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AMERICAN IDIOT Wins GRAMMY for Best Musical Show Album!

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The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles tonight, Feb. 13, 2011 and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The award for Best Musical Show album has been revealed during the pre-ceremony live stream here and the winner is...the AMERICAN IDIOT Original Cast Recording!

The AMERICAN IDIOT Original Cast album (featuring Green Day) is produced by Billie Joe Armstrong. The cast album is composed by Green Day, and features lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong and the original Broadway Cast including John Gallagher, Jr., Michael Esper, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Mary Faber, Stark Sands & others. [Reprise]

Best Musical Show Album is the Grammy Award to the Album Producer(s), and to the Lyricist(s) & Composer(s) of 51% or more of a new score.

The cast albums for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, FELA!, PROMISES, PROMISES, and SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM were also nominees.

Tune in for the live ceremony at 8pm EST!

2011 GRAMMY NOMINEES

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

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

1. CRAZY LOVE
Michael Bublé
[143/Reprise]

2. THE GREATEST LOVE SONGS OF ALL TIME
Barry Manilow
[Arista Records]

3. LET IT BE ME: MATHIS IN NASHVILLE
Johnny Mathis
[Columbia Records]

4. FLY ME TO THE MOON...THE GREAT AMERICAN
SONGBOOK: VOLUME V Rod Stewart
[J Records]

5. LOVE IS THE ANSWER
Barbra Streisand
[Columbia Records]

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
1. AMERICAN ON PURPOSE Craig Ferguson
[HarperAudio]

2. THE BEDWETTER Sarah Silverman
[HarperAudio]

3. THE DAILY SHOW WITH Jon Stewart PRESENTS EARTH (THE AUDIOBOOK)
Jon Stewart (With Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, John Oliver & Sigourney Weaver) [Hachette Audio]

4. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FUTURE...
Michael J. Fox
[Hyperion Audio]

5. THIS TIME TOGETHER: LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION Carol Burnett
[Random House Audio]

6. THE Woody Allen COLLECTION: MERE ANARCHY, SIDE EFFECTS, WITHOUT FEATHERS, GETTING EVEN
Woody Allen
[Audible Inc.]

Best Pop Vocal Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

1. MY WORLD 2.0
Justin Bieber
[Island]

2. I DREAMED A DREAM
Susan Boyle
[Sony/SYCO Music/Columbia Records]

3. THE FAME MONSTER
Lady Gaga
[Streamline/KonLive/Cherrytree/Interscope]

4. BATTLE STUDIES
John Mayer
[Columbia Records]

5. TEENAGE DREAM
Katy Perry
[Capitol Records]

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Award to the Artist(s) and/or Producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album, or, in the absence of either, to the individual(s) actively responsible for the concept and musical direction and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable.

1. CRAZY HEART (Various Artists)
[New West Records]

2. GLEE: THE MUSIC, VOLUME 1
(GLEE Cast)
[Columbia Records]

3. TREMÉ
(Various Artists)
[Geffen]

4. TRUE BLOOD - VOLUME 2
(Various Artists)
[Elektra]

5. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE
(Various Artists)
[Summit Ent/Chop Shop/Atlantic]

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

1. DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' (REGIONALS VERSION)
GLEE Cast
Track from: Journey To Regionals [Columbia Records]

2. MISERY
Maroon 5
Track from: Hands All Over [Octone/A&M]

3. THE ONLY EXCEPTION Paramore
Track from: Brand New Eyes [Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic]

4. BABYFATHER
Sade
Track from: Soldier Of Love [Epic]

5. HEY, SOUL SISTER (LIVE) Train
[Columbia Records]

Eminem tops the nominations with 10; Bruno Mars garners seven; and Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum, and Lady Gaga each earn six nods. Jeff Beck, B.o.B, David FrostPhilip Lawrence, and John Legend receive five each; and Alex Da Kid, the Black Keys, Drake, Cee Lo Green, Ari Levine, Katy Perry, Rihanna, the Roots, Dirk Sobotka, and Zac Brown each have four nominations.

For the complete list, click here!

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music - The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. 

 

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