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48th Annual Grammy Awards

48th Annual Grammy Awards
Date February 8, 2006
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS

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.[1]


  • Performances 1
  • Presenters 2
  • Award winners 3
    • General 3.1
    • Alternative 3.2
    • Blues 3.3
    • Children's music 3.4
    • Classical 3.5
    • Comedy 3.6
    • Composition and arrangement 3.7
    • Country 3.8
    • Dance 3.9
    • Film, TV and visual media 3.10
    • Folk 3.11
    • Gospel 3.12
    • Historical 3.13
    • Jazz 3.14
    • Latin 3.15
    • Musical show 3.16
    • Music video 3.17
    • New Age 3.18
    • Packaging and notes 3.19
    • Polka 3.20
    • Pop 3.21
    • Production and engineering 3.22
    • R&B 3.23
    • Rap 3.24
    • Reggae 3.25
    • Rock 3.26
    • Surround Sound 3.27
    • Spoken 3.28
    • Traditional Pop 3.29
    • World 3.30
  • Special Merit Awards 4
    • MusiCares Person of the Year 4.1
  • In Memoriam 5
  • Trivia 6
  • Notes 7
  • External links 8
  • References 9


Artist (s) Song (s)
De La Soul
"Feel Good Inc."
"Hung Up"
Coldplay "Talk"
John Legend "Ordinary People"
Sugarland "Something More"
Mary J. Blige
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
Devin Lima
Maroon 5
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
Paul McCartney
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):


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


Best Alternative Music Album


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
Best Spoken Word Album for Children


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
Best Classical Crossover Album


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)


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


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


Best Traditional Folk Album
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Best Native American Music Album
Best Hawaiian Music Album
  • Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar - Vol. 1
    • Daniel Ho, Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers (Various Artists)


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


Best Historical Album


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


Best Latin Pop Album
Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
Best Tejano Album
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


Best Polka Album


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


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


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


Best Reggae Album


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


Best Spoken Word Album

Traditional Pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album


Best Traditional World Music Album
Best Contemporary World Music Album

Special Merit Awards

MusiCares Person of the Year

In Memoriam



External links

  • 48th Annual Grammy Awards Winners List


  1. ^ "2005 Grammy Award Winners". Retrieved May 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Complete List of Grammy Nominations". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). December 8, 2005. p. 1. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
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