48th Annual Grammy Awards

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



Award winners[edit]

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


Awards for Children's music:

Dennis Scott (producer) for Songs from the Neighborhood - The Music of Mister Rogers performed by various artists
Christopher Cerf & Marlo Thomas (producers) for Marlo Thomas & Friends: Thanks & Giving All Year Long performed by various artists


Awards for Classical music:

Mariss Jansons (conductor), Sergey Aleksashkin, Chor des Bayerischen Runfunks, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks for Shostakovich: Sym. No. 13
Thomas Quasthoff (soloist, performer), Jürgen Bulgrin & Rainer Maillard (engineers), Christopher Alder (producer) for Bach: Cantatas
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 Orchestra for Verdi: Falstaff
Leonard Slatkin (conductor) & Jerry Blackstone, William Hammer, Jason Harris, Christopher Kiver, Carole Ott & Mary Alice Stollak (choir directors) for Bolcom: Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Requiem
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
Claudio Abbado (conductor), Martha Argerich and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra for Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3
Evgeny Kissin for Scriabin, Medtner, Stravinsky
Pierre Boulez (conductor) & Hilary Summers, Ensemble InterContemporain for Boulez: Le marteau sans maître, Dérive 1 & 2
Emerson String Quartet for Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets
William Bolcom (composer) for Bolcom: Songs of Innocence and of Experience performed by Leonard Slatkin
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 Bolcom: Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Turtle Island String Quartet & Ying Quartet for 4 + Four


Best Comedy Album

Composition and arrangement[edit]

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[edit]

Awards for soundtrack contributions:

James Austin, Stuart Benjamin & Taylor Hackford (compilation producer) & Ray Charles for Ray
Craig Armstrong (composer) for Ray
Glen Ballard & Alan Silvestri for "Believe" (from The Polar Express) performed by Josh Groban


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


Awards for Gospel music:

CeCe Winans for "Pray"
Yolanda Adams, James Harris III, Terry Lewis & James 'Big Jim' Wright, songwriters for "Be Blessed", performed by Yolanda Adams
Casting Crowns for Lifesong
Audio Adrenaline for Until My Heart Caves In
Amy Grant for Rock of Ages...Hymns & Faith
Donnie McClurkin for Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs
CeCe Winans for Purified
Gladys Knight, choir director & Saints Unified Voices for One Voice


Best Historical Album


Awards for Jazz music:

Sonny Rollins for "Why Was I Born?"
Wayne Shorter Quartet for Beyond the Sound Barrier
Dave Holland Big Band for Overtime
Good Night, and Good Luck for Dianne Reeves
Pat Metheny Group for The Way Up
Eddie Palmieri for Listen Here!


Awards for Latin American music:

Laura Pausini for Escucha
Bebo Valdes for Bebo De Cuba
Luis Miguel for México En La Piel
Shakira for Fijación Oral Vol. 1
Little Joe Y La Familia for Chicanisimo
Willy Chirino for Son Del Alma

Musical show[edit]

Award for Musical theatre recording:

Best Musical Show Album

Music video[edit]

Best Short Form Music Video
Best Long Form Music Video

New Age[edit]

Best New Age Album

Packaging and notes[edit]

Best Recording Package
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Ian Cuttler (art director) for The Legend ** Ian Cuttler (art director) (Johnny Cash)
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[edit]

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[edit]

Best Surround Sound Album


Best Spoken Word Album

Traditional Pop[edit]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album


Best Traditional World Music Album
Best Contemporary World Music Album

Special Merit Awards[edit]

MusiCares Person of the Year[edit]

In Memoriam[edit]



See Also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "2005 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved May 1, 2011.