Dre & Beyonce Lead Grammy Nominees

Dr. Dre and Destiny's Child member Beyonce Knowles each grabbed five nominations for the 43rd annual Grammy Awards.

Dr. Dre and Destiny's Child member Beyonce Knowles each grabbed five nominations for the 43rd annual Grammy Awards. Dre netted nods for producer of the year, best rap album "Dr. Dre - 2001" (Aftermath/Interscope), and two in the best rap performance by a duo or group category -- for "Forgot About Dre" (with Eminem) and for "The Next Episode" (with Snoop Dogg) -- both from the "Dr. Dre - 2001" set. Dre was also nominated in the album of the year category for his work as an artist and producer on Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope), which itself earned three nominations. Knowles picked up song and best R&B song of the year nominations for co-writing Destiny's Child's "Say My Name" (Columbia), which also earned the group nominations for record of the year and best R&B performance by a duo or group. Her writing credit on the group's "Independent Women Part I" also netted her a nod for best song written for a motion picture, television or other visual media. Artists with four nominations included Knowles' fellow Destiny's Child members LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson, and Kelendria Rowland, controversial rapper and Dre protege Eminem, producer/songwriter LaShawn Daniels, country artist Vince Gill, producer/songwriter Rodney Jerkins, R&B artist Joe, and arranger/conductor Vince Mendoza In the record of the year category, Destiny's Child's "Say My Name" will compete with Macy Gray's "I Try" (Clean Slate/Epic), Madonna's "Music" (Maverick/Warner Bros.), 'N Sync's "Bye Bye Bye" (Jive), and U2's latest, "Beautiful Day" (Interscope). U2's "Beautiful Day" also cropped up in the song of the year category, followed by Faith Hill's "Breathe," Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance," Gray's "I Try," and Destiny's Child's "Say My Name." Younger artists will compete with seasoned veterans for the coveted album of the year honor. Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP," Beck's "Midnite Vultures" (DGC/Interscope), and Radiohead's "Kid A" (Capitol) are up against Paul Simon's "You're The One" (Warner Bros.) and Steely Dan's "Two Against Nature" (Giant). Competing for the best new artist honor -- which typically provides a substantial post-Grammy sales bump - are chanteuse Shelby Lynne, country artist Brad Paisley, rockers Papa Roach, R&B star Sisqo, and critically acclaimed soul artist Jill Scott. To qualify, recordings had to be released during the eligibility year, which began Oct. 1, 1999, and ended Sept. 30, 2000. For the full list of nominees, visit the official Grammy Web site. As previously reported, Tony Bennett, the Who, Sammy Davis Jr., the Beach Boys, and Bob Marley will receive lifetime achievement awards and producers Arif Mardin and Phil Ramone will receive Trustees Awards in conjunction with the annual ceremonies. Legendary guitarist Les Paul and software manufacturer Digidesign will receive Technical Grammys. Artists Destiny's Child, Sheryl Crow, David Foster, Dave Koz, Shelby Lynne, Nelly, 'N Sync's J.C. Chasez, Sisqo, and Toni Braxton were all on-hand to reveal the nominees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles today (Jan. 3). The 43rd annual Grammy Awards, will be held Feb. 21 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and broadcast on CBS television.