GRAMMY WINNERS: U2 / KANYE

Although most of the bands featured at the Grammy Awards are not exactly our cup of tea, there were a number of acts nominated that we really dig (Arcade Fire, Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, the White Stripes, Gorillaz, Bruce Springsteen etc), but for the most part it was the Kanye West, Mariah Cary, U2 show.

U2 landed five awards, Kanye, Carey and John Legend each took home three and Stevie Wonder was awarded two. We were also pleased to see Alison Krauss and Union Station take three awards, and the Del McCoury Band finally got their first Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album!

Other artists we were proud to see win included Les Paul for Best Pop Instrumental ("Caravan"), B.B. King for Best Traditional Blues Album, Sonny Rollins for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, Pat Metheny, Tim O'Brien and Martin Scorsese for his documentary No Direction Home: Bob Dylan.

Record of the Year
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams by Green Day from American Idiot [Reprise]

Album of the Year
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by U2 [Interscope Records]

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
"Feel Good Inc." by Gorillaz featuring De La Soul from Demon Days [Virgin Records]

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
"Devils & Dust" by Bruce Springsteen from Devils & Dust [Columbia Records]

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
"Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" by U2 from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb [Interscope Records]

Best Rock Album
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by U2 [Interscope Records]

Best Alternative Music Album
Get Behind Me Satan by the White Stripes [Third Man/V2 Records]

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
"The Connection" by Emmylou Harris from The Very Best of Emmylou Harris: Heartaches & Highways [Warner Bros. Records/Rhino]

Best Contemporary Folk Album
Fair & Square by John Prine [Oh Boy Records]

For a full list of winners please click here.

[Published on: 2/9/06]

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Comments

officialrx starstarstarstar Thu 2/9/2006 10:38AM
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Gotta love Kanye Chedda, but I'm sick and tired of U2 winning all the time. They are mediocre at best. And no love for Neil Young's best album in decades (no pun intended). But what can you expect? It is the Grammys. Performances were pretty decent suprisingly. Gorrilaz opened, although I would've liked a lot more De La and a lot less Madonna. Paul McCartney with Jay-Z was a pleasant, if predictable, surprise. Could've done without Linkin Park. Best part was the Jammy-esque all-star tribute to Sly Stone. Joss Stone, Robert Randolph, Steve Tyler, Joe Perry, Will.I.Am., Maroon 5, John Legend and some other folks including the man himself. But no "Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin)." Once again, what can you expect. This isn't Bonnaroo. Or is it?

freekfreely Thu 2/9/2006 03:02PM
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Can i get a" who gives a shit" about the Grammys.
The real future of music is happening late at night in the unheard and unseen venues across the country.

BigToad Thu 2/9/2006 03:08PM
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Could someone explain the significant difference between Record of the year and Album of the year. It's got to be more than just semantics.

kgies Thu 2/9/2006 03:45PM
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album is the entire album...record is a single off the album

Lord-K. star Thu 2/9/2006 07:08PM
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Lord-K.

U2 wins b/c the grammys are sponsered by apples coincidence I think not.......uno dos tres...catorce come on lets be a bit more original go save the world and stop making music please

honeypile star Fri 2/10/2006 06:24AM
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hey freek freely WHO GIVES A SHIT*

*except for sly making an appearance

udsh starstar Fri 2/10/2006 07:23AM
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i second that freek

WestSideTony starstar Fri 2/10/2006 07:55AM
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Who care about the Grammy's the Jammy's are where it's at.

ajerk Fri 2/10/2006 08:18AM
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ajerk

what no trey talk, so he lost to les paul, i wish i could lose to les paul. trey and his sister got props from the Magic Burps...what the PHuch.com

Sherfman1 Fri 2/10/2006 10:52AM
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Grammy’s are for people who need to be told what is "good" because they don't know what good music is or how to find it themselves. Let them have their Grammy’s, we don't want these people ruining our music scene and my concert experience

minutes Fri 2/10/2006 12:38PM
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last time I saw U2 they jammed and did NOT have a full band under the stage playing all the parts. Kanye on the other hand, knows about the jams in ways i couldnt explain.

Permalot Fri 2/10/2006 05:35PM
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Permalot

The Grammy's are not there to tell people what is good music. They are there to award artists that have broken ground in the recording industry. Yes it is an industry and people make money off of it. Oh my god that's horrible I know. Seriously you obviously don't understand the music business at all if you talk shit about the Grammy's. It is damn hard to make an album/record. Many groups overlook this fine craft, which is an artform all it's own. I appreciate being turned off by mainstream, but without it what would be underground.

unoit starstar Fri 2/10/2006 06:48PM
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U2 IS HARDLY "MEDIOCRE" .VERY INNOVATIVE MUSIC AND A WIDE VARIETY OF STYLES . THEY LEARNED THE LESSONS WELL FROM THE OLD GUARDES OF THE 60'S AND THAT INFLUENCE FLOURISHES THROUGHOUT U2'S MUSIC . THE BEATLES WERE/ARE THE ALL TIME FAVORITE BAND AND WHAT I CANNOT COMPREHEND ,IS HOW SOME MUSIC LOVERS OF THE BEATLES ,WHO , FLOYD, ZEP ,ETC. CAN SO EASILY DISMISS THEM .YOU JUST AREN'T PAYING ATTENTION . VERY INNOVATIVE MUSIC AND A WIDE VARIETY OF STYLES. HAVING STATED THAT , I THINK THE STONES SHOULD HAVE WON FOR A BIGGER BANG. THEY CONDENSED THEIR VARIOUS SOUNDS FROM THE LAST 40 YR.S INTO ONE GREAT ALBUM !

tmcbier starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/11/2006 10:46PM
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The Grammys kick soooo much ass omg dude seriously omg! They're better than the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards, the Jammys, The Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Peoples' Choice Awards, the Country Music Awards, the Kids' Choice Awards, the Razzies, the MTV Music Video Awards, the Tony Awards, and like, the Bluegrass Music Awards. Even if someone could, using amazingly advanced space-age technology bestowed upon us by super all-knowing beings from 2.67 light years away (the very same beings, in fact, who landed here 1200 years ago and gave birth to the first vikings [and I don't mean the football team, this being, after all, a matter of the utmost seriousness]) could genetically splice together all of the aforementioned awards, including all the awards of every year since awards have existed, and including all awards of every parallel universe (as documented in THE secret, Illuminati government concealed, collaborative masterworks of Einstein and Tesla), they would still, as far as my humble, yet exceptionally well-informed opinion is concerned, not even come close to being halfway able of being compared to the GRAMMYS. YEAHHH!!!! that's right, i said the grammys, grammy haterz. U2 ROX!!!!

justin r Sun 2/12/2006 06:43AM
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justin r

yea u2 is really groundbreaking making like their tenth record in a row that sounds exactly the same

Larryfest2006 Sun 2/12/2006 07:44PM
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Larryfest2006

yeah!! U2 and the Stones can battle it out to see who is the most over rated band in history!! im not really sure who would when my money is on U2 though, but who knows!