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SONY MUSIC LEADS MUSIC INDUSTRY WITH GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS BY LABEL AND ARTIST

 NEW YORK, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- When the 35th Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced recently, Sony Music emerged on top, with 67 label nominations and 77 nominated artists, more than any other music company.
 Sony Music's labels -- Columbia, CHAOS Recordings, Ruffhouse, Def Jam, 40 Acres & A Mule, Epic, Epic Associated, Epic Soundtrax, Word, Sony Discos and Sony Classical -- had multiple nominations spanning virtually every genre of music.
 Epic Records' recording of the theme song from the film "Beauty and the Beast," featuring Epic artist Celine Dion with Columbia artist Peabo Bryson, received four different nominations; Record of the Year; Song of the Year; Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal; and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television.
 Sony Music artists with multiple nominations included Columbia artists Mariah Carey, Bruce Springsteen, Kris Kross, Wynton Marsalis, Mary-Chapin Carpenter and Public Enemy; and Epic artists Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pearl Jam, and composer John Williams.
 Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" album spawned four nominations: the single "Black or White" was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance; the single "Jam," for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Male; and "Dangerous" was nominated for Best Engineered Album.
 Song Nashville's Mary-Chapin Carpenter, a Columbia recording artist, drew three nominations: her song "I Feel Lucky" was nominated for both Best Country Song and Best Country Vocal Performance, Female (the same category she won last year); and her duet with Epic artist Joe Diffie, "Not Too Much To Ask," was nominated for Best Country Vocal Collaboration.
 Sony Music artists were nominated in other genres as well. Sony Discos garnered four nominations, dominating the Best Latin Pop Album category with three out of five possible nominations while receiving a nomination in the Best Tropical Latin Album category. Sony Classical was honored with six nominations in four categories and Sony Kids' Music and Video collected two of the five nominations for Best Album for Children.
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 /CONTACT: Sue Satriano of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc., 212-833-5047/


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