Capitol Records will issue a trio of Grammy nominees albums in conjunction with the Recording Academy, Billboard Bulletin reports. Two compilations — pop and R&B/rap (in “edited” and “explicit” versions) — will be out Feb. 6; a Latin nominees set is due Feb. 13. The Grammy Awards are set for Feb. 21 in Los Angeles.
The pop album features Eminem, Radiohead, Paul Simon, Macy Gray, and others. The R&B/rap set includes Aaliyah, D’Angelo, Sisqo, DMX, Eminem, and Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg. The Latin album includes Christina Aguilera, Oscar De La Hoya, Luis Miguel, and La Ley.
The Grammy nominees albums rotate each year among major labels. A portion of proceeds benefits the Grammy Foundation’s music-education programs. For more information on this year’s nominees, visit Billboard.com’s Grammy Preview.
In other Grammy news, ‘N Sync, Destiny’s Child, Brad Paisley, and Dolly Parton have been added to the list of performers for the event. They join U2 and Madonna, who were previously announced..