Zomba/Jive Recording Artists Receive 13 GRAMMY Nominations, Capping Off a Stellar Year of Awards and Honors

Justin Timberlake Receives 5 Nominations, Including Album Of The Year


Nominations for the 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced today with Zomba/Jive Records artists capturing 13 GRAMMY nominations. The diversity of musical genres and depth of artistry encompassed by the Zomba/Jive Records family was demonstrated by nominations in fields ranging from Pop, Dance and R&B to Gospel, Blues and Comedy. The nominations cap off a year that saw Zomba/Jive Recording Artists win many of the industry's top honors and awards including numerous Video Music Awards, American Music Awards, Vibe Awards, Stellar Awards, BET Awards, Gospel Music Workshop of America Awards and European Video Music Awards.

Justin Timberlake scored a hefty 5 nominations including: Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for his 3X platinum album, Justified; Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Cry Me A River;" and 2 nominations alongside the Black Eyed Peas for "Where Is The Love," for Record of the Year and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

3-time GRAMMY winner R. Kelly was awarded 2 nominations. His song, "Step In The Name Of Love," was nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and his 2X platinum certified album, Chocolate Factory, was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album.

Jive Electro artists Groove Armada were nominated for Best Dance Recording for "Easy" from the album, LoveBox.

In the Gospel Field, Jive's sister label Verity Records scored 3 nominations, including two in the Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album category for ...Again by Donnie McClurkin and Bringing It All Together by Vickie Winans. Verity received the third nomination in the Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Ablum category for Blessed By Association by John P. Kee, choir director, and The New Life Community Choir.

Silvertone Recording Artist and 4-time GRAMMY winner, Buddy Guy received a nomination in the category of Best Traditional Blues Album for Blues Singer.

Way Moby/Volcano Recording Artist Weird Al Yankovic rounds out the Jive Records list with a nomination for Best Comedy Album for Poodle Hat.

Jive and its associated labels, Silvertone, Verity, Mojo, Volcano and Violator Records, are home to a diverse group of top entertainers, including: R. Kelly, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Three Days Grace, Petey Pablo, *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Nick Carter, Joe, Mystikal, JC Chasez, Aaron Carter, Nivea, Nick Cannon, Mobb Deep, Buddy Guy, Tool and Weird Al Yankovic, as well as celebrated gospel artists Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, Fred Hammond and John P. Kee. The company is owned by BMG, the worldwide music division of Bertelsmann AG.

   For further information, please contact:

   Zomba/Jive Records               Maria Ho 212.824.1865
   Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly      Sonia Muckle 212.824.1370
   Groove Armada, Buddy Guy         Lori Berk 212.824.1885
   Weird Al Yankovic                Gina Orr 310.358.4252
   Verity Records                   Jojo Pada 212.824.1233

SOURCE: Zomba/Jive Records

CONTACT: For Zomba/Jive Records - Maria Ho, +1-212-824-1865, or For
Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly - Sonia Muckle, +1-212-824-1370, or For Groove
Armada, Buddy Guy - Lori Berk, +1-212-824-1885, or For Weird Al Yankovic -
Gina Orr, +1-310-358-4252, or For Verity Records - Jojo Pada, +1-212-824-1233

Web site: http://www.jiverecords.com/