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kenny g1 Grammy Artist Spotlight: Kenny G Has Heart and Soul

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Music’s biggest night is coming up later this month, so we’re taking a look inside the nominees for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kenny G[/lastfm] is Grammy vet, getting his 17th Grammy nomination this year. See what award he’s up for this year!

Kenny G is the king of soothing instrumental hits with 13 studio albums and over 75 million album sales throughout his career.

His most recent album, Heart and Soul is up for a Grammy this year, making it his 17th nomination. He won his first and only Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for “Forever in Love in 1994.

This year, Kenny G is up for Best Pop Instrumental Album for his 2010 release Heart and Soul. He’s up against [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Gerald Albright[/lastfm]; [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Larry Carlton[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tak Matsumoto[/lastfm]; [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Robby Krieger[/lastfm]; and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kirk Whalum[/lastfm] all nominated in the same category.

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards airs on February 13 at 8 p.m. on CBS. Make sure to tune in and see if Kenny G takes the award!

Past Grammy nominations for Kenny G:

2011
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Pop Instrumental Album for “Heart and Soul”

2004
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Pop Instrumental Album for “Wishes”

2003
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for “All the Way”
shared with Brian McKnight
2003
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Pop Instrumental Album for “Paradise”

2001
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Pop Instrumental Album for “Faith – A Holiday Album”

1999
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “My Heart Will Go On”

1998
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Havana”

1996
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

1995
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Sentimental”

1994
Won Grammy Award
category Best Instrumental Composition for “Forever in Love”

1994
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Forever in Love”

1992
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Theme From Dying Young”

1991
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Going Home”

1991
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Instrumental Composition for “Going Home”
shared with Walter Aranasieff
1990
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Breadline Blues”

1989
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Silhouette”

1987
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best R&B Instrumental Performance for “Duotones”

[list from aceshowbiz]

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