Grammy Awards Presented Tonight; Aladdin, Beautiful, Hedwig, "Frozen" and Barbra Streisand Are Nominees

News   Grammy Awards Presented Tonight; Aladdin, Beautiful, Hedwig, "Frozen" and Barbra Streisand Are Nominees
 
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards are presented Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network beginning at 8 PM ET; check local listings. The Broadway cast albums of Disney's Aladdin, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder are among the Grammy Award nominees for Best Musical Theatre Album.

Presenters include Dierks Bentley, James Corden, Jamie Foxx, Barry Gibb, Dave Grohl, Jennifer Hudson, Enrique Iglesias, Nick Jonas, Anna Kendrick, Shia LaBeouf Katharine McPhee, Gwyneth Paltrow, Pentatonix, Smokey Robinson, Nile Rodgers, Gina Rodriguez, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, Keith Urban, The Weeknd and Stevie Wonder.

The Grammy nominations, which were announced Dec. 5, 2014, include recordings of four musicals from the previous season, including the Tony Award-winning Best Musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder as well as the Tony-winning revival of Hedwig.

Also earning a slot in the theatre album category was the San Francisco Symphony's live recording of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's West Side Story, which starred Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber.

Nominated in the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media category is the soundtrack to the Disney animated hit "Frozen," featuring the Academy Award-winning single "Let It Go." The song by Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez also earned a nomination in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category. Chris Buck, who composed the orchestral score, is nominated in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category.

Barbra Streisand's new release "Partners" is nominated in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album alongside the Lady Gaga-Tony Bennett release "Cheek to Cheek" and Barry Manilow's "Night Songs." Nominated in the Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) category are the late Joan Rivers ("Diary Of A Mad Diva") and Of Mice and Men star James Franco ("Actors Anonymous").

Nominations for Best Musical Film include "Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour" and the documentary "20 Feet From Stardom," featuring Darlene Love.

Prominent nominees from the pop sphere also include Sia, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and more.

Read the full list of Grammy Award nominations here.

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