THE B-52s, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick Jr., Whitney Houston, The Judds, Bonnie Raitt, Sting, and Young M.C. will join the all-star lineup for ``The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards Show,'' to be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City tonight at 8 p.m. E.T. Garry Shandling hosts the show for the second year in a row. Phil Collins, pop diva Mariah Carey, Quincy Jones, and Ireland's Sinead O'Connor are among the top nominees in 79 categories.
The first three could walk away big winners at the nationally televised show. But Ms. O'Connor has already announced that she wants no part of the ceremony. The Grammys ``acknowledge mostly the commercial side of art. They respect mostly material gain,'' she says.
Mr. Collins's paean to the homeless, ``Another Day in Paradise,'' helped the former Genesis drummer pull in eight nominations. The late Leonard Bernstein also received five nominations in the classical field. As for the newcomers, Mariah Carey was cited in five categories; Wilson Phillips received four nominations.
Nominees for best new artist this year includeMr. Phillips, Ms. Carey, Lisa Stansfield, the Black Crowes, and the Kentucky Headhunters. The 1990 winners, Milli Vanilli, became the first act forced to surrender their Grammy after it was revealed the duo never sang a note on their debut album, ``Girl You Know It's True.''