Familiar Names Head Up Grammy Nominations

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Tony Bennett's "MTV Unplugged" was among five albums nominated today for album of the year in the 37th annual Grammy awards.

Five artists tied for most nominations with five apiece - Babyface, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt and Bruce Springsteen.

Bennett will face "The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994," Eric Clapton's "From the Cradle," Bonnie Raitt's "Longing in Their Hearts" and Seal's self-titled album "Seal."

Bruce Springsteen, who won an Academy Award for "Streets of Philadelphia," was nominated for record of the year. The other nominees: Boyz II Men's "I'll Make Love to You," Mary Chapin Carpenter's "He Thinks He'll Keep Her," Sheryl Crow's "All I Wanna Do" and Raitt's "Love Sneakin' Up On You."

Nominations in 87 categories were announced by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. The competition covers Oct. 1, 1993, to Sept. 30, 1994. The awards will be given March 1.

Nominations for song of the year (for writing) were "All I Wanna Do," Elton John's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life," All 4 One's "I Swear," and Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia."

Joining Crow in the best new artist race were Ace of Base, Counting Crows, Crash Test Dummies and Green Day.

Babyface was nominated for best male R & B vocal performance and four other categories.

Best pop albums include Ace of Base's "The Sign," "The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994," Lyle Lovett's "I Love Everybody," Raitt's "Longing in Their Hearts" and "Seal."

Pearl Jam's "Vs." was named in the best rock album competition, as were R.E.M.'s "Monster," the Rolling Stones' "Voodoo Lounge," Soundgarden's "Superunknown," and Neil Young and Crazy Horse's "Sleeps With Angels."

Pearl Jam's "Vs.," released in late 1993, was widely expected to garner more top nominations, including album of the year. It has sold more than 5 million copies domestically, and sales usually strongly affect Grammy voting. The band recently released a new album, "Vitalogy," which will be in the running for 1996 Grammys.

Soundgarden's "Superunknown" was a breakthrough album for the Seattle grunge pioneers. The Beatlesque single "Black Hole Sun" gave the band widespread exposure on Top 40 and pop radio stations. It peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, and has sold more than 3 million copies.

Veteran crooner Frank Sinatra earned a nomination for best traditional pop vocal performance; he faces Bennett, Roberta Flack, Willie Nelson and Barbra Streisand.

Nominees for famale pop vocal were Mariah Carey's "Hero," Crow's "All I Wanna Do," Celine Dion's "Power of Love," Raitt's "Longing in Their Hearts" and Streisand's "Ordinary Miracles."

The male nominees were the artist formerly known as Prince's "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," Michael Bolton's "Said I Loved You . . . But I Lied," John's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," Seal's "Prayer for the Dying" and Luther Vandross' "Love the One You're With."

R & B album nominees were Anita Baker's "Rhythm of Love," Boyz II Men's "II," Tevin Campbell's "I'm Ready," Gladys Knight's "Just for You," Me'Shell NdegeOcello's "Plantation Lullabies" and Vandross' "Songs."

The country albums were "Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys" by Asleep at the Wheel, Carpenter's "Stones in the Road," Vince Gill's "When Love Finds You," Reba McEntire's "Read My Mind" and Trisha Yearwood's "The Song Remembers When."

Here is a list of Grammy nominations:

Record of the year: "I'll Make Love to You," Boyz II Men; "He Thinks He'll Keep Her," Mary Chapin Carpenter; "All I Wanna Do," Sheryl Crow; "Love Sneakin' Up on You," Bonnie Raitt; "Streets of Philadelphia," Bruce Springsteen.

Album of the year: "MTV Unplugged," Tony Bennett; "The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994," Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti with Zubin Mehta; "From the Cradle," Eric Clapton; "Longing in their Hearts," Bonnie Raitt; "Seal," Seal.

Song of the year: "All I Wanna Do," Sheryl Crow; "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," Elton John; "Circle of Life," Elton John; "I Swear," All 4 One & John Michael Montgomery; "Streets of Philadelphia," Bruce Springsteen.

New artist: Ace of Base; Counting Crows; Crash Test Dummies; Sheryl Crow; Green Day.

Female pop vocal performance: "Hero," Mariah Carey; "All I Wanna Do," Sheryl Crow; "The Power of Love," Celine Dion; "Longing in their Hearts," Bonnie Raitt; "Ordinary Miracles," Barbra Streisand.

Male pop vocal performance: "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," the artist formerly known as Prince; "Said I Loved You . . . But I Lied," Michael Bolton; "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," Elton John; "Prayer for the Dying," Seal; "Love the One You're With," Luther Vandross.

Pop performance by a duo or group with vocal: "The Sign," Ace of Base; "I Swear," All 4 One; "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm," Crash Test Dummies; "Stay (I Missed You)," Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories; "I'll Stand by You," Pretenders.

Pop vocal collaboration: "All for Love," Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting; "Moonglow," Tony Bennett and k.d. lang; "Funny How Time Slips Away," Al Green and Lyle Lovett; "Wild Night," John Mellencamp with Me'shell NdegeOcello; "Endless Love," Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey.

Pop instrumental performance: "Cruisin'," Booker T & the MG's; "Sentimental," Kenny G; "The Star Spangled Banner," Branford Marsalis and Bruce Hornsby; "Theme from NYPD Blue," Mike Post; "I'm Forrest . . . Forrest Gump (The Feather Theme)," Alan Silvestri, conductor.

Pop album: "The Sign," Ace of Base; "The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994," Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti with Zubin Mehta; "I Love Everybody," Lyle Lovett; "Longing in their Hearts," Bonnie Raitt; "Seal," Seal.

Traditional pop vocal performance: "MTV Unplugged," Tony Bennett; "Roberta," Roberta Flack; "Moonlight Becomes You," Willie Nelson; "Duets," Frank Sinatra; "The Concert," Barbra Streisand.

Female rock vocal performance: "I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday," Sheryl Crow; "Come to My Window," Melissa Etheridge; "Supernova," Liz Phair; "Circle of Fire," Sam Phillips; "Love Sneakin' Up on You," Bonnie Raitt.

Male rock vocal performance: "Loser," Beck; "Red Rain," Peter Gabriel; "In the Garden/You Send Me/Allegeny," Van Morrison; "Streets of Philadelphia," Bruce Springsteen; "Philadelphia," Neil Young.

Rock performance by a duo or group with vocal: "Crazy," Aerosmith; "Round Here," Counting Crows; "Basket Case," Green Day; "All Apologies," Nirvana; "Daughter," Pearl Jam.

Hard rock performance: "I Stay Away," Alice in Chains; "Sabotage," Beastie Boys; "Long View," Green Day; "Go," Pearl Jam; "Black Hole Sun," Soundgarden.

Metal performance: "Bring the Noise," Anthrax with Public Enemy; "99 Ways to Die," Megadeth; "I'm Broken," Pantera; "Liar," Rollins Band; "Spoonman," Soundgarden.

Rock instrumental performance: "Shapes of Things," Dixie Dregs; "Marooned," Pink Floyd; "Leave that Thing Alone!," Rush; "Luz Amor y Vida," Santana; "All Alone," Joe Satriani.

Rock song: "All Apologies," Nirvana; "Black Hole Sun," Soundgarden; "Come to My Window," Melissa Etheridge; "Streets of Philadelphia," Bruce Springsteen.

Rock album: "Vs.," Pearl Jam; "Monster," R.E.M.; "Voodoo Lounge," Rolling Stones; "Superunknown," Soundgarden; "Sleeps with Angels," Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Alternative music performance: "Under the Pink," Tori Amos; "God Shuffled His Feet," Crash Test Dummies; "Dookie," Green Day; "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy," Sarah McLachlan; "The Downward Spiral," Nine Inch Nails.

Female R&B vocal performance: "Body and Soul," Anita Baker; "Breathe Again," Toni Braxton; "A Deeper Love," Aretha Franklin; "I Don't Want to Know," Gladys Knight; "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)," Me'Shell NdegeOcello.

Male R&B vocal performance: "When Can I See You," Babyface; "I'm Ready," Tevin Campbell; "Wait for the Magic," Al Jarreau; "Always and Forever," Luther Vandross; "Practice What You Preach," Barry White.

Rhythm & blues duo or group vocal performance: "I'll Make Love to You," Boyz II Men; "Please Send Me Someone to Love," Sade; "Whatta Man," Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue; "Biggest Part of Me," Take 6; "If Anything Ever Happened to You," BeBe & CeCe Winans.

Rhythm & blues song: "Body and Soul," Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley; "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)," Me'Shell NdegeOcello; "I'll Make Love to You," Babyface; "When Can I See You," Babyface; "You Mean the World to Me," Babyface, L.A. Reid and Daryl Simmons.

Rhythm & blues album: "Rhythm of Love," Anita Baker; "II," Boyz II Men; "I'm Ready," Tevin Campbell; "Just for You," Gladys Knight; "Plantation Lullabies," Me'Shell NdegeOcello; "Songs," Luther Vandross.

Rap solo performance: "Fantastic Voyage," Coolio; "Flava in Ya Ear," Craig Mack; "U.N.I.T.Y.," Queen Latifah; "Gin & Juice," Snoop Doggy Dogg; "This DJ," Warren G.

Rap duo or group performance: "Ease My Mind," Arrested Development; "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That," Cypress Hill; "Nuttin' But Love," Heavy D & The Boyz; "None of Your Business," Salt-N-Pepa; "Regulate," Warren G & Nate Dogg.

Female country vocal performance: "Shut Up and Kiss Me," Mary Chapin Carpenter; "Is It Over Yet," Wynonna Judd; "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye," Patty Loveless; "Independence Day," Martina McBride; "She Thinks His Name Was John," Reba McEntire.

Male country vocal performance: "Thinkin' Problem," David Ball; "Your Love Amazes Me," John Berry; "When Love Finds You," Vince Gill; "I Swear," John Michael Montgomery; "Pocket of a Clown," Dwight Yoakam.

Duo or group country vocal performance: "Blues for Dixie," Asleep At The Wheel with Lyle Lovett; "Love a Little Stronger," Diamond Rio; "When You Say Nothing at All," Alison Krauss and Union Station; "What a Crying Shame," The Mavericks; "Baby Likes to Rock It," The Tractors.

Country vocal collaboration: "Teach Your Children," Suzy Bogguss, Alison Krauss and Kathy Mattea with Crosby, Stills & Nash; "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia," Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt; "Patches," George Jones and B.B. King; "I Fall to Pieces," Aaron Neville and Trisha Yearwood; "Silver Threads and Golden Needles," Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette.

Country instrumental performance: "Young Thing," Chet Atkins; "Kaw-Liga," Roy Clark and Joe Pass; "Appalachian Dream," Diamond Rio; "Keep on the Sunny Side," Randy Scruggs with Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson; "Marty Stuart Visits the Moon," Marty Stuart.

Country song: "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye," Burton Banks Collins and Karen Taylor Good; "I Swear," Gary Baker and Frank J. Myers; "Independence Day," Gretchen Peters; "Shut Up and Kiss Me," Mary Chapin Carpenter; "When Love Finds You," Vince Gill and Michael Omartian.

Country album: "Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys," Asleep At The Wheel; "Stones in the Road," Mary Chapin Carpenter; "When Love Finds You," Vince Gill; "Read My Mind," Reba McEntire; "The Song Remembers When," Trisha Yearwood.

Bluegrass album: "Flashback," J.D. Crowe & The New South; "A Deeper Shade of Blue," Del McCoury; "When the Roses Bloom in Dixieland," The Osborne Brothers; "Like We Used to Be," The Seldom Scene; "The Great Dobro Sessions," Jerry Douglas and Tut Taylor, producers.

New age album: "Acoustic Planet," Craig Chaquico; "Mandala," Kitaro; "The Garden," Michael Nesmith; "Turn of the Tides," Tangerine Dream; "Prayer for the Wild Things," Paul Winter.

Contemporary jazz performance: "Out of the Loop," Brecker Brothers; "Twelve Moons," Jan Garbarek Group; "The Sun Don't Lie," Marcus Miller; "Is What It Is," Mike Stern; "Run for Your Life," Yellowjackets.

Jazz vocal performance: "Keeping Tradition," Dee Dee Bridgewater; "I Love You, Paris," Shirley Horn; "We'll Be Together Again," Lena Horne; "Mystery Lady (Songs of Billie Holiday)," Etta James; "Blue Light 'Til Dawn," Cassandra Wilson.

Jazz instrumental solo: "African Skies," Michael Brecker; "Prelude to a Kiss," Benny Carter; "Lush Life," Chick Corea; "Alone Together," Charlie Haden; "Pinocchio," Wayne Shorter.

Individual or group jazz instrumental performance: "Elegy in Blue," Benny Carter; "A Tribute to Miles," Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Wallace Roney, Wayne Shorter and Tony Williams; "Always Say Goodbye," Charlie Haden Quartet West; "Tenor Legacy," Joe Lovano; "Rapsodia," Gonzalo Rubalcaba.

Large jazz ensemble performance: "Desert Lady-Fantasy," Toshiko Akiyoshi; "Big Band Theory," Carla Bley; "Only in New York," Bob Mintzer Big Band; "Evanescence," Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra; "Journey," McCoy Tyner Big Band.

Latin jazz performance: "Taboo," Ray Barretto & New World Spirit; "944 Columbus," Mario Bauza & The Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra; "Crossroads," Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band; "Palmas," Eddie Palmieri; "Danzon (Dance On)," Arturo Sandoval.