OutKast Dominate Rap Nominations

Well it appears OutKast’s worry about having such an early entry into this year’s Grammy nominations would have a negative effect was all for not, as the group earned five nominations for the 44th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out February 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Other rappers included in the nominations were Ja Rule, DMX, Jay-Z, Nelly, and Eve. Read on for a full list of hip hop related nominations.

Album of the Year

Acoustic Soul, India.Arie

Love and Theft, Bob Dylan


All That You Can’t Leave Behind, U2

O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Various Artists

Record of the Year

“Video,” India.Arie

“Fallin’,” Alicia Keys

“Ms. Jackson,” Outkast

“Drops of Jupiter,” Train

“Walk On,” U2

Song of the Year

“Drops of Jupiter,” Train; Charlie Colin, Rob Hotchkiss, Pat Monahan,
Jimmy Stafford and Scott Underwood, songwriters

“Fallin’,” Alicia Keys; Alicia Keys, songwriter

“I’m Like a Bird,” Nelly Furtado; Nelly Furtado, songwriter

“Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of,” U2; U2, songwriters

“Video,” India.Arie; India.Arie, “Six July” Broady and Shannon Sanders,

Best New Artist


Nelly Furtado

David Gray

Alicia Keys

Linkin Park

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group

“Clint Eastwood,” Gorillaz

“Put It on Me,” Ja Rule featuring Vita

“Change the Game,” Jay-Z featuring Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek

“Ms. Jackson,” Outkast

“Bad Boy for Life,” P. Diddy, Black Rob and Mark Curry

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

“Rock the Boat,” Aaliyah

“Video,” India.Arie

“Family Affair,” Mary J. Blige

“Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!),” Blu Cantrell

“Fallin’,” Alicia Keys

“A Long Walk,” Jill Scott

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

“Fill Me In,” Craig David

“You Rock My World,” Michael Jackson

“I Want Love,” Elton John

“Still,” Brian McKnight

“Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” James Taylor

Best R&B Album

Aaliyah, Aaliyah

Acoustic Soul, India.Arie

No More Drama, Mary J. Blige

Survivor, Destiny’s Child

Songs in A Minor, Alicia Keys

Best Rap Solo Performance

“Because I Got High,” Afroman

“Who We Be,” DMX

“Get Ur Freak On,” Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott

“Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” Jay-Z

“Ride Wit Me,” Nelly

Best Short Form Music Video

“Fly Away From Here,” Aerosmith (Joseph Kahn, video director; Greg Tharp,
video producer)

“One Minute Man,” Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott featuring (David
Meyers, video director; Ron Mohrhoff, video producer)

“Weapon of Choice,” Fatboy Slim featuring Bootsy Collins (Spike Jonze,
video director; Vincent Landay and Deannie O’Neil, video producers)

“Don’t Tell Me,” Madonna (Jean-Baptiste Mondino, video director; Maria
Gallagher, video producer)

“Ms. Jackson,” Outkast (F. Gary Gray, video director; Meredyth Frattolillo,
video producer)

Best Metal Performance

“The Wizard,” Black Sabbath

“Disciple,” Slayer

“Left Behind,” Slipknot

“Chop Suey!,” System of a Down

“Schism,” Tool

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

“New York, New York,” Ryan Adams

“Superman Inside,” Eric Clapton

“Honest With Me,” Bob Dylan

“Dig In,” Lenny Kravitz

“Peaceful World,” John Mellencamp

Best Dance Recording

“One More Time,” Daft Punk and Romanthony

“I Feel Loved,” Depeche Mode

“Out of Nowhere,” Gloria Estefan

“All for You,” Janet Jackson

“Angel,” Lionel Richie

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

“Lady Marmalade,” Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink

“New York State of Mind,” Tony Bennett and Billy Joel

“Nobody Wants to Be Lonely,” Ricky Martin with Christina Aguilera

“My Kind of Girl,” Brian McKnight and Justin Timberlake

“It Wasn’t Me,” Shaggy featuring Ricardo “RikRok” Ducent

Best Long Form Music Video

“Recording the Producers – A Musical Romp With Mel Brooks,” Mel Brooks,
with various artists including Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick (Susan
Froemke, video director; Susan Froemke and Peter Gelb, video producers)

“Rebel Music – The Bob Marley Story,” Bob Marley (Jeremy Marr, video
director; Jeremy Marr, video producer)

“Freddie Mercury – The Untold Story,” Freddie Mercury (Rudi Dolezal
and Hannes Rossacher, video directors; Jim Beach and Rudi Dolezal, video

“Play: The DVD,” Moby (Moby, video director; Moby and Jeff Rogers,
video producers)

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal

“What Would You Do,” City High

“Survivor,” Destiny’s Child

“Can’t Believe,” Faith Evans featuring Carl Thomas

“Contagious,” The Isley Brothers

“Peaches & Cream,” 112

Best Hard Rock Performance

“Smooth Criminal,” Alien Ant Farm

“Crawling,” Linkin Park

“Alive,” P.O.D.

“Renegades of Funk,” Rage Against the Machine

“Your Disease,” Saliva

Best Rock Song

“Drops of Jupiter,” Train; Charlie Colin, Rob Hotchkiss, Pat Monahan,
Jimmy Stafford and Scott Underwood, songwriters

“Elevation,” U2; U2, songwriter)

“Jaded,” Aerosmith; Marti Frederiksen and Steven Tyler, songwriters

“Walk On,” U2; U2, songwriters

“Yellow,” Coldplay; Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion and Chris
Martin, songwriters

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

T Bone Burnett

Dr. Dre

Gerald Eaton, Brian West

Nigel Godrich

Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

“Missing You,” Case

“Lifetime,” Maxwell

“Love of My Life,” Brian McKnight

“Love,” Musiq Soulchild

“U Remind Me,” Usher

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal

“Jaded,” Aerosmith

“Yellow,” Coldplay

“The Space Between,” Dave Matthews Band

“Drops of Jupiter,” Train

“Elevation,” U2

Best Rock Album

Gold, Ryan Adams

Just Push Play, Aerosmith

Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea, PJ Harvey

Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park

All That You Can’t Leave Behind, U2

Best R&B Song

“Didn’t Cha Know,” Erykah Badu; Erykah Badu, songwriter

“Fallin’,” Alicia Keys; Alicia Keys, songwriter

“Get Ur Freak On,” Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott; M. Elliott and T. Mosley,

“Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!),” Blu Cantrell; Dallas Austin, songwriter

“Love of My Life,” Brian McKnight; Brian McKnight, songwriter

“Video,” India.Arie; India.Arie, Carlos “Six July” Broady and Shannon
Sanders, songwriters

Best Rap Album

Scorpion, Eve

Pain Is Love, Ja Rule

The Blueprint, Jay-Z

Back for the First Time, Ludacris

Stankonia, Outkast

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal

“Shape of My Heart,” Backstreet Boys

“Superman (It’s Not Easy),” Five for Fighting

“Gone,” ‘NSYNC

“Imitation of Life,” R.E.M.

“Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of,” U2

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance

“Strange Little Girl,” Tori Amos

“I Want to Be in Love,” Melissa Etheridge

“This Is Love,” PJ Harvey

“Planets of the Universe,” Stevie Nicks

“Get Right With God,” Lucinda Williams

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

“Room 335,” Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather

“Reptile,” Eric Clapton

“Short Circuit,” Daft Punk

“Rain,” Eric Johnson

“There You’ll Be,” Kirk Whalum

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

“High Falls,” The Allman Brothers Band

“Dirty Mind,” Jeff Beck

“Vampires,” Godsmack

“Always With Me, Always With You,” Joe Satriani

“Whispering a Prayer,” Steve Vai

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

“I’m Like a Bird,” Nelly Furtado

“There You’ll Be,” Faith Hill

“Someone to Call My Lover,” Janet Jackson

“By Your Side,” Sade

“Essence,” Lucinda Williams

Best Alternative Music Album

Strange Little Girls, Tori Amos

Vespertine, Björk

Parachutes, Coldplay

Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, Fatboy Slim

Amnesiac, Radiohead

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