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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon may be married but can they grab a Grammy?

May 2, 2008 | 12:10 pm

Memo to the music industry: In case you're wondering what to get Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon for a wedding present, here's a good idea. How about a Grammy Award Mariah_carey_nick_cannon for their music video "Bye Bye"? On one hand that's appropriate because they met while shooting it, and, on the other hand, it's something that the bride really, really wants.

Mariah Carey has 33 Grammy nominations (second among female artists only to Aretha Franklin), but none was for best video, which is considered to be one of the hippest categories. Nick has never been nominated in any race.

Mariah Carey has won five Grammys. Her first two were for best new artist and best pop vocal, female for her self-titled debut album in 1990. Then, though her follow-up albums all went platinum, there was an awards drought until her smash hit "The Emancipation of Mimi."

Though Carey went into the 2005 Grammys with eight nominations, she left with only three. While she won best contemporary R&B album, the singer-songwriter lost the big prizes of album, record and song of the year to U2 and Green Day. Perhaps with her follow-up, the critically acclaimed, chart-topping "E=MC2," she has come up with the right formula to win over Grammy voters.

(Photo: Wire Image/ NARAS)