Here are the Grammy nominations. Bruce, Avril, Eminem, Nelly, and Norah Jones vie for top prizes
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It’s hard to pick a front-runner out among this year’s nominees. Eight artists got five nominations apiece, including Ashanti, Sheryl Crow, Eminem, Norah Jones, Avril Lavigne, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and Bruce Springsteen. Behind them, with four apiece, were Dixie Chicks, Alan Jackson, Chad Kroeger, and Remy Shand.

The nominations were announced Tuesday morning at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where the winners will be named at a Feb. 23 ceremony airing live on CBS. Among those who stopped by to name the nominees were Ashanti, Lavigne (who mispronounced David Bowie’s name), Justin Timberlake, producer Jimmy Jam, Nelly, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, and Cyndi Lauper. A list of nominees in major categories is below:

Album of the Year
”Home,” Dixie Chicks
”,” Eminem
”Come Away With Me,” Norah Jones
”,” Nelly
”The Rising,” Bruce Springsteen

Record of the Year
”A Thousand Miles,” Vanessa Carlton
”Without Me,” Eminem
”Don’t Know Why,” Norah Jones
”Dilemma,” Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
”How You Remind Me,” Nickelback

Song of the Year
”Complicated,” Avril Lavigne
”Don’t Know Why,” Norah Jones
”The Rising,” Bruce Springsteen
”A Thousand Miles,” Vanessa Carlton
”Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” Alan Jackson

New Artist
Michelle Branch
Norah Jones
Avril Lavigne
John Mayer

Female Pop Vocal Performance
”Soak Up the Sun,” Sheryl Crow
”Don’t Know Why,” Norah Jones
”Complicated,” Avril Lavigne
”Get This Party Started,” Pink
”Overprotected,” Britney Spears

Male Pop Vocal Performance
”7 Days,” Craig David
”Original Sin,”Elton John
”Your Body Is a Wonderland,” John Mayer,
”Fragile,” Sting
”October Road,” James Taylor

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
”Everyday,” Bon Jovi
”Girl All the Bad Guys Want,” Bowling for Soup
”Where Are You Going,” Dave Matthews Band
”Hey Baby,” No Doubt
”Girlfriend,” ‘N Sync

Pop Vocal Album
”Come Away With Me,” Norah Jones
”Let Go,” Avril Lavigne
”Rock Steady,” No Doubt
”M!ssundaztood,” Pink
”Britney,” Britney Spears

Female Rock Vocal Performance
‘”Steve McQueen,” Sheryl Crow
”The Weakness in Me,” Melissa Etheridge
”Sk8er Boi,” Avril Lavigne
”Gnawin’ on It,” Bonnie Raitt
”Alone,” Susan Tedeschi

Male Rock Vocal Performance
”Slow Burn,” David Bowie
”45,” Elvis Costello
”The Barry Williams Show,” Peter Gabriel
”Darkness, Darkness,” Robert Plant
”The Rising,” Bruce Springsteen

Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
”Girls of Summer,” Aerosmith
”In My Place,” Coldplay
”My Sacrifice,” Creed
”Hero,” Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott
”When I’m Gone,” 3 Doors Down
”Take Me as I Am,” Tonic
”Walk On,” U2

Rock Song
”All My Life,” Foo Fighters
”Hero,” Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott
”I Stand Alone,” Godsmack
”The Rising,” Bruce Springsteen
”When I’m Gone,” 3 Doors Down

Rock Album
”When I Was Cruel,” Elvis Costello
”C’mon, C’mon,” Sheryl Crow
”Dreamland,” Robert Plant
”The Rising,” Bruce Springsteen
”Head on Straight,” Tonic

Alternative Music Album
”Sea Change,” Beck
”Walking With Thee,” Clinic
”A Rush of Blood to the Head,” Coldplay
”Cruel Smile,” Elvis Costello & the Imposters
”Behind the Music,” The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Female R&B Vocal Performance
”More Than a Woman,” Aaliyah
”Foolish,” Ashanti
”He Think I Don’t Know,” Mary J. Blige
”I’m Still Standing,” Eartha
”He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat) (Movements I, II, III),” Jill Scott

Male R&B Vocal Performance
”Let’s Stay Home Tonight,” Joe
”The World’s Greatest,” R. Kelly
”Halfcrazy,” Musiq
”Take a Message,” Remy Shand
”U Don’t Have to Call,” Usher

R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
”All the Way,” Kenny G featuring Brian McKnight
”Don’t Mess with My Man,” Nivea featuring Brian and Brandon Casey
”More Than a Woman,” Angie Stone and Joe
”Girl Talk,” TLC
”Love’s in Need of Love Today,” Steve Wonder and Take Six

R&B Song
”Be Here,” Raphael Saadiq featuring D’Angelo
”Floetic,” Floetry
”Good Man,” India.Arie
”Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop),” Erykah Badu featuring Common
”Take a Message,” Remy Shand

R&B Album
”Voyage to India,” India.Arie
”Better Days,” Joe
”Juslisen (Just Listen),” Musiq
”Instant Vintage,” Raphael Saadiq
”The Way I Feel,” Remy Shand

Rap Female Solo Performance
”Diary…”, Charli Baltimore
”Scream a.k.a. Itchin’,” Missy Elliott
”Satisfaction,” Eve
”Na Na Be Like,” Foxy Brown
”Mystery of Iniquity,” Lauryn Hill

Rap Male Solo Performance
”Without Me,” Eminem
”Song Cry,” Jay-Z
”Rollout (My Business),” Ludacris
”Bouncin’ Back (Bumpin’ Me Against the Wall),” Mystikal
”Hot in Herre,” Nelly

Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
”The Essence,” AZ featuring Nas
”Still Fly,” Big Tymers
”Pass the Courvoisier Part II,” Busta Rhymes featuring P. Diddy and Pharrell
”Oh Boy,” Cam’ron featuring Juelz Santana
”The Whole World,” OutKast featuring Killer Mike

Rap Album
”The Eminem Show,” Eminem
”Word of Mouf,” Ludacris
”Tarantula,” Mystikal
”Nellyville,” Nelly
”Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry,” Petey Pablo

Female Country Vocal Performance
”Cry,” Faith Hill
”Blessed,” Martina McBride
”Dagger Through the Heart,” Dolly Parton
”Lately,” Lucinda Williams
”Something Worth Leaving Behind,” Lee Ann Womack

Male Country Vocal Performance
”Give My Love to Rose, ”Johnny Cash
”Three Days,” Pat Green
”Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” Alan Jackson
”The Impossible,” Joe Nichols
”I’m Gonna Miss Her,” Brad Paisley

Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
”Beautiful Mess,” Diamond Rio
”Long Time Gone,” Dixie Chicks
”Not a Day Goes By,” Lonestar
”Roll the Stone Away,” Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
”Just What I do,” Trick Pony

Country Song
”The Impossible,” Joe Nichols
”Long Time Gone,” Dixie Chicks
”Mendocino County Line,” Willie Nelson with Lee Ann Womack
”Three Days,” Pat Green
”Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” Alan Jackson

Country Album
”Home,” Dixie Chicks
”Drive,” Alan Jackson
”The Great Divide,” Willie Nelson
”Man with a Memory,” Joe Nichols
”Halos & Horns,” Dolly Parton

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media
”Dogtown and Z-Boys”
”I Am Sam”
”Six Feet Under”
”Standing in the Shadows of Motown”
”Y Tu Mama Tambien”

Best Short Form Music Video
”Days Go By,” Dirty Vegas
”Without Me,” Eminem
”Knoc,” Knoc-Turn’al featuring Dr. Dre and Missy Elliott
”One Mic,” Nas
”My Culture,” 1 Giant Leap featuring Robbie Williams and Maxi Jazz

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