U2 Leads Grammy Race with 8 Nods
Propelled by the critical and commercial success of their album "All That You Can't Leave Behind," Irish rockers U2 led the recording industry's pack Friday morning with eight Grammy nominations, including those for record, album and song of the year. Winners will be announced at the 44th annual Grammys ceremony to be held Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. India.Arie also scored big with seven nods, including album, record and song of the year as well as best new artist. She had a debut effort last year, "Acoustic Soul." Piano songstress Alicia Keys landed six nominations, including best new artist and record and song of the year for her single "Fallin'." (Other nominees for best new artist are singer Nelly Furtado, singer-songwriter David Gray and alternative rockers Linkin Park.) Other nominees who got multiple nods included classical conductor Pierre Boulez, who earned six nominations, and country singer Alison Krauss, R&B vocalist Brian McKnight and rap-rockers OutKast, who were each nominated for five. Four nominations each went to T-Bone Burnett, Furtado, rockers Train, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and Lucinda Williams. Bob Dylan, 60, was among the many artists to nab three nominations. His included one for album of the year, for his acclaimed "Love and Theft." Other contenders in that category are OutKast's "Stankonia" and the bluegrass compilation soundtrack to the Coen Brothers movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
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