NINE INCH NAILS RECEIVE TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS -
BEST METAL PERFORMANCE FOR "STARF***ERS, INC." AND
BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE FOR "THE FRAGILE":
NINE INCH NAILS AND "THE FRAGILE" TOP 1999
CRITICS "BEST OF" LISTS AND NATIONAL READERS POLLS
January 4, 2000 New York Grammy award-winning nine inch nails has received nominations
in two categories for the 42nd annual Grammy Awards. The track "Starf***ers, Inc." is
nominated for "Best Metal Performance" and the CD "The Fragile" is nominated for "Best
Alternative Music Performance."
nine inch nailsı CD "The Fragile" was released on September 21, 1999 and has been certified
platinum by the R.I.A.A. Produced by nine inch nailsı Trent Reznor and engineer/mixer Alan
Moulder, "The Fragile" is nine inch nailsı first studio album in five years. "Into the Void," the
second single, is currently a top fifteen track at Modern Rock radio and the companion video is
Prior to todayıs nominations, nine inch nails have won two Grammy Awards the 1995 Best
Metal Performance for "Happiness In Slavery" and the 1992 Best Metal Performance for "Wish".
Throughout 1999 nine inch nails and "The Fragile" received widespread critical acclaim, topping
many year-end critics lists and readers polls.. USA TODAY named the CD "The Best" of the
year and SPIN magazine named "The Fragile" "The Album Of The Year." TIME, THE LOS
ANGELES TIMES, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, THE NEW YORK TIMES, and THE
NEW YORK POST among others have named "The Fragile" one of the top ten albums of the
The 1999 year-end Readers Polls yielded the following results:
SPIN - 1999 Readers Poll Best Band, Best Album
ROLLING STONE Readers Picks Best Album, Honorable Mention
ALTERNATIVE PRESS 1999 Readers Poll Best Album
nine inch nails are set to begin a tour of Japan, Australia and New Zealand on January 10, 2000.
U.S. tour dates are expected to be announced shortly.
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