6th January 98

It comes as a very pleasant surprise to learn that Seal has received a nomination for the 40th Grammy Awards. This years nominations were announced on January 6th at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and the final round of voting will begin on January 14th when the ballots will be mailed to more than 9 thousand voting members.
The winners will be announced at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, Febuary 25th, when you can catch the latest news live via webcast on If you can't contain your enthusiasm until then, you can chat about the nominees and awards on Yahoo!s Chat site.

Of more concern to Seal fans out there is impact this could have on the still incomplete third album. If the latest release date of March is met, then an win for Seal could help rekindle interest just in time for the new album. Let's keep our fingers crossed...

Details of the category and other nominees are:

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
For a Solo Vocal Performance. Singles or Tracks

    Every Time I Close My Eyes
    Track from: The Day
    Epic Records

    Candle In The Wind 1997
    Elton John
    Track from: N/A
    Rocket Records

    Whenever Wherever Whatever
    Track from: MTV Unplugged
    Columbia Records

    Fly Like An Eagle
    Track from: Space Jam: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture
    Warner Sunset/Atlantic Records

    Barely Breathing
    Duncan Sheik
    Track from: Duncan Sheik
    Atlantic Records
Thanks to Zainto for bringing this news to my attention.