Friday, December 08, 2006

Blige: I ate Billboard, now I'm coming for the Grammys

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas comes another great American ritual: The Grammy Nominations. Still seen by some as a reward for musical excellence, the shortlist of names for the key prizes are usually little more than what you'd get if you shook a Clear Channel playlist by the neck.

British hopes are being led this year by - oh, the national shame - James Blunt and Corinne Bailey Rae, although (perhaps more surprisingly) Pet Shop Boys, Arctic Monkeys and Goldfrapp have also at least postioned themselves for consideration in a couple of categories. Imogen Heap is in with a shout for best new singer, although there is a sense that this list has been scraping around this year - Carrie Underwood, anybody?

The biggest pre-winner winner is Mary J Blige, fresh from ordering a U-Haul for her nine Billboard prizes. She's being considered for eight; the Red Hot Chili Peppers are up for six and - in a further blow to George Bush following the loss of both houses, Rumsfeld and Bolton - the Dixie Chicks have been offered the prospect of five prizes.

As ever, the full list of nominations is somewhat long; if you don't want to scroll, you can leap to the bottom:

General Field
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
Bryan-Michael Cox, producer; Danny Cheung, Tal Herzberg & Dave "Hard-Drive"
Pensado, engineers/mixers
Track from: The Breakthrough
[Geffen Records]

• You're Beautiful
James Blunt
Tom Rothrock, producer; Tom Rothrock & Mike Tarantino, engineers/mixers
Track from: Back To Bedlam
[Custard/Atlantic]

• Not Ready To Make Nice
Dixie Chicks
Rick Rubin, producer; Richard Dodd, Jim Scott & Chris Testa, engineers/mixers
Track from: Taking The Long Way
[Open Wide/Columbia]

• Crazy
Gnarls Barkley
Danger Mouse, producer; Ben H. Allen, Danger Mouse & Kennie Takahashi,
engineers/mixers
Track from: St. Elsewhere
[Downtown/Atlantic]

• Put Your Records On
Corinne Bailey Rae
Steve Chrisanthou, producer; Steve Chrisanthou & Jeremy Wheatley,
engineers/mixers
Track from: Corinne Bailey Rae
[Capitol]

General Field
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
Rick Rubin, producer; Richard Dodd, Jim Scott & Chris Testa, engineers/mixers;
Richard Dodd, mastering engineer
[Open Wide/Columbia]

• St. Elsewhere
Gnarls Barkley
Danger Mouse, producer; Ben H. Allen, Danger Mouse & Kennie Takahashi,
engineers/mixers; Mike Lazer, mastering engineer
[Downtown/Atlantic]

• Continuum
John Mayer
Steve Jordan & John Mayer, producers; John Alagia, Michael Brauer, Joe Ferla,
Chad Franscoviak, Manny Marroquin & Dave O'Donnell, engineers/mixers; Greg
Calbi, mastering engineer
[Aware/Columbia]

• Stadium Arcadium
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rick Rubin, producer; Ryan Hewitt, Mark Linette & Andrew Scheps,
engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer
[Warner Bros.]

• FutureSex/LoveSounds
Justin Timberlake
Nate (Danga) Hills, Jawbreakers, Rick Rubin, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake,
producers; Jimmy Douglass, Serban Ghenea, Padraic Kerin, Jason Lader, Andrew
Scheps, Timbaland & Ethan Willoughby, engineers/mixers; Herb Powers, Jr.,
mastering engineer
[Jive Records/Zomba Label Group]

General Field
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)
Track from: The Breakthrough
[Geffen Records; Publishers: Chrysalis Music, Mary J. Blige Music, Naked Under My Clothes Music, Universal Music Corp., Babyboy's Little Publishing, Jason's Lyrics, Noontime South, Reach Global Tunes, WB Music.]

• Jesus, Take The Wheel
Brett James, Hillary Lindsey & Gordie Sampson, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
Track from: Some Hearts
[Arista/Arista Nashville/19; Publishers: Dimensional Music of 1091/Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, Raylene Music/BPJ Administration, No Such Music, Passing Stranger Music/1609 Songs/Music of Windswept.]

• Not Ready To Make Nice
Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison & Dan Wilson, songwriters (Dixie
Chicks)
Track from: Taking The Long Way
[Open Wide/Columbia; Publishers: Woolly Puddin' Music, Chrysalis Music, Sugar Lake Music.]

• Put Your Records On
John Beck, Steve Chrisanthou & Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriters (Corinne Bailey
Rae)
Track from: Corinne Bailey Rae
[Capitol; Publisher: Global Talent Publishing.]

• You're Beautiful
James Blunt, Amanda Ghost & Sacha Skarbek, songwriters (James Blunt)
Track from: Back To Bedlam
[Custard/Atlantic; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, David Platz Music.]

General Field
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

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
Track from: Back To Basics
[RCA Records]

• Unwritten
Natasha Bedingfield
Track from: Unwritten
[Epic/Phonogenic]

• You Can Close Your Eyes
Sheryl Crow
Track from: Sheryl Crow Artist's Choice Deluxe Edition
[Hear Music/Universal Music]

Pink• Stupid Girls
Pink
Track from: I'm Not Dead
[LaFace/Zomba Label Group]

• Black Horse And The Cherry Tree
KT Tunstall
[Relentless/Virgin]

Field 1 - Pop
Category 6 - Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

• You're Beautiful
James Blunt
Track from: Back To Bedlam
[Custard/Atlantic]

John Legend• Save Room
John Legend
Track from: Once Again
[Columbia/GOOD/Sony Urban]

• Waiting On The World To Change
John Mayer
Track from: Continuum
[Aware/Columbia]

• Jenny Wren
Paul McCartney
Track from: Chaos And Creation In The Backyard
[Capitol]

• Bad Day
Daniel Powter
Track from: Daniel Powter
[Warner Bros.]

Field 1 - Pop
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
Track from: Monkey Business
[A&M Records]

• I Will Follow You Into The Dark
Death Cab For Cutie
Track from: Plans
[Atlantic Records]

• Over My Head (Cable Car)
The Fray
Track from: How To Save A Life
[Epic]

• Is It Any Wonder?
Keane
Track from: Under The Iron Sea
[Interscope Records]

• Stickwitu
The Pussycat Dolls
Track from: PCD
[A&M Records]

Field 1 - Pop
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
Track from: Duets: An American Classic
[RPM Records/Columbia]

Blige and Bono• One
Mary J. Blige & U2
Track from: The Breakthrough
[Geffen/Matriarch Records]

• Always On Your Side
Sheryl Crow & Sting
Track from: Wildflower
[A&M Records]

• Promiscuous
Nelly Furtado & Timbaland
Track from: Loose
[Geffen/Mosley Music Group]

• Hips Don't Lie
Shakira & Wyclef Jean
Track from: Oral Fixation Vol. 2
[Epic]

Field 1 - Pop
Category 9 - Best Pop Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Mornin'
George Benson (& Al Jarreau)
Track from: Givin' It Up
[Concord Records/Monster Music]

• Drifting
Enya
Track from: Amarantine
[Reprise]

• Subterfuge
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
Track from: The Hidden Land
[Columbia/Legacy]

• Song H
Bruce Hornsby
Track from: Intersections: 1985 - 2005
[RCA Legacy]

• My Favorite Things
The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Track from: Dig That Crazy Christmas
[Surfdog Records]

Field 1 - Pop
Category 10 - Best Pop Instrumental Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

• New Beginnings
Gerald Albright
[Peak Records]

• Fire Wire
Larry Carlton
[Bluebird/RCA Victor]

Fourplay• X
Fourplay
[Bluebird/RCA Victor]

• Fingerprints
Peter Frampton
[A&M Records/New Door Records]

• Wrapped In A Dream
Spyro Gyra
[Heads Up International]

Field 1 - Pop
Category 11 - Best Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

• Back To Basics
Christina Aguilera
[RCA Records]

• Back To Bedlam
James Blunt
[Custard/Atlantic]

• The River In Reverse
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
[Verve Forecast]

• Continuum
John Mayer
[Aware/Columbia]

• FutureSex/LoveSounds
Justin Timberlake
[Jive Records/Zomba Label Group]

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
Ben Hillier, producer; Steve Fitzmaurice & Ben Hillier, mixers
Track from: Playing The Angel
[Sire/Reprise/Mute]

• Ooh La La
Goldfrapp
Goldfrapp, producers; Mark "Spike" Stent, mixer
Track from: Supernature
[Mute]

• Get Together
Madonna
Madonna & Stuart Price, producers; Mark "Spike" Stent, mixer
Track from: Confessions On A Dance Floor
[Warner Bros.]

• I'm With Stupid
Pet Shop Boys
Trevor Horn, producer; Robert Orton, mixer
Track from: Fundamental
[Rhino Entertainment]

• Sexy Back
Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
Danja, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass, mixer
[Jive Records/Zomba Label Group]

Field 2 - Dance
Category 13 - Best Electronic/Dance Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

Alison Goldfrapp• Supernature
Goldfrapp
[Mute]

• Confessions On A Dance Floor
Madonna
[Warner Bros.]

• A Lively Mind
Oakenfold
[Maverick]

• Fundamental
Pet Shop Boys
[Rhino Entertainment]

• The Garden
Zero 7
[Atlantic]

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
[RPM Records/Columbia]

• Caught In The Act
Michael Bublé
[143-Reprise]

• Wintersong
Sarah McLachlan
[Arista Records/Nettwerk]

• Bette Midler Sings The Peggy Lee Songbook
Bette Midler
[Columbia]

• Timeless Love
Smokey Robinson
[New Door Records]

Field 4 - Rock
Category 15 - Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Nausea
Beck
[Interscope Records]

• Someday Baby
Bob Dylan
Track from: Modern Times
[Columbia]

• Route 66
John Mayer
Track from: Cars - Soundtrack (Various Artists)
[Disney]

• Saving Grace
Tom Petty
Track from: Highway Companion
[American]

• Lookin' For A Leader
Neil Young
Track from: Living With War
[Reprise]

Field 4 - Rock
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
Track from: X&Y
[Capitol]

• How To Save A Life
The Fray
Track from: How To Save A Life
[Epic]

• Steady, As She Goes
The Raconteurs
Track from: Broken Boy Soldiers
[V2/Third Man Records]

• Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Track from: Stadium Arcadium
[Warner Bros.]

• The Saints Are Coming
U2 & Green Day
[Interscope Records/Warner Bros.]

Field 4 - Rock
Category 17 - Best Hard Rock Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Crazy Bitch
Buckcherry
[Eleven Seven Music]

• Every Day Is Exactly The Same
Nine Inch Nails
Track from: With Teeth
[nothing/Interscope Records]

• Lonely Day
System Of A Down
Track from: Hypnotize
[American/Columbia]

• Vicarious
Tool
Track from: 10,000 Days
[Volcano/Zomba Label Group]

Wolfmother• Woman
Wolfmother
Track from: Wolfmother
[Modular/Interscope Records]

Field 4 - Rock
Category 18 - Best Metal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Redneck
Lamb Of God
Track from: Sacrament
[Epic]

• Colony Of Birchmen
Mastodon
Track from: Blood Mountain
[Reprise/Relapse Records]

• Lies, Lies, Lies
Ministry
Track from: Rio Grande Blood
[13th Planet Records/Megaforce Records]

• Eyes Of The Insane
Slayer
Track from: Christ Illusion
[American]

• 30/30-150
Stone Sour
[Roadrunner Records]

Field 4 - Rock
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
[Domino Recording]

• The Wizard Turns On...
The Flaming Lips
Track from: At War With The Mystics
[Warner Bros.]

• Black Hole Sun
Peter Frampton
[A&M Records/New Door Records]

Dave Gilmour• Catsellorizon
David Gilmour
Track from: On An Island
[Columbia]

• Super Colossal
Joe Satriani
Track from: Super Colossal
[Epic]

Field 4 - Rock
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)
Track from: Eyes Open
[A&M Records; Publisher: Big Life Music.]

• Dani California
Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis & Chad Smith, songwriters (Red Hot Chili
Peppers)
Track from: Stadium Arcadium
[Warner Bros.; Publisher: Moebetoblame Music.]

• Lookin' For A Leader
Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young)
Track from: Living With War
[Reprise; Publisher: Silver Fiddle Music.]

• Someday Baby
Bob Dylan, songwriter (Bob Dylan)
Track from: Modern Times
[Columbia; Publisher: Bob Dylan.]

• When You Were Young
Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer & Ronnie Vannucci, songwriters (The
Killers)
[Island Records; Publisher: Universal-Polygram Int.]

Field 4 - Rock
Category 21 - Best Rock Album
(Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

• Try!
John Mayer Trio
[Aware/Columbia]

• Highway Companion
Tom Petty
[American]

• Broken Boy Soldiers
The Raconteurs
[V2/Third Man Records]

• Stadium Arcadium
Red Hot Chili Peppers
[Warner Bros.]

• Living With War
Neil Young
[Reprise]

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
[Domino Recording]

• At War With The Mystics
The Flaming Lips
[Warner Bros.]

• St. Elsewhere
Gnarls Barkley
[Downtown/Atlantic]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs• Show Your Bones
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
[Interscope Records]

• The Eraser
Thom Yorke
[XL Recordings]

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
Track from: B'Day
[Sony Urban Music/Columbia]

• Be Without You
Mary J. Blige
Track from: The Breakthrough
[Geffen Records]

• Don't Forget About Us
Mariah Carey
Track from: The Emancipation Of Mimi (Ultra Platinum Edition)
[Island Records]

• Day Dreaming
Natalie Cole
Track from: Leavin'
[Verve Records]

• I Am Not My Hair
India.Arie
Track from: Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship
[Motown Records]

Field 6 - R&B
Category 24 - Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Heaven
John Legend
Track from: Once Again
[Columbia/GOOD/Sony Urban Music]

Ne-Yo• So Sick
Ne-Yo
Track from: In My Own Words
[Def Jam Recordings]

• Black Sweat
Prince
Track from: 3121
[Universal Records]

• I Call It Love
Lionel Richie
Track from: Coming Home
[Island Def Jam Recordings]

• Got You Home
Luther Vandross
[J Records/Epic/Legacy Recordings]

Field 6 - R&B
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
Track from: Givin' It Up
[Concord Records/Monster Music]

• Love Changes
Jamie Foxx Featuring Mary J. Blige
Track from: Unpredictable
[J Records]

• Everyday (Family Reunion)
Chaka Khan, Gerald Levert, Yolanda Adams & Carl Thomas
Track from: Madea's Family Reunion - Music From The Motion Picture
[Motown Records]

• Family Affair
(Sly & The Family Stone), John Legend, Joss Stone With Van Hunt
Track from: Different Strokes By Different Folks
[Epic/Legacy Recordings]

• Beautiful, Loved And Blessed
Prince & Támar
Track from: 3121
[Universal Records]

Field 6 - R&B
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
Track from: Christmas Fantasy
[Blue Note Records]

• God Bless The Child
George Benson & Al Jarreau Featuring Jill Scott
Track from: Givin' It Up
[Concord Records/Monster Music]

• I Found My Everything
Mary J. Blige Featuring Raphael Saadiq
Track from: The Breakthrough
[Geffen Records]

• You Are So Beautiful
Sam Moore Featuring Billy Preston, Zucchero, Eric Clapton & Robert Randolph
Track from: Overnight Sensational
[Rhino Entertainment]

• How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
The Temptations
Track from: Reflections
[New Door Records]

Field 6 - R&B
Category 27 - Best Urban/Alternative Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Crazy
Gnarls Barkley
Track from: St. Elsewhere
[Downtown/Atlantic]

Sergio Mendes• That Heat
Sergio Mendes Featuring Erykah Badu & Will.i.am
Track from: Timeless
[Concord Records/Hear Music]

• Mas Que Nada
Sergio Mendes Featuring The Black Eyed Peas
Track from: Timeless
[Concord Records/Hear Music/Will.i.am music]

• Idlewild Blue (Don't Chu Worry 'Bout Me)
Outkast
Track from: Idlewild
[La Face Records/Zomba Label Group]

• 3121
Prince
Track from: 3121
[Universal Records]

Field 6 - R&B
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)
Track from: The Breakthrough
[Geffen Records; Publishers: Chrysalis Music, Mary J. Blige Music, Naked Under My Clothes Music, Universal Music Corp., Babyboy's Little Publishing, Jason's Lyrics, Noontime South, Reach Global Tunes, WB Music.]

• Black Sweat
Prince, songwriter (Prince)
Track from: 3121
[Universal Records; Publisher: Controversy Music.]

• Deja Vu
Shawn Carter, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Beyoncé Knowles, Makeba, Keli Nicole
Price & Delisha Thomas, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z)
[Sony Urban Music/Columbia; Publishers: Beyoncé Publishing, EMI Blackwood Music, 23000 Music Publishing, Makeba Yoga Flames Music/Janice Combs Publishing/EMI Blackwood, Price Tag, EMI April Music/Carter Boys Publishing.]

• Don't Forget About Us
Johnta Austin, Mariah Carey, Bryan-Michael Cox & Jermaine Dupri, songwriters
(Mariah Carey)
Track from: The Emancipation Of Mimi (Ultra Platinum Edition)
[Island Records; Publishers: Rye Songs, Shaniah Cymone Music, EMI April Music, Babyboy's Little Publishing Company, Noontime South, Naked Under My Clothes, Chrysalis Music.]

• I Am Not My Hair
Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders & India Arie Simpson, songwriters (India.Arie)
Track from: Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship
[Motown Records; Publishers: Gold & Iron Music, Wang Out Music Sony, Combustion Windswept, Noka International/Famous Music.]

Field 6 - R&B
Category 29 - Best R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

• The Breakthrough
Mary J. Blige
[Geffen Records]

• Unpredictable
Jamie Foxx
[J Records]

India Arie• Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship
India.Arie
[Motown Records]

• 3121
Prince
[Universal Republic]

• Coming Home
Lionel Richie
[Island Def Jam Recordings]

Field 6 - R&B
Category 30 - Best Contemporary R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

• B'Day
Beyoncé
[Sony Urban Music/Columbia]

• Chris Brown
Chris Brown
[Jive Records/Zomba Label Group]

• 20 Y.O.
Janet Jackson
[Virgin Records]

• Kelis Was Here
Kelis
[Jive Records/Zomba Label Group/Dope Entertainment]

• In My Own Words
Ne-Yo
[Def Jam Recordings]

Field 7 - Rap
Category 31 - Best Rap Solo Performance
(For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Touch It
Busta Rhymes
Track from: The Big Bang
[Aftermath/Interscope Records]

">Missy Elliott• We Run This
Missy Elliott
Track from: The Cookbook
[Goldmind/Atlantic]

• Kick, Push
Lupe Fiasco
Track from: Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
[1st & 15th/Atlantic]

• Undeniable
Mos Def
[Geffen Records]

• What You Know
T.I.
Track from: King
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

Field 7 - Rap
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
[Universal Records]

• Georgia
Ludacris & Field Mob (Featuring Jamie Foxx)
Track from: Ludacris Presents...Disturbing Tha Peace And From Field Mob - Light Poles And Pine Trees
[DTP/Geffen/Def Jam Recordings]

• Grillz
Nelly Featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp
Track from: Sweatsuit
[Universal Records]

• Mighty "O"
Outkast
[La Face/Zomba Label Group]

• Don't Feel Right
The Roots
[Def Jam Recordings]

Field 7 - Rap
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
[SRC/Universal Records]

• Deja Vu
Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z
[Sony Urban Music/Columbia]

• Shake That
Eminem Featuring Nate Dogg
Track from: Curtain Call - The Hits
[Aftermath/Shady/Interscope Records]

• Unpredictable
Jamie Foxx Featuring Ludacris
Track from: Unpredictable
[J Records]

• My Love
Justin Timberlake Featuring T.I.
Track from: FutureSex/LoveSounds
[Jive Records/Zomba Label Group]

Field 7 - Rap
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)
Track from: New Joc City
[Bad Boy South; Publishers: Granny Man Publishing, Malik/Mekhi Music, Basement Funk, Regina's Son Music.]

Lupe Fiasco• Kick, Push
Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriter (Lupe Fiasco)
Track from: Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
[1st & 15th/Atlantic; Publishers: Hey Lu Chill Music/Heavy as Heaven, 1st & 15th Publishing/Mr. Lopez Music.]

• Money Maker
Christopher Bridges & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Ludacris Featuring
Pharrell)
Track from: Release Therapy
[Disturbing The Peace/Def Jam Recordings; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Waters of Nazareth Publishing.]

• Ridin
Anthony Henderson, J. Slainas, O. Salinas & Hakeem Seriki, songwriters
(Chamillionaire Featuring Krayzie Bone)
[Universal Records; Publishers: Chamilitary Camp Music, Play-N-Skilz Music, EMI Publishing.]

• What You Know
A. Davis & Clifford Harris, songwriters; (Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson & Curtis
Mayfield, songwriters) (T.I.)
Track from: King
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Club Crown Publishing, Toomp Stone Publishing, Careers-BMG Music, WB Music Corp., Warner-Tamerlane Publishing.]

Field 7 - Rap
Category 35 - Best Rap Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

• Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
Lupe Fiasco
[1st & 15th/Atlantic]

• Release Therapy
Ludacris
[Disturbing Tha Peace]

• In My Mind
Pharrell
[Star Trak/Interscope Records]

• Game Theory
The Roots
[Def Jam Recordings]

• King
T.I.
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

Field 8 - Country
Category 36 - Best Female Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

Miranda Lambert• Kerosene
Miranda Lambert
Track from: Kerosene
[Epic]

• I Still Miss Someone
Martina McBride
[RCA Nashville]

• Something's Gotta Give
LeAnn Rimes
Track from: This Woman
[Curb Records]

• Jesus, Take The Wheel
Carrie Underwood
Track from: Some Hearts
[Arista/Arista Nashville/19]

• I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today
Gretchen Wilson
[Epic Nashville]

Field 8 - Country
Category 37 - Best Male Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Every Mile A Memory
Dierks Bentley
[Capitol Records Nashville]

• The Reason Why
Vince Gill
[MCA Nashville]

• The Seashores Of Old Mexico
George Strait
Track from: Somewhere Down In Texas
[MCA Nashville]

• Would You Go With Me
Josh Turner
Track from: Your Man
[MCA Nashville]

• Once In A Lifetime
Keith Urban
[Capitol Records Nashville]

Field 8 - Country
Category 38 - Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
(For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

Dixie Chicks• Not Ready To Make Nice
Dixie Chicks
Track from: Taking The Long Way
[Open Wide/Columbia]

• Heaven's My Home
The Duhks
Track from: Migrations
[Sugar Hill Records]

• Boondocks
Little Big Town
Track from: The Road To Here
[Equity Music Group]

• What Hurts The Most
Rascal Flatts
Track from: Me And My Gang
[Lyric Street Records]

• Leave The Pieces
The Wreckers
Track from: Stand Still - Look Pretty
[Maverick]

Field 8 - Country
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
Track from: Have A Nice Day
[Island]

• Tomorrow Is Forever
Solomon Burke & Dolly Parton
Track from: Nashville
[Shout! Factory]

• Calling Me
Kenny Rogers & Don Henley
Track from: Water & Bridges
[Capitol Records Nashville]

• Midnight Angel
Rhonda Vincent & Bobby Osborne
Track from: All American Bluegrass Girl
[Rounder]

• Love Will Always Win
Trisha Yearwood & Garth Brooks
Track from: Jasper County
[MCA Nashville]

Field 8 - Country
Category 40 - Best Country Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Jerusalem Ridge
Casey Driessen
Track from: 3D
[Sugar Hill Records]

Tommy Emmanuel• Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag
Tommy Emmanuel
Track from: The Mystery
[Favored Nations Acoustic]

• Whiskey Before Breakfast
Bryan Sutton & Doc Watson
Track from: Not Too Far From The Tree
[Sugar Hill Records]

• The Eleventh Reel
Chris Thile
Track from: How To Grow A Woman From The Ground
[Sugar Hill Records]

• Nature Of The Beast
Jim VanCleve
Track from: No Apologies
[Rural Rhythm Records]

Field 8 - Country
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)
[Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Dierks Bentley Publishing, Brett Beavers Publishing, Ensign Music, Rancho Papa Music.]

• I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today
Matraca Berg & Jim Collins, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson)
[Epic Nashville; Publishers: Songs of Universal, Hannaberg Music, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Make Shift Music.]

• Jesus, Take The Wheel
Brett James, Hillary Lindsey & Gordie Sampson, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
Track from: Some Hearts
[Arista/Arista Nashville/19; Publishers: Dimensional Music of 1091/Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, Raylene Music/BPJ Administration, No Such Music, Passing Stranger Music/1609 Songs/Music of Windswept.]

• Like Red On A Rose
Melanie Castleman & Robert Lee Castleman, songwriters (Alan Jackson)
Track from: Like Red On A Rose
[Arista Nashville/Sony BMG; Publishers: Farm Use Only Music, Cassamel Music.]

• What Hurts The Most
Steve Robson & Jeffrey Steele, songwriters (Rascal Flatts)
Track from: Me And My Gang
[Lyric Street Records; Publishers: Gottahaveable Music, Songs of Windswept Pacific, Almo Music.]

Field 8 - Country
Category 42 - Best Country Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Taking The Long Way
Dixie Chicks
[Open Wide/Columbia]

• Like Red On A Rose
Alan Jackson
[Arista Nashville/Sony BMG]

• The Road To Here
Little Big Town
[Equity Music Group]

• You Don't Know Me: The Songs Of Cindy Walker
Willie Nelson
[Lost Highway]

• Your Man
Josh Turner
[MCA Nashville]

Field 8 - Country
Category 43 - Best Bluegrass Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Long List Of Heartaches
The Grascals
[Rounder]

• Bluegrass
Jim Lauderdale
[Yep Roc]

• Instrumentals
Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
[Skaggs Family Records]

• Live At The Ryman
Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives
[Superlatone Records/Universal South Records]

Rhonda Vincent• All American Bluegrass Girl
Rhonda Vincent
[Rounder]

Field 9 - New Age
Category 44 - Best New Age Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• A Posteriori
Enigma
[Virgin Records]

• Amarantine
Enya
[Reprise]

• Beyond Words
Gentle Thunder With Will Clipman & AmoChip Dabney
[Delvian Records / GT Productions]

• Elements Series: Fire
Peter Kater
[Real Music]

• The Magical Journeys Of Andreas Vollenweider
Andreas Vollenweider
[Kin Kou/SLG Records]

Field 10 - Jazz
Category 45 - Best Contemporary Jazz Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

• The Hidden Land
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
[Columbia]

• People People Music Music
Groove Collective
[Savoy Jazz Worldwide]

• Rewind That
Christian Scott
[Concord Jazz]

• Sexotica
Sex Mob
[Thirsty Ear Recordings, Inc.]

• Who Let The Cats Out?
Mike Stern
[Heads Up]

Field 10 - Jazz
Category 46 - Best Jazz Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

• Footprints
Karrin Allyson
[Concord Jazz]

• Easy To Love
Roberta Gambarini
[Groovin' High/Kindred Rhythm]

• Live At Jazz Standard With Fred Hersch
Nancy King
[Maxjazz]

• From This Moment On
Diana Krall
[Verve]

• Turned To Blue
Nancy Wilson
[MCG Jazz]

Field 10 - Jazz
Category 47 - Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
(For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Some Skunk Funk
Michael Brecker, soloist
Track from: Some Skunk Funk (Randy Brecker w/Michael Brecker)
[Telarc Jazz/BHM]

• Paq Man
Paquito D'Rivera, soloist
Track from: From The Heart (Hilario Duran And His Latin Jazz Big Band)
[Alma Records]

• Freedom Jazz Dance
Taylor Eigsti, soloist
Track from: Lucky To Be Me
[Concord Jazz]

• Hippidy Hop (Drum Solo)
Roy Haynes, soloist
Track from: Whereas
[Dreyfus Jazz]

• Hope
Branford Marsalis, soloist
Track from: Braggtown
[Marsalis Music/Rounder]

Field 10 - Jazz
Category 48 - Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

• Sound Grammar
Ornette Coleman
[Sound Grammar]

• The Ultimate Adventure
Chick Corea
[Stretch Records]

• Trio Beyond - Saudades
Jack DeJohnette, Larry Goldings & John Scofield
[ECM]

• Beyond The Wall
Kenny Garrett
[Nonesuch]

Sonny Rollins• Sonny, Please
Sonny Rollins
[Doxy Records]

Field 10 - Jazz
Category 49 - Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
(For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

• Some Skunk Funk
Randy Brecker With Michael Brecker, Jim Beard, Will Lee, Peter Erskine, Marcio
Doctor & Vince Mendoza conducting The WDR Big Band Köln
[Telarc Jazz/BHM]

• Spirit Music
Bob Brookmeyer - New Art Orchestra
[ArtistShare]

• Streams Of Expression
Joe Lovano Ensemble
[Blue Note Records]

• Live In Tokyo At The Blue Note
Mingus Big Band
[Sunnyside/Sue Mingus Music]

• Up From The Skies - Music Of Jim McNeely
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
[Planet Arts Recordings]

Field 10 - Jazz
Category 50 - Best Latin Jazz Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Codes
Ignacio Berroa
[Blue Note Records]

• Cubist Music
Edsel Gomez
[Zoho]

• Simpático
The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project
[ArtistShare]

• Absolute Quintet
Dafnis Prieto
[Zoho]

• Viva
Diego Urcola, Edward Simon, Avishai Cohen, Antonio Sanchez & Pernell Saturnino
[CAM Jazz]

Field 11 - Gospel
Category 51 - Best Gospel Performance
(For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.)

• Victory
Yolanda Adams
Track from: The Gospel - Soundtrack
[Verity Records]

• Not Forgotten
Israel & New Breed
Track from: Alive In South Africa
[Integrity Gospel]

• The Blessing Of Abraham
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers
Track from: Finale Act One
[EMI Gospel]

Chris Tomlin• Made To Worship
Chris Tomlin
Track from: See The Morning
[Sparrow Records/SixStepsRecords]

• Victory
Tye Tribbett & G.A.
Track from: Victory Live!
[Columbia, Sony Urban]

Field 11 - Gospel
Category 52 - Best Gospel Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• The Blessing Of Abraham
Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers)
Track from: Finale Act One
[EMI Gospel; Publishers: QW Songs, Zomba Publishing.]

• Imagine Me
Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
[Fo Yo Soul/Verity/Zomba; Publishers: Zomba Songs, Kerrion Publishing, Lilly Mack Music.]

• Mountain Of God
Brown Bannister & Mac Powell, songwriters (Third Day)
Track from: Wherever You Are
[Essential Records; Publishers: Vandura 2500 Songs, New Spring (Zomba), Banistuci Music.]

• Not Forgotten
Israel Houghton & Aaron Lindsey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed)
Track from: Alive In South Africa
[Integrity Gospel; Publishers: Sound of the New Breed, Integrity's Praise! Music, Aaron Lindsey Publishing.]

• Victory
Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett & G.A.)
Track from: Victory Live!
[Columbia, Sony Urban; Publisher: G.A.S. Music.]

Field 11 - Gospel
Category 53 - Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

• DecembeRadio
DecembeRadio
[Slanted Records]

• Where The Past Meets Today
Sarah Kelly
[Gotee Records]

• Turn Around
Jonny Lang
[A&M Records]

• End Of Silence
Red
[Essential Records]

• Bone-A-Fide
T-Bone
[Bone Yard/Flicker Records]

Field 11 - Gospel
Category 54 - Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

• Sound Of Melodies
Leeland
[Essential Records]

• Coming Up To Breathe
MercyMe
[INO Records]

• Wherever You Are
Third Day
[Essential Records]

• See The Morning
Chris Tomlin
[Sixstepsrecords/sparrow]

Ayiesha Woods• Introducing Ayiesha Woods
Ayiesha Woods
[Gotee Records]

Field 11 - Gospel
Category 55 - Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

• Kenny Bishop
Kenny Bishop
[Daywind Records]

• Give It Away
Gaither Vocal Band
[Gaither Music Group]

• Precious Memories
Alan Jackson
[ACR Records/Arista Nashville]

• The Promised Land
The Del McCoury Band
[McCoury Music]

• Glory Train
Randy Travis
[Word Records/Curb/Warner Bros.]

Field 11 - Gospel
Category 56 - Best Traditional Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

• An Invitation To Worship
Byron Cage
[Zomba/Gospocentric]

• Paved The Way
The Caravans
[Malaco Records]

• Still Keeping It Real
The Dixie Hummingbirds
[MCG Records]

• Alive In South Africa
Israel & New Breed
[Integrity Gospel]

• Finalé Act One
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers
[EMI Gospel]

Field 11 - Gospel
Category 57 - Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

• Set Me Free
Myron Butler & Levi
[EMI Gospel]

Kirk Franklin• Hero
Kirk Franklin
[Fo Yo Soul/Zomba]

• A Timeless Christmas
Israel And New Breed
[Integrity Gospel]

• This Is Me
Kierra Kiki Sheard
[EMI Gospel]

• Victory Live!
Tye Tribbett & G.A.
[Columbia, Sony Urban]

Field 12 - Latin
Category 58 - Best Latin Pop Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Adentro
Arjona
[Norte/Sony BMG]

• Lo Que Trajo El Barco
Obie Bermúdez
[EMI/Televisa]

• Individual
Fulano
[FM Records]

• Trozos De Mi Alma 2
Marco Antonio Solis
[Fonovisa Records]

• Limón Y Sal
Julieta Venegas
[Norte/Sony BMG]

Field 12 - Latin
Category 59 - Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Lo Demás Es Plástico
Black:Guayaba
[OLE Music]

Tego Calderón• The Underdog/El Subestimado
Tego Calderón
[Jiggiri/Atlantic]

• Calle 13
Calle 13
[Norte/Sony BMG]

• Superpop Venezuela
Los Amigos Invisibles
[Gozadera Records]

• Amar Es Combatir
Maná
[Warner Music Latina]

Field 12 - Latin
Category 60 - Best Tropical Latin Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Fuzionando
Oscar D'Leon
[Norte/Sony BMG]

• Salsatón: Salsa Con Reggaetón
Andy Montañez
[Univision Music Group]

• Hoy, Mañana Y Siempre
Tito Nieves
[Univision Music Group]

• Directo Al Corazón
Gilberto Santa Rosa
[Norte/Sony BMG]

• What You've Been Waiting For - Lo Que Esperabas
Tiempo Libre
[Shanachie Entertainment]

Field 12 - Latin
Category 61 - Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Historias De Mi Tierra
Pepe Aguilar
[Norte/Sony BMG]

• No Es Brujería
Ana Bárbara
[Fonovisa Records]

• 25 Aniversario
Mariachi Sol De Mexico De José Hernández
[Venemusic]

• A Toda Ley
Pablo Montero
[Univision Records]

Alicia Villarreal• Orgullo De Mujer
Alicia Villarreal
[Universal]

Field 12 - Latin
Category 62 - Best Tejano Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Sigue El Taconazo
Chente Barrera
[Q-Vo Records]

• It's...All Right
Jimmy Edward
[On The Edge]

• Live In Session
Bob Gallarza
[On The Edge]

• All Of Me
Jay Perez
[Tejas Records]

• Rebecca Valadez
Rebecca Valadez
[AMI Records Latin]

Field 12 - Latin
Category 63 - Best Norteño Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Algo De Mí
Conjunto Primavera
[Fonovisa Records]

• Puro Pa' Arriba
Los Huracanes Del Norte
[Univision Records]

• Historias Que Contar
Los Tigres Del Norte
[Fonovisa Records]

• Piénsame Un Momento
Pesado
[Warner Music Latina]

• Prefiero La Soledad
Retoño
[JB Records]

Field 12 - Latin
Category 64 - Best Banda Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• 20 Mil Heridas
Banda Machos
[Warner Music Latina]

• Mas Fuerte Que Nunca
Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
[Fonovisa Records]

• Amor Gitano
Cuisillos
[Musart]

Ezequiel Peña• A Mucha Honra
Ezequiel Peña
[Fonovisa Records]

• Más Allá Del Sol
Joan Sebástian
[Musart]

Field 13 - Blues
Category 65 - Best Traditional Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Brother To The Blues
Tab Benoit With Louisiana's Leroux
[Telarc Blues]

• Bronx In Blue
Dion
[Razor & Tie]

• People Gonna Talk
James Hunter
[Rounder]

• Guitar Groove-A-Rama
Duke Robillard
[Stony Plain Records]

• Risin' With The Blues
Ike Turner
[Zoho Roots]

Field 13 - Blues
Category 66 - Best Contemporary Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Live From Across The Pond
Robert Cray Band
[Vanguard Records/Nozzle Records]

• Sippiana Hericane
Dr. John & The Lower 911
[Blue Note Records]

Keb Mo• Suitcase
Keb' Mo'
[Epic/One Haven/Red Ink]

• Hope And Desire
Susan Tedeschi
[Verve Forecast]

• After The Rain
Irma Thomas
[Rounder]

Field 14 - Folk
Category 67 - Best Traditional Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• I Stand Alone
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
[Anti]

• Gonna Let It Shine
Odetta
[M.C. Records]

• Adieu False Heart
Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy
[Vanguard Records]

• We Shall Overcome - The Seeger Sessions
Bruce Springsteen
[Columbia]

• A Distant Land To Roam
Ralph Stanley
[Columbia/DMZ]

Field 14 - Folk
Category 68 - Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Solo Acoustic Vol. 1
Jackson Browne
[Inside Recordings]

Rosanne Cash• Black Cadillac
Rosanne Cash
[Capitol]

• Workbench Songs
Guy Clark
[Dualtone Music Group]

• Modern Times
Bob Dylan
[Columbia]

• All The Roadrunning
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
[Warner Bros./Nonesuch]

Field 14 - Folk
Category 69 - Best Native American Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Voice Of The Drum
Black Eagle
[Soar]

• Heart Of The Wind
Robert Tree Cody & Will Clipman
[Canyon Records]

• American Indian Story
Jana
[Soar]

• Long Winter Nights
Northern Cree & Friends
[Canyon Records]

• Dance With The Wind
Mary Youngblood
[Silver Wave Records]

Field 14 - Folk
Category 70 - Best Hawaiian Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Amy Hanaiali'i• Generation Hawai'i
Amy Hanaiali'i
[Hanaiali'i Records]

• Grandmaster Slack Key Guitar
Ledward Ka'apana
[Rhythm And Roots Records]

• The Wild Hawaiian
Henry Kapono
[Eclectic Records]

• Hawaiian Slack Key Kings
Various Artists
Chris Lau & Milton Lau, producers
[Rhythm And Roots Records]

• Legends Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar - Live From Maui
Various Artists
Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku, Jr., Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers
[Daniel Ho Creations]

Field 15 - Reggae
Category 71 - Best Reggae Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Too Bad
Buju Banton
[Gargamel Music, Inc.]

• Love Is My Religion
Ziggy Marley
[Tuff Gong Worldwide]

• Youth
Matisyahu
[Epic/Or/JDub]

• Rhythm Doubles
Sly & Robbie
[Taxi Records]

• Who You Fighting For
UB40
[Rhino Entertainment]

Field 16 - World Music
Category 72 - Best Traditional World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Music Of Central Asia Vol. 2: Invisible Face Of The Beloved: Classical Music Of The Tajiks And Uzbeks
The Academy Of Maqâm
[Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]

• Endless Vision
Hossein Alizadeh & Djivan Gasparyan
[World Village]

• Hambo In The Snow
Andrea Hoag, Loretta Kelley & Charlie Pilzer
[Azalea City Recordings]

• Golden Strings Of The Sarode
Aashish Khan & Zakir Hussain
[Moment Records]

• Blessed
Soweto Gospel Choir
[Shanachie]

Field 16 - World Music
Category 73 - Best Contemporary World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Tiki
Richard Bona
[Decca]

• M'Bemba
Salif Keita
[Decca]

• Wonder Wheel
The Klezmatics
[Jewish Music Group]

• Long Walk To Freedom
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
[Heads Up International]

Ali Farka Toure• Savane
Ali Farka Toure
[World Circuit/Nonesuch]

Field 17 - Polka
Category 74 - Best Polka Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Batteries Not Included
Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones
[Bel-Aire Records]

• As Sweet As Candy
Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push
[Push Records]

• Party Dress
LynnMarie & The Boxhounds
[Squeeze Record]

• Good Friends Good Music
Walter Ostanek & Fred Ziwich
[Ranch Recordings]

• Polka In Paradise
Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra
[Rounder]

Field 18 - Children's
Category 75 - Best Musical Album For Children
(For albums consisting of predominantly music or song vs. spoken word.)

• Baby Einstein Meet The Orchestra
Various Artists
Ted Kryczko & Ed Mitchell, producers
[Walt Disney Records]

• Beethoven's Wig 3: Many More Sing Along Symphonies
Beethoven's Wig
[Rounder]

• Catch That Train!
Dan Zanes And Friends
[Festival Five Records]

• My Best Day
Trout Fishing In America
[Trout Records]

• The Sunny Side Of The Street
John Lithgow
[Razor & Tie]

Field 18 - Children's
Category 76 - Best Spoken Word Album For Children
(For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song.)

• Blah Blah Blah: Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates & Dogs
Bill Harley
[Round River Records/Empyrean Records]

• Christmas In The Trenches
John McCutcheon
[Peachtree Press]

• Disney's Little Einsteins Musical Missions
Various Artists
Ted Kryczko & Ed Mitchell, producers
[Walt Disney Records]

• Peter Pan
Jim Dale
[Listening Library]

Lynn Redgrave• The Witches
Lynn Redgrave
[Harper Children's Audio]

Field 19 - Spoken Word
Category 77 - Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
(Narrated/dramatized books include authors' names in parenthesis for identification.)

• I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! (Bob Newhart)
Bob Newhart
[Hyperion Audiobooks]

• New Rules - Polite Musings From A Timid Observer
Bill Maher
[Phoenix Audio]

• Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis (Jimmy Carter)
Jimmy Carter
[Simon & Schuster Audio]

• The Truth (With Jokes) (Al Franken)
Al Franken
[Brilliance Audio]

• With Ossie And Ruby: In This Life Together (Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee)
Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee
[Time Warner]

Field 20 - Comedy
Category 78 - Best Comedy Album
(For comedy recordings, spoken or musical)

• Blue Collar Comedy Tour - One For The Road
Bill Engvall, Ron White, Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy
[Warner Bros.]

• The Carnegie Hall Performance
Lewis Black
[Comedy Central Records]

• Life Is Worth Losing
George Carlin
[Atlantic]

• Straight Outta Lynwood
"Weird Al" Yankovic
[Volcano/Zomba Label Group]

• You Can't Fix Stupid
Ron White
[Image Entertainment]

Field 21 - Musical Show
Category 79 - Best Musical Show Album
(Award to the Album Producer(s), and to the Lyricist(s) & Composer(s) of 51% or more of a new score. (Artist, Lyricist & Composer names appear in parenthesis.))

• The Color Purple
Jay David Saks, producer; Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell & Allee Willis,
composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast With LaChanze, Elisabeth
Withers-Mendes & Others)
[Angel Records]

• The Drowsy Chaperone
Kurt Deutsch, Joel Moss & Phil Reno, producers; Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison,
composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast With Bob Martin, Sutton Foster, Beth
Leavel & Others)
[Ghostlight]

• Jersey Boys
Bob Gaudio, producer (Bob Gaudio, composer; Bob Crewe, lyricist) (Original
Broadway Cast With Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer, John
Lloyd Young & Others)
[Rhino]

• The Pajama Game
Harry Connick, Jr. & Tracey Freeman, producers (Richard Adler & Jerry Ross,
composers/lyricists) (New Broadway Cast With Harry Connick, Jr., Kelli O'Hara &
Others)
[Columbia]

• Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tommy Krasker, producer (Stephen Sondheim, composer/lyricist) (Broadway Cast
With Patti LuPone, Michael Cerveris & Others)
[Nonesuch]

Field 22 - Film/TV/Visual Media
Category 80 - Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(Award to the Artist(s) and/or Producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album, or to the individual(s) actively responsible for the concept and musical direction and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable.)

• Brokeback Mountain
Various Artists
[Verve Forecast]

• Cars
Various Artists
[Walt Disney Records/Pixar]

• Grey's Anatomy - Volume 2
Various Artists
[Hollywood Records]

• Little Miss Sunshine
Various Artists
[Lakeshore Records]

• Walk The Line
Joaquin Phoenix & Various Artists
[Wind-Up Records]

Field 22 - Film/TV/Visual Media
Category 81 - Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series or other visual media.)

• The Chronicles Of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
Harry Gregson-Williams, composer
[Walt Disney Records]

• The Da Vinci Code
Hans Zimmer, composer
[Decca]

• Memoirs Of A Geisha
John Williams, composer
[Sony Classical]

• Munich
John Williams, composer
[Decca]

• Pirates Of The Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest
Hans Zimmer, composer
[Walt Disney Records]

Field 22 - Film/TV/Visual Media
Category 82 - Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Can't Take It In (From The Chronicles Of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe)
Imogen Heap, songwriter (Imogen Heap)
[Walt Disney Records; Publishers: Walt Disney Music, Rondor Music.]

• I Need To Wake Up (From An Inconvenient Truth)
Melissa Etheridge, songwriter (Melissa Etheridge)
[Island Def Jam; Publisher: Songs of Ridge Road.]

• Our Town (From Cars)
Randy Newman, songwriter (James Taylor)
[Walt Disney Records/Pixar; Publishers: Walt Disney Music, Pixar Talking Pictures.]

• There's Nothing Like A Show On Broadway (From The Producers)
Mel Brooks, songwriter (Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick)
[Sony Classical; Publisher: Mel Brooks Music.]

• Travelin' Thru (From Transamerica)
Dolly Parton, songwriter (Dolly Parton)
[Nettwerk Records; Publisher: Velvet Apple Music.]

Field 23 - Composing/Arranging
Category 83 - Best Instrumental Composition
(A Composer's Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Argument
Taylor Eigsti, composer (Taylor Eigsti)
Track from: Lucky To Be Me
[Concord Jazz]

• A Concerto In Swing
Patrick Williams, composer (The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra & Big Band)
Track from: Elevation
[Concord Records]

• A Prayer For Peace
John Williams, composer (John Williams)
Track from: Munich - Soundtrack
[Decca Records]

• Sayuri's Theme And End Credits
John Williams, composer (John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma & Itzhak Perlman)
Track from: Memoirs Of A Geisha - Soundtrack
[Sony Classical]

• Valentine
Fred Hersch, composer (Fred Hersch)
Track from: In Amsterdam: Live At The Bimhuis
[Palmetto Records]

Field 23 - Composing/Arranging
Category 84 - Best Instrumental Arrangement
(An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes
Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
Track from: The Phat Pack
[Immergent]

• Three Ghouls
Chick Corea, arranger (Chick Corea)
Track from: The Ultimate Adventure
[Stretch Records]

• Three Women
Gil Goldstein, arranger (Gil Goldstein)
Track from: Under Rousseau's Moon
[Half Note]

• Tom & Eddie
Patrick Williams, arranger (The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra & Big Band)
Track from: Elevation
[Concord Records]

• Up From The Skies
Jim McNeely, arranger (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra)
Track from: Up From The Skies - Music Of Jim McNeely
[Planet Arts Recordings]

Field 23 - Composing/Arranging
Category 85 - Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
(An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• For Once In My Life
Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder)
Track from: Duets: An American Classic
[RPM Records/Columbia]

• Good Morning Heartache
Gil Goldstein & Greg Phillinganes, arrangers (Chris Botti & Jill Scott)
Track from: To Love Again - The Duets
[Columbia Records]

• My Flame Burns Blue (Blood Count)
Vince Mendoza, arranger (Elvis Costello With The Metropole Orkest)
Track from: My Flame Burns Blue
[Deutsche Grammophon]

• Stardust
Slide Hampton, arranger (Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band)
Track from: Dizzy's Business
[MCG Jazz]

• Suninga
Gil Goldstein, arranger (Gil Goldstein)
Track from: Under Rousseau's Moon
[Half Note]

Field 24 - Package
Category 86 - Best Recording Package

• The Best Worst-Case Scenario
Ryan Clark, art director (Fair)
[Tooth & Nail Records]

• Personal File
Randall Martin, art director (Johnny Cash)
[Columbia/Legacy Recordings]

• Reprieve
Ani DiFranco & Brian Grunert, art directors (Ani DiFranco)
[Righteous Babe Records]

• 10,000 Days
Adam Jones, art director (Tool)
[Tool Dissectional/Volcano/Zomba Label Group]

• Versions
Neal Ashby & Matthew Curry, art directors (Thievery Corporation)
[ESL Music]

Field 24 - Package
Category 87 - Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

• The Cellar Door Sessions 1970
Howard Fritzson, Dan Ichimoto & Seth Rothstein, art directors (Miles Davis)
[Columbia/Legacy Recordings]

• Fonotone Records
Susan Archie & Henry Owings, art directors (Various Artists)
[Dust-To-Digital]

• A Life Less Lived - The Gothic Box
Hugh Brown & Jean Krikorian, art directors (Various Artists)
[Rhino Entertainment]

• One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found
Hugh Brown, Sheryl Farber & Maria Villar, art directors (Various Artists)
[Rhino Entertainment]

• Stadium Arcadium
Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith & Matt Taylor, art directors
(Red Hot Chili Peppers)
[Warner Bros.]

Field 25 - Album Notes
Category 88 - Best Album Notes

• Good For What Ails You: Music Of The Medicine Shows, 1926-1937
Marshall Wyatt, album notes writer (Various Artists)
[Old Hat Records]

• If You Got To Ask, You Ain't Got It!
Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Fats Waller)
[Bluebird/Legacy Recordings]

• Lost Sounds: Blacks And The Birth Of The Recording Industry 1891-1922
Tim Brooks, album notes writer (Various Artists)
[Archeophone Records]

• Pirate Radio
Ben Edmonds, album notes writer (Pretenders)
[Rhino Entertainment/Warner Bros./Sire Records]

• There Is A Season
David Fricke, album notes writer (The Byrds)
[Columbia/Legacy Recordings]

Field 26 - Historical
Category 89 - Best Historical Album

• Good For What Ails You: Music Of The Medicine Shows, 1926-1937
Marshall Wyatt, compilation producer; Christopher King, mastering engineer
(Various Artists)
[Old Hat Records]

• Lost Sounds: Blacks And The Birth Of The Recording Industry 1891-1922
Meagan Hennessey & Richard Martin, compilation producers; Tim Brooks, David
Giovannoni & Richard Martin, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
[Archeophone Records]

• One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found
Sheryl Farber & Gary Stewart, compilation producers; Dan Hersch, Bill Inglot &
Dave Schultz, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
[Rhino Entertainment]

• Poetry On Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work (1888-2006)
Rebekah Presson Mosby, compilation producer; Randy Perry, mastering engineer
(Various Artists)
[Shout! Factory]

• Rockin' Bones: 1950's Punk & Rockabilly
James Austin & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Bill Inglot & Dave
Schultz, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
[Rhino Entertainment]

Field 27 - Production, Non-Classical
Category 90 - Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
(An Engineer's Award. (Artists names appear in parenthesis.))

• Adieu False Heart
Gary Paczosa, engineer (Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy)
[Vanguard Records]

Flaming Lips• At War With The Mystics
The Flaming Lips & Dave Fridmann, engineers (The Flaming Lips)
[Warner Bros. Records]

• Like Red On A Rose
Brandon Bell, Terry Christian & Gary Paczosa, engineers (Alan Jackson)
[Arista Nashville]

• The Phat Pack
Marcelo Penell, Dave Sharenow & Tommy Vicari, engineers (Gordon Goodwin's Big
Phat Band)
[Immergent]

• Suitcase
Rik Pekkonen & John Porter, engineers (Keb' Mo')
[Epic/One Haven/Red Ink]

Field 27 - Production, Non-Classical
Category 91 - Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
(A Producer's Award. (Artists names appear in parenthesis.))

• Howard Benson
• Every Man For Himself (Hoobastank) (A)
• Flyleaf (Flyleaf) (A)
• In With The Out Crowd (Less Than Jake) (A)
• One-X (Three Days Grace) (A)
• The Paramour Sessions (Papa Roach) (A)
• Popaganda (Head Automatica) (A)
• Saosin (Saosin) (A)

• T Bone Burnett
• Thunderbird (Cassandra Wilson) (A)
• The True False Identity (T Bone Burnett) (A)
• Walk The Line - Soundtrack (Joaquin Phoenix & Various Artists) (A)

• Danger Mouse
• Pieces Of The People We Love (The Rapture) (T)
• St. Elsewhere (Gnarls Barkley) (A)

• Rick Rubin
• American V: A Hundred Highways (Johnny Cash) (A)
• God's Gonna Cut You Down (Johnny Cash) (T)
• Stadium Arcadium (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (A)
• Taking The Long Way (Dixie Chicks) (A)
• 12 Songs (Neil Diamond) (A)

• Will.i.am
• About You (Mary J. Blige Featuring Will.i.am) (T)
• Big Girls Don't Cry (Fergie) (T)
• Damn Girl (Justin Timberlake Featuring Will.i.am) (T)
• I Am Somebody (Santana Featuring Will.i.am) (T)
• I Love My B**** (Busta Rhymes Featuring Kelis & Will.i.am) (T)
• Mas Que Nada (Sergio Mendes Featuring The Black Eyed Peas) (T)
• Timeless (Sergio Mendes) (A)

Field 27 - Production, Non-Classical
Category 92 - Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
(A Remixer's Award. (Artists names appear in parenthesis for identification.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Be Without You (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix)
Moto Blanco, remixer (Mary J. Blige)
[Geffen Records]

• Damage Thorn (Buick Project Remix)
Buick Project, remixers (Tiefschwarz & Tracey Thorn)
[Fine/Four Music Productions]

• Deja Vu (Freemasons Club Mix - No Rap)
Russell Small & James Wiltshire, remixers (Beyoncé)
[Columbia/Sony Urban Music]

• Talk (Thin White Duke Mix)
Jacques Lu Cont, remixer (Coldplay)
Track from: Talk Remix EP
[Capitol Records]

• World Hold On (E-Smoove Remix)
E-Smoove, remixer (Bob Sinclair)
[Ultra Records]

Field 28 - Surround Sound
Category 93 - Best Surround Sound Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

Morten Lindberg• Immortal Nystedt
Morten Lindberg & Hans Peter L'Orange, surround mix engineers; Morten Lindberg,
surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Ensemble 96
Conducted By Øystein Fevang)
[2L]

• Long Walk To Freedom
Martin Walters, surround mix engineer; Martin Walters, surround mastering
engineer; Martin Walters, surround producer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
[Heads Up International]

• Morph The Cat
Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering
engineer; Donald Fagen, surround producer (Donald Fagen)
[Reprise Records]

• Straight Outta Lynwood
Tony Papa, surround mix engineer; Bernie Grundman, surround mastering engineer;
Al Yankovic, surround producer ("Weird Al" Yankovic)
[Volcano/Zomba Label Group]

• A Valid Path
P.J. Olsson & Alan Parsons, surround mix engineers; Bob Michaels, surround
mastering engineer; Alan Parsons, surround producer (Alan Parsons)
[Immergent]

Field 29 - Production, Classical
Category 94 - Best Engineered Album, Classical
(An Engineer's Award. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.))

• Elgar: Enigma Variations; Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Four Sea Interludes
Michael Bishop, engineer (Paavo Järvi & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
[Telarc]

• Látigo
Leslie Ann Jones, engineer (Quartet San Francisco)
[Violinjazz Recordings]

• Mahler: Symphony No. 2
Wolf-Dieter Karwatky & Rainer Maillard, engineers (Pierre Boulez, Wiener
Philharmoniker, Christine Schäfer, Michelle DeYoung & Wiener Singverein)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

• Requiem
John Newton, engineer (Craig Hella Johnson & Conspirare)
[Clarion Records]

• Vaughan Williams: Mass In G Min., And Other A Cappella Works
Jack Renner, engineer (Norman Mackenzie & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber
Chorus)
[Telarc]

Field 29 - Production, Classical
Category 95 - Producer Of The Year, Classical
(A Producer's Award. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.))

• Manfred Eicher
• Honegger/Martinù/Bach/Pintscher/Ravel (Frank Peter Zimmermann & Heinrich
Schiff)
• Kurtág: Kafka-Fragmente (Juliane Banse & András Keller)
• Nuove Musiche (Rolf Lislevand, Arianna Savall, Pedro Estevan, Bjørn Kjellemyr,
Guido Morini, Marco Ambrosini & Thor-Harald Johnsen)
• Schubert: String Quartet G Maj. (Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica)
• Silvestrov/Pärt/Ustvolskaya: Misterioso (Alexei Lubimov, Alexander Trostiansky
& Kyrill Rybakov)

• Stephen Johns
• Angel Dances (12 Cellists Of Berliner Philharmoniker)
• Holst: The Planets (Sir Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker)
• Schubert: Symphony No. 9 'The Great' (Sir Simon Rattle & Berliner
Philharmoniker)
• Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1; Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Sarah
Chang & Simon Rattle)
• Vivaldi: Flute Concertos (Emmanuel Pahud & Richard Tognetti)

• James Mallinson
• Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (Bernard Haitink & London Symphony Orchestra)
• Elgar: The Dream Of Gerontius (Sir Colin Davis, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Alastair
Miles, David Rendall, London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra)
• Prokofiev: The Complete Symphonies (Valery Gergiev & London Symphony
Orchestra)
• Sibelius: Kullervo (Sir Colin Davis, Monica Groop, Peter Mattei, London
Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra)
• Smetana: Má Vlast (Sir Colin Davis & London Symphony Orchestra)

• Elaine Martone
• Del Tredici: Paul Revere's Ride; Theofanidis: The Here And Now; Bernstein:
Lamentation (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Hila Plitmann & Atlanta Symphony
Orchestra And Chorus)
• Elgar: Enigma Variations; Britten: The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra,
Four Sea Interludes (Paavo Järvi & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
• Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue (Michel Camilo, Ernest Martinez Izquierdo &
Barcelona Symphony Orchestra)
• Mahler: Symphony No. 1, Songs Of A Wayfarer (Benjamin Zander, Christopher
Maltman & Philharmonia Orchestra)
• Renaissance Favorites For Guitar (David Russell)

• Sid McLauchlan
• Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 (Gustavo Dudamel & Simón Bolívar Youth
Orchestra Of Venezuela)
• Golijov: Ainadamar: Fountain Of Tears (Robert Spano, Kelley O'Connor, Women Of
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Dawn
Upshaw)
• Italia, Ti Amo (Plácido Domingo, Eugene Kohn & Budapest Philharmonic
Orchestra)
• Simple Gifts (Bryn Terfel)
• Wagner: Excerpts From 'The Ring Of The Nibelung' (Ben Heppner, Peter
Schneider, Burkhard Ulrich & Staatskapelle Dresden)

Field 30 - Classical
Category 96 - Best Classical Album
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) if other than the Artist.)

• Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9
Bernard Haitink, conductor; James Mallinson, producer (London Symphony
Orchestra)
[LSO Live]

• Lieberson: Rilke Songs, The Six Realms, Horn Concerto
David Starobin, producer (Justin Brown & Donald Palma; Michaela Fukacova,
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson & William Purvis; Peter Serkin; The Odense Symphony
Orchestra)
[Bridge Records, Inc.]

• Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Andreas Neubronner, producer (San Francisco
Symphony)
[San Francisco Symphony]

• Martha Argerich And Friends: Live From The Lugano Festival 2005
Martha Argerich And Friends; Ulrich Ruscher, producer
[EMI Classics]

• Mozart: La Clemenza Di Tito
René Jacobs, conductor; Marie-Claude Chappuis, Bernarda Fink, Sergio Foresti,
Sunhae Im, Mark Padmore & Alexandrina Pendatchanska; Martin Sauer, producer
(Freiburger Barockorchester)
[Harmonia Mundi]

Field 30 - Classical
Category 97 - Best Orchestral Performance
(Award to the Conductor and to the Orchestra.)

• Bax: Tone Poems
Vernon Handley, conductor (BBC Philharmonic)
[Chandos]

• Glazunov: Symphonies 4 & 7
José Serebrier, conductor (Royal Scottish National Orchestra)
[Warner Classics]

• Mahler: Symphony No. 6 In A Min.
Iván Fischer, conductor (Budapest Festival Orchestra)
[Channel Classics]

• Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
[San Francisco Symphony]

• Prokofiev: The Complete Symphonies
Valery Gergiev, conductor (London Symphony Orchestra)
[Philips]

Field 30 - Classical
Category 98 - Best Opera Recording
(Award to the Conductor, Album Producer(s) and Principal Soloists.)

• Bennett: The Mines Of Sulphur
Stewart Robertson, conductor; Brian Anderson, Dorothy Byrne, Beth Clayton,
Kristopher Irmiter, Brandon Jovanovich, James Maddalena, Michael Todd Simpson &
Caroline Worra; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra)
[Chandos]

• Golijov: Ainadamar: Fountain Of Tears
Robert Spano, conductor; Kelley O'Connor & Dawn Upshaw; Valérie Gross & Sid
McLauchlan, producers (Women Of The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Atlanta
Symphony Orchestra)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

• Mozart: La Clemenza Di Tito
René Jacobs, conductor; Marie-Claude Chappuis, Bernarda Fink, Sergio Foresti,
Sunhae Im, Mark Padmore & Alexandrina Pendatchanska; Martin Sauer, producer
(RIAS Kammerchor; Freiburger Barockorchester)
[Harmonia Mundi]

• Smetana: The Bartered Bride
Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor; Yvette Bonner, Paul Charles Clarke, Neal
Davies, Susan Gritton, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Yvonne Howard, Robin Leggate, Diana
Montague, Geoffrey Moses, Timothy Robinson & Peter Rose; Brian Couzens, producer
(The Royal Opera Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra)
[Chandos Opera In English]

Anna Netrebko• Verdi: La Traviata
Carlo Rizzi, conductor; Thomas Hampson, Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazón; Rainer
Maillard, producer (Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor; Wiener
Philharmoniker)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

Field 30 - Classical
Category 99 - Best Choral Performance
(Award to the Choral Conductor, and to the Orchestra Conductor if an Orchestra is on the recording, and to the Choral Director or Chorus Master if applicable.)

• Immortal Nystedt
Øystein Fevang, conductor (Bærum Vokalensemble & Ensemble 96)
[2L]

• Mozart: Great Mass In C Min.
Paul McCreesh, conductor (Sarah Connolly, Neal Davies, Timothy Robinson &
Camilla Tilling; Gabrieli Consort; Gabrieli Consort & Players)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

• Pärt: Da Pacem
Paul Hillier, conductor (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)
[Harmonia Mundi]

• Requiem
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)
[Clarion Records]

• Whitacre: Cloudburst And Other Choral Works
Stephen Layton, conductor (Thomas Guthrie, Elin Manahan Thomas & Simon Wall;
Polyphony)
[Hyperion]

Field 30 - Classical
Category 100 - Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
(Award to the Instrumental Soloist(s) and to the Conductor.)

• Brahms: The Piano Concertos
Riccardo Chailly, conductor; Nelson Freire (Gewandhausorchester)
[Decca]

• Henze: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 And 3
Christopher Lyndon-Gee, conductor; Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Saarbrücken Radio
Symphony Orchestra)
[Naxos]

• Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques (Exotic Birds)
John McLaughlin Williams, conductor; Angelin Chang (Cleveland Chamber Symphony)
Track from: Cleveland Chamber Symphony: Music That Dares To Explore, Vol. 6
[TNC]

• Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 2
Antonio Pappano, conductor; Leif Ove Andsnes (Berliner Philharmoniker)
[EMI Classics]

• Schmidt: Concertos
Ole Schmidt, conductor; Ulla Miilmann (Danish National Symphony Orchestra / DR)
[Dacapo Records]

Field 30 - Classical
Category 101 - Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)
(Award to the Instrumental Soloist.)

• Bach: The Sonatas And Partitas For Violin Solo
Gidon Kremer
[ECM New Series]

• Bacheler: The Bachelar's Delight
Paul O’Dette
[Harmonia Mundi]

Andras Schiff• Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas, Vol. II
András Schiff
[ECM New Series]

• Chopin: Nocturnes
Maurizio Pollini
[Deutsche Grammophon]

• Primrose: Viola Transcriptions
Roberto Díaz (Robert Koenig)
[Naxos]

Field 30 - Classical
Category 102 - Best Chamber Music Performance
(Award to the Artists.)

• Chamber Works For Winds And Strings By Mozart
The Chicago Chamber Musicians
[Summit Records]

• Corigliano: Violin Sonata, Etude Fantasy
Andrew Russo (Corey Cerovsek & Steven Heyman)
[Black Box]

• Intimate Voices
Emerson String Quartet
[Deutsche Grammophon]

• Martha Argerich And Friends: Live From The Lugano Festival 2005
Martha Argerich And Friends
[EMI Classics]

• Shostakovich: Piano Trios 1 & 2, Seven Romances On Verses By Alexander Blok
Beaux Arts Trio
[Warner Classics]

Field 30 - Classical
Category 103 - Best Small Ensemble Performance
(Award to the Ensemble (and to the Conductor.))

• Angel Dances
12 Cellists Of Berliner Philharmoniker
[EMI Classics]

• Ikon
Harry Christophers, conductor; The Sixteen
[Decca]

• Miguel De Cervantes - Don Quijote De La Mancha - Romances Y Músicas
Jordi Savall, conductor; Hespèrion XXI & La Capella Reial De Catalunya
[Alia Vox]

• Padilla: Sun Of Justice
Peter Rutenberg, conductor; Los Angeles Chamber Singers' Cappella
[RCM - Rubedo Canis Musica]

• Shostakovich/Sviridov/Vainberg: Chamber Symphonies
Yuri Bashmet; Moscow Soloists
[Onyx Classics]

Field 30 - Classical
Category 104 - Best Classical Vocal Performance
(Award to the Vocal Soloist(s).)

• Britten: Song Cycles
Ian Bostridge (Sir Simon Rattle; Radek Baborák; Berliner Philharmoniker)
[EMI Classics]

• Canciones Argentinas
Bernarda Fink & Marcos Fink (Carmen Piazzini)
[Harmonia Mundi]

• Consider, My Soul
Thomas Quasthoff (Sebastian Weigle; Staatskapelle Dresden)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson• Rilke Songs
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Peter Serkin)
Track from: Lieberson: Rilke Songs, The Six Realms, Horn Concerto
[Bridge Records, Inc.]

• Songs Of Amy Beach
Patrick Mason (Joanne Polk)
[Bridge Records, Inc.]

Field 30 - Classical
Category 105 - Best Classical Contemporary Composition
(A Composer's Award. (For a contemporary classical composition composed within the last 25 years, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year.))

• Boston Concerto
Elliott Carter (Oliver Knussen)
Track from: The Music Of Elliott Carter, Vol. Seven
[Bridge Records, Inc.]

• Golijov: Ainadamar: Fountain Of Tears
Osvaldo Golijov (Robert Spano)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

• The Here And Now
Christopher Theofanidis (Robert Spano)
Track from: Del Tredici: Paul Revere's Ride; Theofanidis: The Here And Now; Bernstein: Lamentation
[Telarc]

• Paul Revere's Ride
David Del Tredici (Robert Spano)
Track from: Del Tredici: Paul Revere's Ride; Theofanidis: The Here And Now; Bernstein: Lamentation
[Telarc]

• A Scotch Bestiary
James MacMillan (James MacMillan)
Track from: MacMillan: A Scotch Bestiary, Piano Concerto No. 2
[Chandos]

Field 30 - Classical
Category 106 - Best Classical Crossover Album
(Award to the Artist(s) and/or to the Conductor.)

• The Film Music Of Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Rumon Gamba, conductor (BBC Philharmonic)
[Chandos]

• Invention & Alchemy
David Lockington, conductor; Deborah Henson-Conant (The Grand Rapids Symphony)
[Golden Cage Music]

• Látigo
Quartet San Francisco (John Santos)
[Violinjazz Recordings]

• Simple Gifts
Bryn Terfel (London Voices; London Symphony Orchestra)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

Song Zu Ying• Song Zu Ying: The Diva Goes To The Movies
Song Zu Ying (China National Symphony Orchestra)
[JB Audiophile]

Field 31 - Music Video
Category 107 - Best Short Form Music Video
(For an individual track or single promotional clip. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer.)

• 8th Of November
Big & Rich
Robert Deaton, George Flanigen & Marc Oswald, video directors; Robert Deaton,
George Flanigen, Steve Lamar & Marc Oswald, video producers
[Warner Bros.]

• When You Were Young
The Killers
Anthony Mandler, video director; Gina Leonard, video producer
[Island Def Jam]

• Here It Goes Again
OK Go
Dan Konopka, Damian Kulash, Jr, Timothy Nordwind, Andy Ross & Trish Sie, video
directors; Dan Konopka, Damien Kulash, Jr., Timothy Nordwind, Andy Ross & Trish
Sie, video producers
[Capitol]

• Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tony Kaye, video director; Rachel Curl, video producer
[Warner Bros.]

• Writing On The Walls
Underoath
[Solid State/Tooth & Nail]

Field 31 - Music Video
Category 108 - Best Long Form Music Video
(For video album packages consisting of more than one song or track. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer of at least 51% of the total playing time.)

• Flow: Living In The Stream Of Music
Terence Blanchard
Jim Gabour, video director; Robin Burgess & Jim Gabour, video producers
[Jazziz Music & Video]

Death Cab For Cutie• Directions
Death Cab For Cutie
Noah Gelb, video producer
[Atlantic]

• Demon Days - Live In Manchester
Gorillaz
J.C. Hewlett, video director
[Virgin]

• I'm Going To Tell You A Secret
Madonna
Jonas Akerlund, video director; Susan Applegate, Angela Becker, Keeley Gould,
Shelli Jury & David May, video producers
[Warner Bros.]

• Wings For Wheels: The Making Of Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen
Thom Zimny, video director; Thom Zimny, video producer
[Columbia]



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

C'mon Simon, stop mucking about. Surely it's finally time for some more complete coverage of the Grammy nominations on this page.

Anonymous said...

I bet that award cermony will just fly past

Super s

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