Credit: Jimmy KingThe 59th Annual Grammy Awards take place on Sunday, and among the artists who will compete for multiple honors at the ceremony is the late David Bowie.
The influential rocker’s final studio album, Blackstar, has been nominated for the Best Alternative Album, while the title track garnered Bowie nods the Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song categories. Blackstar is also nominated in the Best Recording Package and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical categories.
Among the other veteran artists competing for Grammy trophies this year are Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand, whose respective albums Fallen Angels and Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway are vying for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album prize.
Peter Gabriel is up for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “The Veil,” from the movie Snowden.
In addition, Judy Collins‘ collaborative record with Ari Hest, Silver Skies Blue, has been nominated for Best Folk Album; Cyndi Lauper has received a Best Musical Theater Album nod for the Original West End Cast recording of Kinky Boots; and Herb Alpert‘s Human Nature is in the running for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.
Meanwhile, Patti Smith and Elvis Costello both have been nominated in a non-musical category — Best Spoken Word Album — for the audio books to their respective memoirs M Train and Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink.
The Beatles also have a shot at a Grammy this year, sort of: Ron Howard‘s documentary about the Fab Four, Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years, has been nominated for Best Music Film.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, airs live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, the Premiere Ceremony — during which about 70 awards will be handed out prior to the Grammy telecast — begins at 3:30 p.m. ET, and can be viewed online at Grammy Live.
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