Best Male Pop Vocal

updated 02/09/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/09/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

George Harrison
"Any Road"

Michael McDonald
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"

"Send Your Love"

Justin Timberlake
"Cry Me a River" *

Warren Zevon
"Keep Me in Your Heart"

This category pits the young gun (Timberlake) against the old guard (Harrison, McDonald, Sting, Zevon). Sentiment plays a big factor here, as both Harrison and Zevon are posthumous nominees, but those nods are probably victory enough. Ditto for McDonald, whose Motown album represented a bit of a comeback for the former Doobie. The always-stellar Sting seems to get nominated in this category every time he opens his mouth, so give the Grammy to the kid, Timberlake, for the real edge he brought to his funky, falsetto-tinged Britney kiss-off.

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