Streisand, Bennett, Manilow Among GRAMMY Nominees for Best Traditional Pop
Nominations for the 57th GRAMMY AWARDS are being announced today, December 5th. The music industry's premier event will take place live on Sunday, Feb, 8, 2015, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from8 - 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).Among the nominations announced so far is the category of Best Traditional Pop Vocals. The nominees are as follows:Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga - "Cheek to Cheek"
Barbra Streisand - "Partner"
Annie Lennox - "Nostalgia"
Barry Manilow - "Nightsongs"
Johnny Mathis - "Sending You A Little Christmas"Click hear to see additional nominees for this year's GRAMMY AWARDS
About Streisand's Partners:
The musical pairings on "Partners" include, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Babyface, Jason Gould, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, John Legend, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder and a breathtaking virtual duet with the King of rock 'n' roll, Elvis Presley. The new album, which is Executive Produced by Ms. Streisand and Jay Landers, is produced by Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds and Walter Afanasieff."Partners" is comprised of 12 songs, many of which are regarded as Streisand classics. Among the songs included are "New York State Of Mind," with Billy Joel, "It Had To Be You," with Michael Bublé, "Come Rain Or Come Shine," with John Mayer, "Love Me Tender," with Elvis Presley, "The Way We Were," with Lionel Richie, "What Kind Of Fool," with John Legend, "People," with Stevie Wonder, "I Still Can See Your Face," with Andrea Bocelli, "Evergreen," with Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, and Ms. Streisand's first studio-recorded duet with her son Jason Gould, on "How Deep Is The Ocean." About THE GRAMMY AWARDS: The GRAMMY AWARDS broadcast is one of television's major broadcast events, ranking as one of the highest-rated and most-watched specials. Ratings for the GRAMMY AWARDS consistently increased over the last several years, with THE 55th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® attracting 28.3 million viewers, the second-largest GRAMMY audience since 1993. "Music's Biggest Night" also grew its social media conversation by 47 percent, generating 24.8 million comments (based on research compiled by Bluefin, PeopleBrowsr and Mass Relevance), the highest for any awards show. Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, 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 musicMAKERS and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +,Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.