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Grammy Awards are serious business Music: Where have all the kiddies gone? Ask Paula Cole, Babyface and other mature-crowd nominees.

January 07, 1998|By J.D. Considine | J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC

Album of the year: "The Day," Babyface; "This Fire," Paula Cole; "Time Out of Mind," Bob Dylan; "Flaming Pie," Paul McCartney; "OK Computer," Radiohead

Song of the year: "Don't Speak," Eric Stefani & Gwen Stefani; "How Do I Live," Diane Warren; "I Believe I Can Fly," R. Kelly; "Sunny Came Home," Shawn Colvin & John Leventhal; "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?", Paula Cole

New artist: Fiona Apple; Erykah Badu; Paula Cole; Puff Daddy; Hanson

Nominees for the 1998 Grammy Awards

Here is a selection of the nominations announced yesterday for the Grammy Awards:

Female pop vocal performance: "Butterfly," Mariah Carey; "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?", Paula Cole; "Sunny Came Home," Shawn Colvin; "Foolish Games," Jewel; "Building a Mystery," Sarah McLachlan

Male pop vocal performance: "Every Time I Close My Eyes," Babyface; "Candle in the Wind 1997," Elton John; "Whenever Wherever Whatever," Maxwell; "Fly Like an Eagle," Seal; "Barely Breathing," Duncan Sheik

Pop performance by a duo or group with vocal: "Silver Springs," Fleetwood Mac; "MMMBop," Hanson; "Virtual Insanity," Jamiroquai; "Don't Speak," No Doubt; "Anybody Seen My Baby?", Rolling Stones

Pop album: "This Fire," Paula Cole; "The Dance," Fleetwood Mac; "Travelling Without Moving," Jamiroquai; "Surfacing," Sarah McLachlan; "Hourglass," James Taylor

Female rock performance: "Criminal," Fiona Apple; "Bitch," Meredith Brooks; "Shy," Ani Difranco; "Four Leaf Clover," Abra Moore; "1959," Patti Smith

Male rock performance: "Dead Man Walking," David Bowie; "Cold Irons Bound," Bob Dylan; "Blueboy," John Fogerty; "Just Another Day," John Mellencamp; "Thunder Road," Bruce Springsteen

Rock performance by a duo or group with vocal: "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)," Aerosmith; "The Chain," Fleetwood Mac; "Push," Matchbox 20; "Crash Into Me," Dave Matthews Band; "One Headlight," the Wallflowers

Rock album: "Nine Lives," Aerosmith; "Blue Moon Swamp," John Fogerty; "The Colour and the Shape," Foo Fighters; "Bridges to Babylon," Rolling Stones; "Pop," U2

Female R&B vocal performance: "On & On," Erykah Badu; "Honey," Mariah Carey; "I Believe in You And Me," Whitney Houston; "Summertime," Chaka Khan; "When You Talk About Love," Patti LaBelle

Male R&B vocal performance: "I Believe I Can Fly," R. Kelly; "For You," Kenny Lattimore; "Back to Living Again," Curtis Mayfield; "You Make Me Wanna," Usher; "When You Call on Me/Baby That's When I Come Runnin'," Luther Vandross

R&B performance by a duo or group with vocal: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry (Remix)," Az Yet Featuring Peter Cetera; "No Diggity," Blackstreet; "A Song for Mama," Boyz II Men; "Stomp," God's Property Featuring Kirk Franklin & "Salt,"; "You Don't Have To Be Afraid," Take 6

R&B album: "The Day," Babyface; "Baduizm," Erykah Badu; "Share My World," Mary J. Blige; "Evolution," Boyz II Men; "The Preacher's Wife -- Soundtrack," Whitney Houston; "Flame," Patti LaBelle

Rap album: "No Way Out," Puff Daddy & the Family; "Supa Dupa Fly," Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott; "Wyclef Jean Presents the Carnival," Wyclef Jean (Featuring Refugee Allstars); "Life After Death," the Notorious B.I.G.; "Wu-Tang Forever," Wu-Tang Clan

Female country vocal performance: "Did I Shave My Legs For This?", Deana Carter; "The Trouble With the Truth," Patty Loveless; "How Do I Live," LeAnn Rimes; "All the Good Ones Are Gone," Pam Tillis; "How Do I Live," Trisha Yearwood

Male country vocal performance: "Something That We Do," Clint Black; "Rusty Cage," Johnny Cash; "Pretty Little Adriana," Vince Gill; "Peach Pickin' Time Down in Georgia," Willie Nelson; "Carrying Your Love With Me," George Strait

Country album: "Unchained," Johnny Cash; "Everything I Love," Alan Jackson; "Long Stretch of Lonesome," Patty Loveless; "Carrying Your Love With Me," George Strait; "Under the Covers," Dwight Yoakam

Jazz instrumental solo: "Stardust," Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton; "You Must Believe in Swing," Buddy DeFranco; "Dear Old Stockholm," Tommy Flanagan; "The Community," Antonio Hart; "Blame It on My Youth," Brad Mehldau

Gospel album by a choir or chorus: "Favorite Song of All," Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; "God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nation," God's Property; "He's Still Good!", the Rev. Milton Brunson's Thompson Community Singers; "Live in London at Wembley," Love Fellowship Crusade Choir; "Time For Healing," Sounds of Blackness

Producer of the year, non-classical: Walter Afanasieff; Babyface; Paula Cole; Kirk Franklin; Keith Thomas

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