Music: Grammy Awards
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
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/.
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2007 GRAMMY(R) Nominees CD