Thursday, February 02, 2006

SCROLL ON BY: THE FULL GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

This is, of course, an eyewateringly long list - and, actually, it's not even really "full" as it seems to be missing the polka and spoken word and bassoon trio categories, amongst others. Obviously, it's heartbreakingly poor - McCartney nominated for the Best album? He might just scrape in as 'best record Macca's made for ten years', but best album? Although it's fighting off the Emancipation of Mimi, Gwen Stefani's solo dud and U2's effort. If there's any justice, Kanye will walk it.

Keane will be delighted at their place on the Best New Artist list - it's interesting that you hear of all these acts supposedly going to break America, but the ones which really do fairly well always seem to be the quiet ones.

My Doorbell by the White Stripes a contender in "best pop perfomance" has probably even surprised Jack White - we know he tried hard, but even he must know he tried too hard.

But what's really surprising is the old names cropping up - Stevie Wonder, Kraftwerk; in one category there's Clapton, Springsteen, Young and Plant all jostling Rob Thomas for space - what sort of world is it where Thomas counts as a young upstart?


Album of the Year
Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi
Paul McCartney - Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
Gwen Stefani - Love, Angel, Music, Baby
U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Kanye West - Late Registration

Record of the Year
Mariah Carey - "We Belong Together"
Gorillaz - "Feel Good Inc."
Green Day - "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Gwen Stefani - "Hollaback Girl"
Kanye West - "Gold Digger"

Song of the Year
Rascal Flatts - "Bless the Broken Road"
Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna & Marcus Hummon, songwriters
Bruce Springsteen - "Devils & Dust"
Bruce Springsteen, songwriter
John Legend - "Ordinary People"
W. Adams & J. Stephens, songwriters
U2 - "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own"
U2, songwriters
Mariah Carey - "We Belong Together"
J. Austin, M. Carey, J. Dupri & M. Seal, songwriters

Best New Artist
Ciara
Fall Out Boy
Keane
John Legend
Sugarland

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Mariah Carey - "It's Like That"
Kelly Clarkson - "Since U Been Gone"
Sheryl Crow - "Good Is Good"
Bonnie Raitt - "I Will Not Be Broken"
Gwen Stefani - "Hollaback Girl"

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Jack Johnson - "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing"
Paul McCartney - "Fine Line"
Seal - "Walk on By"
Rob Thomas - "Lonely No More"
Stevie Wonder - "From the Bottom of My Heart"

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal
Black Eyed Peas - "Don't Lie"
The Killers - "Mr. Brightside"
Los Lonely Boys - "More Than Love"
Maroon 5 - "This Love"
The White Stripes - "My Doorbell"

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Black Eyed Peas & Jack Johnson - "Gone Going"
Foo Fighters Featuring Norah Jones - "Virginia Moon"
Gorillaz Featuring De La Soul - "Feel Good Inc."
Herbie Hancock Featuring Christina Aguilera - "A Song for You"
Stevie Wonder Featuring India.Arie - "A Time to Love"

Best Pop Vocal Album
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
Sheryl Crow - Wildflower
Paul McCartney - Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
Gwen Stefani - Love, Angel, Music, Baby

Best Dance Recording
The Chemical Brothers Featuring Q-Tip - "Galvanize"
Deep Dish - "Say Hello"
LCD Soundsystem - "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House"
Fatboy Slim & Lateef - "Wonderful Night"
Kylie Minogue - "I Believe in You"
New Order - "Guilt Is a Useless Emotion"

Best Electronic/Dance Album
The Chemical Brothers - Push the Button
Daft Punk - Human After All
Fatboy Slim - Palookaville
Kraftwerk - Minimum-Maximum
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Eric Clapton - "Revolution"
Robert Plant - "Shine It All Around"
Bruce Springsteen - "Devils & Dust"
Rob Thomas - "This Is How a Heart Breaks"
Neil Young - "The Painter"

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal
Coldplay - "Speed of Sound"
Foo Fighters - "Best of You"
Franz Ferdinand - "Do You Want To"
The Killers - "All These Things That I've Done"
U2 - "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own"

Best Hard Rock Performance
Audioslave - "Doesn't Remind Me"
Nine Inch Nails - "The Hand That Feeds"
Robert Plant - "Tin Pan Valley"
Queens of the Stone Age - "Little Sister"
System of a Down - "B.Y.O.B."

Best Metal Performance
Ministry - "The Great Satan"
Mudvayne - "Determined"
Rammstein - "Mein Teil"
Shadows Fall - "What Drives the Weak"
Slipknot - "Before I Forget"

Best Rock Song
Foo Fighters - "Best of You"
Weezer - "Beverly Hills"
U2 - "City of Blinding Lights"
Bruce Springsteen - "Devils & Dust"
Coldplay - "Speed of Sound"

Best Rock Album
Coldplay - X&Y
Foo Fighters - In Your Honor
The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang
U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Neil Young - Prairie Wind

Best Alternative Music Album
The Arcade Fire - Funeral
Beck - Guero
Death Cab for Cutie - Plans
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better
The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Amerie - "1 Thing"
Beyoncé - "Wishing on a Star"
Mariah Carey - "We Belong Together"
Fantasia - "Free Yourself"
Alicia Keys - "Unbreakable"

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Jamie Foxx - "Creepin' "
John Legend - "Ordinary People"
Mario - "Let Me Love You"
Usher - "Superstar"
Stevie Wonder - "So What the Fuss"

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
Beyoncé & Stevie Wonder - "So Amazing"
Destiny's Child - "Cater 2 U"
Alicia Keys Featuring Jermaine Paul - "If This World Were Mine"
John Legend Featuring Lauryn Hill - "So High"
Stevie Wonder Featuring Aisha Morris - "How Will I Know"

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Mariah Carey - "Mine Again"
Fantasia - "Summertime"
Aretha Franklin - "A House Is Not a Home"
Alicia Keys - "If I Was Your Woman"
John Legend - "Stay With You"

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Floetry - "SupaStar"
Gorillaz - "Dirty Harry"
Van Hunt - "Dust"
Damian Marley - "Welcome to Jamrock"
Mos Def - "Ghetto Rock"

Best R&B Song
Destiny's Child - "Cater 2 U"
Rodney Jerkins, Beyoncé Knowles, Ricky Lewis, Kelly Rowland, Robert Waller & Michelle Williams, songwriters
Fantasia - "Free Yourself"
Craig Brockman, Missy Elliott & Nisan Stewart, songwriters
John Legend - "Ordinary People"
W. Adams & J. Stephens, songwriters
Alicia Keys - "Unbreakable"
Garry Glenn, Alicia Keys, Harold Lily & Kanye West, songwriters
Mariah Carey - "We Belong Together"
J. Austin, M. Carey, J. Dupri & M. Seal

Best R&B Album
Earth, Wind & Fire - Illumination
Fantasia - Free Yourself
Alicia Keys - Unplugged
John Legend - Get Lifted
Stevie Wonder - A Time to Love

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Amerie - Touch
Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi
Destiny's Child - Destiny Fulfilled
Mario - Turning Point
Omarion - O

Best Rap Solo Performance
Common - "Testify"
Eminem - "Mockingbird"
50 Cent - "Disco Inferno"
Ludacris - "Number One Spot"
T.I. - "U Don't Know Me"
Kanye West - "Gold Digger"

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Black Eyed Peas - "Don't Phunk With My Heart"
Common Featuring the Last Poets - "The Corner"
Eminem Featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent - "Encore"
The Game Featuring 50 Cent - "Hate It or Love It"
Ying Yang Twins - "Wait (The Whisper Song)"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Ciara Featuring Missy Elliott - "1, 2 Step"
Common Featuring Kanye West & John Legend - "They Say"
Destiny's Child Featuring T.I. and Lil Wayne - "Soldier"
Jay-Z Featuring Linkin Park - "Numb/Encore"
Gwen Stefani Featuring Eve - "Rich Girl"

Best Rap Song
50 Cent - "Candy Shop"
Kanye West - "Diamonds From Sierra Leone"
Black Eyed Peas - "Don't Phunk With My Heart "
The Game Featuring 50 Cent - "Hate It or Love It"
Missy Elliott Featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop - "Lose Control"

Best Rap Album
Common - Be
Missy Elliott - The Cookbook
Eminem - Encore
50 Cent - The Massacre
Kanye West - Late Registration

Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Josh Groban - "Believe" (from "The Polar Express")
Glen Ballard & Alan Silvestri, songwriters
The Arcade Fire - "Cold Wind" (from "Six Feet Under: Volume 2 - Everything Ends")
The Arcade Fire, songwriters
Wyclef Jean - "Million Voices" (from "Hotel Rwanda")
Jerry Duplessis, Andrea Guerra & Wyclef Jean, songwriters
Tom Petty - "Square One" (from "Elizabethtown")
Tom Petty, songwriter
Danny Elfman - "Wonka's Welcome Song" (from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory")
John August & Danny Elfman, songwriters

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
"Beyond the Sea" (Kevin Spacey)
"Napoleon Dynamite" (Various Artists)
"No Direction Home: The Soundtrack - Bootleg Series, Vol. 7" (Bob Dylan)
"Ray" (Ray Charles)
"Six Feet Under: Volume 2 - Everything Ends" (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
"The Aviator" (Howard Shore, composer)
"The Incredibles" (Michael Giacchino, composer)
"Million Dollar Baby" (Clint Eastwood, composer)
"Ray" (Craig Armstrong, composer)
"Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" (John Williams, composer)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Danger Mouse
Demon Days (Gorillaz)

Nigel Godrich
Chaos and Creation in the Backyard - Paul McCartney

Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis
"Be Blessed" (Yolanda Adams)
"Dance With My Father" (Celine Dion)
"Harajuku Girls" (Gwen Stefani)
"Never Too Much" (Mary J. Blige)
"Nobody Cares" (Deborah Cox)
"Pure Gold" (Earth, Wind & Fire)
"These Boots Are Made for Walkin' " (Jessica Simpson)

Steve Lillywhite
How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (U2)
Mr. A-Z (Jason Mraz)

The Neptunes
"Already Platinum" (Slim Thug Featuring Pharrell)
"Hollaback Girl" (Gwen Stefani)
"Let's Get Blown" (Snoop Dogg)
"On & On" (Missy Elliott)
"Say Somethin' " (Mariah Carey Featuring Snoop Dogg)
"Touch" (Omarion)

Best Short Form Music Video
Missy Elliott Featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop - "Lose Control"
Gorillaz Featuring De La Soul - "Feel Good Inc."
Jamiroquai - "Feels Just Like It Should"
Martina McBride - "God's Will"
Sarah McLachlan - "World on Fire"


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