At least seven Bay Area artists have received Grammy nominations.
- Metallica received two nominations, for Best Rock Song, “Atlas Rise!” and Best Rock Album, “Hardwired…to Self Destruct.” The band recorded its 10th album at its San Rafael headquarters. The group already has nine Grammys.
- The Grateful Dead was nominated for the Best Music Film , the Long Strange Trip. The Marin county group also received a nomination for best boxed or special limited edition package.
- Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony were nominated for Best Orchestral Performance for Debussy: Images, Jeux and La plus que lente. He has already won 11 Grammys and has been nominated 34 times.
- Oakland’s Kehlani was nominated for Best R&B performance for “Distraction: – her second Grammy nomination.
- Sebastopol's Kitaro was nominated for best New Age Album, “Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai Vol. 5.”
- Emeryville’s Alphabet Rockers is being recognized for Best Children's Album.
- Santa Rosa guitarist Julian Lage was nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.
The 60th annual Grammys will be held in January, at New York's Madison Square Garden.