Thursday, December 3, 2009

Learn and Play With Grammy Nominated Songs and Artists

The nominees for the 2010 Grammy awards have been announced, and we're proud to say that many Yamaha artists are among the nominees, including Jim Brickman, Jason Mraz and The Fray. Check out a summary of some of the biggest potential award winners below, as well as links to MIDI versions of nominated songs that you can load, learn and enjoy on your keyboard.

Kings Of Leon, “Use Somebody
Nominated for Best Rock Song, Record of the Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and Song of the Year

"Use Somebody" is undoubtedly this year's biggest rock anthem - the perfect song to belt out on stage or in your living room.

Lady Gaga, “Poker Face” and The Fame
Nominated for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Dance Recording, and Best Electronic/Dance Album

While she missed out on a Best New Artist nomination, if there was an award for Pop Superstar of the year, Lady Gaga would be a lock to win it. Plus she's written some pretty catchy dance tracks this year, too. More hits from The Fame, such as "Paparazzi" and "LoveGame" are also available at Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection.

Beyonce, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” and I Am...Sasha Fierce
Nominated for Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

"Single Ladies" may have one of the best videos of all time, but it's also an amazing song - something Grammys obviously noticed in nominating it for Song of the Year.

Keep reading for a full list of Grammy nominated songs and artists available for your keyboard.

Jim Brickman, Faith
Nominated for Best New Age Album
PianoSoft lovers can enjoy Yamaha artist Jim Brickman's masterful piano work on "The Romance of Jim Brickman" and his Christmas recording, "Winter Peace".

Jason Mraz, "Make It Mine", "Lucky"
Nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
This Yamaha guitar artist continues his Grammy success after last year's Song of the Year nomination for "I'm Yours".

The Fray, "Never Say Never" and The Fray
Nominated for Best Performance by Pop Duo or Group, and Best Pop Vocal Album
These Yamaha piano artists nab two Grammy nominations for the emotional ballads on their self titled second album.

Taylor Swift, Fearless
Nominated for Best Country Album, and Album of the Year
Songs like "Love Story" have helped Taylor Swift become a pop sensation this year, and the Grammys have recognized her talented-beyond-her-years songwriting skills with eight nominations.

Colbie Caillat, Breakthrough
Nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album
Her second album, featuring the adult contemporary hit, "Fallin' For You", could prove to be a true Grammy breakthrough this year.

Katy Perry, “Hot N Cold
Nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Bruce Springsteen, “Working On A Dream
Nominated for Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Solo Vocal Performance

Depeche Mode, Sounds Of The Universe
Nominated for Best Alternative Music Album
Featuring the single, "Wrong".

U2, No Line On The Horizon
Nominated for Best Rock Album
Featuring the single, "Get On Your Boots".

Pink, Funhouse
Nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album
Featuring the single, "So What".

- Doug