Grammys 2006: Major Nominees List

Record of the Year: “Be Without You,” Mary J. Blige; “You’re Beautiful,” James Blunt; “Not Ready to Make Nice,” Dixie Chicks; “Crazy,” Gnarls Barkley; “Put Your Records On,” Corinne Bailey Rae.

Album of the Year: “Taking the Long Way,” Dixie Chicks; “St. Elsewhere,” Gnarls Barkley; “Continuum,” John Mayer; “Stadium Arcadium,” Red Hot Chili Peppers; “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” Justin Timberlake.

Song of the Year: “Be Without You,” Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox and Jason Perry (Mary J. Blige); “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson (Carrie Underwood); “Not Ready to Make Nice,” Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Dan Wilson (Dixie Chicks); “Put Your Records On,” John Beck, Steve Chrisanthou and Corinne Bailey Rae (Corinne Bailey); “You’re Beautiful,” James Blunt, Amanda Ghost and Sacha Skarbek (James Blunt).

New Artist: James Blunt; Chris Brown; Imogen Heap; Corinne Bailey Rae; Carrie Underwood.

Pop Vocal Album: “Back to Basics,” Christina Aguilera; “Back to Bedlam,” James Blunt; “The River in Reverse,” Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint; “Continuum,” John Mayer; “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” Justin Timberlake.

Rock Album: “Try,” John Mayer Trio; “Highway Companion,” Tom Petty; “Broken Boy Soldiers,” The Raconteurs; “Stadium Arcadium,” Red Hot Chili Peppers; “Living With War,” Neil Young.

R&B Album: “The Breakthrough,” Mary J. Blige; “Unpredictable,” Jamie Foxx; “Testimony: Vol. 1, Life and Relationship,” India.Arie; “3121,” Prince; “Coming Home,” Lionel Richie.

Rap Album: “Lupe Fiasco’s Food and Liquor,” Lupe Fiasco; “Release Therapy,” Ludacris; “In My Mind,” Pharrell; “Game Theory,” the Roots; “King,” T.I.

Country Album: “Taking the Long Way,” Dixie Chicks; “Like Red on a Rose,” Alan Jackson; “The Road to Here,” Little Big Town; “You Don’t Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker,” Willie Nelson; “Your Man,” Josh Turner.

Latin Pop Album: “Adentro,” Arjona; “Lo Que Trajo El Barco,” Obie Bermodez; “Individual,” Fulano; “Trozos De Mi Alma 2,” Marco Antonio Solis; “Limon Y Sal,” Julieta Venegas.

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: “Ain’t No Other Man,” Christina Aguilera;
“Unwritten,” Natasha Bedingfield; “You Can Close Your Eyes,” Sheryl Crow; “Stupid Girls,” Pink; “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree,” KT Tunstall.

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: “You’re Beautiful,” James Blunt; “Save Room,” John Legend; “Waiting On The World To Change,” John Mayer; “Jenny Wren,” Paul McCartney; “Bad Day,” Daniel Powter.

Best R&B Album: “The Breakthrough,” Mary J. Blige; “Unpredictable,” Jamie Foxx; “Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship,” India.Arie; “3121,” Prince; “Coming Home,“Lionel Richie.

Best Rap Album: “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor,” Lupe Fiasco; “Release Therapy,” Ludacris; “In My Mind,” Pharrell; “Game Theory,” The Roots; “King,” T.I.

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