Nine Inch Nails Press Release

January 4, 2000

NINE INCH NAILS RECEIVE TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS - BEST METAL PERFORMANCE FOR "STARF***ERS, INC." AND BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE FOR "THE FRAGILE":

NINE INCH NAILS AND "THE FRAGILE" TOP 1999 CRITICS "BEST OF" LISTS AND NATIONAL READERS POLLS

January 4, 2000 ­ New York ­ Grammy award-winning nine inch nails has received nominations in two categories for the 42nd annual Grammy Awards. The track "Starf***ers, Inc." is nominated for "Best Metal Performance" and the CD "The Fragile" is nominated for "Best Alternative Music Performance."

nine inch nailsı CD "The Fragile" was released on September 21, 1999 and has been certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. Produced by nine inch nailsı Trent Reznor and engineer/mixer Alan Moulder, "The Fragile" is nine inch nailsı first studio album in five years. "Into the Void," the second single, is currently a top fifteen track at Modern Rock radio and the companion video is forthcoming.

Prior to todayıs nominations, nine inch nails have won two Grammy Awards ­ the 1995 Best Metal Performance for "Happiness In Slavery" and the 1992 Best Metal Performance for "Wish".

Throughout 1999 nine inch nails and "The Fragile" received widespread critical acclaim, topping many year-end critics lists and readers polls.. USA TODAY named the CD "The Best" of the year and SPIN magazine named "The Fragile" "The Album Of The Year." TIME, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, THE NEW YORK TIMES, and THE NEW YORK POST among others have named "The Fragile" one of the top ten albums of the year.

The 1999 year-end Readers Polls yielded the following results: SPIN - 1999 Readers Poll ­ Best Band, Best Album
ROLLING STONE ­ Readers Picks ­ Best Album, Honorable Mention
ALTERNATIVE PRESS ­ 1999 Readers Poll ­ Best Album

nine inch nails are set to begin a tour of Japan, Australia and New Zealand on January 10, 2000. U.S. tour dates are expected to be announced shortly.

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