(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — For the first time ever, top Grammy-nominated songs are being given away free via MSN Music offering free downloads of top Best Song nominees.
From February 8-12, in the United States only, MSN Music will give away the MSN Music's editorial team's pick for Best Song in pop, rock, rap/hip-hop, soul/R&B, or country, with a different genre highlighted each day.
MSN Music's editorial team consists of professional musicians and producers, record label executives, music journalists, DJs, promoters, and artist managers with a total of more than 300 years in the music industry, based on their predictions of which one will take home the Grammy in the respective categories.
"The Grammy Awards celebrate the best music has to offer, and now music fans can enjoy our picks for the best of the best — absolutely free," said Rob Bennett, senior director of MSN Entertainment. "This is also an excellent opportunity for people to discover songs they might not have tried before — so pop fans can check out an outstanding country song, or rock fans can discover some of the year's best hip-hop."
Songs available for free dowload and their dates are:
February 8: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance/Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
February 9: Best Rock Song
February 10: Best Rap Song
February 11: Best R&B Song
February 12: Best Country Song
— Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner