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SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT Receives A Total Of 125 Grammy Nominations

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NEW YORK, NY (SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT) - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT received a total of 125 GRAMMY nominations earlier today from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS). The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, February 8, 2006.

SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.

Following is a list of SONY BMG's nominations:

Category 3 - Song Of The Year (A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)
* Devils & Dust Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen) Track from: Devils & Dust [Columbia Records; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen.]
* Ordinary People W. Adams & J. Stephens, songwriters (John Legend) Track from: Get Lifted [Getting Out Our Dreams/Sony Urban Music/Columbia; Publishers: John Legend Publishing, Will.I.Am Music, Cherry River Music.]

Category 4 - Best New Artist (For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)
* John Legend
* Ciara Pop Category 5 - Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Since U Been Gone Kelly Clarkson Track from: Breakaway [RCA Records] Pop Category 7 - Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal (For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
* More Than Love Los Lonely Boys Track from: Los Lonely Boys [Or Music/Epic Records]
* This Love Maroon 5 Track from: Live - Friday The 13th [Octone Records/J Records]

Pop Category 8 - Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals (For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Virginia Moon Foo Fighters Featuring Norah Jones Track from: In Your Honor [RCA Records]

Pop Category 9 - Best Pop Instrumental Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
* In Our Time Burt Bacharach & Chris Botti Track from: At This Time [Columbia Records]

Pop Category 10 - Best Pop Instrumental Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)
* At This Time Burt Bacharach [Columbia Records]

Pop Category 11 - Best Pop Vocal Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
* Extraordinary Machine Fiona Apple [Epic Records/Clean Slate]
* Breakaway Kelly Clarkson [RCA Records]

Traditional Pop Category 14 - Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
* The Art Of Romance Tony Bennett [RPM Records/Columbia Records]
* Isn't It Romantic Johnny Mathis [Columbia Records]
* Moonlight Serenade Carly Simon [Columbia Records]
* Thanks For The Memory...The Great American Songbook Volume IV Rod Stewart [J Records]

Rock Category 15 - Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Devils & Dust Bruce Springsteen Track from: Devils & Dust [Columbia Records]

Rock Category 16 - Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal (For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Best Of You Foo Fighters Track from: In Your Honor [RCA Records]
* Do You Want To Franz Ferdinand Track from: You Could Have It So Much Better [Domino]

Rock Category 17 - Best Hard Rock Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Doesn't Remind Me Audioslave Track from: Out Of Exile [Interscope/Epic Records]
* B.Y.O.B. System Of A Down Track from: Mezmerize [Columbia Records]

Rock Category 18 - Best Metal Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Determined Mudvayne Track from: Lost And Found [Epic]

Rock Category 19 - Best Rock Instrumental Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Mercy Joe Perry Track from: Joe Perry [Columbia Records]
* Lotus Feet Steve Vai Track from: Real Illusions: Reflections [Epic/Red Ink]

Rock Category 20 - Best Rock Song (A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category No 3. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)
* Best Of You Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters) Track from: In Your Honor [RCA Records; Publishers: M.J.-Twelve Music, I Love The Punk Rock Music, Living Under A Rock Music, Flying Earform Music.]
* Devils & Dust Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen) Track from: Devils & Dust [Columbia Records; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen.]

Rock Category 21 - Best Rock Album (Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)
* In Your Honor Foo Fighters [RCA Records]

Alternative Category 22 - Best Alternative Music Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)
* You Could Have It So Much Better Franz Ferdinand [Domino]

R&B Category 23 - Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)
* 1 Thing Amerie Track from: Touch [Columbia Records]
* Free Yourself Fantasia Track from: Free Yourself [J Records]
* Unbreakable Alicia Keys Track from: Unplugged [J Records]

R&B Category 24 - Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Creepin' Jamie Foxx Track from: So Amazing - An All Star Tribute To Luther Vandross (Various Artists) [J Records]
* Ordinary People John Legend Track from: Get Lifted [Getting Out Our Dreams/Sony Urban Music/Columbia]
* Let Me Love You Mario Track from: Turning Point [J Records]
* Superstar Usher Track from: So Amazing - An All Star Tribute To Luther Vandross (Various Artists) [J Records]

R&B Category 25 - Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals (For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
* So Amazing Beyonce & Stevie Wonder Track from: So Amazing - An All Star Tribute To Luther Vandross (Various Artists) [J Records]
* Cater 2 U Destiny's Child Track from: Destinys Fulfilled [Columbia Records, Sony Urban]
* If This World Were Mine Alicia Keys Featuring Jermaine Paul Track from: So Amazing - An All Star Tribute To Luther Vandross (Various Artists) [J Records]
* So High John Legend Featuring Lauryn Hill [Getting Out Our Dreams/Sony Urban Music/Columbia]

R&B Category 26 - Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Summertime Fantasia Track from: Free Yourself [J Records]
* A House Is Not A Home Aretha Franklin Track from: So Amazing - An All Star Tribute To Luther Vandross (Various Artists) [J Records]
* If I Was Your Woman Alicia Keys Track from: Unplugged [J Records]
* Stay With You John Legend Track from: Get Lifted [Getting Out Our Dreams/Sony Urban Music/Columbia]

R&B Category 28 - Best R&B Song (A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category No 3. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)
* Cater 2 U Rodney Jerkins, Beyonce Knowles, Ricky Lewis, Kelly Rowland, Robert Waller & Michelle Williams, songwriters (Destiny's Child) Track from: Destinys Fulfilled [Columbia Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes, Beyonce Publishing, Kelendria Music Publishing, Michelle MW Publishing, EMI Blackwood Music, Rodney Jerkins Productions, International Music Publishing, Notting Dale Songs.]
* Free Yourself Craig Brockman, Missy Elliott & Nisan Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia) Track from: Free Yourself [J Records; Publishers: Mass Confusion Music, WB Music/CraigMan Music, Dreamworks Songs/Nisan's Music, Universal Music Publishing.]
* Ordinary People W. Adams & J. Stephens, songwriters (John Legend) Track from: Get Lifted [Getting Out Our Dreams/Sony Urban Music/Columbia; Publishers: John Legend Publishing, Will.I.Am Music, Cherry River Music.]
* Unbreakable Garry Glenn, Alicia Keys, Harold Lily & Kanye West, songwriters (Alicia Keys) Track from: Unplugged [J Records]

R&B Category 29 - Best R&B Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
* Free Yourself Fantasia [J Records]
* Unplugged Alicia Keys [J Records]
* Get Lifted John Legend [Getting Out Our Dreams/Sony Urban Music/Columbia]

R&B Category 30 - Best Contemporary R&B Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
* Touch Amerie [Columbia Records/Sony Urban]
* Destiny Fulfilled Destiny's Child [Columbia Records]
* TurningPoint Mario[J Records]
* O Omarion [Epic]

Rap Category 33 - Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)
* 1,2 Step Ciara Featuring Missy Elliott [LaFace/Zomba Label Group]
* Soldier Destiny's Child Featuring T.I. & Lil Wayne Track from: Destinys Fulfilled [Columbia Records/ Sony Urban]

Country Category 36 - Best Female Country Vocal Performance (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)
* All Jacked Up Gretchen Wilson Track from: All Jacked Up [Epic Records]

Country Category 37 - Best Male Country Vocal Performance (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Good Ol' Boys Willie Nelson Track from: The Dukes Of Hazzard - Soundtrack (Various Artists) [Columbia Records]
* Alcohol Brad Paisley [Arista Nashville]

Country Category 38 - Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal (For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Play Something Country Brooks & Dunn Track from: Hillbilly Deluxe [Arista]
* I Hope Dixie Chicks [Columbia]

Country Category 39 - Best Country Collaboration With Vocals (For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Building Bridges Brooks & Dunn, Sheryl Crow & Vince Gill Track from: Hillbilly Deluxe [Arista Nashville]
* Shelter From The Storm Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris Track from: The Outsider [Columbia Records]
* Politically Uncorrect Gretchen Wilson & Merle Haggard Track from: All Jacked Up [Epic Records]

Country Category 40 - Best Country Instrumental Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Time Warp Brad Paisley Track from: Time Well Wasted [Arista Nashville]

Country Category 41 - Best Country Song (A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category No 3. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)
* Alcohol Brad Paisley, songwriter (Brad Paisley) [Arista Nashville; Publishers: EMI April Music, Sea Gayle Music.]
* All Jacked Up Vicky McGehee, John Rich & Gretchen Wilson, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson) Track from: All Jacked Up [Epic Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, Hoosierman Music, WB Music, Rich Texan Music, EMI Blackwood, Oklahoma Girl Music.]
* I Hope Keb Mo, Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines & Emily Robison, songwriters (Dixie Chicks) [Columbia; Publishers: Woolly Puddlin' Music, Scrapin' Toast Music, Keb Note Music.]

Country Category 42 - Best Country Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)
* Time Well Wasted Brad Paisley [Arista Nashville]
* All Jacked Up Gretchen Wilson [Epic Records]

New Age Category 44 - Best New Age Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)
* Montana- A Love Story George Winston [Windham Hill]

Gospel Category 51 - 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.)
* Looking For You Kirk Franklin [Fo Yo Soul Entertainment/Zomba Label Group]
* I Call You Faithful Donnie McClurkin [Verity Records]
* Lift Him Up Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship Choir [Verity Records/Zomba label group]
* Pray CeCe Winans Track from: Purified [Puresprings Gospel/INO/Sony Urban Music/Epic]

Gospel Category 52 - Best Gospel Song (A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category No 3. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)
* Again I Say Rejoice Israel Houghton & Aaron Lindsey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed) [Integrity Gospel; Publishers: Champions For Christ Music Publishing, Integrity's Pulse! Music, Sound Of The New Breed Publishing.]
* Heaven Erica Campbell, Joi Campbell, Trecina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary) Track from: Mary Mary [Columbia; Publishers: EMI April Music, Wet Ink Red Music, That's Plum Song, It's Tea Tyme, Babooschka Worldwide Tunes, Gold Forever Music, Songs of Universal.]
* Lift Him Up Joeworn Martin, songwriter (Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship Choir) [Verity Records/Zomba Label Group; Publisher: J Swirv Entertainment.]
* We Must Praise James Moss, songwriter (J Moss) [GospoCentric Records; Publisher: Millenni-era Music.]

Gospel Category 53 - Best Rock Gospel Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
* Day Of Fire Day Of Fire [Essential Records]

Gospel Category 54 - Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
* Lifesong Casting Crowns [Beach Street/Reunion Records]
* Redemption Songs Jars Of Clay [Essential Records]
* Healing Rain Michael W. Smith [Reunion Records]
* Live Wire Third Day [Essential Records]

Gospel Category 56 - Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
* Live From Houston ...The Rose Of Gospel Dorinda Clark-Cole [GospoCentric Records/Zomba Label Group]
* Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs Donnie McClurkin [Verity Records]
* Be Exalted Marvin Sapp [Verity Records]
* Say The Name Martha Munizzi [Martha Munizzi Music/Integrity Music]

Gospel Category 57 - Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
* Mary Mary Mary Mary [Columbia Records/ Sony Urban]
* The J Moss Project J Moss [GospoCentric Records]
* Purified CeCe Winans [Puresprings Gospel/INO/Sony Urban Music/Epic]
* Dream BeBe Winans [Still Waters (A Hidden Beach Experience)/TMG]

Gospel Category 58 - Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album (For choirs or choruses only, with or without lead vocalist(s).)
* I Speak Life Donald Lawrence, choir director; Donald Lawrence & Company [QuietWater/Verity /Zomba]
* Live At The Fellowship John P Kee, choir director; VIP Mass Choir [Verity Records]
* One Church Kurt Carr, choir director; The Choir Of Life (Japan), The Choir Of Life (USA) & The Kurt Carr Singers [GospoCentric Records]
* 20/85 The Experience Hezekiah Walker, choir director; The Love Fellowship Choir [Verity Records/Zomba Label Group]

Latin Category 59 - Best Latin Pop Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)
* Solo Ricardo Arjona [Sony Discos]
* Citi Zen Kevin Johansen [Sony Discos]

Latin Category 60 - Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)
* Fijacion Oral Vol. 1 Shakira [Sony]

Latin Category 61 - Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)
* Bebo De Cuba Bebo Valdes [Calle 54 Records]

Blues Category 66 - Best Contemporary Blues Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)
* Bring 'Em In Buddy Guy [Silvertone/Zomba Label Group]

Folk Category 67 - Best Traditional Folk Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)
* Live From Dublin - A Tribute To Derek Bell The Chieftains [RCA Victor]

Folk Category 68 - Best Contemporary Folk Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)
* The Outsider Rodney Crowell [Columbia Records]
* Devils & Dust Bruce Springsteen [Columbia]

Film/TV/Visual Media Category 80 - 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 to the individual(s) actively responsible for the concept and musical direction and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable.)
* No Direction Home: The Soundtrack - Bootleg Series, Vol. 7 (Bob Dylan) [Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings]

Film/TV/Visual Media Category 81 - Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media (Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series or other visual media.)
* Star Wars Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith John Williams, composer [Sony Classical /Sony Music Soundtrax]

Film/TV/Visual Media Category 82 - Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media (A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)
* Square One Tom Petty, songwriter (Tom Petty) Track from: Elizabethtown [RCA/ Vinyl Films; Publisher: Adria K Music.]

Composing/Arranging Category 83 - Best Instrumental Composition (A Composer's Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Anakin's Betrayal John Williams, composer (John Williams & The London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices) Track from: Star Wars Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith - Soundtrack [Sony Classical /Sony Music Soundtrax]

Composing/Arranging Category 85 - Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) (An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)
* Time To Smile Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett) Track from: The Art Of Romance [RPM Records/COLUMBIA]
* What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life? Billy Childs, Gil Goldstein & Heitor Pereira, arrangers (Chris Botti & Sting) [Columbia Records]

Package Category 87 - Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
* The Legend Ian Cuttler, art director (Johnny Cash) [Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings]
* You Ain't Talkin' To Me - Charlie Poole And The Roots Of Country Music Howard Fritzson & Michelle Holme, art directors (Charlie Poole With Various Artists) [Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings]

Album Notes Category 88 - Best Album Notes
* The Legend Patrick Carr, album notes writer (Johnny Cash) [Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings]
* You Ain't Talkin' To Me - Charlie Poole And The Roots Of Country Music Henry Sapoznik, album notes writer (Charlie Poole With Various Artists) [Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings]

Historical Category 89 - Best Historical Album
* The Legend Gregg Geller, compilation producer; Vic Anesini, mastering engineer (Johnny Cash) [Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings]
* You Ain't Talkin' To Me - Charlie Poole And The Roots Of Country Music Henry Sapoznik, compilation producer; Christopher King, Andreas Meyer & Darcy Proper, mastering engineers (Charlie Poole With Various Artists) [Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings]

Surround Sound Category 93 - Best Surround Sound Album (For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)
* In Your Honor Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Nick Raskulinecz, surround producer (Foo Fighters) [Roswell/Sony/BMG]

Production, Classical Category 95 - Producer Of The Year, Classical (A Producer's Award. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.))
* Steven Epstein * Brahms: Music For 2 Pianos (Yefim Bronfman & Emanuel Ax) * Music For Organ, Brass And Timpani (Anthony Newman, Graham Ashton, Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble & Duncan Patton) * Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizon (Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble)

Classical Category 101 - Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra) (Award to the Instrumental Soloist.)
* Scriabin, Medtner, Stravinsky Evgeny Kissin [BMG Classics RCA Red Seal]

Music Video Category 107 - Best Short Form Music Video (For an individual track or single promotional clip. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer.)
* Feels Just Like It Should Jamiroquai Joseph Kahn, video director; MaryAnn Tanedo, video producer [Epic]
* God's Will Martina McBride George Flanigen, video director; Mark Kalbfeld, video producer [RCA Nashville]
* World On Fire Sarah McLachlan Sophie Muller, video director [Arista]

Music Video Category 108 - Best Long Form Music Video (For video album packages consisting of more than one song or track. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer of at least 51% of the total playing time.)
* No Direction Home (Bob Dylan) Martin Scorcese, video director; Margaret Bodde, Susan Lacy, Jeff Rosen, Martin Scorcese, Nigel Sinclair & Anthony Wall, video producers [Columbia Records]
* Trapped In The Closet (Chapters 1-5) R. Kelly R. Kelly & Jim Swaffield, video directors; Ann Carli, video producer [Jive Records/Zomba Label Group]
* Devils & Dust Bruce Springsteen Danny Clinch, video director; Lindha Narvaez, video producer [Columbia Records]






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