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The Grammy Awards: The Winners!


Ever since the flute-wielding Jethro Tull won an award for Best Hard Rock Act in 1988, The Grammys have seemed to decrease in relevance with each passing year. But this year, the music awards really pulled out all the stops: a Police reunion, Justin Timberlake performing with a previously unknown singer, and much-deserved awards for Mary J. Blige, Bob Dylan, and Gnarls Barkley. There were the usual bizarre honors for Best Polka Album and liner notes but also plenty of recognition for some of your favorite musicians. Here's the list of winners:

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

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Country Album: "Taking the Long Way," Dixie Chicks

Rap Album: "Release Therapy," Ludacris

R&B Album: "The Breakthrough," Mary J. Blige

Pop Collaboration With Vocals: "For Once in My Life," Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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

Traditional Blues Album: "Risin' With the Blues," Ike Turner

Contemporary Blues Album: "After the Rain," Irma Thomas

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)

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"

Traditional Folk Album: "We Shall Overcome — the Seeger Sessions," Bruce Springsteen

Contemporary Folk/Americana Album: "Modern Times,"
Bob Dylan

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

Musical Show Album: "Jersey Boys"

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

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Rick Rubin

Musical Album for Children: "Catch That Train," Dan Zanes and Friends

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

Comedy Album: "The Carnegie Hall Performance," Lewis Black

New Age Album: "Amarantine," Enya

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

Latin Jazz Album: "Simpatico," the Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project

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

Pop Instrumental Album: "Fingerprints," Peter Frampton

Dance Recording: "Sexy Back," Justin Timberlake and Timbaland

Electronic/Dance Album: "Confessions on a Dance Floor," Madonna

Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "Duets: an American Classic," Tony Bennett

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

Urban/Alternative Performance: "Crazy," Gnarls Barkley

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

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

Jazz Vocal Album: "Turned to Blue," Nancy Wilson

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

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

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)

Alternative Music Album: "St. Elsewhere," Gnarls Barkley

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