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Chinese Music Queen Receives Grammy Nomination
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The reigning queen of Chinese folk music, Song Zuying, has received a nomination for the best Classical Crossover Album category at the Grammy Awards.

Song Zuying re-interpreted the best Chinese film music from 1905 to 2005 on her album Bainianliusheng (A Centennial Celebration of Chinese Film Songs), released at the end of last year. The album is the first time issued, stepping to 54 countries and regions around the world.

The album will now compete for the title of best Classical Crossover Album of The Year against Bryn Terfel's Simple Gifts, Rumon Gamba's The Film Music Of Erich Wolfgang Korngold, David Lockington's Invention & Alchemy and Quartet San Francisco's Latigo.

Other Chinese artists who have received Grammy nominations in the past are well-known musician Tan Dun, violoncello performancer Wang Jiang and singer Dai Yuqiang.

Grammy Awards of 2007 will be held on February 12, 2007 in Los Angeles, United States when Chinese portal website sina.com is due to broadcast a live coverage of the awards then.

(China Daily December 11, 2006)

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