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DSO, Big Sean and more nominated for Grammy Awards

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, rapper Big Sean and gospel veteran CeCe Winans are among the metro area nominees for the 60th annual Grammy Awards.

The DSO and conductor Leonard Slatkin received its nod for in the Best Orchestra Performance category for its recording of Aaron Copland's "Symphony No. 3: Three Latin American Sketches. Big Sean is up for Best Rap Performance for "Bounce Back" from his fourth studio album, "I Decided." Winans, who's won 10 Grammys before, received a pair of nominations -- Best Gospel Performance/Song for "Never Have To Be Alone" and Best Gospel Album for "Let Them Fall In Love," her first new release in nine years.

Queens of the Stone Age, which includes Royal Oak native Dean Fertita, is up for Best Rock Album for "Villains," while Grand Rapids gospel artist Marvin Sapp received a Best Gospel Album nomination for "Close."

Rapper Jay-Z led all nominees with eight, followed by Kendrick Lamar with seven, Bruno Mars with six and, with five each, Childish Gambino, SZA, Khalid and No I.D.

The Grammys will be presented on January 28 in New York and broadcast live on CBS (WWJ-TV, Channel 62 in Detroit).

Web Site: www.grammy.com

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