Hvorostovsky was posthumously nominated for a Grammy award

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in photobacteria singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Archival photoHvorostovsky was posthumously nominated for a Grammy award© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

Russian Opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky was posthumously nominated for a major music award USA the Grammy Awards, said the Academy of recording USA.

Hvorostovsky and conductor Constantine Orbelian was among the nominees for the Grammy for «Best classical solo vocal album» for CD «Sviridov: Russia to sail» written on the poems of Sergei Yesenin. The list of nominees the recording Academy USA in this category consists of five performers.

Hvorostovsky died 22 November morning in London on 56-m to year of life after long illness. At the end of June 2015, the singer, for many years lived in London, announced that she was suffering from a brain tumor.

To qualify for Grammy can record, published from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017. This spring, the Academy made several changes to the rules of selection of winners and presentation of awards. So, starting this year, Academy members will vote for winners online. It is expected that this will not only make the process more convenient for them, but also allow to avoid problems with spoiled ballots and possible fraud.

The right to vote in the selection of winners of the award have over 13 thousand members of the recording Academy.