Thursday, February 09, 2006

Grammy Award Winners

See the full list of winners (believe me it goes on and on and on........) here:

The 48th annual Grammy Awards crowned rockers U2 the big winners of the night after they took all five awards for which they were nominated during a ceremony last night at the Los Angeles Staples Center.
U2, who had a huge year in 2005, stole the show after collecting trophies for album of the year (How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb), best rock album (How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb), best rock song (City Of Blinding Lights), song of the year (Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own) and best rock performance by a duo or group with vocal (Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own).
“To be in the company of Paul McCartney which is a true honour indeed,” said U2 frontman Bono. “I don’t know what to say, this is a real big, big night for our band.”
Following close behind U2 were pop diva Mariah Carey, crooner John Legend and rapper Kanye West, all of whom won three awards out of eight categories in which they were nominated.
Carey won best female R&B vocal performance and best R&B song for We Belong Together, and best contemporary R&B album (The Emancipation Of Mimi); while Legend got the hardware for best R&B album (Get Lifted), best new artist, and best male R&B vocal performance (Ordinary People).
West was awarded best rap album (Late Registration), best rap song (Diamonds From Sierra Leone) and best rap solo performance (Gold Digger). He beat out heavyweights like Eminem, 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, Ludacris and The Black Eyed Peas to name a few.
It was also a night of surprises: first American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson left the ceremony with two Grammys, for best pop vocal album (Breakaway) and best female vocal performance (Since U Been Gone).
Green Day also left with a big win of their own, taking the prize for record of the year for Boulevard Of Broken Dreams.
“Thanks a lot, this record’s been out for two years ... and if you’re wondering if I’m nervous right now, you’re absolutely right,” said frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. “And I just want to acknowledge that pop radio playing rock music is very cool to us.”

Highlights of winners at last night’s Grammy Awards:

  • Record of the year: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, Green Day
  • Album of the year: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, U2
  • Song of the year: Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own, U2
  • Best new artist: John Legend
  • Best female pop vocal performance: Since U Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson
  • Best male pop vocal performance: From The Bottom Of My Heart, Stevie Wonder
  • Rock album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, U2
  • Rap solo performance: Gold Digger, Kanye West
  • Rap album: Late Registration, Kanye West.
  • Rap performance by a duo or group: Don’t Phunk With My Heart, The Black Eyed Peas
  • Rap song: Diamonds From Sierra Leone, D. Harris and Kanye West
  • Solo rock vocal performance: Devils & Dust, Bruce Springsteen
  • Rock performance by a duo or group with vocal: Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own, U2
  • Hard rock performance: B.Y.O.B., System Of A Down.
  • Metal performance: Before I Forget, Slipknot
  • Rock song: City Of Blinding Lights, U2
  • Alternative music album: Get Behind Me Satan, The White Stripes
  • Female R&B vocal performance: We Belong Together, Mariah Carey
  • R&B song: We Belong Together, Mariah Carey

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