Grammy Performers, Nominees CD Unveiled
Coldplay, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, Nelly with Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland, and Bruce Springsteen are the first performers confirmed for the 45th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 23 at NColdplay, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, Nelly with Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland, and Bruce Springsteen are the first performers confirmed for the 45th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 23 at New York's Madison Square Garden. These acts have 18 Grammy nominations among them, with Nelly, Springsteen, and Jones boasting five each.
Meanwhile, the Recording Academy has paired with the Warner Music Group for the Feb. 11 release of the "2003 Grammy Nominations" CD. The 19-track set will include selections from Jones, Avril Lavigne, John Mayer, Nelly, Eminem, and Pink, among others.
The album will represent nominees from the record of the year, album of the year, best new artist, best female pop vocal performance, best male pop vocal pop performance, and best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal categories. Ashanti, Nickelback, the Dixie Chicks, Bowling For Soup, and Britney Spears are also featured on the compilation.
The disc is the ninth in the series, for which the Recording Academy pairs with a different label each year. Last year's edition with the Universal Music Group sold 370,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. A portion of the proceeds with benefit the Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundation.
Here is a list of tracks featured on the compilation:
Vanessa Carlton, "A Thousand Miles"
Eminem, "Without Me"
Norah Jones, "Don't Know Why"
Nickelback, "How You Remind Me"
Dixie Chicks, "Landslide"
Nelly, "Hot in Herre"
Michelle Branch, "All You Wanted"
Avril Lavigne, "Complicated"
John Mayer, "Your Body Is a Wonderland"
Sheryl Crow, "Soak Up the Sun"
Pink, "Get the Party Started"
Britney Spears, "Overprotected"
Craig David, "7 Days"
James Taylor, "October Road"
Bowling For Soup, "Girl All the Bad Guys Want"
Dave Matthews Band, "Where Are You Going"
'N Sync, "Girlfriend"