Chris Cornell’s ‘The Promise’ gets a Grammy nomination

The late American musician, singer, and songwriter Chris Cornell was nominated on Tuesday for a 2018 Grammy Award for his original song “The Promise.”

The song, which is nominated in the Best Rock Performance category, was the title track of the Armenian Genocide film “The Promise.”

On November 14 the “Promise” song was honored with the inaugural “Promise” Award of the Los Angeles Committee of Human Rights Watch.

Cornell, who was best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and rhythm guitarist for US-rock band Soundgarden and as lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave, died in Detroit on the night of May 17 at the age of 52.

Armenian conductor Constantine Orbelian has also been nominated for Grammy in the “Best Classical Solo Vocal Album” category for his role in the late Russian opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s latest album “Russia Cast Adrift.”

The awards will be announced from New York’s Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28.

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