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Ain't Misbehavin', Hair, 9 to 5, Shrek, West Side Story, Liza Nominated for GRAMMY Awards

Ain't Misbehavin', Hair, 9 to 5, Shrek, West Side Story, Liza Nominated for GRAMMY Awards

Nominations for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight by The Recording Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest over the past year in music, as determined by the voting members of The Academy.

Beyoncé topped the nominations with 10, Taylor Swift garnered eight, and the Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell, and Kanye West each earned six nods. David Guetta, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga received five each; and Colbie Caillat, Michael Giacchino, Kings Of Leon, John Newton, RedOne, Bruce Springsteen, T-Pain, and Keith Urban each received four nominations.

A spattering of theatre stars were found nominated as well outside the musical show album and pop vocal categories including Davide Hyde Pierce for Best Spoken Word Album for Children and Heather Headley for Best Gospel Performance. 

The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Jan. 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). 

Best Musical Show Album 

(Award to the Album Producer(s), and to the Lyricist(s) & Composer(s) of 51% or more of a new score. (Artist, Lyricist & Composer names appear in parentheses.))

Ain't Misbehavin'

Robert Sher, producer (Various, composer; Various, lyricist) (30th Anniversary Cast Recording With Ruben Studdard, Frenchie Davis & Others)

[Rhino] 

Hair

Noah Cornman, Kurt Deutsch, Joel Moss & Steve Norman, producers (Galt MacDermot, composer; James Rado & Gerome Ragni, lyricists) (New Broadway Cast With Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel & Others)

[Razor & Tie Entertainment/Ghostlight Records] 

9 To 5 The Musical

Frank Filipetti Dolly Parton & Stephen Oremus, producers; Dolly Parton, composer; Dolly Parton, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty & Others)

[Dolly Records/Artist2Market Distribution] 

Shrek The Musical

Peter Hylenski & Jeanine Tesori, producers; Jeanine Tesori, composer; David Lindsay-Abaire, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Brian d'Arcy James, Sutton Foster & Others)

[Decca Broadway] 

West Side Story

David Caddick & David Lai, producers (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast with Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione & Others)

[Masterworks Broadway] 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album 

(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

A Swingin' Christmas

Tony Bennett

[Columbia] 

Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden

Michael Bublé

[143/Reprise] 

Your Songs

Harry Connick, Jr.

[Columbia] 

Liza's At The Palace

Liza Minnelli

[Hybrid Recordings] 

American Classic

Willie Nelson

[Blue Note] 

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
(For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song.)

Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs
Buck Howdy
[Prairie Dog Entertainment]

Captain Nobody
Dean Pitchford
[Random House Audio/Listening Library]

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
(Various Artists)
Sharon Gelman, Michele McGonigle & Alfre Woodard, producers
[Hachette Audio]

The Phantom Tollbooth
David Hyde Pierce
[Harper Children's Audio]

Scat
Ed Asner
[Random House Audio/Listening Library]

Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There
Harlan Ellison
[Blackstone Audio Inc.] 

Best Gospel Performance
(For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.)

Free To Be Me
Francesca Battistelli
[Fervent Records/ Word Entertainment]

Jesus Is Love
Heather Headley Featuring Smokie Norful
Track from: Audience Of One
[EMI Gospel]

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