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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