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Memphis music honored in 2011 GRAMMY® nominations!

December 3, 2010

Congratulations to all Memphis artists and industry professionals who were honored with a nomination for a GRAMMY® award in the 53rd annual awards!

Best New Artist

Drake

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Everything Is Everything: The Music Of Donny Hathaway

Kirk Whalum

[Rendezvous Music/Mack Avenue]

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

“We’re Still Friends”

(Kirk Whalum &) Musiq Soulchild

Track from: Everything Is Everything

[Rendezvous Music/Mack Avenue]

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

“You’ve Got A Friend”

Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin

[Island/Def Jam Recordings]

Best Rap Solo Performance

“Over”

Drake

Track from: Thank Me Later

[Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Motown]

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

“Fancy”

Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz

Track from: Thank Me Later

[Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Motown]

Best Rap Album

Thank Me Later

Drake

[Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Motown

Best Country Instrumental Performance

“Hummingbyrd”

Marty Stuart

Track from: Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions

[Sugar Hill Records]

“He’s Been Just That Good”

Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway

Track from: The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter III

[Rendezvous Music/ Mack Avenue Records]

Best Gospel Song

“It’s What I Do”

Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum, songwriters (Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway)

Track from: The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter III

[Rendezvous Music/ Mack Avenue Records; Publishers: Whalumusic/Jerry Peters Music]

Best Americana Album

The List

Rosanne Cash

[Manhattan Records]

You Are Not Alone

Mavis Staples

[ANTI-]

Best Traditional Blues Album

Memphis Blues

Cyndi Lauper

[Mercer Street Records]

The Well

Charlie Musselwhite

[Alligator]

Joined At The Hip

Pinetop Perkins & Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith

[Telarc]

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Nothing’s Impossible

Solomon Burke

[E1 Music]

Living Proof

Buddy Guy

[Silvertone/Jive]

Live! In Chicago

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Featuring Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Bryan Lee, And Buddy Flett

[Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records]

Best Traditional Folk Album

Onward And Upward

Luther Dickinson & The Sons Of Mudboy

[Memphis International]

Best Album Notes

Keep An Eye On The Sky

Robert Gordon, album notes writer (Big Star)

[Rhino]

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