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The 48th Grammy Awards in 2006

Updated: Jan 18

The 48th Grammy Awards celebrated the outstanding achievements in music for the year 2005.

Date: February 8, 2006

Host: No official host

Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

Nominations announcement: The specific date for the announcement of the nominations was not found, but the eligibility period for the recordings was from October 1, 2004, through September 30, 2005.

Network: CBS #CBS

Presented by: The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences


➱ Album of the Year

- How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb – U2 - Winner - #HowtoDismantleanAtomicBomb

- The Emancipation of Mimi – Mariah Carey #TheEmancipationofMimi

- Chaos and Creation in the Backyard – Paul McCartney #ChaosandCreationintheBackyard

- Love. Angel. Music. Baby. – Gwen Stefani #LoveAngelMusicBaby

- Late Registration – Kanye West #LateRegistration

➱ Record of the Year

- "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" – Green Day - Winner - #BoulevardofBrokenDreams

- "We Belong Together" – Mariah Carey #WeBelongTogether

- "Feel Good Inc." – Gorillaz featuring De La Soul #FeelGoodInc

- "Hollaback Girl" – Gwen Stefani #HollabackGirl

- "Gold Digger" – Kanye West #GoldDigger

➱ Song of the Year

- "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" – U2 - Winner - #SometimesYouCantMakeItonYourOwn

- "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts, written by Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna & Marcus Hummon #BlesstheBrokenRoad

- "Devils & Dust" by Bruce Springsteen, written by Bruce Springsteen #DevilsandDust

- "Ordinary People" by John Legend, written by W. Adams & J. Stephens #OrdinaryPeople

- "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey, written by J. Austin, M. Carey, J. Dupri & M. Seal #WeBelongToether

➱ Best New Artist

- John Legend - Winner - #JohnLegend

- Ciara #Ciara

- Fall Out Boy #FallOutBoy

- Keane #Keane

- Sugarland #Sugarland

➱ Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

- Steve Lillywhite - Winner - #SteveLillywhite

- Danger Mouse #DangerMouse

- Nigel Godrich #NigelGodrch

- Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis #JimmyJamandTerryLewis

- The Neptunes #TheNeptunes

➱ Highlights

- U2's Big Night: U2 was one of the biggest winners, taking home five awards, including Album of the Year for "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" and Song of the Year for "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own."

- Mariah Carey's Comeback: Mariah Carey, who made a significant comeback with her album "The Emancipation of Mimi," won three awards. She also delivered a stunning performance, showcasing her vocal range.

- Kelly Clarkson's Emotional Wins: Kelly Clarkson won two awards, including Best Pop Vocal Album for "Breakaway." Her emotional acceptance speeches and powerful performance of "Because of You" were notable moments.

- Kanye West's Theatrical Performance: Kanye West performed "Gold Digger" and "Touch the Sky" in a vibrant, theatrical setup, further cementing his status as a unique and influential artist in the industry.

- Green Day's Political Statement: Green Day performed their hit "American Idiot," making a political statement that resonated with many viewers and reflected the band's critical acclaim for their album of the same name.

- Gorillaz and Madonna's Virtual and Real Performance: The show opened with a groundbreaking performance featuring virtual band Gorillaz and Madonna, blending animation with live performance in an innovative way.

- Bruce Springsteen's Tribute to New Orleans: Bruce Springsteen gave a moving performance with the song "When the Saints Go Marching In," paying tribute to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

- John Legend's Award and Performance: John Legend, who won Best New Artist, impressed the audience with his performance, showcasing why he was one of the year's top breakthrough artists.

- The Tribute to Sly Stone: A special tribute to Sly Stone featured a medley of his songs performed by different artists, culminating in a rare appearance by Stone himself.

- Linkin Park and Jay-Z's Collaboration: Linkin Park and Jay-Z performed together, highlighting their successful "Collision Course" mash-up album.




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