Three Grammy Nominations for U2

Three Grammy Nominations for U2 (2001-01-03)

The 43rd Grammy Award nominations have been announced and U2 feature in three – even though the new album was released too late to qualify this year.

The single Beautiful Day, which was released in the qualifying period, earned nominations in three categories: Record of the Year; Song of the Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

A number of artists received three or more nominations each. Five nominations were handed to Dr. Dre (including Producer Of The Year) and Destiny Child’s Beyoncé Knowles (including Song and Record Of The Year for (Say My Name); four each to producer/songwriter LaShawn Daniels, artists/songwriters LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson and Kelendria Rowland of Destiny’s Child, rapper Eminem (including Album Of The Year for The Marshall Mathers LP), country mainstay Vince Gill, producer/songwriter Rodney Jerkins, R&B singer Joe and arranger/conductor Vince Mendoza; and three each to Sheryl Crow, D’Angelo, former Nirvana member Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters, producer Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Travis), Macy Gray, former Eagle Don Henley, Faith Hill, blues great B.B. King, Madonna, Aimee Mann, Brian McKnight, ‘N Sync, new jazz/soul diva Jill Scott, Sisqo, Ricky Skaggs, Steely Dan and U2.

According to the official announcement, the Record Of The Year category includes singles from a broad range of artists, including ‘N Sync’s ode to its independence “Bye Bye Bye,” Madonna’s celebratory “Music,” U2’s stirring return ‘Beautiful Day,’ Destiny’s Child’s ‘Say My Name’ and Macy Gray’s ‘I Try.’

The latter three also received Song Of The Year nominations along with Faith Hill’s ‘Breathe’ and Lee Ann Womack’s ‘I Hope You Dance.’

Winners in the 500+ nominations from the 100 categories will be revealed for the first time during the 43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast on February 21. The three-hour show will originate from Staples Center in Los Angeles and be broadcast on CBS-TV at 8 p.m. (EST/PST).

Nominations in the three categories in which U2 are nominated:

Record Of The Year Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) if other than the artist. This category is for a commercially released single, or track from a current year’s album.

1. Say My Name

Destiny’s Child

Rodney Jerkins, producer; LaShawn Daniels, Brad Gildem & Jean Marie Hurout,


Track from: The Writing’s On The Wall

[Columbia Records]

2. I Try

Macy Gray

Andrew Slater, producer; Dave Way, engineer/mixer

Track from: On How Life Is

[Clean Slate/Epic Records]

3. Music


Mirwais Ahmadzai & Madonna, producers

Track from: Music

[Maverick/Warner Bros. Records]

4. Bye Bye Bye


Jake & Kristian Lundin, producers; Mike Tucker, engineer/mixer

Track from: No Strings Attached

[Jive Records]

5. Beautiful Day


Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois, producers; Steve Lillywhite & Richard Rainey,


Track from: All That You Can’t Leave Behind

[Interscope Records]

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 parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

1. Beautiful Day

U2, songwriters (U2)

Track from: All That You Can’t Leave Behind

[Interscope Records; Publisher: Polygram Int’l Music Pub. B.V.]

2. Breathe

Stephanie Bentley & Holly Lamar, songwriters (Faith Hill)

Track from: Breathe

[Warner Bros. Records; Publishers: Cal IV Songs, Universal Songs Of Polygram

Int’l Inc., Hopechest Music]

3. I Hope You Dance

Mark D. Sanders & Tia Sellers, songwriters (Lee Ann Womack)

Track from: I Hope You Dance

[Universal Records; Publishers: MCA Music Pub., Soda Creek Songs, Choice Is

Tragic Music, Ensign Music Corp.]

4. I Try

Macy Gray, Jinsoo Lim, Jeremy Ruzumna & David Wilder, songwriters (Macy


Track from: On How Life Is

[Clean Slate/Epic Records; Publishers: Children Of The Forest On Behalf Of

Itself & Mel-Boopie Music, April Music Inc., Jinsoo Lim Music, Roastitoasti]

5. Say My Name

LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya

Luckett, LaTavia Roberson & Kelendria Rowland, songwriters (Destiny’s Child)

Track from: The Writing’s On The Wall

[Columbia Records; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Rodney Jerkins

Prod., Ensign Music Corp./Fred Jerkins Pub., Beyoncé Pub., LeToya Music

Pub., Kelendria Music Pub., LaTavia Music Pub.]

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal For Duos or Groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

1.It’s My Life

Bon Jovi

Track from: Crush

[Island/Def Jam Music Group]

2.With Arms Wide Open


Track from: Human Clay


3.Learn To Fly

Foo Fighters

Track from: There Is Nothing Left To Lose

[RCA Records]


Red Hot Chili Peppers

Track from: Californication

[Warner Bros. Records]

5.Beautiful Day


Track from: All That You Can’t Leave Behind

[Interscope Records]

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