Metallica Grammy Awards 5 Death Magnetic Nominations

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The 51st Annual Grammy Awards Nominations List was announced tonight by The Recording Academy. Metallica’s Death Magnetic album has been nominated in the Best Rock Album and Best Recording Package categories, while Metallica’s Suicide and Redemption gets the nod in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance area and Metallica’s My Apocalypse goes up for Best Metal Performance. Metallica Death Magnetic producer Rick Rubin was also nominated for Producer of the Year.

Grammy awards Metallica has won over the years:

1989 - Best Metal Performance: Metallica’s One
1990 - Best Metal Performance: Metallica’s Stone Cold Crazy
1991 - Best Metal Performance (Vocal Album): Metallica (The Black Album)
1999 - Best Metal Performance: Metallica’s Better Than You
2000 - Best Hard Rock Performance: Metallica’s Whiskey in the Jar
2001 - Best Rock Instrumental: Metallica’s Call Of Ktulu (S&M)
2004 - Best Metal Performance: Metallica’s St. Anger

The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Feb. 8, 2009, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m.

The full list of the Metallica nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards:

Category 18 Best Metal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

* Heroes Of Our Time, DragonForce [Roadrunner Records]
* Nostradamus, Judas Priest, Track from: Nostradamus [Epic]
* My Apocalypse, Metallica, Track from: Death Magnetic [Warner Bros.]
* Under My Thumb, Ministry, Track from: Cover Up [Megaforce Records]
* Psychosocial, Slipknot [Roadrunner Records]

Category 19 Best Rock Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.)

* Castellorizon, David Gilmour, Track from: Live In Gdansk [Columbia]
* Suicide & Redemption, Metallica, Track from: Death Magnetic [Warner Bros.]
* 34 Ghosts I-IV, Nine Inch Nails, Track from: Ghosts I-IV [The Null Corporation]
* Hope (Live For The Art Of Peace), Rush, Track from: Songs For Tibet: The Art Of Peace [Art of Peace Foundation]
* Peaches En Regalia, Zappa Plays Zappa [Strobosonic/Razor & Tie Entertainment]

Category 21 Best Rock Album
(Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

* Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, Coldplay [Capitol Records]
* Rock N Roll Jesus, Kid Rock [Atlantic]
* Only By The Night, Kings Of Leon [RCA Records]
* Death Magnetic, Metallica [Warner Bros.]
* Consolers Of The Lonely, The Raconteurs [Third Man/Warner Bros.]

Category 88 Best Recording Package

* Death Magnetic, Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffatt & David Turner, art directors (Metallica) [Warner Bros.]
* Hawk Nelson…Is My Friend!, Don Clark, art director (Hawk Nelson) [BEC Recordings]
* Nouns, No Age & Brian Roettinger, art directors (No Age) [Sub Pop]
* Radio Retaliation, Neal Ashby, Matthew Curry & Patrick Donohue, art directors (Thievery Corporation) [ESL Music]
* Summer Rains, Amanda Barrett, Abby DeWald, Renee Jablow & Rick Whitmore, art directors (The Ditty Bops) [The Green Witch Society]

Category 93 Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
(A Producer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))

* Danger Mouse - Attack & Release (The Black Keys) (A), Modern Guilt (Beck) (A), The Odd Couple (Gnarls Barkley) (A)
* Nigel Godrich - In Rainbows (Radiohead) (A)
* Johnny Karkazis (Johnny K) - Big Bad World (Plain White T’s) (A), The Illusion Of Progress (Staind) (A), Light From Above (Black Tide) (A),3 Doors Down (3 Doors Down) (A)
* Rick Rubin - Death Magnetic (Metallica) (A), Home Before Dark (Neil Diamond) (A), Mercy (Dancing For The Death Of An Imaginary Enemy) (Ours) (A), Seeing Things (Jakob Dylan) (A), Weezer (Red Album) (Weezer) (A)
* will.i.am - American Boy (Estelle Featuring Kanye West) (T), Encanto (Sergio Mendes) (A), Funky Bahia (Sergio Mendes Featuring will.i.am & Siedah Garrett) (T), In The Ayer (Flo Rida Featuring will.i.am) (T), Pick It Up (Fergie) (T), Picture Perfect (Chris Brown Featuring will.i.am) (T), What’s Your Name (Usher Featuring will.i.am) (T)

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