45th Annual Grammy Nominations To Be Announced With The Help of P. Diddy, Nelly And Others

The National Academy of Recording Arts &

Sciences will announce the nominations for the 45th Annual Grammy Awards on

Tuesday, January 7 at Madison Square Garden with the help of Ashanti, Avril

Lavigne, Cyndi Lauper, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Kenny Chesney, Nelly,

P. Diddy, and others to be announced.

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards will originate

from Madison Square Garden in New York City, and the show will be broadcast

live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, February 23, 2003, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

Established in 1957, the National Academy of

Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as the Recording Academy, is

dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music

and its makers.

An organization of more than 18,000 musicians,

producers and other recording professionals, the Recording Academy is internationally

known for the GRAMMY Awards, and is responsible for numerous groundbreaking

outreach, professional development, cultural enrichment, education and human

services programs.