48th Annual Grammy Awards

The 48th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 8, 2006, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Irish rock band U2 were the main recipients with five awards including Album of the Year. Mariah Carey, John Legend, and Kanye West were each nominated for eight awards and won three; Alison Krauss & Union Station also won three awards; and Kelly Clarkson won two. Green Day were amongst the big winners, winning the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

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Performances

Artist (s) Song (s)
Madonna
Gorillaz
De La Soul
"Feel Good Inc."
"Hung Up"
Coldplay "Talk"
John Legend "Ordinary People"
Sugarland "Something More"
U2
Mary J. Blige
"Vertigo"
"One"
Kelly Clarkson "Because of You"
Paul McCartney "Fine Line"
"Helter Skelter"
Mariah Carey
James 'Big Jim' Wright
Hezekiah Walker and The Love Fellowship Choir
"We Belong Together"
"Fly like a Bird"
Keith Urban
Faith Hill
"You'll Think of Me"
"The Lucky One"
Sly & the Family Stone tribute
Joss Stone
Van Hunt
John Legend
Fantasia
Devin Lima
Maroon 5
Ciara
will.i.am
Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Robert Randolph
Sly Stone
Rusty Allen
"Family Affair"
"If You Want Me to Stay""
"Everyday People"
"Dance to the Music"
"I Want to Take You Higher"
Linkin Park
Jay-Z
Paul McCartney
"Numb/Encore"
Yesterday
Bruce Springsteen "Devils & Dust"
Kanye West
Jamie Foxx
Florida A & M University Marching 100
"Gold Digger"
"Touch the Sky"
Christina Aguilera
Herbie Hancock
"A Song for You"
Allen Toussaint
Bonnie Raitt
The Edge
Irma Thomas
Dr. John
"We Can Can"
Sam Moore
Bruce Springsteen
Irma Thomas
an ensemble band
"In the Midnight Hour"

Award winners

U2 was the night's top winner, with five awards. Their win for Album of the Year was their second win for that particular award. They previously won it back in 1988 for The Joshua Tree. They are the only rock act to have more than one Album of the Year win.

Top nominees included Mariah Carey, John Legend and Kanye West with eight each, but won only three awards each. Kelly Clarkson won two awards, becoming the first American Idol to win a Grammy.

Multiple award winners (awards won/nominated):

General

Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

Blues

Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album

Children's music

Best Musical Album for Children's music
  • '"Songs from the Neighborhood - The Music of Mister Rogers
    • Dennis Scott (producer) (various artists)
Best Spoken Word Album for Children

Classical

Best Orchestral Performance
Best Classical Vocal Performance
Best Opera Recording
Best Choral Performance
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra)
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra)
Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without conductor)
Best Chamber Music Performance
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Best Classical Album
  • "Bolcom: Songs of Innocence and of Experience"-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
Best Classical Crossover Album

Comedy

Best Comedy Album

Composition and arrangement

Awards for composing and arranging:

Best Instrumental Composition
  • Into the Light
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Country

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Best Country Song
Best Country Album
Best Bluegrass Album

Dance

Best Dance Recording
Best Electronic/Dance Album

Film, TV and visual media

Awards for soundtrack contributions:

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

Folk

Best Traditional Folk Album
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Best Native American Music Album
  • Sacred Ground: A Tribute to Mother Earth
    • Jim Wilson producer (various artists)
Best Hawaiian Music Album
  • Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar - Vol. 1
    • Daniel Ho, Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers (Various Artists)

Gospel

Best Gospel Performance
Best Gospel Song
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
Best Rock Gospel Album
Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album
Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album

Historical

Best Historical Album

Jazz

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Best Latin Jazz Album

Latin

Best Latin Pop Album
Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
Best Tejano Album
  • Chicanisimo-Little Joe Y La Familia
Best Salsa/Merengue Album

Musical show

Award for Musical theatre recording:

Best Musical Show Album

Music video

Best Short Form Music Video
Best Long Form Music Video

New Age

Best New Age Album

Packaging and notes

Best Recording Package
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Best Album Notes

Polka

Best Polka Album

Pop

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Best Pop Instrumental Album
Best Pop Vocal Album

Production and engineering

Awards for production and engineering:

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Producer of the Year, Classical
  • Tim Handley

R&B

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best R&B Song
Best R&B Album
Best Contemporary R&B Album
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Rap

Best Rap Solo Performance
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Best Rap Song
Best Rap Album

Reggae

Best Reggae Album

Rock

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Hard Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album

Surround Sound

Best Surround Sound Album

Spoken

Best Spoken Word Album

Traditional Pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

World

Best Traditional World Music Album
Best Contemporary World Music Album

Special Merit Awards

MusiCares Person of the Year

In Memoriam

Trivia

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