2005 Grammy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 48th Annual Grammy Awards were presented at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2006.

Record: “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” Green Day
Album: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, U2
Song: “Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own,” U2, songwriters (U2)
New Artist: John Legend
Female Pop Vocal: “Since U Been Gone,” Kelly Clarkson
Male Pop Vocal: “From the Bottom of my Heart,” Stevie Wonder
Pop Duo or Group with Vocals: “This Love,” Maroon 5
Pop Collaboration with Vocals: “Feel Good Inc.,” Gorillaz featuring De La Soul
Pop Instrumental: “Caravan,” Les Paul
Pop Instrumental Album: At This Time, Burt Bacharach
Pop Vocal Album: Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson
Dance Recording: “Galvanize,” The Chemical Brothers featuring Q-Tip
Electronic/Dance Recording: “Push the Button,” The Chemical Brothers
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: The Art of Romance, Tony Bennett
Solo Rock Vocal: “Devils & Dust,” Bruce Springsteen
Rock Duo or Group with Vocals: “Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own,” U2
Hard Rock: “B.Y.O.B.,” System of aDown
Metal: “Before I Forget,” Slipknot
Rock Instrumental: “69 Freedom Special,” Les Paul & Friends
Rock Song: “City of Blinding Lights,” U2, songwriters (U2)
Rock Album: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, U2
Alternative Music Album: Get Behind Me Satan, The White Stripes
Female R&B Vocal: “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey
Male R&B Vocal: “Ordinary People, ” John Legend
R&B Duo or Group with Vocals: “So Amazing,” Beyoncé & Stevie Wonder
Traditional R&B Vocal: “A House Is Not a Home, ” Aretha Franklin
Urban/Alternative Vocal: “Welcome to Jamrock,” Damian Marley
R&B Song: “We Belong Together,” J. Austin, M. Carey, J. Dupri, and M. Seal, songwriters; (D. Bristol, K. Edmonds, S. Johnson, P. Moten, S. Sully, and B. Womack, songwriters) (Mariah Carey)
R&B Album: Get Lifted, John Legend
Contemporary R&B Vocal Album: The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey
Rap Solo: “Gold Digger,” Kanye West
Rap Duo or Group: “Don't Phunk with My Heart,” The Black Eyed Peas
Rap Sung/Collaboration: “Numb/Encore,”J ay-Z Featuring Linkin Park
Rap Song: “Diamonds from Sierra Leone,” D. Harris and Kanye West, songwriters; (J. Barry and D. Black, songwriters) (Kanye West)
Rap Album: Late Registration, Kanye West
Female Country Vocal: “The Connection,” Emmylou Harris
Male Country Vocal: “You'll Think of Me,” Keith Urban
Country Duo or Group with Vocals: “Restless,” Alison Krauss and Union Station
Country Collaboration with Vocals: “Like We Never Loved at All,” Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Country Instrumental: “Unionhouse Branch,” Alison Krauss and Union Station
Country Song: “Bless the Broken Road,” Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna, and Marcus Hummon, songwriters (Rascal Flatts)
Country Album: Lonely Runs Both Ways, Alison Krauss and Union Station
Bluegrass Album: The Company We Keep, The Del McCoury Band
New Age Album: Silver Solstice, Paul Winter Consort
Contemporary Jazz Album: The Way Up, Pat Metheny Group
Jazz Vocal Album: Good Night, and Good Luck, Dianne Reeves
Jazz Instrumental, Solo: “Why Was I Born?,” Sonny Rollins, soloist
Jazz Instrumental Album: Beyond the Sound Barrier, Wayne Shorter Quartet
Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Overtime, Dave Holland Big Band
Latin Jazz Album: Listen Here!, Eddie Palmieri
Gospel Performance: “Pray,” CeCe Winans
Gospel Song: “Be Blessed,” Yolanda Adams, James Harris III, Terry Lewis, and James Q. Wright, songwriters (Yolanda Adams)
Rock Gospel Album: Until My Heart Caves In, Audio Adrenaline
Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: Lifesong,Casting Crowns
Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Rock of Ages…Hymns & Faith, Amy Grant
Traditional Soul Gospel Album: Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs, Donnie McClurkin
Contemporary Soul Gospel Album: Purified, CeCe Winans
Gospel Album by a Choir or Chorus: One Voice, Gladys Knight, choir director; Saints Unified Voices
Latin Pop Album: Escucha, Laura Pausini
Latin Rock/Alternative Album: Fijación Oral Vol. 1, Shakira
Tropical Latin Album: Bebo de Cuba,Bebo Valdés
Salsa/Merengue Album: Son del Alma, Willy Chirino
Mexican/Mexican-American Album: México en la Piel, Luis Miguel
Tejano Album: Chicanisimo, Little Joe Y La Familia
Traditional Blues Album: 80, B.B. King & Friends
Contemporary Blues Album: Cost of Living, Delbert McClinton
Traditional Folk Album: Fiddler's Green, Tim O'Brien
Contemporary Folk Album: Fair & Square, John Prine
Native American Music Album: Sacred Ground—A Tribute to Mother Earth, Various Artists
Hawaiian Music Album: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar—Vol. 1, Various Artists
Reggae Album: Welcome to Jamrock, Damian Marley
Traditional World Music Album: In the Heart of the Moon, Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté
Contemporary World Music Album: Eletracústico, Gilberto Gil
Polka Album: Shake, Rattle and Polka!, Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra
Musical Album for Children: Songs from the Neighborhood—The Music of Mister Rogers, Various Artists
Spoken Word Album for Children: Marlo Thomas & Friends: Thanks & Giving All Year Long, Various Artists
Spoken Word Album: Dreams from my Father, Senator Barack Obama
Comedy Album: Never Scared, Chris Rock
Musical Show Album: Monty Python's Spamalot, John Du Prez and Eric Idle, producers; John Du Prez, composer; Eric Idle, composer/lyricist
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media: Ray, Ray Charles
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media: Ray, Craig Armstrong, composer
Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media: “Believe ” (from The Polar Express), Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, songwriters (Josh Groban)
Instrumental Composition: “Into the Light,” Billy Childs, composer (Billy Childs Ensemble)
Instrumental Arrangement: “The Incredits,” Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Various Artists)
Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocals: “What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life?,” Billy Childs, Gil Goldstein, and Heitor Pereira, arrangers (Chris Botti and Sting)
Best Recording Package: The Forgotten Arm, Aimee Mann and Gail Marowitz, art directors (Aimee Mann)
Best Boxed Recording Package: The Legend, Ian Cuttler, art director (Johnny Cash)
Best Album Notes: The Complete Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax, John Szwed, album notes writer (Jelly Roll Morton)
Historical Album: The Complete Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Back Home, Alan Douglas and Mick Guzauski, engineers (Eric Clapton)
Producer, Non-Classical: Steve Lillywhite
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Superfly (Louie Vega EOL Mix),” Louie Vega, remixer (Curtis Mayfield)
Best-Surround Sound Album: Brothers in Arms—20th Anniversary Edition, Chuck Ainlay, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Chuck Ainlay, and Mark Knopfler, surround producers (Dire Straits)
Best-Engineered Album, Classical: Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets, Da-Hong Seetoo, engineer (Emerson String Quartet)
Classical Producer: Tim Handley
Classical Album: Bolcom: Songs of Innocence and of Experiences, Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Jerry Blackstone, William Hammer, Jason Harris, Christopher Kiver, Carole Ott, and Mary Alice Stollak, choir directors; Tim Handley, producer (Christine Brewer and Joan Morris; University of Michigan School of Music Symphony Orchestra)
Orchestral Performance: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, Mariss Jansons, conductor (Sergei Aleksashkin; Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks)
Opera Recording: Verdi: Falstaff,Sir Colin Davis, conductor; Carlos Alvarez, Bülent Bezdüz, Marina Domashenko, Jane Henschel, Ana Ibarra, Maria Josè Moreno, and Michele Pertusi; James Mallinson, producer (London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra)
Choral Performance: Bolcom: Songs of Innocence and of Experience, Leonard Slatkin, conductor, Jerry Blackstone, William Hammer, Jason Harris, Christopher Kiver, Carole Ott, and Mary Alice Stollak, choir directors (Christine Brewer, Measha Brueggergosman, Ilana Davidson, Nmon Ford, Linda Hohenfeld, Joan Morris, Carmen Pelton, Marietta Simpson, and Thomas Young; Michigan State University Children's Choir, University of Michigan Chamber Choir, University of Michigan Orpheus Singers, University of Michigan University Choir, and University Musical Society Choral Union; University of Michigan School of Music Symphony Orchestra)
Instrumental Soloist with Orchestra: Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3, Claudio Abbado, conductor; Martha Argerich (Mahler Chamber Orchestra)
Instrumental Soloist Without Orchestra: Scriabin, Medtner, Stravinsky, Evgeny Kissin
Chamber Music: Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets, Emerson String Quartet
Small Ensemble Performance (with or Without Conductor): Boulez: Le Marteau Sans Maître, Dérive 1 & 2, Pierre Boulez, conductor; Hilary Summers; Ensemble Intercontemporain
Classical Vocal: Bach: Cantatas, Thomas Quasthoff (Rainer Kussmaul; Members of the RIAS Chamber Choir; Berlin Baroque Soloists)
Classical Contemporary Composition: Bolcom: Songs of Innocence and of Experience, William Bolcom (Leonard Slatkin)
Classical Crossover Album: 4 + Four, Turtle Island String Quartet and Ying Quartet
Music Video, Short Form: “Lose Control,” (Missy Elliott Featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop) Missy Elliott and Dave Meyers, video directors; Joseph Sasson, video producer
Music Video, Long Form: No Direction Home, (Bob Dylan) Martin Scorsese, video director
Lifetime Achievement Awards: David Bowie, Cream, Merle Haggard, Robert Johnson, Jessye Norman, The Weavers, and Richard Pryor
Trustees Awards: Chris Blackwell, Owen Bradley, and Al Schmitt


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