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Encyclopedia > 49th Grammy Awards
49th Grammy Awards
Date February 11, 2007
Venue Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Host None
Network: CBS

The 49th Annual Grammy Awards is a ceremony honoring the best in music for the 2006 recording year (October 1, 2005 - September 30, 2006) in the United States. The awards were handed out on Sunday February 11, 2007 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. As in most years since 2003, the ceremony did not have a host. February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government Type mayor-council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area    - City  498. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government Type mayor-council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area    - City  498. ...

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Voting Procedure

Members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), a U.S.A. based organization, can vote for the Grammy Awards if they have worked on six albums (in production, engineering, mixing, or as the recording artist). NARAS members are peers of all who submit their work to the recording Academy, and vote based on the quality of the submitted work. It is emphasized to voting NARAS members that they are not to look at sales or charts when voting. Artists, producers, engineers/mixers, and record companies may submit works to the Recording Academy. The deadline for all submissions for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards was September 1, 2006. Nominating ballots are sent to NARAS members by October 1, 2006 which is after the 2006 recording year ends. On the ballot, voters are allowed to nominate any of the works submitted. They can only vote in eight fields other than the general field, and can vote to nominate up to five works for an award. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is known variously as NARAS or The Recording Academy. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Members return the nomination ballots to NARAS' headquarters in Santa Monica. The artists who received the top five most votes become the nominees for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. (Note: fewer or more than five nominees is the result of a tie.) The nominations were announced on December 7, 2006. The voting ballots were mailed to every NARAS member. They are all allowed to vote in the general field which includes the awards for Record, Album and Song of the Year as well as Best New Artist. NARAS members can vote in nine other fields. Some voting changes took place for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. Nominees for the Historical field are now determined by a special committee. Also NARAS members are allowed to vote in the Latin fields. NARAS members are to judge strictly by quality. Ballots are mailed back to NARAS and counted by an independent accounting firm. The nominees who receive the most votes for an award are proclaimed winners. The winners were announced on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


108 different awards were handed out on Grammy night. Most awards were announced and presented at the pre-telecast portion of the show. The Dixie Chicks won five Grammy awards, including album of the year, record of the year and song of the year.[1] The song reflected on controversy over remarks made in 2003 by Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines, in opposition to the Iraq War.[2] The Dixie Chicks are an American female country music trio comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... Natalie Louise Maines (born on October 14, 1974 in Lubbock, Texas) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who achieved success as the lead singer for the successful female country group, the Dixie Chicks. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ...


Performances and presenters

Performers:

Presenters: Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American pop singer-songwriter. ... James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006), commonly referred to as The Godfather of Soul and The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, was an American entertainer recognized as one of the most influential figures in 20th century popular music. ... Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981) is a ten-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, Golden Globe Award-nominated actress, dancer, and fashion designer and model for House of Deréon. ... Listen is an Academy Award-nominated song performed by American R&B singer-songwriter Beyoncé Knowles in the 2006 film Dreamgirls. ... William Smokey Robinson, Jr. ... Chris Brown may refer to: Chris Brown (baseball) (born 1961) Chris Brown (NFL) (born 1981), American football player Chris Brown (footballer) (born 1984), English Chris Brown (soccer) (born 1977), American Chris Brown (musician), Canadian Chris Brown (experimental music) (born 1953) Chris Brown (singer) (born 1989), American hip-hop singer Chris... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American female country music trio comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... Not Ready to Make Nice is a country–pop song written and recorded by the American all-female band Dixie Chicks for their seventh studio album, Taking the Long Way (2006). ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning American pop/R&B singer, and actor. ... What Goes Around. ... Luda redirects here. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971[1]), is a six-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B, soul, and hip-hop soul singer, songwriter, producer, and actress who has sold over sixty-five million albums and singles worldwide. ... Earth, Wind & Fire is a world-renowned American band which fuses different genres of music, formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1969 and is led and founded by Maurice White. ... James Blunt (born James Hillier Blount, 22 February 1974) is a 5-time Grammy Award nominated English singer-songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases — especially the number one hit Youre Beautiful — brought him to fame in 2005. ... Youre Beautiful is an adult contemporary song co-written by British singer James Blunt, Sasha Skarbek and Amanda Ghost[1] for Blunts debut album Back to Bedlam (2004). ... Gnarls Barkley is a Grammy-award winning musical collaboration between DJ and Producer Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) and rapper/singer Cee-Lo Green (Thomas Callaway), from Atlanta. ... Crazy is the first single from Gnarls Barkley, a musical collaboration between Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo, and is taken from their 2006 debut album St. ... John Legend (born John Stephens on December 28, 1978 in Springfield, Ohio) is a five-time Grammy Award winning R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... John Clayton Mayer (born on October 16, 1977) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Corinne Bailey Rae (born February 26, 1979) is a Grammy Award-Nominated English singer and songwriter who released her eponymous debut album Corinne Bailey Rae in February 2006. ... The Police are a three-piece rock band, strongly influenced by reggae and ska music. ... Roxanne is a hit song by the New Wave band The Police, first released in 1978. ... The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a multiple Grammy Award-winning[2] American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Snow ((Hey Oh)) is a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, originally released on the bands double album Stadium Arcadium on May 9, 2006. ... Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known simply as Shakira, is a Colombian Latin pop singer-songwriter. ... Nelust Wyclef Jean (IPA pronunciation: ) (born October 17, 1972) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Haitian-rapper, reggae artist, producer, and member of the superstar hip hop trio The Fugees, known popularly for a series of low-profile singles in the 1990s but respected within the hip... Hips Dont Lie is a Grammy Award-nominated Latin pop song performed by Colombia singer Shakira and Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning American pop/R&B singer, and actor. ... Robyn Troup (born February 11, 1988 in Houston, Texas) is an American singer, who was the winner of the My Grammy Moment contest, organized by NARAS and Yahoo! Music and announced at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on February 11, 2007. ... Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. ... Aint No Sunshine is a song by Bill Withers from his 1971 album Just As I Am. ... My Love is a pop song co-written by Justin Timberlake, Clifford Harris, Nate Hills, and Tim Mosley for Timberlakes second solo album FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006) Despite the huge commercial success and relatively recent release of the albums first single SexyBack, radio stations in various cities across the... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is a Grammy-award winning American country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ... Rascal Flatts is an American Country band composed of lead vocalist Gary LeVox (real name: Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. ... James Robert (Bob) Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975) was an American country musician, songwriter, and big band leader. ... Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band the Eagles. ...

Burt Bacharach (IPA: , born May 12, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an award-winning American pianist and composer. ... Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer and songwriter known for her highly individual vocal style. ... Natasha Anne Bedingfield (born November 26, 1981) is a Grammy Award-nominated English pop singer. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip-hop (musical styles crossover rap/hip hop and alternative rap/hip hop) group from Los Angeles, California, who have enjoyed international pop success. ... Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, and actor. ... Natalie Cole (born Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole on February 6, 1950), is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter. ... Ornette Coleman (born March 19, 1930) is an American saxophonist and composer. ... As a noun, common may refer to: An alternate form of commons A common - an area of common land The rapper, Common (formerly known as Common Sense) As an adjective, common may denote: Ordinary or most frequently occurring; prevalent. ... Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. ... Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. ... Alyson Hannigan (born Allison Lee Hannigan on March 24, 1974) is an American actress. ... Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band the Eagles. ... Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor. ... Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981), is a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA winning and Academy Award-nominated American actress and singer. ... “Samuel Jackson” redirects here. ... Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress. ... Reba Nell McEntire (b. ... Amanda Leigh Mandy Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American pop singer and actress. ... Alecia Beth Moore (born on September 8, 1979), known professionally as Pink (often stylized as P!nk), is an American singer-songwriter who gained prominence in 2000. ... Also see the Arab singer Latifa Queen Latifah (b. ... Not to be confused with Rhianna. ... LeAnn Rimes (born Margaret LeAnn Rimes August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American country music singer. ... Chris Rock (born February 7, 1966 (sometimes given as 1965[1]) in Andrews, South Carolina) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. ... Nicole Elikolani Prescovia Scherzinger (also known as Nicole Kea) (born June 29, 1978), is an American singer and dancer best known for her work as the lead vocalist for The Pussycat Dolls. ... In this 2001 Apple Computer video, Seal holds an iPod and sits beside an iBook Seal Samuel (born February 19, 1963 in London, England) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning Afro-European soul vocalist and songwriter. ... Cobie Smulders (born April 3, 1982, in Vancouver, BC, Canada) is an actress and former international model. ... David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated American actor, comedian and producer. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar-winning screenwriter. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑn. ... Luke Cunningham Wilson (born September 21, 1971) is an American film actor. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] a singular musical talent, is an African American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and social activist. ...

Winners

The winners in the four major categories are as follows: Nominees for Grammy Awards of 2007 The winner of a category will be shown in bold text. ...


Record of the Year

See also: Grammy Award for Record of the Year

The Record of the Year is one of the four most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... Not Ready to Make Nice is a country–pop song written and recorded by the American all-female band Dixie Chicks for their seventh studio album, Taking the Long Way (2006). ... The Dixie Chicks are an American female country music trio comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... Taking the Long Way is the seventh studio album released by the American country female band Dixie Chicks, on May 23, 2006 in the U.S. and on June 12, 2006 worldwide. ... Frederick Jay Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Long Island, New York), is a Multiple Grammy Award-winning American record producer best known for his work with rap and heavy metal, as well as the American series albums with Johnny Cash. ...

Album of the Year

See also: Grammy Award for Album of the Year
  • Taking the Long Way by Dixie Chicks (Open Wide/Columbia)
    • Rick Rubin, producer; Richard Dodd, Jim Scott & Chris Testa, engineers/mixers; Richard Dodd, mastering engineer

The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category. ... Taking the Long Way is the seventh studio album released by the American country female band Dixie Chicks, on May 23, 2006 in the U.S. and on June 12, 2006 worldwide. ...

Song of the Year

See also: Grammy Award for Song of the Year

The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the American music industry. ... Not Ready to Make Nice is a country–pop song written and recorded by the American all-female band Dixie Chicks for their seventh studio album, Taking the Long Way (2006). ... The Dixie Chicks are an American female country music trio comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... Taking the Long Way is the seventh studio album released by the American country female band Dixie Chicks, on May 23, 2006 in the U.S. and on June 12, 2006 worldwide. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Natalie Louise Maines (born on October 14, 1974 in Lubbock, Texas) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who achieved success as the lead singer for the successful female country group, the Dixie Chicks. ... Emily Erwin, also known as Emily Robison, (born August 16, 1972) is a country songwriter, recording artist and musician, born and currently residing in Dallas, Texas. ... Dan Wilson is a Minneapolis musician best known as the main guitarist/vocalist for the band Semisonic. ...

Best New Artist

See also: Grammy Award for Best New Artist

The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is a Grammy-award winning American country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ...

References

  1. ^ Leeds, Jeff, Lorne Manly. "Defiant Dixie Chicks Are Big Winners at the Grammys", The New York Times, February 12, 2007.
  2. ^ Zimmerman, Tory. "Gutsy Chicks", Toronto Star, February 11, 2007.

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