Columbia: 24 GRAMMY Nominations in 20 Categories

Artists and recordings from the Columbia Records Group garnered 24 nominations in 20 GRAMMY categories for recordings released during the GRAMMY Eligibility Year Oct. 1, 2009 through Sep. 30, 2010. 

Nominations for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 1 by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on CBS on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Feb. 13, 2011, from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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Six-time previous GRAMMY winner John Legend leads the Columbia Records pack this year with five nominations including Best R&B Album and Best R&B Song. 

Seven-time GRAMMY recipient John Mayer notched four new nominations in 2010 while the year’s most compelling new musical phenomenon — including Susan Boyle, the “Glee” cast and Broken Bells — all garnered current noms from NARAS.

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Other Columbia Records artists nominated for GRAMMYs this year include Beyonce, Israel Houghton, Train, Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, Slayer, Band of Horses, and Robin Williams.

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Columbia Records and its artists made strong showings across a wide variety of genres including Pop, R&B, Gospel, Rock, Alternative, Comedy and Soundtracks, said Columbia Records Friday, Dec. 3.

Photo courtesy: Sony Music Entertainment/ Columbia

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