JT, Mary J. Blige Wake Up Grammy Nominees
November 7, 2006

Justin Timberlake brought sexy back for everyone this year, and with four nominations Thursday morning, now he’s bringing it back to the Grammy Awards.

Justin helped announce the nominations, and he nabbed nods for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year for his smash hit, “Future Sex/ Love Sounds.”

“To be recognized for the whole album means people are not just listening to the songs that are forced down their throat,” Timberlake said. “So I think that one is probably the most special. “

The Grammy nominations were just icing on the 2006 cake for Justin, who added actor and fashion designer to his superstar resume this year.

So what's up for 2007? Justin is taking his show on the road.

“It's the ‘Future Sex/ Love Show,’” he insisted. “Just let your imagination run with that.”

There’s no doubt JT is having a good year, but Mary J. Blige could be the biggest winner come Grammy night; the R&B songstress led all artists with eight nominations.

“It feels so good,” she admitted. “Because the breakthrough album is something we put a lot of work into, just a lot of being strong, and how can I say this, not giving up on ourselves.”

Facing off against Mary J. in the Record and Song of the Year categories is British crooner James Blunt, who received five nominations.

“I’m completely still in a state of shock,” Blunt admitted.

Up for Best New Artist is Corinne Bailey Rae, who also earned nods for Record and Song of Year.

“I heard my name three times, which was really unexpected,” she told us.

Other artists earning nods were Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Pussycat Dolls.

For a complete list of this year’s Grammy nominees, click here.

 


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