2007 Grammy Nominees CD debuts as the #1 compilation, #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart
Feb 02,2007 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

2007 GRAMMY Nominees CD Features 49th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees

The Recording Academy teamed up with Sony BMG Music Entertainment to release the 2007 Grammy Nominees CD, which celebrates many of the year's Grammy-nominated artists and songs.

Scanning at more than 77,000 units this week -- this year's compilation has started off very strong with a #1 debut on the Billboard Top Compilation Albums and a #4 debut on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit the MusiCares Foundation and the Grammy Foundation.

The disc contains many of the most widely recognized Grammy categories. The 23 tracks from the 2007 Grammy Nominees CD represent nominees from the Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals categories. The CD is made possible by a special arrangement with all of the major music distribution companies and rotates distributors from year to year.

The 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Feb. 11, 2007, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide and XM Satellite Radio, and covered online at Grammy.yahoo.com.