Don Henley's "The End of the Innocence" earned four Grammy nominations today, and Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty, U-2 and Billy Joel also pulled in multiple nominations for the 32nd annual awards show.
"End of Innocence" was nominated for album of the year, and the title track won the nod for record of the year. The single was nominated for song of the year, a writer's award, and Henley was also nominated for male rock performance.
Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" was nominated for record of the year, song of the year and female pop vocal performance.
The rock band Fine Young Cannibals was nominated for best album for "The Raw & The Cooked" and for record of the year and pop group for the single "She Drives Me Crazy."
Joel also earned key nominations with his decades-summing single "We Didn't Start the Fire." It was tabbed for best record, song and pop male vocalist awards.
Petty was nominated for his "Full Moon Fever" album, and the single "Free Fallin' " was given the nod for male rock performance.
Petty is also a member of the all-star lineup in the Traveling Wilburys, who were nominated for the album "Traveling Wilburys" and best rock group.
Raitt was nominated for her album "Nick of Time" and for female pop vocalist for the title track and female rock vocal performance for the album.
The Irish band U-2 earned a scattering of nominations, including rock group performance for the LP "Rattle and Hum" and in the same category was picked for the single "When Love Comes to Town" with B. B. King. U-2 and lead singer Bono were also nominated for best song written for a motion picture for "Angel of Harlem," from the movie "Rattle and Hum."
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced the nominations at at Beverly Hilton news conference hosted by singer Olivia Newton-John and producer Quincy Jones.
The Rolling Stones, who have never won a Grammy, were nominated for the single "Mixed Emotions" in the rock group category.
Mike and the Mechanics were nominated for best record and song for the single "The Living Years," as well as the year's best pop group.
In the rhythm and blues category, best vocal performance nominations went to Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Anita Baker and Vanessa Williams.
Janet Jackson's "Miss You Much" also drew a songwriters nomination.
Prince, Bobby Brown, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross and Smokey Robinson were R&B; male vocal nominees.
The Grammy Awards will be presented Feb. 21 at the Shrine Auditorium. The three-hour show will be broadcast live by CBS.
Here is a list of nominees in some categories:
RECORD OF THE YEAR: "The End of the Innocence," Don Henley; "The Living Years," Mike and the Mechanics; "She Drives Me Crazy," Fine Young Cannibals; "We Didn't Start the Fire," Billy Joel; "Wind Beneath My Wings," Bette Midler.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: "The End of the Innocence," Don Henley; "Full Moon Fever," Tom Petty; "Nick of Time," Bonnie Raitt; "The Raw & the Cooked," Fine Young Cannibals; "Traveling Wilburys Volume One," Traveling Wilburys.
SONG OF THE YEAR: "Don't Know Much," Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville; "The End of the Innocence," Don Henley; "The Living Years," Mike and the Mechanics; "We Didn't Start the Fire," Billy Joel; "Wind Beneath My Wings," Bette Midler.
NEW ARTIST: Neneh Cherry, Indigo Girls, Milli Vanilli, Soul II Soul, Tone Loc.
POP VOCAL, FEMALE: "Cry Like a Rainstorm--Howl Like the Wind," Linda Ronstadt; "Don't Wanna Lose You," Gloria Estefan; "Nick of Time," Bonnie Raitt; "Straight Up," Paula Abdul; "Wind Beneath My Wings," Bette Midler.
POP VOCAL, MALE: "Batman--Motion Picture Soundtrack," Prince; "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You," Michael Bolton; "Right Here Waiting," Richard Marx; "We Didn't Start the Fire," Billy Joel; "You Got It," Roy Orbison.
ROCK VOCAL, FEMALE: "Brave and Crazy," Melissa Etheridge; "Foreign Affair," Tina Turner; "I Drove All Night," Cyndi Lauper; "Let's Stay Together," Pat Benatar; "Nick of Time," Bonnie Raitt.
ROCK VOCAL, MALE: "The End of the Innocence," Don Henley; "Free Fallin'," Tom Petty; "Freedom," Neil Young; "New York," Lou Reed; "When the Night Comes," Joe Cocker.
ROCK VOCAL, DUO OR GROUP: "Glamour Boys," Living Colour; "Mixed Emotions," Rolling Stones; "Rattle and Hum," U2; "Traveling Wilburys Volume One," Traveling Wilburys; "When Love Comes To Town," U2 with B. B. King.
RHYTHM & BLUES SONG: "Every Little Step," Bobby Brown; "If You Don't Know Me by Now," Simply Red; "Miss You Much," Janet Jackson; "Superwoman," Karyn White; "When a Man Loves a Woman," Joe Cocker.
A complete list of Grammy nominees will appear in Friday's Calendar section.