48th Grammy Nominees Announced

The 48th Annual Grammy Awards Nominee List was announced today by The Recording Academy. The special event will take place on Wednesday, February 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and broadcasted on CBS from 8pm-11:30pm (EST) on the same night. Recordings released from October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005 are eligible for this year’s ceremony. Also, more or less than five nominations in a category is the result of a tie.

Neil Portnow, President of The Recording Academy, stated, "As we celebrate the Grammy’s coast-to-coast, this year's nominations truly reflect a dynamic and vibrant community of music makers that includes artists, producers, engineers, songwriters and everyone involved in the creative process. As this is the only music award that is voted on by music makers, the Grammy continues to be the preeminent symbol of excellence and achievement as well as the most coveted demonstration of peer-recognition and honor. Once again, our highly respected process has delivered a wealth of music and talent to spotlight on Feb. 8, 2006, during Music's Biggest Night."

Below is a sample of some of this year’s finest. For a full listing of categories and nominations, click here.

Record Of The Year:
Mariah Carey “We Belong Together” Island
Gorillaz ”Feel Good Inc.” Virgin
Green Day “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” Reprise
Gwen Stefani “Hollaback Girl” Interscope
Kanye West “Gold Digger” Rock-A-Fella

Album Of The Year:
Mariah Carey The Emancipation Of Mimi Island
Paul McCartney Chaos And Creation Un The Backyard Capitol
Gwen Stefani Love.Angel.Music.Baby Interscope
U2 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb Interscope
Kanye West Late Registration Rock-A-Fella

Best New Artist:
Fall Out Boy
John Legend

Best Dance Recording:
Chemical Brothers “Galvanize” Astralwerks
Deep Dish “Say Hello” Yoshitoshi
Fatboy Slim “Wonderful Night” Astralwerks
LCD Soundsystem “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” DFA/Capitol
Kylie Minogue “I Belive In You” Capitol
New Order “Guilt Is A Useless Emotion” Warner Brothers

Best Rock Album:
Coldplay X&Y Capitol
Foo Fighters In Your Honor RCA
Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Virgin
U2 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb Interscope
Neil Young Prairie Wind Reprise

Best Alternative Album:
The Arcade Fire Funeral Merge
Beck Guero Interscope
Death Cab For Cutie Plans Atlantic
Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better… Domino
White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan V2

48th Grammy Nominees Announced