Monday, February 12, 2007

49th Annual Grammy Award Winners


Kicking off the 2007 Grammys were the Police with their much-awaited reunion (what a happy, loud crowd when Sting's voice was heard!) and a rousing performance of "Roxanne", an apt beginning to a stunning show. Other performances included The Dixie Chicks (introduced by Joan Baez and performing with a string section), Beyonce (3-word introduction by Prince, who also took out a commercial to thank the viewers of the Super Bowl halftime show), Corinne Bailey Rae/John Legend/John Mayer (introduced by Stevie Wonder), Shakira & Wyclef Jean, Gnarls Barkley (dressed as airline pilots), Mary J. Blige (introduced by Terrence Howard), Carrie Underwood/Rascal Flatts (introduced by Reba McEntire), Smokey Robinson/Lionel Richie/Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, Ludacris w/ Mary J. Blige, James Blunt (as if you could stand hearing "You're Beautiful" one more time. Couldn't play "No Bravery"?), Justin Timberlake, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers (introduced by Chris Rock).

Here are your winners (the ones that were televised, anyway):

Album of the Year:
Dixie Chicks - Taking The Long Way

Record of the Year (Producer's award, not performer):
Dixie Chicks - "Not Ready To Make Nice"

Song of the Year (this is an award for the composer):
Dixie Chicks - "Not Ready To Make Nice"

Best New Artist:
Carrie Underwood

Best Pop Collaboration with vocals (presented by Jamie Foxx):
Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder - "For Once In My Life"

Male R&B Vocal Performance:
John Legend - "Heaven"

Best Rock Album:
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium

Best Rap Album (presented by Kanye West & Common):
Ludacris - Release Therapy

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance:
Christina Aguilera - "Ain't No Other Man"

Best Country Album:
Dixie Chicks - Taking The Long Way

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance:
John Mayer - "Waiting On The World To Change"

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal:
The Black Eyed Peas - "My Humps"

Best Pop Instrumental Performance:
George Benson (& Al Jarreau) - "Mornin'"

Best Pop Instrumental Album:
Peter Frampton - Fingerprints

Best Dance Recording:
Justin Timberlake & Timbaland - "Sexy Back"

Best Electronic/Dance Album:
Madonna - Confessions On A Dance Floor

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
Tony Bennett - Duets: An American Classic

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance:
Bob Dylan - "Somebody Baby"

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal:
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Dani California"

Best R&B Album:
Mary J. Blige - The Breakthrough

Best Hard Rock Performance:
Wolfmother - "Woman"

Best Metal Performance:
Slayer - "Eyes of the Insane"

Best Rock Instrumental Performance:
The Flaming Lips: "The Wizard Turns On..."

Best Rock Song:
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Dani California"

Best Alternative Music Album:
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
Sly & The Family Stone - "Family Affair"

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance:
George Benson & Al Jarreau w/ Jill Scott - "God Bless The Child"

Best Urban/Alternative Performance:
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere

Best R&B Song:
Mary J. Blige - "Be Without You"

Best Contemporary R&B Album:
Beyonce - "B'Day"

Best Rap Solo Performance:
T.I. - "What You Know"

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group:
Chamillionaire feat. Krazyie Bone - "Ridin'"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
Justin Timberlake w/ T.I. - "My Love"

Best Rap Song:
Ludacris w/ Pharrell - "Money Maker"

Best Female Country Vocal Performance:
Carrie Underwood - Jesus, Take The Wheel

Best Male Country Vocal Performance:
Vince Gill - "The Reason Why"

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal:
Dixie Chicks - "Not Ready To Make Nice"

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals:
Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles - "Who Says You Can't Go Home"

Best Country Instrumental Performance:
Bryan Sutton & Doc Watson - "Whiskey Before Breakfast"

Best Country Song:
Carrie Underwood - "Jesus, Take The Wheel"

Best Bluegrass Album:
Ricky Scaggs & Kentucky Thunder - Instrumentals

Best New Age Album:
Enya - Amarantine

Best Contemporary Jazz Album:
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones - The Hidden Land

Best Jazz Vocal Album:
Nancy Wilson - Turned To Blue

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo:
Michael Brecker - "Some Skunk Funk"

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group:
Chick Corea - The Ultimate Adventure

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance:
Mary J. Blige - "Be Without You"

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album:
Jonny Lang - Turn Around

Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album:
Randy Travis - Glory Train

Best Gospel Song:
Kirk Franklin - "Imagine Me"

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album:
Kirk Franklin - Hero

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album:
Third Day - Wherever You Are

Best Traditional Gospel Album:
Israel & New Breed - Alive In South Africa

Best Traditional Blues Album:
Ike Turner - Risin' With The Blues

Best Contemporary Blues Album:
Irma Thomas - After The Rain

Best Pop Vocal Album:
John Mayer - Continuum

Best Traditional Folk Album:
Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome - The Seeger Sessions

Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album:
Bob Dylan - Modern Times

Best Reggae Album:
Ziggy Marley - Love Is My Religion

Best Comedy Album:
Lewis Black - The Carnegie Hall Performance

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media:
Joaquin Phoenix (& Various Artists) - Walk The Line

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media:
James Taylor (written by Randy Newman) - "Our Town" (From Cars)

Best Recording Package:
Adam Jones, art director (Tool) - 10,000 Days

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package:
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:
Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Rick Rubin

Best Long Form Music Video:
Bruce Springsteen - "Wings For Wheels: The Making of Born To Run"

Best Short Form Music Video:
OK Go - "Here It Goes Again"

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