The nominations for this year's 45th annual Grammy Awards are not an accurate representation of the best music, according to a Billboard.com poll. A full 75% of 4,490 voters expressed that view in the

The nominations for this year's 45th annual Grammy Awards are not an accurate representation of the best music, according to a Billboard.com poll. A full 75% of 4,490 voters expressed that view in the poll, which closed earlier today (Feb. 10).

The largest percentage, 42%, believed that the nominations are skewed toward artists who have enjoyed mainstream commercial success. An additional 33% agreed, saying that a number of great artists and releases were left out of the nominations.

On the other side, 20% recognized that it's impossible to please everyone, and felt that the Grammys generally reward the most deserving in each of its categories. Only 5% of voters said they felt the nominations represented the cream of each genre.

A new poll asking for your choice from the nominees for this year's album of the year Grammy is already underway in The Voting Booth. Stop by and make your opinion count! Also, stop by Billboard.com's 2003 Grammy Preview to learn more about the artists nominated in some of the top categories.