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The Recording Academy's GRAMMY Recordings has partnered with Jive Records to release the 2011 GRAMMY Nominees album, the 17th edition of the best-selling series, which highlights artists and songs nominated for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. The 19-song collection was released on Jan. 25 with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the album benefiting the MusiCares Foundation and the GRAMMY Foundation — two charitable organizations established by The Recording Academy.
"The exceptional mix of recordings contained on this preeminent compilation provides an incredible playlist from some of this year's remarkable and talented GRAMMY nominees," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "With 19 diverse selections, the nominees album offers quality recordings for all music fans. We are proud and excited to, for the first time, collaborate with Jive Records on this project and we look forward to another successful chart-topping GRAMMY album."
"The 2011 GRAMMY Nominees album showcases some of the year's best artists and songs from all genres and we're honored to partner with The Recording Academy to release this compilation of the signature songs from the past year," said Ivan Gavin, COO of the RCA/Jive Label Group. "In addition to offering great music, the collection also gives music fans the opportunity to support MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation — two charities that benefit the artistic community."
Artists featured on the collection are Arcade Fire, B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars, Michael Bublé, Eminem featuring Rihanna, the "Glee" Cast, Cee Lo Green, Michael Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé, Adam Lambert, Miranda Lambert, Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, John Mayer (with Taylor Swift), Paramore, Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg, Sade, and Train.
The album includes songs from many of the most widely recognized GRAMMY categories with 19 tracks representing nominees for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. The album is made possible by a special arrangement with all of the major music distribution companies and rotates labels from year to year.
The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held Sunday, Feb. 13 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For breaking news and exclusive content, visit The Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook, and on YouTube.