Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Georgia-affiliated artists earn 43 Grammy nominations

Posted By on Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 3:59 PM

51st Annual Grammy Award Nominees Affiliated with Georgia (list courtesy The Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter)

Shaffer Smith/Ne-Yo (6)

Born in Arkansas, Raised in Las Vegas; Wikipedia

  • Album of the Year: Year of the Gentleman
  • Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Closer"
  • Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: "Miss Independent"
  • Best R&B Song: "Miss Independent"
  • Best Contemporary R&B Album: Year of the Gentleman
  • Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: "Closer"

John Mayer (5)

From Connecticut, Resided in Atlanta; Wikipedia

  • Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Say"
  • Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: "Lesson Learned"
  • Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: "Gravity"
  • Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: "Say" (From The Bucket List)
  • Best Long Form Music Video: Where The Light Is — Live In Los Angeles

T.I./Clifford Harris (4)

Born/Raised in the Bankhead section of Atlanta; Wikipedia

  • Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group: "Swagga Like Us"
  • Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group: "Wish You Would"
  • Best Rap Song: "Swagga Like Us"
  • Best Rap Album: Paper Trail

Trisha Yearwood (3)

Born in Monticello, Ga.; Wikipedia

  • Best Female Country Vocal Performance: "This Is Me You're Talking To"
  • Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: "Let The Wind Chase You"
  • Best Country Album: Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love

T-Pain (3)

Born/Raised in Tallahassee, Fla., Resides in Atlanta; http://www.t-pain.net/biography

  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Low"
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Got Money"
  • Best Rap Song: "Low"

Gnarls Barkley (3)

Group’s origin is in Atlanta; Wikipedia

  • Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: "Going On"
  • Best Alternative Music Album: The Odd Couple
  • Best Short Form Music Video: "Who's Gonna Save My Soul"

Danger Mouse (1)

A part of Gnarles Barkley

  • Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: The Odd Couple (Gnarls Barkley)

Sugarland (2)

  • Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: "Stay"
  • Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: "Life In A Northern Town"

Jennifer Nettles (1)

A part of Sugarland

  • Best Country Song: "Stay"

Phil Tan (3)

N/A

  • Record of the Year: "Bleeding Love"
  • Album Of The Year: Year of the Gentleman
  • Best Dance Recording: "Disturbia"

Lady Antebellum (2)

  • Best New Artist
  • Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: "Love Don’t Live Here"

Keyshia Cole (2)

Born in California, Resides in Atlanta; Wikipedia

  • Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: "Heaven Sent"
  • Best R&B Song: "Heaven Sent"

Andre 3000 (2)

Based out of East Point, Ga.; Wikipedia

  • Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group: "Royal Flush"
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Green Light"

Janelle Monae (1)

Born in Kansas, Began career/currently resides in Atlanta

  • Best Urban/Alternative Performance: "Many Moons"

Usher (1)

Born in Dallas, Began career/currently resides in Atlanta; Wikipedia

  • Best Male R&B Performance: "Here I Stand"

Big Boi (1)

Based out of East Point, Ga; Wikipedia

  • Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group: "Royal Flush"

Ludacris/Chris Bridges (1)

Born in Illinois/Went to high school in College Park; Wikipedia

  • Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group: "Wish You Would"

Anthony David (1)

Born in Savannah, Ga.; Wikipedia

  • Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: "Words"

India.Arie (1)

Born in Denver, Raised in Atlanta; Wikipedia

  • Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals - "Words"

PLUS...

Works by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra also earned two Grammy nods.

Michael Bishop (1)

  • Best Engineered Album, Classical - Puccini: La Bohème (Robert Spano & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)

Michael Gandolfi (1)

  • Best Classical Contemporary Composition - Gandolfi: The Garden Of Cosmic Speculation (Robert Spano [Atlanta Symphony Orchestra])

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