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Academy to Release Album of Key Grammy Nominees

Boyz II Men, Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand are among the artists featured in the first in a new series of albums designed to salute key Grammy nominees.

Titled “1995 Grammy Nominees” and released by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in association with Sony Music, the recording will feature all five nominees in the categories of best single record, male pop singer and female pop singer. A different record company will distribute the collection each year.

Funds from the collection, which will be in stores late this month, will be used in part to benefit the recording academy’s music archival projects. The album launches an annual program designed to familiarize both Grammy voters and the general public to the wide range of music and artists honored by the music industry awards, says academy president Mike Greene. It will be available free to the estimated 7,000 association members.

“We have more than 400 nominees this year,” Greene says. “We have the opportunity here to introduce artists, both new and old, to the public.”

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Greene says plans are to eventually expand the program to include nominees from other areas, including jazz, folk and classical.


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