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2008 Grammy Awards

2008 GRAMMY(R) Nominees CD now available

Golden Anniversary of the GRAMMY Awards Highlights This Year's Big Hits On One Essential Album

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Recording Academy(R)'s GRAMMY(R) Recordings and Universal Music Group's Hip-O/UMe have teamed up to release the 2008 GRAMMY Nominees CD, it was announced today.

The 14th edition in the best-selling series honors many of the year's GRAMMY-nominated artists and songs. This year's compilation -- due in stores nationwide on Jan. 29 -- includes some of the year's best music from several major categories. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit the MusiCares Foundation(R) and the GRAMMY Foundation(R).

Each of the 21 tracks on the collection represents GRAMMY-nominated music from this past year, including nominees in the categories of Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.

The nominees CD is made possible by a special arrangement with all of the major music distribution companies and rotates labels from year to year.

"The eclectic mix of tracks contained on this compilation provides a sample of the great music created by our exceptionally talented nominees," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "With 21 diverse selections, the 2008 GRAMMY Nominee CD offers quality recordings for all music fans. We are proud to collaborate with Hip-O/UMe, which will undoubtedly prove to be yet another successful edition, following last years' best-selling and highest-charting-ever GRAMMY collection."

The 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Feb. 10, 2008, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide and XM Satellite Radio.

2008 GRAMMY Nominees CD Tracklist:

1. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
"What Goes Around ... Comes Around (Interlude)"
Record Of The Year

2. AMY WINEHOUSE
"Rehab"
Record Of The Year
Best Pop Vocal Album
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Album Of The Year
Song Of The Year

3. Beyonce
"Irreplaceable"
Record Of The Year

4. Foo Fighters
"The Pretender"
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year

5. Maroon 5
"Makes Me Wonder"
Best Pop Vocal Album

6. Feist
"1234"
Best Pop Vocal Album
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

7. Bon Jovi
"(You Want To) Make A Memory "
Best Pop Vocal Album

8. Paul McCartney
"Dance Tonight"
Best Pop Vocal Album

9. Christina Aguilera
"Candyman"
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

10. Nelly Furtado
"Say It Right"
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

11. Kanye West Featuring T-Pain
"Good Life"
Album Of The Year

12. Herbie Hancock
"River" Featuring Corinne Bailey Rae
Album Of The Year

13. Vince Gill (Guest Vocalist: Sheryl Crow)
"What You Give Away "
Album Of The Year

14. Carrie Underwood
"Before He Cheats"
Song Of The Year

15. Plain White T's
"Hey There Delilah"
Song Of The Year

16. Corinne Bailey Rae
"Like A Star"
Song Of The Year

17. Green Day
"Working Class Hero"
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

18. Daughtry
"It's Not Over "
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

19. Nickelback
"If Everyone Cared"
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

20. The White Stripes
"Icky Thump"
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

21. U2
"Instant Karma"
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards -- the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music -- The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs.

In its 50th year, The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit http://www.grammy.com/.
Source: The Recording Academy

Grammy Archive Articles:

2007 GRAMMY(R) Nominees CD
TOM PETTY RECEIVES 16TH GRAMMY NOMINATION
RCA Music Group Artists Earn 28 Nominations for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards
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Mercury's Sugarland Garners Grammy Nomination for Best New Artist
Foo Fighters Score Five Grammy Nominations: Four-Time Grammy Winners Stand to Increase Tally to Nine
Stevie Wonder Garners Six Grammy Nominations, Five for Acclaimed Album, 'A Time To Love'
Bob Dylan's "Chronicles" Is Nominated for Best Spoken Word Album
Sheryl Crow Confirms More Concerts in 2006
EMI Music Earns 54 Grammy Nominations
Gorillaz Nominated for Record of the Year Grammy
MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST CIARA WRAPS UP 2005 RECEIVING 4 NOMINATIONS
Green Day Nominated for Record of the Year
Sean Paul Nominated for His Second Straight Grammy for Record-Breaking Album "The Trinity"
McCartney Earns Three Grammy Nods for Critically Hailed 'Chaos And Creation In The Backyard'
Stevie Wonder Garners Six Grammy Nominations, Five for Acclaimed Album, 'A Time To Love'
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The ultimate CD from Music's Biggest Night! Featuring the best songs and artists of the year across your favorite Grammy® categories. Including hits from Justin Timberlake, Amy Winehouse, Kanye West, Beyonce, Maroon 5, and more. The 50th Grammy Awards airs live on February 10th. A portion of the proceeds will benefit both the MusiCares® and GRAMMY Foundations.

• Audio CD (January 29, 2008)
• Original Release Date: January 29, 2008
• Number of Discs: 1
• Label: Hip-O Records

Listen to music samples.

1. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
2. Be Without You - Mary J. Blige
3. Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
4. Waiting On The World To Change - John Mayer
5. Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Sexyback - Justin Timberlake
7. Not Ready To Make Nice - Dixie Chicks
8. Jesus Take The Wheel - Carrie Underwood
9. Hide And Seek - Imogen Heap
10. Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
11. Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
12. You Can Close Your Eyes - Sheryl Crow
13. Stupid Girls - Pink
14. Black Horse And The Cherry Tree - KT 15. You're Beautiful - James Blunt
16. Save Room - John Legend
17. Jenny Wren - Paul McCartney
18. Bad Day - Daniel Powter
19. My Humps - The Black Eyed Peas
20. I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie

• Audio CD (January 23, 2007)
• Original Release Date: January 23, 2007
• Number of Discs: 1
• Label: Strategic Marketing