48th Annual Grammy Awards

The 48th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 8, 2006, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California honoring the best in music for the recording year beginning from October 1, 2004, through September 30, 2005. Irish rock band U2 were the main recipients with five awards including Album of the Year. Mariah Carey, John Legend, and Kanye West were each nominated for eight awards and won three; Alison Krauss & Union Station also won three awards; and Kelly Clarkson won two. Green Day were amongst the big winners, winning the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.[1][2]

48th Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 8, 2006
LocationStaples Center, Los Angeles
Most awardsU2 (5)
Most nominationsJohn Legend, Kanye West, Mariah Carey (8 each)
Websitehttps://www.grammy.com/grammys/awards/48th-annual-grammy-awards Edit this on Wikidata
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Artist (s) Song (s)
De La Soul
"Feel Good Inc."
"Hung Up"
Alicia Keys
Stevie Wonder
"Higher Ground
Coldplay "Talk"
John Legend "Ordinary People"
Sugarland "Something More"
Mary J. Blige
Kelly Clarkson "Because of You"
Paul McCartney "Fine Line"
"Helter Skelter"
Mariah Carey
James 'Big Jim' Wright
Hezekiah Walker and The Love Fellowship Choir
"We Belong Together"
"Fly like a Bird"
Keith Urban
Faith Hill
"You'll Think of Me"
"The Lucky One"
Sly & the Family Stone tribute
Joss Stone
Van Hunt
John Legend
Devin Lima
Maroon 5
Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Robert Randolph
Sly Stone
Rusty Allen
"Family Affair"
"If You Want Me to Stay""
"Everyday People"
"Dance to the Music"
"I Want to Take You Higher"
Linkin Park
Paul McCartney
Bruce Springsteen "Devils & Dust"
Kanye West
Jamie Foxx
Florida A & M University Marching 100
"Gold Digger"
"Touch the Sky"
Christina Aguilera
Herbie Hancock
"A Song for You"
Allen Toussaint
Bonnie Raitt
The Edge
Irma Thomas
Dr. John
"Yes We Can Can"
Sam Moore
Bruce Springsteen
Irma Thomas
an ensemble band
"In the Midnight Hour"



Award winners


U2 was the night's top winner, with five awards. Their win for Album of the Year was their second win for that particular award. They previously won it back in 1988 for The Joshua Tree. They are the only rock act to have more than one Album of the Year win.

Top nominees included Mariah Carey, John Legend and Kanye West with eight each, but won only three awards each. Kelly Clarkson won two awards, becoming the first American Idol contestant ever to win a Grammy.

Multiple award winners (awards won/nominated):


Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist
Best Alternative Music Album


Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album


Best Musical Album for Children's music
  • Songs from the Neighborhood - The Music of Mister Rogers
Best Spoken Word Album for Children
Best Orchestral Performance
Best Classical Vocal Performance
Best Opera Recording
Best Choral Performance
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra)
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra)
Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without conductor)
Best Chamber Music Performance
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Best Classical Album
Best Classical Crossover Album
Best Comedy Album

Composition and arrangement


Awards for composing and arranging:

Best Instrumental Composition
  • Into the Light
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Best Country Song
Best Country Album
Best Bluegrass Album
Best Dance Recording
Best Electronic/Dance Album

Film, TV and visual media


Awards for soundtrack contributions:

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Best Traditional Folk Album
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Best Native American Music Album
Best Hawaiian Music Album
  • Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar – Vol. 1
    • Daniel Ho, Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers (Various Artists)
Best Gospel Performance
Best Gospel Song
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
Best Rock Gospel Album
Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album
Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album


Best Historical Album
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Best Latin Jazz Album
Best Latin Pop Album
Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
Best Tejano Album
Best Salsa/Merengue Album

Musical Show


Award for Musical theatre recording:

Best Musical Show Album
Best Short Form Music Video
Best Long Form Music Video
Best New Age Album

Packaging and notes

Best Recording Package
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Best Album Notes
Best Polka Album
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Best Pop Instrumental Album
Best Pop Vocal Album

Production and engineering


Awards for production and engineering:

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Producer of the Year, Classical
  • Tim Handley
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best R&B Song
Best R&B Album
Best Contemporary R&B Album
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Best Rap Solo Performance
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Best Rap Song
Best Rap Album
Best Reggae Album
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Hard Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album
Best Surround Sound Album
Best Spoken Word Album
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Best Traditional World Music Album
Best Contemporary World Music Album

Special Merit Awards


MusiCares Person of the Year


Grammy Trustees Award


In Memoriam







  1. ^ "2005 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Archived from the original on March 11, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
  2. ^ "48th Annual Grammy Awards (2006 Grammys) Nominations Coverage". Digitalhit.com. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  3. ^ "The Complete List of Grammy Nominations". The New York Times. December 8, 2005. p. 1. Archived from the original on May 3, 2015. Retrieved April 29, 2010.