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Beyonce Album CoverFoo Fighters Album CoverRihanna Album CoverJustin Timberlake Album CoverAmy Winehouse Album Cover

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Irreplaceable – Beyoncé; Beyoncé Knowles, S. Smith & Stargate, producers; Jim Caruana, Jason Goldstein & Geoff Rice, engineers/mixers; Track from: "B'Day"; [Sony Urban Music/Columbia/Music World Productions]
The Pretender – Foo Fighters; Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby & Rich Costey, engineers/mixers [Roswell/RCA Records]
Umbrella – Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z; Kuk Harrell & C. "Tricky" Stewart, producers; Kuk Harrell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Track from: "Good Girl Gone Bad" [Def Jam]
What Goes Around…Comes Around – Justin Timberlake; Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass & Timbaland, engineers/mixers; [Jive/Zomba]
Rehab – Amy Winehouse; Mark Ronson, producer; Tom Elmhirst, engineer/mixer; Track from: "Back To Black" [Universal Republic Records]

Foo Fighters Album CoverVince Gill Album CoverHerbie Hancock Album CoverKayne West Album Cover

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

"Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace" – Foo Fighters; Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby & Rich Costey, engineers/mixers; Brian Gardner, mastering engineer [Roswell/RCA Records]
"These Days" – Vince Gill; John Anderson, Guy Clarke, Rodney Crowell, Diana Krall & The Del McCoury Band, featured artists; Vince Gill, John Hobbs & Justin Niebank, producers; Neal Cappellino & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Adam Ayan, mastering engineer [MCA Nashville]
"River: The Joni Letters" – Herbie Hancock; Leonard Cohen, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Corinne Bailey Rae, Luciana Souza & Tina Turner, featured artists; Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, producers; Helik Hadar, engineer/mixer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer [Verve]
"Graduation" – Kanye West; Dwele, Lil Wayne, Mos Def & T-Pain, featured artists; Warryn "Baby Dubb" Campbell, Eric Hudson, Brian "Allday"Miller, Nottz, Patrick "Plain Pat" Reynolds, Gee Roberson, Toomp & Kanye West, producers; Bruce Beuchner, Andrew Dawson, Mike Dean, Anthony Kilhoffer, Greg Koller, Manny Marroquin, Nottz Raw, Tony Rey, Seiji Sekine, Paul Sheehy & D. Sloan, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer [Roc-A-Fella Records]
"Back To Black" – Amy Winehouse; Mark Ronson & Salaamremi, producers; Tom Elmhirst, Gary Noble & Franklin Socorro, engineers/mixers; Mark Ronson, mastering engineer [Universal Republic Records]

SONG OF THE YEAR

"Before He Cheats" – Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood); Track from: "Some Hearts" [19 Recordings/Arista Nashville; Publishers: That Little House Music, Mighty Underdog Music/Sony/ATV Cross Keys]
"Hey There Delilah" – Tom Higgenson, songwriter (Plain White T's); Track from: "Every Second Counts" [Hollywood Records/Fearless Records; Publisher: So Happy Publishing]
"Like A Star" – Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae); Track from: "Corinne Bailey Rae" [Capitol Records; Publisher: Global Talent Publishing]
"Rehab" – Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse); Track from: "Back To Black" [Universal Republic Records; Publisher: EMI Music Publishing]
"Umbrella" – Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius "Dream"Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z); Track from: "Good Girl Gone Bad"[Def Jam]

NEW ARTIST

Feist
Ledisi
Paramore
Taylor Swift
Amy Winehouse

FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE

"Candyman" – Christina Aguilera [RCA Records]
"1234" – Feist; Track from: "The Reminder" [Cherry Tree / Interscope Records]
"Big Girls Don't Cry" – Fergie; Track from: "The Dutchess" [A&M Records]
"Say It Right" – Nelly Furtado; Track from: "Loose" [Geffen]
"Rehab" – Amy Winehouse; Track from: "Back To Black" [Universal Republic Records]

MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE

"Everything" – Michael Bublé; Track from: "Call Me Irresponsible" [143 Records/Reprise]
"Belief" – John Mayer Track from: "The Village Sessions" [Columbia/Aware]
"Dance Tonight" – Paul McCartney; Track from: "Memory Almost Full" [MPL/Hear Music]
"Amazing" – Seal [Warner Bros.]
"What Goes Around…Comes Around" – Justin Timberlake [Jive]

POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL

"(You Want To) Make A Memory" – Bon Jovi; Track from: "Lost Highway" [Island/Mercury]
"Home" – Daughtry [RCA Records/19 Recordings]
"Makes Me Wonder" – Maroon 5; Track from: "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" [Octone/A&M Records]
"Hey There Delilah" – Plain White T's; Track from: "Every Second Counts" [Hollywood Records]
"Window In The Skies" – U2; Track from: "U218 – Singles" [Interscope Records]

POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS

"Steppin' Out" – Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera; Track from: "Duets: An American Classic" [Columbia]
"Beautiful Liar" – Beyoncé & Shakira; Track from: "B'Day (Deluxe Edition)" [Columbia/Sony Urban]
"Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)" – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss; [Rounder Records]
"The Sweet Escape" – Gwen Stefani & Akon; Track from: "The Sweet Escape" [Interscope Records]"Give It To Me" – Timbaland Featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake Track from: "Timbaland Presents: Shock Value" [Mosley/Blackground/Interscope Records]

POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE

"Off The Grid" – Beastie Boys; Track from: "The Mix-Up" [Capitol Records]
"Paris Sunrise #7" – Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals; Track from: "Lifeline" [Virgin Records]
"Over The Rainbow" – Dave Koz; Track from: "At The Movies" [Capitol Records]
"One Week Last Summer" – Joni Mitchell; Track from: "Shine" [Hear Music]
"Simple Pleasures" – Spyro Gyra; Track from: "Good To Go-Go" – [Heads Up International]

POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

"The Mix-Up" – Beastie Boys [Capitol Records]
"Italia" – Chris Botti [Columbia]
"At The Movies" – Dave Koz [Capitol/EMI]
"Good To Go-Go" – Spyro Gyra [Heads Up International]

POP VOCAL ALBUM

"Lost Highway" – Bon Jovi [Island/Mercury]
"The Reminder" – Feist [Cherry Tree/Interscope Records]
"It Won't Be Soon Before Long" – Maroon 5 [Octone/A&M Records]
"Memory Almost Full" – Paul McCartney [MPL/Hear Music]
"Back To Black" – Amy Winehouse [Universal Republic Records]

BEST DANCE RECORDING

"Do It Again" – The Chemical Brothers
"D.A.N.C.E." – Justice
"Love Today" – Mika
"Don't Stop The Music" – Rihanna
"Love Stoned/I Think She Knows" – Justin Timberlake

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM

"Call Me Irresponsible" – Michael Bublé
"Cool Yule" – Bette Midler
"Trav'Lin Light" – Queen Latifah
"Live In Concert 2006" – Barbara Streisand
"James Taylor At Christmas" – James Taylor

BEST SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE

"Timebomb" – Beck
"Only Mama Knows" –  Paul McCartney
"Our Country" – John Mellencamp
"Radio Nowhere" – Bruce Springsteen
"Come On" – Lucinda Williams

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL

"It's Not Over"Daughtry
"Working Class Hero" – Green Day
"If Anyone Cared" – Nickelback
"Instant Karma" – U2
"Icky Thump" – The White Stripes

BEST ROCK SONG

"Come On" – Lucinda Williams
"Icky Thump" – The White Stripes
"It's Not Over"Daughtry
"The Pretenders" – Foo Fighters
"Radio Nowhere" – Bruce Springsteen

BEST ROCK ALBUM

"Daughtry"Daughtry
"Revival" – John Fogerty
"Echos, Silence, Patience & Grace"Foo Fighters
"Magic" – Bruce Springsteen
"Sky Blue Sky" – Wilco

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE

SWEET SACRIFICE – Evanescence
THE PRETENDER – Foo Fighters
I DON'T WANNA STOP – Ozzy Osbourne
SICK, SICK, SICK – Queens Of The Stone Age
THE POT – Tool  

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

ALRIGHT, STILL – Lily Allen
NEON BIBLE – Arcade Fire
VOLTA – Bjork
WINCING THE NIGHT AWAY – The Shins
ICKY THUMP – The White Stripes

BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE

JUST FINE – Mary J. Blige
WHEN I SEE YOU – Fantasia
NO ONE – Alicia Keys
IF I HAVE MY WAY – Chrisette Michele
HATE ON ME – Jill Scott
 
BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE

WOMAN – Raheem DeVaughn
B.U.D.D.Y. – Musiq Soulchild
BECAUSE OF YOU – Ne-Yo
FUTURE BABY MAMA – Prince
PLEASE DON'T GO – Tank  

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL

SAME GIRL — R. Kelly Featuring Usher
DISRESPECTFUL — Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige
HATE THAT I LOVE YOU — Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo
BABY — Angie Stone Featuring Betty Wright
BARTENDER — T-Pain Featuring Akon          

BEST R&B SONG

BEAUTIFUL FLOWER – India.Arie & Joyce Simpson, songwriters (India.Arie)
HATE THAT I LOVE YOU – M.S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo)
NO ONE – Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers & Alicia Keys, songwriters (Alicia Keys)
TEACH ME – Ivan Barias, Adam W. Blackstone, Randall C. Bowland, Carvin Haggins, Johnnie Smith II & Corey Latif Williams, songwriters (Musiq Soulchild)
WHEN I SEE U – Louis Biancaniello, Waynne Nugent, Erika Nuri, Kevin Risto, Janet Sewel & Sam Watters, songwriters (Fantasia)

BEST R&B ALBUM

FUNK THIS – Chaka Khan
LOST & FOUND — Ledisi
LUVANMUSIQ – Musiq Soulchild
THE REAL THING – Jill Scott
SEX, LOVE & PAIN – Tank

Best Contemporary R&B Album

KONVICTED – Akon
JUST LIKE YOU – Keyshia Cole
FANTASIA – Fantasia
EAST SIDE STORY – Emily King
BECAUSE OF YOU – Ne-Yo 

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

I WANNA LOVE YOU – Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg
KISS, KISS – Chris Brown & T-Pain
LET IT GO – Keyshia Cole Featuring Missy Elliott & Lil' Kim
UMBRELLA – Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
GOOD LIFE – Kanye West Featuring T-Pain

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE

THE PEOPLE – Common
I GET MONEY – 50 Cent
SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT – Jay Z
BIG THING POPPIN' (DO IT) – T.I.
STRONGER – Kanye West 

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP

SOUTHSIDE – COMMON FEATURING KANYE WEST
MAKE IT RAIN – Fat Joe Featuring Lil Wayne
PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR – Shop Boyz
INT'L PLAYERS ANTHEM (I CHOOSE YOU) – UGK Featuring OutKast
BETTER THAN I'VE EVER BEEN – Kanye West, Nas & KRS-One

BEST RAP SONG

AYO TECHNOLOGY – N. Hills, Curtis Jackson, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (50 Cent Featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
BIG THINGS POPPIN' (DO IT) – Clifford Harris & Byron Thomas, songwriters (T.I.)
CAN'T TELL ME NOTHING – A. Davis & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)
CRANK THAT (SOULJA BOY) – Soulja Boy Tell'Em, songwriter (Soulja Boy Tell'Em)
GOOD LIFE – A. Davis, F. Najim & K. West, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring T-Pain)

Best RAP Album

FINDING FOREVER – Common
KINGDOM COME – Jay-Z
HIP HOP IS DEAD – Nas
T.I. VS T.I.P. – T.I.
GRADUATION – Kanye West
 

BEST COUNTRY SONG

BEFORE HE CHEATS – Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
GIVE IT AWAY – Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon & Jamey Johnson, songwriters (George Strait)
I NEED YOU – Tony Lane & David Lee, songwriters (Tim McGraw & Faith Hill)
IF YOU'RE READING THIS – Tim McGraw, Brad Warren & Brett Warren, songwriters (Tim McGraw)
LONG TRIP ALONE – Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley & Steve Bogard, songwriters (Dierks Bentley)
 

Best Country Album

LONG TRIP ALONE – Dierks Bentley
THESE DAYS – Vince Gill
LET IT GO – Tim McGraw
5TH GEAR – Brad Paisley
IT JUST COMES NATURAL – George Strait
 

BEST LATIN POP ALBUM

PAPITO – Miguel Bosé & Varios Artistas
12 SEGUNDOS DE OSCURIDAD – Jorge Drexler
NAVIDADES LUIS MIGUEL – Luis Miguel
DICEN QUE EL TIEMPO – Jennifer Peña
EL TREN DE LOS MOMENTOS – Alejandro Sanz

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE – Various Artists
DREAMGIRLS – Various Artists
HAIRSPRAY – Various Artists
LOVE – (The Beatles)
ONCE – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
 

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR A MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA

BABEL – Gustavo Santaolalla, composer
BLOOD DIAMOND – James Newton Howard, composer
THE DEPARTED – Howard Shore, composer
HAPPY FEET – John Powell, composer
PAN'S LABYRINTH – Javier Navarrete, composer
RATATOUILLE – Michael Giacchino, composer

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR — NON CLASSICAL

HOWARD BENSON
JOE CHICCARELLI
MIKE ELIZONDO
MARK RONSON
TIMBALAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

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