Hamilton was unique with nominations in three different R&B areas - as his critically hailed new album, Comin' From Where I'm From, was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album, while its current title tune hit "Comin' From Where I'm From" was nominated for Best Traditional R&B Vocal
Performance and Best R&B Song (a songwriters award).
Even after much fine-tuning, synthesizing vocals
to be indistinguishable to listeners from real singing was still virtually impossible.
Once a songwriter who set out to slyly afflict the comfortable, Merchant in her new incarnation seems more drawn to comforting the afflicted, and her soothing vocals
can achieve hymnlike beauty, as on the new song ``I May Know the Word.
Veteran Vince Gill captured the Best Country Song and Best Male Country Vocal
awards for "Go Rest High on That Mountain," which he wrote for his brother, Bob, who died of a heart attack three years ago.
Best Female Pop Vocal
Performance: ``It's Like That,'' Mariah Carey; ``Since U Been Gone,'' Kelly Clarkson; ``Good Is Good,'' Sheryl Crow; ``I Will Not Be Broken,'' Bonnie Raitt; ``Hollaback Girl,'' Gwen Stefani.
People say some of the songs have opera vocals
, go figure.
Tiff Lacey) A restrained, slower burner, underscored with strings and mesmerising vocal
Field and Burk brought the current Basie orchestra -- under the direction of Bill Hughes -- into the studio to recreate the instrumental backdrop for Charles' towering vocals
Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Fifteen-time GRAMMY winner U2 currently has five nods: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album ("How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb"); Song Of The Year and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
("Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own"); and Best Rock Song ("City Of Blinding Lights").
LOS ANGELES -- "Next Santana" Says Former "American Idol" Finalist Recorded Vocals
on His "Worlds of Change" Disc before Appearing on Fox Hit
Five-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys currently holds eight nominations: Album Of The Year and Best R&B Album (The Diary Of Alicia Keys); Song Of The Year and Best Female R&B Vocal
Performance ("If I Ain't Got You"); two nominations in the Best R&B Song category ("My Boo," and "You Don't Know My Name"); and two nominations in the Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
category ("Diary" featuring Tony
The "Genius" received nominations for Best Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal
Album, Record of the Year ("Here We Go Again" with Norah Jones), Best Gospel Performance ("Heaven Help Us All" with Gladys Knight), Best Traditional R&B Vocal
Performance ("Sinner's Prayer" with BB King), TWO for the Best Vocal
Collaboration category ("Here We Go Again" with Norah Jones and "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" with Elton John), Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals
(Victor Vanacore for "Over the Rainbow" with Johnny Mathis), Best Engineered Album (non-classical) and Best Surround Sound Album.
HISTORICAL ALBUM: ``The Complete Hank Williams''; ``Have a Nice Decade: The '70s Pop Culture Box''; ``The Jazz Singers: A Smithsonian Collection of Jazz Vocals
From 1919 To 1994''; ``New York Philharmonic: The Historic Broadcasts 1923 to 1987''; ``The Pet Sounds Sessions.
She is nominated for six GRAMMYs, including Record Of The Year and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Crazy In Love" featuring Jay-Z), Best R&B Female Vocal
Performance ("Dangerously In Love 2"), Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
("The Closer I Get To You" with Luther Vandross), Best R&B Song ("Crazy In Love"), and Best Contemporary R&B Album (Dangerously In Love).