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2008 Grammy Award Nominations Are Announced

Nominations for the 2008 Grammy Awards were announced on December 3, as part of a special concert aired on CBS. The awards will be bestowed on February 8 in Los Angeles.

The nominees for Best Musical Show Album are Gypsy, In the Heights, The Little Mermaid, South Pacific, and Young Frankenstein.

Nominees for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album are Still Unforgettable by Natalie Cole, The Sinatra Project by Michael Feinstein, Noël by Josh Groban, In The Swing Of Christmas by Barry Manilow, and Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall by Rufus Wainwright.

The soundtracks for Mamma Mia! and Sweeney Todd are among those nominated Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media; while two songs from the film Enchanted, "Ever Ever After" and "That's How You Know," written by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, are up for Best ong Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.

Other notable nominees include Lewis Black, Fantasia, Kathy Griffin, Jennifer Hudson, Stacey Kent, Steve Martin, Cynthia Nixon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sidney Poitier, Tony Shalhoub, Harry Shearer, and Cassandra Wilson.

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