Scrubs”

Best R&B Album
Mary J. Blige, ”Mary”
Whitney Houston, ”My Love Is Your Love”
R. Kelly, ”R.”
Brian McKnight, ”Back at One”
TLC, ”FanMail”

Best Rap Album
Busta Rhymes, ”E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event — The Final World Front”
Missy ”Misdemeanor” Elliott, ”Da Real World”
Eminem, ”The Slim Shady LP”
Nas, ”I Am”
The Roots, ”Things Fall Apart”

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Emmylou Harris, ”Ordinary Heart”
Faith Hill, ”Let Me Let Go”
Alison Krauss, ”Forget About It”
Martina McBride, ”I Love You”
Shania Twain, ”Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Vince Gill, ”Don’t Come Cryin’ to Me”
George Jones, ”Choices”
Lyle Lovett, ”That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)”
Tim McGraw, ”Please Remember Me”
Dwight Yoakam, ”Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Alabama featuring N’ Sync, ”God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You”
Asleep at the Wheel featuring the Manhattan Transfer & Willie Nelson, ”Going Away Party”
Asleep at the Wheel featuring the Dixie Chicks, ”Roly Poly”
Clint Black with Lisa Hartman Black, ”When I Said I Do”
Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt, and Dolly Parton, ”After the Gold Rush”

Best Country Album
Asleep at the Wheel, ”Ride With Bob”
Dixie Chicks, ”Fly”
Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt, and Dolly Parton, ”Trio II”
George Jones, ”Cold Hard Truth”
Alison Krauss, ”Forget About It”