SOURCE: Virgin Records

December 09, 2005 10:41 ET

Virgin Records' Gorillaz and The Rolling Stones Draw Major Nominations in 48th Annual Grammy Awards

Virgin Urban Music President Jermaine Dupri and So So Def/Virgin Artist Johnta Austin Are Multiple Nominees in Top Categories

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 9, 2005 -- Virgin Records artists received multiple nominations in diverse categories in the 48th Grammy Awards, it was announced today in New York.

The innovative virtual band Gorillaz was nominated in cross-genre and multi-media categories that underscored the trademark boundary busting of the group. "Feel Good Inc.," featuring hip-hop iconoclasts De La Soul, lead single from the platinum "Demon Days" album, was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals. The already much-honored "Feel Good Inc." video clip drew a nomination as Best Short Form Music Video for the group and the video's directors, Pete Candeland and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett.

Separately, the album track "Dirty Harry" was nominated as Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Danger Mouse was nominated in Producer of the Year category for his work on "Demon Days," which he co-produced with Gorillaz co-creator Damon Albarn. Previously, Gorillaz' breakthrough "Clint Eastwood" was nominated for the Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group.

"A Bigger Bang," the critically acclaimed new album by The Rolling Stones, was nominated in the category of Best Rock Album. The Rolling Stones previously won in the same category with their Virgin debut album, "Voodoo Lounge."

The chart-topping collaborations of Virgin Urban Music President Jermaine Dupri and Virgin/So So Def artist Johnta Austin with Mariah Carey resulted in four nominations for Dupri, spanning all major categories. Dupri is co-producer of Album of the Year nominee "The Emancipation of Mimi;" he also holds credits in the Record of the Year and Song of the Year categories for the co-production and co-writing of Carey's single "We Belong Together," as well as Best R&B Song, also for "We Belong Together." Austin is nominated in Song of the Year and Best R&B Song categories as co-writer of "We Belong Together." Additionally, a further Carey hit co-produced by Dupri and co-written by Austin and Dupri, "It's Like That," drew a nomination for Carey in the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance category.

French dance floor perennials Daft Punk received their latest Grammy nomination in the Best Electronic/Dance Album category for the 2005 release "Human After All." They have been nominated previously in the Dance and Pop Instrumental Grammy categories.

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