Monday, 09 December 2013 15:19

Grammy Awards Nominees Include Koz, Alpert, Lorber

 

The Grammy Nominations Concert was held in Los Angeles last night (December 6) and the full list of nominees for the 56th Grammy Awards was revealed.  In the Best Pop Instrumental Album category, Herb Alpert Steppin' Out, Boney James The Beat, Earl Klugh Handpicked, Dave Koz Summer Horns and Jeff Lorber Fusion Hacienda all received nominations.  The Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album nominees include Tony Bennett Viva Duets, Michael Bublé To Be Loved, Gloria Estefan The Standards and Dionne Warwick Now.  Alicia Keys and John Legend each picked up a nomination in the Best R&B Album category for Girl On Fireand Love In The Future, respectively.  Adele was nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media for her James Bond theme song "Skyfall," which won the Academy Award for Best Original song in February.  In the Best Historical Album category, the Bill Withers collection The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums is up for an award.  Chart-topper Bruno Mars was nominated in four categories, while Robin Thicke picked up three noms.  Rihanna made the list for Best Pop Duo or Group Performance for her smash "Stay" in addition to picking up a nod for her album Unapologetic in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category.  The 56th Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on January 26, 2014.  A complete list of nominees is availabe . 

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