2006 Grammy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 49th Annual Grammy Awards were presented at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 11, 2007.

Album of the Year: Taking the Long Way, Dixie Chicks
Record of the Year: “Not Ready to Make Nice,” Dixie Chicks
Song of the Year: “Not Ready to Make Nice,” Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Dan Wilson (Dixie Chicks)
New Artist: Carrie Underwood
Female R&B Vocal Performance: “Be Without You,” Mary J. Blige
Pop Vocal Album: Continuum, John Mayer
Pop Collaboration With Vocals: “For Once in My Life,” Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder
Country Album: Taking the Long Way, Dixie Chicks
Rap Album: Release Therapy, Ludacris
Rock Album: Stadium Arcadium, Red Hot Chili Peppers
R&B Album: The Breakthrough, Mary J. Blige
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Rick Rubin
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Duets: an American Classic, Tony Bennett
Female Pop Vocal Performance: “Ain't No Other Man,” Christina Aguilera
Male Pop Vocal Performance: “Waiting on the World to Change,” John Mayer
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: “My Humps,” Black Eyed Peas
Pop Instrumental Performance: “Mornin',” George Benson (& Al Jarreau)
Pop Instrumental Album: Fingerprints, Peter Frampton
Rock Instrumental Performance: “The Wizard Turns On ... ,” the Flaming Lips
Rock Song: “Dani California,” Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Solo Rock Vocal Performance: “Someday Baby,” Bob Dylan
Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: “Dani California,” Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hard Rock Performance: “Woman,” Wolfmother
Metal Performance: “Eyes of the Insane,” Slayer
Alternative Music Album: St. Elsewhere, Gnarls Barkley
Dance Recording: “Sexy Back,” Justin Timberlake and Timbaland
Electronic/Dance Album: Confessions on a Dance Floor, Madonna
Rap Solo Performance: “What You Know,” T.I.
Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: “Ridin,” Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone
Rap/Sung Collaboration: “My Love,” Justin Timberlake featuring T.I.
Rap Song: “Money Maker,” Christopher Bridges and Pharrell Williams (Ludacris featuring Pharrell)
Urban/Alternative Performance: “Crazy,” Gnarls Barkley
Male R&B Vocal Performance: “Heaven,” John Legend
R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: “Family Affair,” (Sly and the Family Stone), John Legend, Joss Stone With Van Hunt
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “God Bless the Child,” George Benson and Al Jarreau featuring Jill Scott
R&B Song: “Be Without You,” Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox and Jason Perry (Mary J. Blige)
Contemporary R&B Album: B'Day, Beyonce
Traditional Blues Album: Risin' With the Blues, Ike Turner
Contemporary Blues Album: After the Rain, Irma Thomas
Female Country Vocal Performance: “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” Carrie Underwood
Male Country Vocal Performance: “The Reason Why,” Vince Gill
Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: “Not Ready to Make Nice,” Dixie Chicks
Country Collaboration With Vocals: “Who Says You Can't Go Home,” Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles
Country Instrumental Performance: “Whiskey Before Breakfast,” Bryan Sutton and Doc Watson
Country Song: “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson (Carrie Underwood)
Bluegrass Album: Instrumentals, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Contemporary Jazz Album: The Hidden Land, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Jazz Instrumental Solo: “Some Skunk Funk,” Michael Brecker
Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: The Ultimate Adventure, Chick Corea
Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Some Skunk Funk, Randy Brecker with Michael Brecker, Jim Beard, Will Lee, Peter Erskine, Marcio Doctor
Jazz Vocal Album: Turned to Blue, Nancy Wilson
Instrumental Composition: “A Prayer for Peace,” John Williams, composer (John Williams), from “Munich -- Soundtrack”
Instrumental Arrangement: “Three Ghouls,” Chick Corea, arranger (Chick Corea), from “The Ultimate Adventure”
Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): “For Once in My Life,” Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder), from “Duets: an American Classic”
Gospel Performance: “Victory,” Yolanda Adams
Gospel Song: “Imagine Me,” Kirk Franklin (Kirk Franklin)
Rock or Rap Gospel Album: Turn Around, Jonny Lang
Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: Wherever You Are, Third Day
Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Glory Train, Randy Travis
Traditional Gospel Album: Alive in South Africa, Israel and New Breed
Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: Hero, Kirk Franklin
Short Form Music Video: “Here It Goes Again,” OK Go
Long Form Music Video: Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen
Producer of the Year, Classical: Elaine Martone
Classical Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 7, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor, Andreas Neubronner, producer (San Francisco Symphony)
Orchestral Performance: Mahler: Symphony No. 7, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
Opera Recording: Golijov: Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears, Robert Spano, conductor, Kelley O'Connor and Dawn Upshaw; Valerie Gross and Sid McLauchlan, producers (Women of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
Choral Performance: “Part: Da Pacem,” Paul Hillier, conductor (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)
Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra): “Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques (Exotic Birds),” John McLaughlin Williams, conductor; Angelin Chang (Cleveland Chamber Symphony)
Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra): “Chopin: Nocturnes,” Maurizio Pollini
Chamber Music Performance: “Intimate Voices,” Emerson String Quartet
Small Ensemble Performance: “Padilla: Sun of Justice,” Peter Rutenberg, conductor (Los Angeles Chamber Singers' Cappella)
Classical Vocal Performance: “Rilke Songs,” Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Peter Serkin), track from Lieberson: Rilke Songs, The Six Realms, Horn Concerto
Classical Contemporary Composition: “Golijov: Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears,” Osvaldo Golijov (Robert Spano)
Classical Crossover Album: Simple Gifts, Bryn Terfel (London Voices; London Symphony Orchestra)
Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Walk the Line, Joaquin Phoenix and Various Artists
Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Memoirs of a Geisha, John Williams, composer
Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: “Our Town (From Cars),” Randy Newman (James Taylor)
Musical Show Album: Jersey Boys
Musical Album for Children: Catch That Train, Dan Zanes and Friends
Comedy Album: The Carnegie Hall Performance, Lewis Black
New Age Album: Amarantine, Enya
Traditional Folk Album: We Shall Overcome -- the Seeger Sessions, Bruce Springsteen
Contemporary Folk/Americana Album: Modern Times, Bob Dylan
Latin Pop Album: Tie: Adentro, Arjona. Limon Y Sal, Julieta Venegas
Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album: Amar Es Combatir, Mana
Tropical Latin Album: Directo Al Corazon, Gilberto Santa Rosa
Mexican/Mexican-American Album: Historias De Mi Tierra, Pepe Aguilar
Tejano Album: Sigue El Taconazo, Chente Barrera
Norteno Album: Historias Que Contar, Los Tigres Del Norte
Banda Album: Mas Alla Del Sol, Joan Sebastian
Latin Jazz Album: Simpatico, the Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project
Native American Music Album: Dance With the Wind, Mary Youngblood
Hawaiian Music Album: Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar -- Live From Maui, Various Artists
Reggae Album: Love Is My Religion, Ziggy Marley
Traditional World Music Album: Blessed, Soweto Gospel Choir
Contemporary World Music Album: Wonder Wheel, the Klezmatics
Polka Album: Polka in Paradise, Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra
Spoken Word Album for Children: Blah Blah Blah: Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates and Dogs, Bill Harley
Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Story Telling): Tie: Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis (Jimmy Carter), Jimmy Carter. With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together (Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee), Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
Recording Package: “10,000 Days,” Adam Jones, art director (Tool)
Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Stadium Arcadium, Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith and Matt Taylor, art directors (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Album Notes: If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got It! Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Fats Waller)
Historical Album: Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891-1922
Engineered Album, Classical: Elgar: Enigma Variations; Britten: the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Four Sea Interludes, Michael Bishop, engineer (Paavo Jarvi and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
Engineered Album, Non-Classical: At War With the Mystics, the Flaming Lips and Dave Fridmann, engineers (The Flaming Lips)
Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Talk (Thin White Duke Mix), Jacques Lu Cont, remixer (Coldplay)
Surround Sound Album: Morph the Cat, Darcy Proper, surround mastering

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