THE RECORDING ACADEMY® AND RHINO ENTERTAINMENT TEAM UP TO RELEASE 2009 GRAMMY® NOMINEES CD

The Recording Academy®’s GRAMMY® Recordings has partnered with Rhino Entertainment for the 2009 GRAMMY® Nominees CD, the 15th edition of the best-selling series highlighting artists and songs nominated for the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards. The 20-song collection will be available Jan. 27 and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit the MusiCares® Foundation and the GRAMMY Foundation®, two charitable organizations established by The Recording Academy. For more information about the Foundations, please visit www.grammy.com.

“This GRAMMY Nominees CD compilation represents some of the great songs and artists that make up this year’s remarkable crop of nominees,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy “We thank Rhino Entertainment for its collaboration on this project, which will once again help fund the vital work of MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation, and we look forward to another successful, chart-topping year.”

The disc contains many of the most widely recognized GRAMMY categories. The 20 tracks from the 2009 GRAMMY Nominees CD represent nominees from the Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best New Artist, Song Of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals categories. The nominees CD is made possible by a special arrangement with all of the major music distribution companies and rotates labels from year to year.

“We are thrilled to be working with The Recording Academy to present the best music from this past year,” said Rhino Entertainment President Scott Pascucci. “The collection’s dynamic range represents a great value for music fans. We are so proud to support the efforts of MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation.”

The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held Feb. 8, 2009, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide.

2009 GRAMMY Nominees CD Tracklist:

1. COLDPLAY

“Viva La Vida”

Record Of The Year

Album Of The Year

Song Of The Year

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

2. Estelle Featuring Kanye West

“American Boy”

Song Of The Year

3. Sara Bareilles

“Love Song”

Song Of The Year

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

4. Ne-yo

“Closer”

Album Of The Year

5. LIL WAYNE Featuring T-PAIN

“Got Money”

Album Of The Year

6. ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS

“Please Read The Letter”

Album Of The Year

Record Of The Year

7. Radiohead

“House Of Cards”

Album Of The Year

8. LADY ANTEBELLUM

“Love Don’t Live Here”

Best New Artist

9. jonas brothers

“Burnin’ Up”

Best New Artist

10. Jazmine Sullivan

“Need U Bad”

Best New Artist

11. duffy

“Mercy”

Best New Artist

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

12. M.i.a.

“Paper Planes”

Record Of The Year

13. Adele

“Chasing Pavements”

Song Of The Year

Best New Artist

Record Of The Year

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

14. Katy Perry

“I Kissed A Girl”

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

15. Leona Lewis

“Bleeding Love”

Record Of The Year

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

16. P!NK

“So What”

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

17. Gnarls barkley

“Going On”

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

18. onerepublic

“Apologize”

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

19. maroon 5

“Won’t Go Home Without You”

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

20. eagles

“Waiting In The Weeds”

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
About Rhino Entertainment

Based in Burbank, Calif., Warner Music Group’s Rhino Entertainment was founded in 1978 and is the world’s leading pop culture label. Emphasizing flawless sound quality, bonus tracks, informative liner notes, award-winning creative packaging, an offbeat sense of humor, and a strong social conscience, Rhino continues to set the standard for excellence in the reissue business it pioneered in both the physical and digital worlds. Rhino is also expanding the definition of what a catalog music company is, as evidenced by the label’s recent name and likeness representation deal with legendary band Grateful Dead and American icon Frank Sinatra. The vast Rhino catalog of more than 5,000 CDs, videos, and digital exclusive albums features material by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, the Doors, Chicago, Black Sabbath, John Coltrane, Yes, Alice Cooper, Linda Ronstadt, the Ramones, the Monkees, Carly Simon, Curtis Mayfield, among many others.

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