"Grammy Nominees 2001" - Various Artists

Compilation Album

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Full Track Listing:

  • Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
  • I Try – Macy Gray
  • Music – Madonna
  • Bye Bye Bye – ‘N Sync
  • Beautiful Day – U2
  • Sexx Laws – Beck
  • The Real Slim Shady – Eminem
  • Optimistic – Radiohead
  • You’re The One – Paul Simon
  • Cousin Dupree – Steely Dan
  • What A Girl Wants – Christina Aguilera
  • Save Me – Aimee Mann
  • Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell
  • Oops!…I Did It Again – Britney Spears
  • Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely – Backstreet Boys
  • Pinch Me – Barenaked Ladies
  • Breathless – The Corrs

Background Information

The “Grammy Nominees” is a series of compilation albums, with albums being released shortly before the airing of the annual Grammy Awards. In each case the compilation is made up of songs which have been nominated in some way for that years award ceremony. The compilations were started in 1995, and have been issued each year since that time. Other series have been attempted for rap and latin music, but those compilations have been discontinued at the time of the writing of this entry.

U2 appears on several of these compilations, starting with ““Grammy Nominees”, and including “Grammy Nominees 2002”, “Grammy Nominees 2005”, “Grammy Nominees 2006”, “Grammy Nominees 2008” and “Grammy Nominees 2010”.

The 2001 compilation was the first time U2 appeared on these compilations, and the album was released February 6, 2001. The awards ceremony was held on February 21, 2001. U2 was nominated for “Record of the Year”, “Song of the Year” and “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” for “Beautiful Day”. U2 won the award in all three categories. The compilation album contained “Beautiful Day” which is the song that was nominated for all three awards. The version included is the same version that is found on the album and the single.

Liner Notes

Beautiful Day:
Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. Synthesizers programming: Brian Eno. Backing Vocals: The Edge and Daniel Lanois. Art Direction: Four 5 One Design. Photography: Anton Corbijn.

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