- 48th Grammy Awards
Infobox Grammy Awards
name = 48th
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February 8, 2006
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
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The 48th Annual Grammy Awards was a ceremony honoring the best in music for the recording year beginning September 15, 2004 and ending September 14, 2005. The awards were presented on
February 8, 2006at the Staples Centerin Los Angeles, California. Nominations were announced on December 6, 2005. The event was dominated by Irish rock band U2, winning five awards. U2 won Album of the Year. Mariah Careywon three awards,and received a standing ovation for her performance of "We Belong Together/Fly Like a Bird." Newcomer John Legend, and Kanye Westwon three awards each, with Kelly Clarksonwinning two.
*Madonna and the animated group
Gorillazopened the show with a medley of " Feel Good Inc." and " Hung Up": first the Gorillaz performed on screen (using technology to make the animation seem like a hologram) with a short visit from the real-life De La Soul, then a pre-filmed Madonna joined them. This merged into Madonna performing on stage with her dancers.
System of a Downplayed "B.Y.O.B." at the awards;
Alicia Keysand Stevie Wonderled a sing-along to " Higher Ground";
John Legendperformed " Ordinary People";
*Sugarland performed "Something More";
U2performed "Vertigo" and "One", the latter with Mary J. Blige;
Kelly Clarksonperformed "Because of You";
Paul McCartneyperformed " Fine Line" and "Helter Skelter" introduced by Ellen DeGeneres;
Mariah Careyperformed " We Belong Together" and " Fly like a Bird", James "Big Jim" Wrighton piano and organ, the latter with Hezekiah Walkerand The Love Fellowship Choir.
Keith Urbanperformed " You'll Think of Me" and then joined Faith Hillin her song "The Lucky One", introduced by Jenna Elfman;
Sly & the Family Stonetribute, introduced by Dave Chapelle, and featuring performances of several Family Stone songs ("Family Affair", " If You Want Me to Stay", "Everyday People", "Dance to the Music", and " I Want to Take You Higher"). The performers featured included Joss Stone, Van Hunt, John Legend, Fantasia, Devin Lima, Maroon 5, Ciara, will.i.amof the Black Eyed Peas, Steven Tylerand Joe Perry of Aerosmith, and Robert Randolph. During Tyler, Perry, and Randolph's performance of "I Want to Take You Higher", Sly Stoneand the original Family Stone (with Rusty Allenin place of original bassist Larry Graham) took the stage with the rest of the performers. Sly Stone, making his first public appearance onstage since 1987 and sporting a large cockatoo-style mohawk, briefly contributed vocals and keyboards to the performance before walking offstage and leaving the other performers to finish the number;
Paul McCartney, Linkin Parkand Jay-Zperformed a mash-up of The Beatles' "Yesterday" and Jay-Z & Linkin Park's " Numb/Encore";
Bruce Springsteenperformed "Devils & Dust" introduced by Tom Hanks;
Kanye Westand Jamie Foxxperforming " Gold Digger" along with two short skits and a short rendition of " Touch the Sky" The "band" featured with West and Foxx were actually members of the Florida A & M University Marching 100;
Christina Aguileraand Herbie Hancockperformed Leon Russell's " A Song for You";
Allen Toussaintwith Bonnie Raitt, The Edge, Irma Thomasand Dr. Johnperformed " We Can Can";
Sam Moore, Bruce Springsteenand an ensemble band performed Wilson Pickett's " Midnight Hour" with Irma Thomasjoining in on vocals.
U2was the night's top winner, with five awards. Top nominees included Mariah Carey, John Legendand Kanye Westwith eight each, but won only three awards each. Kelly Clarksonwon two awards, becoming the first American Idolto win a Grammy.
Multiple award winners (awards won/nominated):
*U2 — 5/5
Alison Krauss & Union Station— 3/3
*Mariah Carey — 3/8
Ludwig Rodriguez, Jr— 3/3
*John Legend — 3/8
*Kanye West — 3/8
*Kelly Clarkson — 2/2
The Chemical Brothers— 2/2
*Stevie Wonder — 2/4
*Best Musical Album for Children's music:
Dennis Scott(producer) for "Songs from the Neighborhood - The Music of Mister Rogers" performed by various artists
*Best Spoken Word Album for Children:
Christopher Cerf& Marlo Thomas(producers) for "" performed by various artists
*Best Orchestral Performance:
Mariss Jansons(conductor), Sergey Aleksashkin, Chor des Bayerischen Runfunks, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunksfor ""
*Best Classical Vocal Performance:
Thomas Quasthoff(soloist, performer), Jürgen Bulgrin & Rainer Maillard (engineers), Christopher Alder (producer) for ""
*Best Opera Recording:Sir Colin Davis (conductor), Carlos Alvarez, Bülent Bezdüz, Marina Domashenko, Jane Henschel, Ana Ibarra, Maria Josè Moreno & Michele Pertusi,
James Mallinson(producer), London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestrafor ""
*Best Choral Performance:
Leonard Slatkin(conductor) & Jerry Blackstone, William Hammer, Jason Harris, Christopher Kiver, Carole Ott & Mary Alice Stollak (choir directors) for "":performed by Christine Brewer, Measha Brueggergosman, Ilana Davidson, Nmon Ford, Linda Hohenfeld, Joan Morris, Carmen Pelton, Marietta Simpson & Thomas Young, Michigan State University Children's Choir, University Of Michigan Chamber Choir, University Of Michigan Orpheus Singers, University Of Michigan University Choir & University Musical Society Choral Union, University Of Michigan School Of Music Symphony Orchestra
*Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra):
Claudio Abbado(conductor), Martha Argerichand the Mahler Chamber Orchestra for ""
*Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra):
Evgeny Kissinfor "Scriabin, Medtner, Stravinsky"
*Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without conductor):
Pierre Boulez(conductor) & Hilary Summers, Ensemble InterContemporainfor ""
*Best Chamber Music Performance:
Emerson String Quartetfor ""
*Best Classical Contemporary Composition:
William Bolcom(composer) for "" performed by Leonard Slatkin
*Best Classical Album:Tim Handley (producer),
Leonard Slatkin(conductor), Jerry Blackstone, William Hammer, Jason Harris, Christopher Kiver, Carole Ott & Marie Alice Stollack (choir directors), Christie Brewer and Joan Morris & University of Michigan School of Music Symphony Orchestra for ""
*Best Classical Crossover Album:
Turtle Island String Quartet& Ying Quartetfor "4 + Four"
*Best Comedy Album:
Chris Rockfor " Never Scared"
Composition and arrangement
Awards for composing and arranging:
*Best Instrumental Composition:Billy Childs (composer) for "Into the Light" performed by Billy Childs Ensemble
*Best Instrumental Arrangement:
Gordon Goodwin(arranger) for "The Incredits" (from " The Incredibles" soundtrack) performed by various artists
*Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s):Billy Childs,
Gil Goldstein& Heitor Pereira(arrangers) for " What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" performed by Chris Botti& Sting
*Best Female Country Vocal Performance:
Emmylou Harrisfor "The Connection"
*Best Male Country Vocal Performance:
Keith Urbanfor "You'll Think of Me" (from "Golden Road")
*Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal:Alison Krauss and Union Station for "Restless" (from "
Lonely Runs Both Ways")
*Best Country Collaboration with Vocals:
Faith Hilland Tim McGrawfor "Like We Never Loved At All"
*Best Country Instrumental Performance:Alison Krauss and Union Station for "Unionhouse Branch" (from "
Lonely Runs Both Ways")
*Best Country Song:Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna &
Marcus Hummonfor " Bless the Broken Road" performed by Rascal Flatts
*Best Country Album:Alison Krauss and Union Station for "
Lonely Runs Both Ways"
*Best Bluegrass Album:
Del McCoury Bandfor "The Company We Keep"
Film, TV and visual media
*Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media:James Austin, Stuart Benjamin &
Taylor Hackford(compilation producer) & Ray Charlesfor "Ray"
*Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media:
Craig Armstrong(composer) for "Ray"
*Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media:
Glen Ballard& Alan Silvestrifor "Believe" (from "The Polar Express") performed by Josh Groban
*Best Traditional Folk Album:
Tim O'Brienfor "Fiddler's Green"
*Best Contemporary Folk Album:
John Prinefor "Fair and Square"
*Best Native American Music Album:Jim Wilson, producer for "Sacred Ground - A Tribute to Mother Earth"
*Best Hawaiian Music Album:Daniel Ho, Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers for "Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar - Vol. 1"
*Best Gospel Performance:
CeCe Winansfor "Pray"
*Best Gospel Song:
Yolanda Adams, James Harris III, Terry Lewis & James "Big Jim" Wright, songwriters for "Be Blessed", performed by Yolanda Adams
*Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album:
Casting Crownsfor "Lifesong"
*Best Rock Gospel Album:
Audio Adrenalinefor "Until My Heart Caves In"
*Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album:
Amy Grantfor "Rock of Ages...Hymns & Faith"
*Best Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album:
Donnie McClurkinfor "Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs"
*Best Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album:CeCe Winans for "Purified"
*Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album:
Gladys Knight, choir director & Saints Unified Voicesfor "One Voice"
*Best Historical Album:Alan Lomax, Jeffrey Greenberg & Anna Lomax Wood (compilation producers), Adam Ayan & Steve Rosenthal (mastering engineers) for "The Complete Library of Congress Recordings"
*Best Jazz Instrumental Solo:
Sonny Rollinsfor "Why Was I Born?"
*Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group:Wayne Shorter Quartet for "Beyond the Sound Barrier"
*Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:Dave Holland Big Band for "Overtime"
*Best Jazz Vocal Album:
Good Night, and Good Luckfor "Dianne Reeves"
*Best Contemporary Jazz Album:
Pat Metheny Groupfor "The Way Up"
*Best Latin Jazz Album:
Eddie Palmierifor "Listen Here!"
Latin American music:
*Best Latin Pop Album:
Laura Pausinifor "Escucha"
*Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album:Bebo Valds for "Bebo De Cuba"
*Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album:Luis Miguel for "México En La Piel"
*Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album:
Shakirafor "Fijación Oral Vol. 1"
*Best Best Tejano Album:Little Joe Y La Familia for "Chicanisimo"
*Best Salsa/Merengue Album:
Willy Chirinofor "Son Del Alma"
*Best Musical Show Album:
John Du Prez& Eric Idle(producers & composers), Eric Idle (lyricist) for "Monty Python's Spamalot" performed Original Broadway Cast including David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry, Hank Azaria& Sara Ramirez
*Best Short Form Music Video:
Missy Elliott& Dave Meyers (video directors), Joseph Sasson (video producer), Missy Elliott featuring Ciara& Fat Man Scoopfor "Lose Control"
*Best Long Form Music Video:Margaret Bodde, Susan Lacy, Jeff Rosen,
Martin Scorsese(video director), Nigel Sinclair& Anthony Wall (video producers) for " No Direction Home"
New Age music:
*Best New Age Album:
Paul Winter Consortfor "Silver Solstice"
Packaging and notes
*Best Recording Package:
Aimee Mann& Gail Marowitz (art directors) for "The Forgotten Arm" performed by Aimee Mann
*Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package:Ian Cuttler (art director) for "The Legend" performed by
*Best Album Notes:Alan Lomax, John Szwed (notes writer) for "
The Complete Library of Congress Recordings" performed by Jelly Roll Morton
*Best Female Pop Vocal Performance:
Kelly Clarksonfor " Since U Been Gone"
*Best Male Pop Vocal Performance:
Stevie Wonderfor "From the Bottom of My Heart"
*Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal:
Maroon 5for " This Love"
*Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals:
Gorillazfeaturing De La Soulfor " Feel Good Inc."
*Best Pop Instrumental Performance:
Les Paulfor "Caravan"
*Best Pop Instrumental Album:
Burt Bacharachfor "At This Time"
*Best Pop Vocal Album:
Kelly Clarksonfor "Breakaway"
Production and engineering
Awards for production and engineering:
*Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:Alan Douglas &
Mick Guzauski(engineers) for "Back Home" performed by Eric Clapton
*Best Engineered Album, Classical:Da-Hong Seetoo (engineer) for "" performed by
Emerson String Quartet
*Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical:Louie Vega (remixer) for "Superfly (Louie Vega EOL Mix)" performed by
*Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:
*Producer of the Year, Classical:Tim Handley
Rhythm & Bluesmusic:
*Best Female R&B Vocal Performance:
Mariah Careyfor " We Belong Together"
*Best Male R&B Vocal Performance:
John Legendfor "Ordinary People"
*Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals:
Beyoncéand Stevie Wonderfor "So Amazing"
*Best R&B Song:Mariah Carey,
Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, & Johnta Austinfor "We Belong Together" performed by Mariah Carey
*Best R&B Album:John Legend for "
*Best Contemporary R&B Album:Mariah Carey for "
The Emancipation of Mimi"
*Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance:
Aretha Franklinfor "A House Is Not a Home"
*Best Urban/Alternative Performance:
Damian Marleyfor "Welcome to Jamrock"
Awards for Rap music:
*Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
Jay-Zand Linkin Parkfor " Numb/Encore"
*Best Rap Solo Performance:
Kanye Westfor " Gold Digger"
*Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group:
Black Eyed Peasfor " Don't Phunk With My Heart"
*Best Rap Song:D. Harris & Kanye West for "
Diamonds from Sierra Leone" performed by Kanye West
*Best Rap Album:Kanye West for "
*Best Reggae Album:
Damian Marleyfor " Welcome to Jamrock"
Awards for Rock music:
*Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance:
Bruce Springsteenfor "Devils & Dust"
*Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal:
U2for " Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own"
*Best Hard Rock Performance:
System of a Downfor "B.Y.O.B."
*Best Metal Performance:Slipknot for "
Before I Forget"
*Best Rock Instrumental Performance:
Les Paul& Friends for "69 Freedom Specials"
*Best Rock Song:
Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edgeand Larry Mullenfor " City of Blinding Lights"
*Best Rock Album:
U2for " How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb"
Award for surround sound recording:
*Best Surround Sound Album:
Chuck Ainlay(surround mix engineer), Bob Ludwig(surround mastering), Chuck Ainlay & Mark Knopfler(surround producers) for "Brothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary Edition" performed by Dire Straits
traditional pop music:
*Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
Tony Bennettfor " The Art of Romance"
* [http://www.grammy.com/Grammy_Awards/Annual_Show/48_nominees.aspx 48th Annual Grammy Awards Winners List]
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