Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson is embarrassed by his Best Pop Vocalist nomination at this month's (FEB06) Grammy Awards because he thinks he has a terrible voice.

The former pro-surfer was astonished when he heard he'd been nominated because he always thought the honour should be bestowed on someone who could actually sing.

He says, "The Best Pop Vocal is a category I would never expect to be put in because I have confidence in writing songs but if you're going off in vocal let's give it to Stevie Wonder or Seal right off the bat.

"I've always written songs with a lot of syllables so I don't have to hold onto a note. I don't think I can even sing in key."