49th Annual Grammy Awards Nominee List

49th Annual GRAMMY Nominees

For Recordings Released During The Eligibility Year October 1, 2005 Through September 30, 2006

 

Category 1

Record Of The Year

(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)



  • Be Without You

    Mary J. Blige

  • You're Beautiful

    James Blunt

  • Not Ready To Make Nice

    Dixie Chicks

  • Crazy

    Gnarls Barkley

  • Put Your Records On

    Corinne Bailey Rae

 

Category 2

Album Of The Year

(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)



  • Taking The Long Way

    Dixie Chicks

  • St. Elsewhere

    Gnarls Barkley

  • Continuum

    John Mayer

  • Stadium Arcadium

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • FutureSex/LoveSounds

    Justin Timberlake

 

Category 3

Song Of The Year

(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Be Without You

    Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox & Jason Perry, songwriters (Mary J. Blige)

  • Jesus, Take The Wheel

    Brett James, Hillary Lindsey & Gordie Sampson, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

  • Not Ready To Make Nice

    Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison & Dan Wilson, songwriters (Dixie Chicks)

  • Put Your Records On

    John Beck, Steve Chrisanthou & Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriters (Corinne Bailey Rae)

  • You're Beautiful

    James Blunt, Amanda Ghost & Sacha Skarbek, songwriters (James Blunt)

 

Category 4

Best New Artist

(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)



  • James Blunt
  • Chris Brown
  • Imogen Heap
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Carrie Underwood

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Field 1 — Pop

 

Category 5

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Ain't No Other Man

    Christina Aguilera

  • Unwritten

    Natasha Bedingfield


  • You Can Close Your Eyes

    Sheryl Crow

  • Stupid Girls

    Pink

  • Black Horse And The Cherry Tree

    KT Tunstall

 

Category 6

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • You're Beautiful

    James Blunt

  • Save Room

    John Legend

  • Waiting On The World To Change

    John Mayer

  • Jenny Wren

    Paul McCartney

  • Bad Day

    Daniel Powter

 

Category 7

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
(For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • My Humps

    The Black Eyed Peas


  • I Will Follow You Into The Dark

    Death Cab For Cutie

  • Over My Head (Cable Car)

    The Fray

  • Is It Any Wonder?

    Keane

  • Stickwitu

    The Pussycat Dolls

 

Category 8

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • For Once In My Life

    Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder

  • One

    Mary J. Blige & U2

  • Always On Your Side

    Sheryl Crow & Sting

  • Promiscuous

    Nelly Furtado & Timbaland

  • Hips Don't Lie

    Shakira & Wyclef Jean

 

Category 9

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Mornin'

    George Benson (& Al Jarreau)

  • Drifting

    Enya

  • Subterfuge

    Béla Fleck & The Flecktones

  • Song H

    Bruce Hornsby

  • My Favorite Things

    The Brian Setzer Orchestra

 

Category 10

Best Pop Instrumental Album

(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)



  • New Beginnings

    Gerald Albright

  • Fire Wire

    Larry Carlton

  • X

    Fourplay

  • Fingerprints

    Peter Frampton

  • Wrapped In A Dream

    Spyro Gyra

 

Category 11

Best Pop Vocal Album

(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)



  • Back To Basics

    Christina Aguilera

  • Back To Bedlam

    James Blunt

  • The River In Reverse

    Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint

  • Continuum

    John Mayer

  • FutureSex/LoveSounds

    Justin Timberlake

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Field 2 — Dance

 

Category 12

Best Dance Recording

(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)



  • Suffer Well

    Depeche Mode

  • Ooh La La

    Goldfrapp

  • Get Together

    Madonna

  • I'm With Stupid

    Pet Shop Boys

  • Sexy Back

    Justin Timberlake & Timbaland

 

Category 13

Best Electronic/Dance Album

(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)



  • Supernature

    Goldfrapp

  • Confessions On A Dance Floor

    Madonna

  • A Lively Mind

    Oakenfold

  • Fundamental

    Pet Shop Boys

  • The Garden

    Zero 7

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Field 3 — Traditional Pop

 

Category 14

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)



  • Duets: An American Classic

    Tony Bennett

  • Caught In The Act

    Michael Bublé

  • Wintersong

    Sarah McLachlan

  • Bette Midler Sings The Peggy Lee Songbook

    Bette Midler

  • Timeless Love

    Smokey Robinson

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Field 4 — Rock

 

Category 15

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Nausea

    Beck

  • Someday Baby

    Bob Dylan

  • Route 66

    John Mayer

  • Saving Grace

    Tom Petty

  • Lookin' For A Leader

    Neil Young


 

Category 16

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Talk

    Coldplay

  • How To Save A Life

    The Fray

  • Steady, As She Goes

    The Raconteurs

  • Dani California

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • The Saints Are Coming

    U2 & Green Day

 

Category 17

Best Hard Rock Performance

(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Crazy Bitch

    Buckcherry

  • Every Day Is Exactly The Same

    Nine Inch Nails

  • Lonely Day

    System Of A Down

  • Vicarious

    Tool

  • Woman

    Wolfmother

 

Category 18

Best Metal Performance

(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Redneck

    Lamb Of God

  • Colony Of Birchmen

    Mastodon

  • Lies, Lies, Lies

    Ministry

  • Eyes Of The Insane

    Slayer

  • 30/30-150

    Stone Sour

 

Category 19

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Chun Li's Flying Bird Kick

    Arctic Monkeys

  • The Wizard Turns On...

    The Flaming Lips

  • Black Hole Sun

    Peter Frampton

  • Catsellorizon

    David Gilmour

  • Super Colossal

    Joe Satriani

 

Category 20

Best Rock Song

(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)


  • Chasing Cars

    Nathan Connolly, Gary Lightbody, Jonny Quinn, Tom Simpson & Paul Wilson, songwriters (Snow Patrol)

  • Dani California

    Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis & Chad Smith, songwriters (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

  • Lookin' For A Leader

    Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young)

  • Someday Baby

    Bob Dylan, songwriter (Bob Dylan)

  • When You Were Young

    Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer & Ronnie Vannucci, songwriters (The Killers)

 

Category 21

Best Rock Album

(Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)


  • Try!

    John Mayer Trio

  • Highway Companion

    Tom Petty

  • Broken Boy Soldiers

    The Raconteurs

  • Stadium Arcadium

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • Living With War

    Neil Young

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Field 5 — Alternative

 

Category 22

Best Alternative Music Album


(Vocal or Instrumental.)



  • Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

    Arctic Monkeys

  • At War With The Mystics

    The Flaming Lips

  • St. Elsewhere

    Gnarls Barkley

  • Show Your Bones

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs

  • The Eraser

    Thom Yorke

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Field 6 — R&B

 

Category 23

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Ring The Alarm

    Beyoncé

  • Be Without You

    Mary J. Blige

  • Don't Forget About Us

    Mariah Carey

  • Day Dreaming

    Natalie Cole

  • I Am Not My Hair

    India.Arie

 

Category 24

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Heaven

    John Legend

  • So Sick

    Ne-Yo

  • Black Sweat

    Prince

  • I Call It Love

    Lionel Richie

  • Got You Home

    Luther Vandross

 

Category 25

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Breezin'

    George Benson & Al Jarreau

  • Love Changes

    Jamie Foxx Featuring Mary J. Blige

  • Everyday (Family Reunion)

    Chaka Khan, Gerald Levert, Yolanda Adams & Carl Thomas

  • Family Affair

    (Sly & The Family Stone), John Legend, Joss Stone With Van Hunt

  • Beautiful, Loved And Blessed

    Prince & Támar

 

Category 26

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Christmas Time Is Here

    Anita Baker

  • God Bless The Child

    George Benson & Al Jarreau Featuring Jill Scott

  • I Found My Everything

    Mary J. Blige Featuring Raphael Saadiq

  • You Are So Beautiful

    Sam Moore Featuring Billy Preston, Zucchero, Eric Clapton & Robert Randolph

  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

    The Temptations

 

Category 27

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Crazy

    Gnarls Barkley

  • That Heat

    Segio Mendes Featuring Erykah Badu & Will.i.am

  • Mas Que Nada

    Sergio Mendes Featuring The Black Eyed Peas

  • Idlewild Blue (Don't Chu Worry 'Bout Me)

    Outkast

  • 3121

    Prince

 

Category 28

Best R&B Song

(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Be Without You

    Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox & Jason Perry, songwriters (Mary J. Blige

  • Black Sweat

    Prince, songwriter (Prince)

  • Deja Vu

    Shawn Carter, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Beyoncé Knowles, Makeba, Keli Nicole Price & Delisha Thomas, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z

  • Don't Forget About Us

    Johnta Austin, Mariah Carey, Bryan-Michael Cox & Jermaine Dupri, songwriters (Mariah Carey

  • I Am Not My Hair

    Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders & India Arie Simpson, songwriters (India.Arie

 

Category 29

Best R&B Album

(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)



  • The Breakthrough

    Mary J. Blige

  • Unpredictable

    Jamie Foxx

  • Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship

    India.Arie

  • 3121

    Prince

  • Coming Home

    Lionel Richie

 

Category 30

Best Contemporary R&B Album

(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)



  • B'Day

    Beyoncé

  • Chris Brown

    Chris Brown

  • 20 Y.O.

    Janet Jackson

  • Kelis Was Here

    Kelis

  • In My Own Words

    Ne-Yo

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Field 7 — Rap

 

Category 31

Best Rap Solo Performance

(For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Touch It

    Busta Rhymes

  • We Run This

    Missy Elliott

  • Kick, Push

    Lupe Fiasco

  • Undeniable

    Mos Def

  • What You Know

    T.I.

 

Category 32

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

(For duo, group or collaborative performances of Rap only. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Ridin

    Chamillionaire Featuring Krayzie Bone

  • Georgia

    Ludacris & Field Mob (Featuring Jamie Foxx)

  • Grillz

    Nelly Featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp

  • Mighty "O"

    Outkast

  • Don't Feel Right

    The Roots

 

Category 33

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

(For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Smack That

    Akon Featuring Eminem

  • Deja Vu

    Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z

  • Shake That

    Eminem Featuring Nate Dogg

  • Unpredictable

    Jamie Foxx Featuring Ludacris

  • My Love

    Justin Timberlake Featuring T.I.

 

Category 34

Best Rap Song

(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)



  • It's Goin' Down

    Chadron Moore & Jasiel Robinson, songwriters (Yung Joc

  • Kick, Push

    Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriter (Lupe Fiasco)

  • Money Maker

    Christopher Bridges & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Ludacris Featuring Pharrell)

  • Ridin

    Anthony Henderson, J. Slainas, O. Salinas & Hakeem Seriki, songwriters

  • What You Know

    A. Davis & Clifford Harris, songwriters; (Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson & Curtis Mayfield, songwriters) (T.I.

 

Category 35

Best Rap Album

(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)



  • Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor

    Lupe Fiasco

  • Release Therapy

    Ludacris

  • In My Mind

    Pharrell

  • Game Theory

    The Roots

  • King

    T.I.

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Field 8 — Country

 

Category 36

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Kerosene

    Miranda Lambert

  • I Still Miss Someone

    Martina McBride

  • Something's Gotta Give

    LeAnn Rimes

  • Jesus, Take The Wheel

    Carrie Underwood

  • I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today

    Gretchen Wilson

 

Category 37

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Every Mile A Memory

    Dierks Bentley

  • The Reason Why

    Vince Gill

  • The Seashores Of Old Mexico

    George Strait

  • Would You Go With Me

    Josh Turner

  • Once In A Lifetime

    Keith Urban

 

Category 38

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
(For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Not Ready To Make Nice

    Dixie Chicks

  • Heaven's My Home

    The Duhks

  • Boondocks

    Little Big Town

  • What Hurts The Most

    Rascal Flatts

  • Leave The Pieces

    The Wreckers

 

Category 39

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Who Says You Can't Go Home

    Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles

  • Tomorrow Is Forever

    Solomon Burke & Dolly Parton

  • Calling Me

    Kenny Rogers & Don Henley

  • Midnight Angel

    Rhonda Vincent & Bobby Osborne

  • Love Will Always Win

    Trisha Yearwood & Garth Brooks

 

Category 40

Best Country Instrumental Performance

(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Jerusalem Ridge

    Casey Driessen

  • Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag

    Tommy Emmanuel

  • Whiskey Before Breakfast

    Bryan Sutton & Doc Watson

  • The Eleventh Reel

    Chris Thile

  • Nature Of The Beast

    Jim VanCleve

 

Category 41

Best Country Song

(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)



  • Every Mile A Memory

    Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley & Steve Bogard, songwriters (Dierks Bentley

  • I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today

    Matraca Berg & Jim Collins, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson)

  • Jesus, Take The Wheel

    Brett James, Hillary Lindsey & Gordie Sampson, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

  • Like Red On A Rose

    Melanie Castleman & Robert Lee Castleman, songwriters (Alan Jackson)

  • What Hurts The Most

    Steve Robson & Jeffrey Steele, songwriters (Rascal Flatts)

 

Category 42

Best Country Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)



  • Taking The Long Way

    Dixie Chicks

  • Like Red On A Rose

    Alan Jackson

  • The Road To Here

    Little Big Town

  • You Don't Know Me: The Songs Of Cindy Walker

    Willie Nelson

  • Your Man

    Josh Turner

 

Category 43

Best Bluegrass Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)



  • Long List Of Heartaches

    The Grascals

  • Bluegrass

    Jim Lauderdale

  • Instrumentals

    Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder

  • Live At The Ryman

    Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives

  • All American Bluegrass Girl

    Rhonda Vincent

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