Miguel and Sheila E. at Grammys salute to Prince/ CBS photo

Miguel and Sheila E. at Grammys salute to Prince/ CBS photo

In the 500-plus Emmy nominations in 123 categories announced on Tuesday, there was one recognition with a Minnesota connection:

Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Sheila E. are nominated for outstanding music direction for “Let’s Go Crazy: A Grammy Salute to Prince.”

It’s the first Emmy noms for all three, who received early career boosts from Prince.

They have some stiff competition in this category:

Adam Blackstone for Super Bowl LIV Halftime starring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira;

Rickey Minor for the Oscars;

Rickey Minor for the Kennedy Center Honors;

Lenny Pickett and Leon Pendarvis for “Saturday Night Live.”

Only one of the finalists, Minor, who was bandleader on “American Idol” and “The Tonight Show,” has won an Emmy -- for outstanding music direction in 2017 for “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America.”

The Emmy Awards are scheduled for Sept. 20.

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